Fundraising

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How Financial Technology Is Making It Easier to Donate to Charities

“Different ways of engaging new donors is a good thing,” says Rick Cohen, chief communications officer of the National Council of Nonprofits. “Meeting people where they are is a good thing.” 

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8 Ways to Give More to Charity This Year

“We hope Congress will extend this provision.

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After nearly two years of 'devastating' impact from COVID, local nonprofits try to recover

According to National Council of Nonprofits Chief Operating and Communications Officer Rick Cohen, the combination of an economic downfall along with restrictions and social distancing protocols across the country are creating a snowball effect,...

Tags: South Carolina, Pandemic, COVID-19, Fundraising, #Relief4Charities
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Calif. Law Aims to Make Online Giving Safer for Nonprofits and Donors

While the details are still being ironed out, platforms will no longer be able to hide fees, use nonprofits’ names to raise funds without permission, or hang onto donations indefinitely, says Lucy Salcido Carter, public policy director at the...

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Nonprofits juggle in-person, virtual programming to meet fundraising goals

“Typically what I’ve seen is that (nonprofits) aren’t canceling events as much as they were in 2020,” said Donna Murray-Brown, president and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association.

Tags: Michigan, Fundraising, COVID-19
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COVID Surges Killing More In-Person Fundraisers

So many small nonprofits were counting on a return to normal soon, but the delta variant had other plans, said Washington, D.C.-based National Council of Nonprofits Chief Communications Officer/Chief Operating Officer Rick Cohen.

Tags: #Relief4Charities, COVID-19, Fundraising
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Facebook Can Be a Boon to Nonprofits—If They Get Verified

Even for those organizations that are verified, many nonprofit leaders complain that the platform is opaque.

Tags: Technology, Fundraising, Facebook
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Nonprofits work to meet giving goals even as shoppers stay home

Charitable needs nationwide are surging alongside spiking COVID cases, with arts organizations in particular facing a shrinking list of donors, said Rick Cohen, chief operating officer for the ...

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Can Virtual Fundraising Save Our State’s Nonprofits?

The Center for Non-Profits, with the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, surveyed more than 280 Garden State charitable organizations in July and found that 166 of them had lost close to $200 million in revenue, due in part to cancelled programs...

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Facing a fundraising squeeze, charities turn to TV ads

Nonprofits are facing an unprecedented challenge: Revenues have plummeted and at the same time, demand for their services has skyrocketed, said Rick Cohen, chief operating officer at the National Council of nonprofits.

Tags: COVID-19, Fundraising

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