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From: Philanthropy Today
Subject: 6 Ways for Nonprofit Leaders to Navigate Economic Uncertainty
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6 Ways to Take Action Amid Economic UncertaintyLeaders should analyze finances, collaborate when possible, and communicate clearly and frequently with stakeholders, among other steps to steady a nonprofit’s course through choppy economic waters.
Helping Out: How American Volunteerism Is Changing — and WhyThough American volunteerism has generally declined since the 1950s, there have been bursts of growth to cope with the AIDS crisis and in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Attract Corporate Support for Your Fundraising EventIn-person events are back, bringing lots of joyful reunions, but rising costs for food, entertainment, and more are a challenge. Securing corporate support for your next gathering is a smart way to defray costs and strengthen ties with corporate donors. Join us for a 75-minute webinar on Thursday, June 8, at 2 p.m. Eastern, to gain insights into the corporate-giving landscape in 2023, which strategies are working now, and why. Register by June 1 to get the early-bird rate.
Nonprofit News From Elsewhere Online
Planned Parenthood will cut its national staff and shift more resources to its local clinics. The nonprofit will send an additional $70 million to its 49 clinics across the country, which an executive said would help them expand their services. Since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, dozens of abortion providers have shuttered, putting more pressure on those remaining. In turn, Planned Parenthood will cut its national staff by 10 percent to 20 percent, which a staff union “said would be about 80 to 140 people.” Simultaneously, the organization will launch a Black Health Equity Initiative aimed at reducing health care disparities. Anxious staffers were told about the reorganization in March, and learned in April that layoffs were coming. Pink slips will go out in mid-June. (Daily Beast)
A new nonprofit is punching above its weight in the fight to prohibit gender surgery for transgender minors. Do No Harm was launched in January 2022 by Stanley Goldfarb, a professor emeritus and former associate dean at the University of Pennsylvania’s medical school who is an outspoken critic of diversity and inclusion efforts in medical education and practice. Passages from its model legislation have made it into bills in Montana, Arkansas, and Iowa. It has hired lobbyists and works with a “patient advocate” who has repeatedly testified about having her gender-transition surgery reversed. After more than a year of active lobbying as a 501(c)(3) group, the group established the separate Do No Harm Action as a political nonprofit this year. Do No Harm projected revenues of $910,000 in 2022, more than $1.1 million in 2023, and more than $1.5 million in 2024, according to public records. Representatives of the group declined to comment. An assistant professor of pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine said the organization’s model legislation contains “a lot of recycled false claims about gender dysphoria, standards of care, safety, evidence, and medical authority which seems like it’s right out of the disinformation playbook.” (Associated Press)
- ‘Stop Asian Hate’ Drove a Funding Surge for AAPI Startups and Nonprofits. What Comes Next? (NBC News)
- Partnership Commits More Than $35 Million to Nonprofits Supporting AAPI New Yorkers (NYN Media)
- Billionaire Tim Springer Donates $210 Million to Protein Research Nonprofit (Boston Globe)
- Chatbot to Replace Human Staffers at National Eating Disorders Association Helpline (People)
- Audiences Are Coming Back to Orchestras After ‘Scary’ Sales Last Fall (New York Times)
- There Are More Nonprofit Digital Newsrooms, but the Pace of Growth Has Slowed (Nieman Lab)
- With Climate Panel as a Beacon, Global Group Takes On Misinformation (New York Times)
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Foundations Buoy a New Movement of Renters’ ActivismInstead of focusing mainly on ways to help low- and middle-class people buy affordable housing, grant makers are paying for community organizing and advocacy designed to protect renters. Plus: See the rest of our special report on affordable housing.
LGBTQ+ Nonprofits Get Less Than 1 Percent of All Charitable Giving, Report FindsThey bring in less revenue and have fewer assets and expenses, but giving to those groups is growing.
Philanthropy’s Divisions Reflect America’s Politics — Not Its PeopleNonprofits and foundations have spent weeks debating and deconstructing an essay on pluralism that most Americans wouldn’t bat an eye at. That kind of response raises questions about how the social sector can ever succeed at healing the nation’s divides.
10 Steps to Find and Prioritize Prospective Donors in a Volatile EconomyFour seasoned prospect-research professionals share ways to zero in on your best opportunities in 2023 — and strengthen your nonprofit over the long term.
Diversity in Fundraising
New Tool Aims to Help Fundraising Teams Improve DiversityThe Council for Advancement and Support of Education created the assessment to help university development departments take stock of their diversity and inclusion efforts, but any nonprofit with a fundraising team can use it.