We've Moved

Things I Wish I Knew Before We Moved Our Office

December 6, 2016

The American Youth Policy Forum recently sold the building it owned in Washington, DC for 17 years and moved into leased space around the corner. While the Executive Director had a great team of real estate agents, architects, contractors, builders, tech support, and attorneys, there were still many things she didn’t know about the process that she wish she had.

Giving Tuesday

Foundation Center Donates Social Media Space to Fellow Nonprofits

November 29, 2016

This year, Foundation Center decided to approach #GivingTuesday in a different way. With our unique perspective in the sector, we get to support so many amazing nonprofits every day. So, this year, we wanted to highlight some of those organizations in a special way through a sweepstakes where 5 nonprofits would win a spot in our Twitter feed for the big day.

Giving Day Tips for Nonprofits

November 28, 2016
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Giving days can be incredible tools for nonprofit fundraising. We have witnessed this up close through monitoring and evaluating 49 giving day campaigns as part of the Knight Foundation’s Giving Day Initiative and through advising the Sacramento Region Community Foundation on its BIG Day of Giving.

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Running A Charity Auction: 4 Best Practices

November 14, 2016

Between live auctions, silent auctions, online auctions, and any combination of the three, there’s a charity auction format out there that’s suitable for any nonprofit. However, charity auctions, like all fundraising events, aren’t successful unless thoughtful planning and hard work has been put into them. This article covers four best practices for planning and running a charity auction.

Four Takeaways from Introduction to Finding Grants

Four Takeaways from Introduction to Finding Grants

November 8, 2016

There are many kind individuals and organizations who give time and money to impact change. However, fundraising is an art and attracting that money for your organization can be extremely competitive. Below are a few of my takeaways from one of my favorite classes Introduction to Finding Grants. 

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Silent Auctions: A How-To Guide For Raising More Money

October 24, 2016

Silent auctions have been a staple of event fundraising for years, and for good reason. They’re highly engaging events that require plenty of audience participation and have the potential to help organizations raise a lot of money. This article covers 5 strategies to get you on your way to silent auction success.

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The ABC's Of Forming Your 501(c)(3)

October 13, 2016

Starting your own nonprofit is exciting, but navigating state and IRS requirements is a significant challenge. Despite these challenges, the journey to creating a 501(c)(3) to serve an unmet need is well worth the investment.