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Managing Knowledge Enables Nonprofits to Fulfill Their Mission

All nonprofits need to manage their organization’s knowledge—be it donor lists, operational processes, or other types of information—and while it need not be a huge and overwhelming task, it does take time and effort.

Knowledge management—also called KM—is the process of choosing and using tools and systems to effectively gather, organize, share, and use information, of any topic and type, within and between individuals, organizations, and groups.

Investing in the Awesome, No Strings Attached By RICHARD MORGANJULY 15, 2015

Chatter about New York these days is all about how the city has changed. It is full of banks, franchises and billionaires’ condo towers blocking the sun from Central Park. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. compared one of its airports to something in “a third world country.” Its official ambassador is Taylor Swift. It is not a very awesome place to be.

Cecil the Lion’s Legacy: How Do We Turn Viral Giving Into Lasting Change?

The devastating killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe has sparked giving approaching $1 million. It’s an inspiring example of tragedy elevating a cause, but what happens next? Will the wave of support stick? 

At this point, everyone knows the story of Cecil the lion. The news reports, which spread like wildfire, were gut-wrenching, as a dentist from Minnesota and his guides lured the lion out of Hwange National Park with food, beheading him and leaving the body behind. 

Reflections on The Forum Network Annual Conference

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers held their Annual Conference July 21st -23rd in Baltimore MD.  As a second time attendee I was looking forward to learn and network with my colleagues from across the country.  This year’s conference was sold out and hosted the largest number of participants at 250+.  One of my favorite lineups, which is also a favorite among my contemporaries, is referred to as ‘RA Job Alikes’.

CITC: By the Fundraising Numbers

The numbers are counted, tabulated and recorded:  In its first year, the Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) is a clear financial success for CDCs, the Commonwealth and, most importantly, Massachusetts residents.  As individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits from the outer beaches of the Cape to the rolling hills of the Berkshires learned about this new program, CDCs began to use the tax credit not simply to invite their historical supporters to increase their giving, but also welcomed hundreds of new donors to support their work.


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