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BRIDGE Information Now Available as Open Data

Advances social sector’s ability to share information globally to improve outcomes 

Foundation Center, GlobalGiving, and GuideStar today announce the release of BRIDGE (Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities) information as open data. This enhancement makes it easier to identify and share information about entities around the world that are working to advance social good. The ability to distinguish these organizations from each other and to gather scattered information about them is vital to understanding their activities, impact, and funding.


Just Published: 2018 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report

Today GuideStar published the 2018 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report, the 18th edition in our annual series. Over the years, thousands of nonprofits—more than 2,400 in the past two and a half years alone—have used the GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report to benchmark compensation practices, determine appropriate compensation for specific positions, and protect their leaders from IRS penalties.


Rules of (Board) Engagement: How to Recruit the Right Board Members for Your Nonprofit

Board recruitment, and more specifically, recruiting the right board members, should be among the most critical issues for any nonprofit. The strength of an organization and its ability to achieve its mission through smart governance, creative thinking, and fundraising is dependent on the board and those the organization entrusts to lead it. With a strategic approach to the recruitment process, a nonprofit’s development department can better harness the potential of its board members and raise more money and awareness for the organization.


The Critical Piece That’s Probably Missing from Your Fundraising Multiplier Offer

An email from an international relief charity trumpets, “Your gift will multiply 5 times in impact!”

An appeal letter from a military charity bears a stamp at the top that shouts, “$1 = $41!”

No doubt, you recognize offers like thesethey’re multipliers. And, as we know, multipliers are generally pretty effective in fundraising appeals, for a good reasondonors tend to like them. 


Partners in Philanthropy: How to Work with Donor-Advised Funds

Last year, Giving USA’s Annual Report called donor-advised funds (DAFs) one of the “hottest topics in the philanthropic community.”1 Between 2007 and 2016, assets in donor-advised funds nationwide skyrocketed from $32 billion to $85 billion,2 and this trend continues today. Who uses DAFs? How can your nonprofit collaborate with DAF advisors to meet your goals? I explore these questions below.


7 Important Things You Need to Know about Today’s Capital Campaigns

Massive undertakings like capital campaigns require all the tools in the toolshed. And with today’s technology, the available tools have never been more effective.


Strengthen Your Bottom Line: Securing In-kind Donations

Here’s the scenario:

You need to raise $750,000 to renovate your existing facility. Finding those first few dollars to get a capital drive underway is always tricky. You look at the overall capital budget and identify that you need about $90,000 in office equipment, furniture, and technology. If you start your campaign by securing in-kind product donations for these items, youll set the stage for leveraging cash support for the rest of the renovation. And the beauty of this approach is that writing the grant proposals for these types of product donations is fairly easy.


5 Strategies to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Mobile Tech Efforts

First the nonprofit space had to adapt to the Internet. We built websites, started sending out email newsletters, and made Facebook pages to connect with our communities.


INFOGRAPHIC: How It Pays to Retain Giving Tuesday Donors

Giving Tuesday is one of the largest giving days in the United States and it’s now a worldwide giving phenomenon.


Kick Off the Year-End Giving Season With Your Giving Tuesday Campaign

Recent reports show that nearly a third of annual giving comes in the final month of the year. This holiday season, get a running start on those funds by kicking off your year-end campaign on Giving Tuesday and gain the momentum you need for a strong finish.


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