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Ten Things You Might Have Missed (May 21, 2013)

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There’s so much information online that you’re bound to have missed some of it, especially over the holidays. Here are some of the top items, articles and ideas you need to know so you can keep up-to-date and find success.

1.     Foundation Transparency: What Nonprofits Want(TheCenterForEffectivePhilanthropy): First measurement of the ease of giving shows a more positive outlook for philthropy than expected.

2.     Savvy change agents seen as key to ‘great’ fundraising(PhilanthropyNorthCarolina): Start at the core of your organization to produce good fundraising—team building, confident leadership and passion for fundraising is key!

3.     Boards must engage in learning as a core competency(PhilanthropyJournal): We see a theme here – boards really MUST engage!

4.     St. Louis-based Givver and Its ‘Social Media Giving Day’ Could Change Face of Philanthropy (St.CharlesPatch): How easy can it get? ‘Social Media Day’ will make online giving easier than ever. 

5.     IRS Scandal Has Charities Worrying About ‘Collateral Damage’(AdvisorOne): How the IRS scandal is affecting CHARITABLE nonprofits—delays for the tax-exempt status? 

6.     Young professionals embrace social networking for noble causes(DemocratandChronicle): Will social media and the Millennials soon turn EVERY event into a charity event? Is that a good or a bad thing?

7.     Are you fundraising from the wrong donors? (FutureFundraisingNow): Tailor your fundraising lingo to your donors so they understand. 

8.     How to Make Crowdfunding Technology Work In a Non-Tech Sector(Crowdsourcing): “Crowdfunding opens up a whole new world of donors…” It’s here and it’s simple—get on board! 

9.     Why Do People Donate to Nonprofits? For the Warm Fuzzies(NonprofitHub): This free eBook walks you through how to appeal to donors’ warm and fuzzy side! 

10.     Steve Jobs’s Widow Steps Onto Philanthropic Stage(TheNewYorkTimes): The legacy lives on—we wouldn’t expect anything less from this name. Mrs. Powell Jobs takes the philanthropic reins.

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