The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

The nonprofit sector has undergone a major transformation in the past few months as organizations everywhere have adjusted and responded to the ongoing pandemic. That’s why the theme of this Weekly Digest is innovation. You’ll find articles highlighting the resourcefulness of nonprofits and the benefits of maintaining the current sense of urgency in the long term. 

This week’s articles also feature some tips for adopting effective new strategies to raise money in a virtual environment and spread the word about your cause. And to help you evaluate which fundraising tactics will be most effective in your region, you’ll find the latest research into charitable giving trends around the world. 

Here are five must-read articles and reports for nonprofits this week:

1. Innovation in Nonprofit Fundraising Recognized at Virtual Raise 2020 Conference (PR Newswire)

This month, more than 6,700 nonprofit fundraising professionals from around the globe gathered online for a virtual edition of the annual Raise Awards. This year’s ceremony recognized the resilience and creativity of nonprofits in the face of unprecedented challenges.

2. Newly Released! The 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

The biennial Global Trends in Giving Report, now in its third edition, explores how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations. The 2020 report provides giving benchmarks for six different regions to help nonprofits determine if they’re effectively using technology to achieve their mission.

3. 6 Steps For Podcasts With A Purpose (The NonProfit Times)

Podcasting can help nonprofits get the word out about their mission and vision, successes and challenges. But with limited resources, it’s essential to invest your time and energy wisely. If you’re thinking of starting a podcast at your organization, these tips can help you avoid common issues and achieve the greatest return on investment.

4. Innovate with Urgency — Even When There’s No Crisis (Harvard Business Review)

The past few months have forced nonprofit teams around the world to think outside of the box to continue supporting the communities they serve. This article from Harvard Business Review—which includes real-world examples from both nonprofit and commercial organizations—explores how leaders can maintain this innovative spirit, even during periods of calm. 

5. 3 Major Reasons to Host a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser (Nonprofit Hub)

With many nonprofits shifting toward virtual fundraising in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this blog from Nonprofit Hub outlines a few reasons why you might want to develop a peer-to-peer fundraising strategy this year. 

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