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Underappreciated elements of nonprofit disaster preparedness planning

Like ugly holiday sweaters, disasters come in a variety of forms and sizes. As we follow the news of big events like earthquakes, wildfires, and hurricanes affecting millions of people, we can’t forget that a simple burst pipe can seem just as disastrous for a single nonprofit. Yet, because we are all so busy with our nonprofit’s mission, taking the time to create a plan, document it, and practice it may fall by the wayside.

After a disaster: The essentials of nonprofit communication

After disaster strikes, nonprofits are frequently on the front lines, helping their neighbors, clientele, and communities recover. The substance of responses will be different for each disaster, but communicating with these three groups tend to help re…

Gratitude for nonprofits healing communities

Our communities have seen too much sorrow and tragedy over the past two years. Flooding, hurricanes, shootings, tornadoes, wildfires, and other tragedies have taken a staggering toll. While we wish such disasters never occurred, we are grateful to the …

Showing gratitude to donors

Expressing regular and authentic gratitude to the donors, volunteers (including board members), and others who support your organization’s mission is one of the most important things you can do.

Special gratitude for donors who give to local nonprofits

In less than two weeks, the seventh annual #GivingTuesday launches the unofficial beginning of the “giving season,” following the commercial days of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. We’re hoping for another record-breaking day of generosity, benefitting the missions of many of you reading this newsletter.

Armistice Day Commemoration | Honoring Those Who Served

Red PoppySunday, November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in World War One, the date known as Armistice Day in the US and Remembrance Day in the UK. More than 65 million men and women served in their countries’ armed services and casualties among military personnel and civilians are estimated in the range of 37 million.

The Johnson Amendment’s Fate After the 2018 Elections: The Fight Continues

The House flipped to Democratic control and the sponsor of the anti-Johnson Amendment appropriations rider lost his seat, so is the fight by the White House and others to politicize charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations over? We don’t think so.

The Johnson Amendment’s Fate After the 2018 Elections: The Fight Continues

The House flipped to Democratic control and the sponsor of the anti-Johnson Amendment appropriations rider lost his seat, so is the fight by the White House and others to politicize charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations over? We don’t think so.

“Trick or Treat?” Who’s knocking on your nonprofit’s door looking for data?

Many professional cyber thieves set their sights on big data platforms, where one doorway in gives them access to millions of individuals’ data. But, this doesn’t mean that nonprofits are off the hook just because they are the “little fish” in a big pond. In fact, because cyberattacks are often crimes of opportunity, nonprofits too often leave the door open for hackers, and have information that can be valuable in identity theft, nonprofits are major targets, too. Taking simple steps to prevent cybercrimes should be a high priority for every nonprofit.

Advocacy With a Small “a”—Big Ideas for Small Foundations

While attending Exponent Philanthropy’s 2018 National Conference last month, I had a surprise: I saw a significant number of grantmakers genuinely excited about getting involved in advocacy!

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