Books

We Celebrate Summer with a Social and Book Sale

August 4, 2016

The Library’s book sale, still ongoing, features a variety of texts from fields including but not limited to budgeting, foundations, fundraising, grantwriting, law, philanthropic history, and starting a nonprofit. There are even books in relation to finding scholarships, financial aid, and fellowships for college students, artists, and researchers. All materials cost $1 and the proceeds go toward new acquisitions for the library collection. Come in and see what treasure you may find! 

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IRS Releases Electronically Filed Form 990 Data

August 1, 2016

At long last, the IRS has released large amounts of electronically filed Form 990 data in machine-readable format. Approximately 60 percent of the e-filed returns have been made available now on Amazon Web Services, and the IRS intends to provide monthly updates.

What is peer-to-peer fundraising?

Raise More Money With Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

August 1, 2016

Peer-to-peer fundraising, also known as social fundraising or P2P fundraising, is a fundraising tactic that mobilizes your organization’s most loyal supporters to raise money on behalf of your nonprofit. It now accounts for nearly one-third of all online fundraising dollars, and that trend is only set to rise in the future. Learn more about peer-to-peer fundraising and whether it is a potential fundraising strategy for your organization.

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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.

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Seeks 2016 Applicants

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Seeks 2016 Applicants

July 13, 2016

Are you a passionate, committed Clevelander dedicated to taking an active role in improving your community?  Could you use help enhancing your leadership skills?
The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a free community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland, and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland.

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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.