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Why National Philanthropy Day? In 1986, then U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation recognizing November 15 as National Philanthropy Day (NPD). Since then, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has been celebrating the philanthropic contributions of individuals, foundations, and businesses to better our world. AFP Chapters around the world observe this special day to… Continue reading National Philanthropy Day Reflections
The landscape for nonprofit organizations is changing. In our current job market, it is essential for your organization to stay competitive in salary and benefits in order to recruit and retain the best individuals. Compensation benchmarking is a quantifiable and objective way for nonprofits to compare its compensation package against those of other similar organizations… Continue reading The Importance of Compensation Benchmarking
People give because they are invested in your cause and they believe that your organization can solve “the” problem. The reason why they believe in your mission is because your organization worked to develop a relationship and they have seen how you are working to advance and even expand the mission. The relationship they have… Continue reading Are You Cultivating a Philanthropic Culture within Your Organization?
Many nonprofits suffer from limited financial resources which equates to limited staff resources. When the opportunity to expand in staff occurs, nonprofits oftentimes rush to bring in a new staff member, rather than take the time to thoughtfully plan, recruit, and train the new staff member. First of all, when resources become available to expand,… Continue reading Make the Right Hire From the Start