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Preparing for Year-End Fundraising

I know, I know. It’s only August. You just got the kids back to school. Maybe your organization’s programming rebooted this month. But it’s important to start preparing for your year-end fundraising campaign now. Why so early? Fifty percent (50%) of organizations receive a majority of their annual donations from October through December. Nonprofits that…

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Recruiting Board Members

Board members are one of the most critical components of every nonprofit organization. Except a few exceptions, almost all board members serve the organizations for free. Since board members are in charge of major decisions in your organization, it is important that you recruit the best board members for your organization. Understanding what motivates people…

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Artists and Tax Law

Have you been wondering why is it so difficult to get artists to donate to your organization? Artists cannot receive a tax deduction for the value of their art. For example, a painter who has spent months to finish a painting and could sell the painting to a customer for $30,000 can only get tax…

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New workshop offerings in partnership with Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Xavier University of Louisiana

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Xavier University of Louisiana was established to offer a range of high-quality educational opportunities to further strengthen nonprofit organizations throughout the Southeast, but especially in the New Orleans region. Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist, T. Denny Sanford, the Institute focuses on preparing exemplary nonprofit leaders and providing the support…

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Some Ideas About Leadership

It is needless to say that leadership is an extremely important part of any nonprofit organization. Nonprofits, especially smaller organizations, often have problem maintaining high profile leaders. They usually lose them to their competitors because they cannot afford to pay a high salary. Also, nonprofit leaders face burn-out as they are expected to cover multiple…

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Why Producing Creative Product is Challenging

Creative Products are different than consumer products. As an artist, I find it very challenging to advertise for my services. This is a challenge that most people in nonprofit organizations who are dedicated to produce creative products. Demand is uncertain. Unlike consumer products and other services, it is difficult to calculate the demand for an…

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Making Your Organization Stand Out

Marketing is becoming more convenient and accessible everyday, especially with the easy use of marketing tools on social media. However, this makes the competition very difficult for organizations because we have to compete with thousands of ads on the newsfeed. Researching the audience is something that is often overlooked, so here are some ways to…

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