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Written on Jun 12, 2019

Why should strangers care about your cause?
We all believe in the strength of our causes. The benefits of giving time or money to support a charitable campaign are always evident to its organizers; convincing someone outside of the effort can be a little more difficult.

Eight common nonprofit fundraising mistakes to avoid
Nonprofit organizations run on fundraising. Yet, when it comes to fundraising, even the smallest mistake could have a big impact on the effectiveness of the campaign. What are some of the most common fundraising mistakes nonprofits can make?

Nonprofits turn to matchmakers to fill their boards
Services akin to dating sites recruit candidates who can volunteer professional expertise.

IRS as nonprofit oversight? Without a lot more help, don’t expect much
A law professor warns that reductions in the IRS budget have manifested as an inability of the tax-exempt organizations unit to properly monitor either the quality of applications being submitted for tax-exempt status or the behavior of those organizations once that status is afforded.

Tech Corner — Four steps to a healthier relationship with technology
Technology has the ability to move us forward, helping us advance in our personal and professional lives, but even with so many advantages, it’s important to understand what impact technology can have on different areas of our lives, such as social connections, productivity and emotional health.