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Service Learning

Best Practices in Service Learning

A Guide for Instructors and Academic Chairs Service learning enables students to address needs in their community as part of an academic course. Service learning …

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Community Needs Assessment

How to Conduct a Community Needs Assessment

Before your organization implements a new internal program, you may want to conduct a needs assessment. A needs assessment is a way of analyzing gaps …

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Is Your Connect Platform Ready for 2019?

Is Your Connect Platform Ready for 2019? Happy 2019, Connect site managers! We hope you’re as excited about the new year as we are! At …

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofits

We can’t believe it’s 2019 either! As the holiday rush settles, January offers the opportunity for respite, self-reflection, and a bit of planning ahead. Your …

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Engage Teen Volunteers with Your Nonprofit

How to Engage Teens with Your Volunteer Program

In a previous post, we discussed some of the countless benefits of teen volunteerism. So you may be wondering how to recruit teenagers and engage …

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nonprofit interns

How to Recruit the Best Interns for Your Nonprofit

Many students and pre-professionals look to resume-boosting internships to provide valuable experience before entering the workforce. An internship program can also be an enriching—and essential—part …

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Nonprofit Technology Trends

Nonprofit Trends for 2019: Your Technology Outlook

Technology is changing how nonprofits operate. It’s making nonprofits more productive, but the ubiquitous nature of technology can also be overwhelming. Staying up to date …

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Nonprofit Philanthropy Trends

Nonprofit Trends for 2019: Your Philanthropy Outlook

What does 2019 look like for your nonprofit? We have scoured the internet and our resources to bring you some nonprofit philanthropy trends that can …

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teen volunteerism

Teen Volunteerism: Why It’s Important

We all have a vested interest in seeing teenagers succeed. Regular access to civic-engagement opportunities can lead to better outcomes for teens and their communities. …

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Family Volunteerism

Volunteering Together: How Your Nonprofit Can Embrace Families Who Volunteer

When it comes to recruiting volunteers, nonprofits sometimes focus on appealing to distinct age groups. However, a recent study suggests that nonprofits should encourage families …

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family volunteerism

Volunteering Together: The Benefits of Family Volunteerism

Volunteering is a dynamic, enriching experience for adults and children alike, and more families are looking to volunteering as a way to spend time together. …

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grant writing

10 Tips for Writing a Winning Grant

Welcome back to our Writing for Nonprofits Series! For this post, we enlisted the grant-writing expertise of Kate Frost, Resource Development Director at Children First/Communities …

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What I Learned About Learning and Training

A Conference Report by Michelle Grasty-Colont I’ve wanted to be a teacher my entire life. There are photographs of a very young me with scattered …

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How to Increase Your Nonprofit’s Visibility with a Blog

Marketing for nonprofits can seem daunting. You may have to rely on in-house staff who are already short on time, but improving your organization’s visibility …

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How to Write Compelling Fundraising Letters

About Fundraising Letters A fundraising letter does three essential things: (1) details a need or cause; (2) tells the recipient how they can contribute to …

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Training Doesn’t Just Train; It Empowers and Transforms

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Engaging Your Agencies: An Introduction

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How to Thank Your Holiday Campaign Donors

Saying “thank you” is a simple but powerful act. It only takes a moment, yet it’s one of your most important tools for building and …

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United Way Boosts Volunteer Engagement with Galaxy Digital

United Way for Southeastern Michigan serves a large region covering three counties and the city of Detroit. In 2016, it engaged 3,157 volunteers to serve …

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Preparing For Disasters: How Volunteer Organizations Plan for Effective Disaster Response

Disasters strike in every corner of the world, during every season, and on different scales throughout the year. Nonprofit organizations serve as key players during …

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