Top Stories for Nonprofits This Week
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact nonprofits’ day-to-day work, organizations everywhere are exploring ways to expand their reach online. Our Weekly Digest reflects this trend, with articles covering social media best practices and tips for strengthening the visual elements that you use to boost engagement.
We’ve also compiled the latest research into social progress around the world and charitable giving in the U.S., along with the inspiring story of a new initiative that aims to support Black activists leading the movement to end systemic racism.
Here are five must-read articles and reports for nonprofits this week:
1. Study Provides Snapshot Of Early Pandemic Giving (The NonProfit Times)
How did charitable giving habits change across demographics as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic—and what can nonprofit organizations learn from this? The NonProfit Times breaks down some of the most notable takeaways from “COVID-19, Generosity, and Gender: How Giving Changed During the Early Months of a Global Pandemic,” a new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.
2. Announcing the 2020 Social Progress Index (Social Progress Imperative)
Created to provide decision-makers and citizens with insights into the social and environmental health of their societies, the Social Progress Imperative just released a comprehensive new report detailing the lived experience of more than 7 billion people across 163 countries—and exploring the pace over progress over the past 10 years.
3. The Best Social Media Tips For Your Nonprofit (Business 2 Community)
Business 2 Community compiles some simple strategies nonprofits can use to grow their following and boost engagement across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LikedIn.
4. New Initiative Rallies Philanthropy Behind Black-Led Grassroots Organizing (The Libra Foundation)
The Libra Foundation, which partners with groups working toward racial justice and equality, has established a multi-million dollar Democracy Frontlines Fund to support Black activists at the forefront of the social justice movement over the course of three years.
5. Nonprofit Impact Report: How to Visually Communicate Your Impact (Nonprofit Hub)
Nonprofit Hub details a few eye-catching ways nonprofits can use visual elements like infographics to keep donors and stakeholders in the loop and highlight their impact and goals.
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