Background Paper
December 01, 2016

How to Advocate and Stay Within the Law During a Political Transition

A guide for nonprofits on advocacy between the election and the inauguration.

November 30, 2016

Dashboards: Why Every Organization Should Have One (or More!)

Dashboards can help identify problems quickly and keep everybody on task.

November 29, 2016

10 Insider Tips for Winning Grants

Advice from grant makers on how to improve your chances of getting funded.

November 22, 2016

How Foundations Can Develop Policies to Embrace Risk

Grant makers should weigh their tolerance for risk and bring that mind-set into their day-to-day operations. 

November 21, 2016

Volunteerism Rate Continues Slow Decline, Report Says

Just under 25 percent of Americans donated time to charity in 2015, with working mothers and Generation X leading the way, according to the latest annual snapshot from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

November 17, 2016

10 Ways Nonprofit Boards Can Keep Regulators at Bay

Staying informed and keeping meticulous records help, but that isn’t all you can do.

November 16, 2016

Why Fundraisers Should Take the Long View

Being patient and keeping all donors informed can result in big rewards. 

November 15, 2016

Young Women Help Drive Giving, Study Finds

Female members of millennial and Gen X households are influencing them to donate more, according to new research.

Tool Kit
November 15, 2016

How to Plan and Participate in Giving Tuesday and Other ‘Giving Day’ Events

Tools, articles, and other resources to help you make the most of an online fundraising marathon.

November 10, 2016

How a Hot Young Nonprofit Persuades Donors to Invest in Its Growth

Year Up borrows from Wall Street’s playbook to recruit big contributors.