October 2016 Local Update

October 2016 Local Update

September 30, 2016

Don’t miss out on the array of professional development and networking events for social sector professionals in Atlanta this month! 

Steering Clear of Partisan Political Activity

Steering Clear of Partisan Political Activity

September 21, 2016

With Election Day quickly approaching, nonprofits must be careful not to engage in partisan political activity. Do you know what your organization can and can't do? Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta shares some practical ways to get involved without risking your tax-exempt status.

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4 Best Practices For Spicing Up The Need Section With Data

September 8, 2016

Most people don’t think of data as “spicy,” or of adding any real interest. But actual data, sprinkled sparingly in appropriate places, can be extremely effective in driving home an important point. Backing up your assertions of need with carefully selected facts demonstrates to the funder that you’ve done your homework. Read four best practices for sprinkling the spice of data into your foundation proposal recipes.

September 2016 Local Update

September 2016 Local Update

August 31, 2016

Don’t miss out on the array of professional development and networking events for social sector professionals in Atlanta this month! 

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The Key To Great Year-End Fundraising? Your Brand.

August 29, 2016

August is a great time to take a step back and plan ahead for year-end fundraising season. Dan Gunderman, Creative Director, at Big Duck shares why it is important to connect the season of giving to your overall organization.

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Donors Don’t Want Their Gifts Spent On Overhead … Or Do They?

August 22, 2016

“Overhead” can be a dirty word in nonprofit circles. The common belief is that many – if not most – donors don’t want their donations used for anything other than supporting the mission of the organization. So, is it myth or fact? This post shares research from GuideStar, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and Charity Navigator about what is important to donors.