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5 Ways The Social Sector Is Thriving At Your Library

July 25, 2016

The Funding Information Network (FIN) brings Foundation Center’s mission to life on a daily basis in communities across the country (and around the world!). After a recent road trip to visit FIN libraries, FIN manager, Kate Tkacik shares how these libraries are not only helping the social sector, but adding beauty through their impressive architectural design.

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What Does It Really Mean To Be An Engaged Donor?

July 21, 2016

Do you know the amount of support your donors are willing to provide your organization? If not, then figure it out to learn which of them might be coaxed into doing more and which of them are comfortable, for the time being, at their existing level of engagement. If you can do that, more of your donors will be happy, you and your colleagues will be happier, and your organization's future will look a lot brighter.

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From Pain To Gain: Growing Beyond The Startup Stage

July 11, 2016

Nonprofits often find themselves struggling to grow beyond the startup stage even when they have been successfully serving their community for years. Garnering capacity building funds poses challenges to many nonprofits and Michele Giordano, executive director of Choices in Childbirth, shares how her organization attracted these coveted funds to further their mission.

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4 Ways to Determine If You’re Ready to Scale

July 6, 2016

How do you know when it is time to scale your organization to grow beyond the start-up stage and into the "in-between stage" or, as we at Bikkurim fondly call it, "the awkward adolescence of nonprofit life?" Read on to learn how to determine if you're ready to scale your organization.

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How Do You Visualize Global Goals?

June 27, 2016

Through sustainable development goals (SDGs), more than 190 world leaders have committed to help fight extreme poverty, end inequality, and fix climate change across the world. To help you shape a picture in your head about the work of SDGs, we're enlisting our partner, UNDP to show the story in action with their video.

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Giving USA 2016 Report: $1B+ Given Each Day in 2015

June 22, 2016

Donor retention is an area that sorely needs improvement. Donor-advised funds are rapidly growing and outpace foundation giving. Charitable giving happens in many ways that aren’t well-tracked (yet). These are some of the findings from the recently released Giving USA 2016 report on U.S. charitable giving.