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The Psychology of Fundraising: Why Do Donors Give?

The Psychology of Fundraising: Why Do Donors Give?

Why do people donate to nonprofits? After all, giving away money isn’t rational. Moreover, from a human behavior standpoint, the psychology of fundraising doesn’t appear to make sense. And yet, people across cultures and contexts give generously to organizations that...

How To Diagnose & Conquer Nonprofit Founder’s Syndrome

How To Diagnose & Conquer Nonprofit Founder’s Syndrome

Nonprofit founders are creators, visionaries, and leaders.  They invest time, talent, and charisma to build a mission-focused organization from scratch. And they corral the first donations and design and implement programming from scratch.  So it's natural that their...

Driving Nonprofit Growth with Data with Stu Manewith

Driving Nonprofit Growth with Data with Stu Manewith

If the terms cloud software or data quality make you want to run for cover, you’re not alone in the nonprofit world where hand-keyed spreadsheets are still commonplace. But the most successful nonprofits are already leveraging interconnected software systems to raise...

6 Steps To Recession-Proof Your Nonprofit

6 Steps To Recession-Proof Your Nonprofit

A lot of nonprofit leaders are asking us about how to prepare their organizations for the possibility of a recession. So I decided to change up the format of my A Modern Nonprofit Podcast this week to talk directly to you about the steps you can take to prepare your...

What Do Charity Watchdogs Want From Your Nonprofit?

What Do Charity Watchdogs Want From Your Nonprofit?

Trust is the name of the game when it comes to fundraising. And charity watchdogs are a critical source of information for donors, grantmakers, and other funding sources when deciding who to trust with their money.  So if you want to do a better job of raising money...

Nonprofit Board Committees In A Modern Nonprofit

Nonprofit Board Committees In A Modern Nonprofit

You know you’ve got a board meeting every 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 pm. And you probably know the quorum rules by heart. But when was the last time you analyzed the structure of your board of directors?  More specifically, what board committees do you have? Are they the...

The Finance Committee and Nonprofit Financial Leadership

The Finance Committee and Nonprofit Financial Leadership

Your finance committee spends the most time analyzing and studying your nonprofit’s numbers, yet your entire board of directors is responsible for financial oversight. So, as the executive director or financial manager of a nonprofit, it’s up to you to ensure you...

[Podcast] Building Public Support with Houda Elyazgi

[Podcast] Building Public Support with Houda Elyazgi

How intentional is your nonprofit with your communication plans? Is there a strategy behind the image your organization is presenting to the world? Houda Elyazgi joins A Modern Nonprofit to talk about building integrated and strategic communication campaigns to help...

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