The Nonprofit Weekly Digest from LinkedIn for Nonprofits

The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

The end of the year is a time for both reflection and anticipation. That’s why the theme of this Weekly Digest is looking forward while looking back. 

We’ve compiled articles exploring insights into giving trends since 2012 and strategies that worked for nonprofits over the past 12 months. You’ll also find resources for running more inclusive meetings, writing grant reports that foster long-term relationships, and more.

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

1. The Women & Girls Index: Measuring Giving to Women’s and Girls’ Causes (Women’s Philanthropy Institute)

The latest report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy builds on their inaugural 2019 Women & Girls Index (WGI) report. Providing a comprehensive overview of the landscape of women’s and girls’ organizations from 2012 to 2017, particularly with regard to the level of philanthropic support they received, this research is a must-read for leaders and funders at these organizations.

2. Donated Miles Can Go A Long Way For Nonprofits In 2021 (Forbes)

Since travel was not advisable throughout most of 2020, many frequent fliers have airline miles gathering dust. United Airlines’ newly launched Miles on a Mission initiative encourages members of its MileagePlus program to donate unused miles to its nonprofit partners to fund travel for a variety of needs. This article provides more details about the initiative and information on how your organization can apply.

3. These four strategies are helping Western New York's largest nonprofits survive Covid-19 (Buffalo Business First)

The nonprofit sector faced unprecedented challenges in 2020—but organizations everywhere responded with incredible innovation. From restructuring management to experimenting with new technology, learn what strategies some of the largest nonprofits in the Buffalo, New York region adopted to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and continue supporting their communities.

4. Managing Grant Reporting at Your Nonprofit (TechSoup)

Most funders expert both narrative and financial reports outlining how you used their grant to further your mission. But if you’ve never written a grant report before, what information should you include? This guide from TechSoup details everything you need to know about submitting grant reports that foster strong relationships with funders. 

5. How to Better Accommodate People with Disabilities at Meetings (Associations Now)

Whether you’re planning a global conference or preparing for your next staff meeting, taking proactive steps to accommodate people with disabilities can make your in-person, virtual, and hybrid events more inclusive and productive for all. These tips from accessibility expert Rosemarie Rossetti can help.

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