The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest
January is typically a time for setting goals and creating a plan for the year ahead. As the month comes to a close, this week’s Nonprofit Weekly Digest looks into the future.
You’ll find strategic advice that can help you meet your fundraising goals and align your leadership approach with your organization’s values. You’ll also discover insights into how you can support the next generation of talent and create a more inclusive workplace for neurodivergent employees.
Here are five must-read articles for nonprofits this week:
1. How a Planned Giving Program Can Increase Fundraising Now (NonProfit PRO)
Research shows that when people include donations in their estate planning, they also tend to give more to nonprofits immediately—as much as 75% more, in fact. NonProfit PRO explores how opening up your fundraising to include non-cash donations like stocks or real estate can change donors’ perception of philanthropy.
2. How to Craft a 2022 Fundraising Strategy for Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
Each season brings new opportunities for fundraising, and Nonprofit Tech for Good describes the best fundraising strategy for making the most of a donor’s generosity. By organizing donor records early on and developing a well-planned calendar, you’ll have the tools to leverage new fundraising channels and measure their success for years to come.
3. Renewing Nonprofits: Aligning Money, Power, and Vision (Philanthropy News Digest)
It’s not enough to talk about your values: in order to cultivate trust, nonprofits need to live their values every day. Anika Rahman, former Chief Board Relations Officer for the Natural Resources Defense Council, discusses how organizations can ensure values alignment across everything from decision-making and budget allocation.
4. Your Company’s Diversity Efforts Need to Include Learning Differences (Time)
Neurodivergent employees are sometimes left out of discussions around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Fred Poses, Founder and Chief Executive of Understood, a nonprofit that supports the one in five Americans who learn and think differently, highlights practical steps organizations can take to build a workplace where all employees can thrive.
5. Shorter Training, Better Skills: Three Predictions for the Future of Career and Technical Education (Forbes)
Younger generations tend to value organizations that align with their passions when seeking employment. They’re also more likely to seek out shorter, skills-based education or even learn on the job. For nonprofits, this incoming generation of talent presents an opportunity to invest in training and development that will reshape organizations for the better.
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