The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest
As another week draws to a close, this week’s edition of the LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest is full of insights and inspiring words to help you make next week even better.
We’ve compiled articles with tips for improving your nonprofit’s newsletter and meetings with donors, as well as a new report that offers a framework for elevating your major gifts program. You’ll also find an interesting read about the state of community-led philanthropy in Russia, and some thoughts on the possibilities for post-traumatic growth in the nonprofit sector.
Here are five must-read articles and reports for nonprofits this week:
1. Major Giving: Timeless Principles and Emerging Trends (Koda Capital)
Major gifts can be a critical source of revenue for nonprofits, especially during turbulent times. This report from Koda Capital, in collaboration with CSS Fundraising, highlights emerging trends in major giving and offers a four-pillar framework and practical checklist for building an effective major gifts strategy.
2. Drivers and barriers for community led philanthropy in Russia (Alliance Magazine)
Community-led philanthropy provides a channel for people to solve challenges and improve quality of life in their neighborhoods. Yulia Khodorova, Head of Research and Analytics at CAF Russia, breaks down trends in community-led philanthropy in Russia, and challenges facing local foundations, organizations.
3. Post-traumatic growth: An opportunity for the nonprofit sector (Inside Tucson Business)
Within every challenge lies an opportunity for innovation and growth. Jenny Flynn, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, discusses how disruption creates a space for nonprofits to rethink their approach and refocus on what matters most.
4. 9 fundraising tips for NPOs (Bizcommunity)
First meetings with potential donors can be the start of a long-lasting relationship—if approached strategically. Soraya Joonas, Finance Director at South African nonprofit trust Inyathelo, shares her tips for holding more successful fundraising meetings.
5. Make Your Newsletter Work Hard for You (Fundraising & Philanthropy Magazine)
Creating regular newsletters can be a valuable endeavor for nonprofits, helping you stay connected with supporters and keep your mission on their minds—but it can also be time-consuming. F&P Magazine compiles tips for maximizing your newsletter strategy to get the most out of them.
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