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Donor Communications

What Makes Someone a Good Ambassador for Your Mission?

by Molly O'Connell
When Andy Robinson joined us recently for Focus on Friendraising, we sat down with him to discuss how to be a good nonprofit ambassador. Use this short video as a discussion prompt with your boards and advisory councils! Why? In the past several months nonprofits have seen an unprecedented surge in support as communities grapple with the uncertainties […]

Before you celebrate, ADVOCATE!

by Mary Erin Casale
UPDATE : Thanks to your hard work, the IRS the Treasury Department and IRS announced that it is withdrawing the proposed Gift Substantiation regulation. The withdrawal of the flawed regulatory proposal is very good news for the public, for donors, and for the nonprofit community. The government was convinced that its proposal would have contributed to identity […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

by Mary Erin Casale
It happened again. It seems like it was just back-to-school sales, pumpkin spice lattes and fall foliage and then BOOM, before you knew it we’re already counting down to the holiday season and making plans for 2016. For most nonprofits, that means concentrating on end of year appeals and your annual filing requirements. (FUN!!!) There […]

Be a Fundraiser When You Grow Up

by Molly O'Connell
At my son’s recent preschool event there was a display board with pictures of all the children holding chalkboards telling what they wanted to be when they grew up. You won’t be shocked to know: This was adorable. Not one of them wrote “fundraiser” as a career goal. Most of us did not enter the nonprofit […]

New Charity Registration Service Available at Discount to MANP Members

by Jessica Lantos
Multi-State Charitable Solicitation Registration is a phrase that often strikes fear in the hearts of nonprofits. To help alleviate the stress, reduce hours of work time and reduce the cost, MANP is now offering SimpleCharityRegistration, a new online service that streamlines the registration process. For Those Who Don’t Know… 40 states plus the District of Columbia […]

Endowments are Not Sacred and Donors Are Not Always Right – Insights from the MANP Executive Leadership Forum

by Molly O'Connell
MANP’s recent Executive Leadership Forum (ELF) featured provocative keynote speaker Alan Cantor, who is sparking conversation nationally with his critiques of the ways in which charitable giving is being “warehoused” rather than spent on current needs. His “enlightening, thought-provoking, relevant, and funny” presentation prompted vigorous conversation about the best ways to create long-term impact, and […]