Your organization may decide to adopt a policy that mandates your employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Create a clear COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (including providing ways for employees to request accommodations) using this sample policy.
Not everyone speaks the same way about social issues or experiences; having a shared understanding of terms can help groups and individuals communicate better and support their collaboration. We recognize that many of these terms in this list can feel quite jargon heavy or academic—however, precision and clarity are useful when naming and dismantling deep rooted assumptions, behaviors, or practices.
This tutorial walks you through a solution for U.S organizations to show grant revenue from one year to the next that won’t mess up your bottom line. It will also leave your organization an easy way to read and understand accurate financial reports.
Do you know which of your funds are restricted? How to track them? What types are there? This tutorial answers all those questions and also will start you down the path to robust financial systems.
The Four “I”s of Oppression are a common framework used to illustrate the ways systemic injustices are able to perpetuate in society and over time. Oppression manifests itself in four overlapping and interdependent ways; individually as internalized oppression; socially as interpersonal oppression; it is reinforced through institutional oppression; and perpetuates across time and space as ideological oppression. Check out this resource and the guidance on using the framework to learn more about the Four “I”s. Being clear about how oppression operates can help everyone work concretely to dismantle oppressive systems and foster alternatives individually and across society.
This US Conservation and Colonialism Timeline was collated from published scholarly research, journalism, and community-led historical recovery efforts. It was created to support environmental and conservation organizations committed to fulfilling their missions through a justice lens. This timeline is not all inclusive…
Use this checklist every time you draft an appeal to make sure it hits all the right notes so that your donors and prospects will be singing your tune and sending their gifts.
Writing an effective appeal letter is a crucial skill to increase donations and donor involvement. However your outreach efforts are made, through letters, emails, or even through your website, an […]
The flow chart in this resource shows how a Board member can meaningfully contribute to building your organization’s “friend” base, leading to more supporters while increasing connection between your Board and Staff through their Friendraising work.
Major gift work is a highly personalized form of fundraising that can be difficult to systematize. The success of your major gifts effort is dependent on authentic relationships with your […]
In order to do effective outreach to build your donor and member base, use this worksheet to create a great “elevator pitch” that can describe your mission and work, and the reasons why it is important to support your organization in a brief and succinct way.
An extensive offering of information, resources, and guides with a focus on Canadian nonprofit organizations and fund development professionals to maneuver through COVID-19 and the changing landscape. It includes links […]
Diversifying revenue is a good idea for many organizations; however, implementing diversification is not a one size fits all solution for every organization. This tutorial looks into when, why, and how your organization can benefit from diversifying revenue sources.
With the millions of pieces of direct mail sent out every year, your job is to have your letter rise above all the rest. This resource will help you look at some ways to make your appeals outshine the rest and bring better returns.
Fund development staff can play an integral role in implementing DEI in their work by using an equity lens to review your practices, outreach, and decisions. This resource offers questions to ask yourself, your team, and your organization to ensure that an equity lens is applied to your fund development efforts and internal work.
Whether you are a one-person development shop or serving as part of a larger fundraising team, a fundraising committee should be an integral part of your fundraising program. An effective fundraising committee is vital to the life and financial well-being of your organization. The following document provides some sample roles and responsibilities to get you started.