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Top 10 Moonshot Goals for the Social Sector

Top 10 Moonshot Goals for the Social Sector

As a futurist for the social sector, I am often asked about what to expect in the future. While there are many things I don’t know, there are some that I do. For example, I know the social sector has risen to the challenge and opportunity of the post-COVID world and...

Nonprofit Trends and Inspiration: Top 5 TrendSpotter Favorites of 2022

Nonprofit Trends and Inspiration: Top 5 TrendSpotter Favorites of 2022

With so much negativity swirling around us, it is easy to let it color our view of the world. But as I told my students in our wrap-up class last week, we have a choice. If we let them in, negative news and interactions can convince us that the world cannot be...

Inspire Donors to Invest in Your Work with a Nonprofit Year-End Report

Inspire Donors to Invest in Your Work with a Nonprofit Year-End Report

As we turn the page on the final month of the calendar year, it’s normal to reflect on our accomplishments and set goals for the future. For individuals, saying these accomplishments and goals out loud (or writing them down) can help us remain accountable to ourselves...

Turn Donors into Fans with Best Practices for Donor Acknowledgments

Turn Donors into Fans with Best Practices for Donor Acknowledgments

As we approach Thanksgiving, nonprofits all over globe are preparing for another season – the giving season. Marked by Giving Tuesday, holidays and the end of the tax year, it is statistically the busiest season for giving. Some fun facts: 31% of annual giving occurs...

Market Research Tools for Nonprofits: How to Channel Your Inner Oprah

Market Research Tools for Nonprofits: How to Channel Your Inner Oprah

Like many of you, I grew up watching Oprah – both the “Oprah Winfrey Show” and now “Super Soul Sundays.” Oprah just has a way of connecting with both her guests and her audience to find out the “truth” behind any topic. While the job of a talk show host may seem far...

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