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5 Evidence-Based Tips For Raising Money

Here are some simple, practical and research-based tips to help nonprofits raise more donations. Behavior and Charitable Giving, from Ideas42, summarizes the research on fundraising. For a downloadable version of the report, click here.











The Unexpected Moments That Touch Your Heart: The Most Memorable Part of My Vacation to Greece

The air was acrid from the smoke of burned garbage. The neighborhood, 30 minutes outside of Athens, was industrial with large factories. The elementary school was surrounded by small, makeshift houses with garbage piled up around them. Small classrooms with bars on their windows surrounded the schoolyard.

I was visiting Greece for a conference, but also to tour Athens and visit the beach.

A friend heard that I was going to Athens and invited me to see a nonprofit program that provides food to hungry kids.


How Our Brains Connect through Stories

Powerful stories can drive us to action. They can move us to do good in the world—to donate, to volunteer, to reach out to someone in need, or to campaign for something like girls’ rights to 12 years of free, safe, high-quality education.

The GreatNonprofits Fundraising Checklist

GreatNonprofits’ first webinar, “The Art and Science of Storytelling,” was designed to help make that process much clearer. We’re breaking the storytelling process down into a step-by-step path to fundraising success. Everything you need to get started is right at your fingertips!

5 Ways to Market Your Nonprofit to Millennials

We all know that Millennials, or adults born between the years of 1981 and 1997, are the generation of social media and selfies. But did you know that this fascinating group of young adults has the potential to pack serious impact?

Father’s Day Giving Guide

This Father’s Day get Dad what he really wants with GreatNonprofits and the #GetGiving guide! Your donation to any one of these 5 nonprofits is sure to make Dad proud!

9 Organizations Making Progress Towards Gun Control

The recent shooting in an Orlando nightclub was the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States. People in Orlando and beyond want to show their support for the victims and their families. They are lining up by the hundreds to attend candlelight vigils, donate blood, and show solidarity.

They are concerned with questions of equality, violence and freedom. One question stands out: Are our gun laws doing enough to prevent tragedies like this from happening again? Given the events of June 12th, the answer seems to be a clear, “No.”

Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, told the Wall Street Journal, “Florida’s approach to gun laws does nothing to prevent these types of tragedies—in fact, quite the opposite—and makes it all too easy for people intent on doing harm, from terrorists to domestic abusers to violent felons, to get guns.”

Here are 9 organizations working toward the prevention of gun violence in the United States.

1 . Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

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What summer camp volunteers want you to know

Sleepless nights, lots of sweat and maybe a few tears. But also, laughing so hard you think surely you’ll have a six pack by tomorrow, becoming lifelong friends with someone you just met, and seeing a child’s personality bloom in front of you. These memories are some of your most cherished.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

The best thing about Mother’s Day is that you get to celebrate the person (or persons!) who helped make you who you are. You get to say thank you to someone who was always there for you. The worst thing about Mother’s Day is that it can be difficult to find a gift that seems special enough for someone as important as your mom. Celebrate Mother’s Day by showing your mom that you know just how lucky you are by giving back to someone less fortunate in her name.

5 Celebrities Who Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Earth Day may only come once a year, but these celebrities show us how to give back like it’s Earth day, every day! Do more than be inspired by their work and have a hands on celebration of your own. Each celebrity is paired with a nonprofit doing work for the environment that you can support.

10 Volunteer Opportunities Where You Can Cuddle Animals

Whether you have your own zoo back home or need some more animal loving in your life, volunteer with animals and your mood will be instantly lifted. Here’s a collection of places you can snuggle animals and give back at the same time.

Meet Music Maker Dave Wish of Little Kids Rock

Picture your life helping thousands of children discover their own confidence, talent and dreams – by making music. Add in jamming with musical legends like Carlos Santana and John Lee Hooker. March is National Music in our Schools Month (#MIOSM), which makes it the perfect time to take an Inspiration Break with the music maker who has created such a life.

Amazing Ecotourism Destinations For Your Bucket List

Looking for a life changing trip this year? Consider ecotourism. For people who love to travel the world, but also want to make a positive impact on the place they are visiting, several organizations offer ecotourism trips to beautiful and amazing destinations.