The Ultimate Guide to Enthusiastic, Effective Successful Volunteer Involvement at Your Nonprofit

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A free booklet from VolunteerPro with everything the new or seasoned volunteer manager needs to improve or refresh a volunteer program.

This e-book begins by guiding you through your organization’s volunteer needs analysis and fills out the entire volunteer management experience from recruitment to retention.  Each section looks at the vital pieces of a volunteer’s experience and includes tips on how to grow or improve in each area.  Tips include: what to say when there is resistance to adding volunteers to your organization, how to build teamwork among volunteers, how to write a volunteer position description, and tons more.

Get your free copy TheUltimateGuidetoEnthusiasticEffectiveVolunteerInvolvementatYourNonprofit.pdf (66 downloads) .



$9 Trillion Will Transfer From Americans’ Estates, New Analysis Says

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Heather Joslyn | April 17, 2018

If only 5 percent of the assets projected to pass from Americans’ estates over the next decade were captured for philanthropy, it could create the equivalent of 10 Gates Foundations, according to a new analysis of household wealth data.

The $9 trillion that will pass down to the next generation by 2027 suggests that now is the time for charities to gear up their efforts to secure bequests.

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Finding Your Funding Model

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Nonprofit leaders spend an enormous amount of time on fundraising, but many typically have little idea how to secure the money they will need over the next five years. At the same time, their vision for how the organization’s programs will evolve over the next five years is often sharp and clear. The rub is that a well-thought-out approach to raising revenue is essential to sustaining those programs and increasing their impact.

Beyond Fundraising

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What is a “culture of philanthropy” — and why does it matter? In Beyond Fundraising: What Does it Mean to Build a Culture of Philanthropy?, Cynthia Gibson, part of the Hass Foundation Leadership Initiative, synthesizes her conversations with diverse experts, offers a framework for understanding what a culture of philanthropy might look like, and provides suggestions on how to know if you have one.  The paper suggests that, without a deeper shift in how organizations hold the work of fund development, simply adopting new tools and techniques may not be enough.

And then take a look at why Nell Edgington, nonprofit consultant, doesn’t think that this report will move the needle on the sector’s money woes.  Read why she believes A Nonprofit “Culture of Philanthropy” Is Not Enough. 

What do you think?

Healthy Living Map of the Capitol Region

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The 2010 Community Needs Assessment and the associated Healthy Living Map includes mapping of the latest health indicator data, zip code level data that can be aggregated and/or compared to county and state rates, and refinements that make the Healthy Living Map much more navigable.  From any page on the Healthy Living Map a user can click on Zip Map to mine health indicator data; Provider Directory to locate health and mental health care services; Data Dictionary for a glossary of terms; and Links for helpful resources pertaining to health care.  We hope you will utilize this information to advance your efforts within the health care community.

For the past twelve years, Catholic Healthcare West member-hospitals (including Mercy), Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, and UC Davis Health System have partnered on the Community Needs Assessment every three years.  This more efficient and effective collaborative approach provides useful information that supports comprehensive community benefit planning.

Daring to Lead

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The third Daring to Lead report in 10 years comes at an extraordinary time to be the executive director of a nonprofit organization. Since the last report in 2006, powerful forces have influenced the requirements of—and the possibilities for—embodying the role well. Executives are daring to lead through a deep recession that resulted for many in fewer resources and increased demand for services, yet executives leading critical social change efforts are experiencing greater opportunity and organizational growth. And we know more about how the sector is experiencing the generational handoff, about what works in developing future leaders, and about which executive and governance practices are most associated with sustainable organizations.

This report is organized around three key findings and concludes with corresponding calls to action.

Download the report at the Daring to Lead website.