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New Report Details Gendered, Racial Impacts of the Fossil Fuel Industry in North America

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA–In the lead-up to President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate, the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), is releasing a 100-page report highlighting the intersections of gender, race, the fossil fuel industry and complicit financial institutions. The report, Gendered and Racial Impacts of the Fossil …

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Resilia Launches Nonprofit Platform to Increase Capacity

NEW ORLEANS, LA–As the nonprofit sector begins to rebuild from tremendous losses and challenges of the last year, social impact-focused SaaS company Resilia has officially launched its Nonprofit Platform to tackle the problem at its source: making historically inaccessible and expensive capacity building support available to nonprofits, on-demand and in …

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January February 2021

Seen, Heard & Noted

What Assets Do You Have That You Can Leverage? Finding ways to mitigate the loss of donor revenue during the absence of in-person events due to the pandemic is leading to a wide range of creative solutions. One of the most effective and brilliantly simple may have come from the …

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January February 2021

Hindsight is 20/20: Hopeful Reflections from the Field

By Cynthia Armour Over the past three decades I’ve facilitated many strategic planning processes and helped boards and senior staff to explore and plan their organization’s futures. Ironically, many final strategy documents were earnestly entitled “Vision 2020” without any inkling of what horrors would unfold. My brother’s quick-witted quip has …

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January February 2021

AFP Canada Chair Ken Mayhew: A Facilitator of the Goals and Vision of Others

Ken Mayhew is one of the best-known fund development professionals in Canada. He spent more than 20 years as the chief development officer at Multiple Sclerosis Canada, where he designed and rolled out some of the most innovative fundraising programs in the country, building a database of almost one million …

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January February 2021

COVID-19 Upends the Charity Playbook

For Canadian charities, innovation is one path to success. By Rannella Billy-Ochieng, Claire Fan and Naomi Powell A healthy December bump eased what would otherwise have been a dismal year for Canadian charities. They will remember 2020 as a time of painful disruption, when virus-fighting measures stemmed or halted the …

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January February 2021

From the Sidelines to the Field

By Valentina Suarez Throughout my life, I’ve always thought that everyone suffers in their own way. For me, it was shocking to see how some people were complaining about eating the same meal two or three days in a row, while others were struggling to get at least one meal …

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January February 2021

Five Tips for Supporter Care in COVID Times

By Michelle Chambers We’re now over a year into a COVID response that has seen lockdown rules force the temporary closure of nonprofit offices and require home working of staff wherever possible. Besides disrupting the planned fundraising calendar, with external events and recruitment activities cancelled, it has also fractured the …

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January February 2021

What You Learn When You Analyze Twitter on Giving Tuesday

By Matt Dubins Go on Twitter and search up the #GivingTuesday hashtag and you’ll find a never-ending torrent of tweets by non-profits trying to get the attention of digital passersby. Given how jam-packed the market is, and how short peoples’ attention spans are on Twitter, if there’s anything a non-profit …

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January February 2021

Three Ways Direct Mail Supports Your Crowdfunding Campaign

By Grant Cobb Crowdfunding is a transformative strategy that can be used to harness the power of a large network or group and garner support. A crowdfunding campaign is typically hosted when an individual or group needs to raise money for an important cause in a limited time span. Some …

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