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A collaboration between the Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation and the University of Riverside – Palm Desert Campus has once again produced a crop of dedicated graduates in its ongoing Certificate in Nonprofit Management program. See the original story Showcasing The Power Of Youth As Grantmakers Posted: 12 Aug 2016 09:41 AM PDT
5 Ways The Yelp Foundation Keeps Grantmaking Local Posted: 07 Aug 2016 02:25 AM PDT Yelp is a mobile app that connects people with great local businesses in more than 30 countries. In 2011 Yelp created the Yelp Foundation with one percent of company equity with the intent to make an impact locally. Here are five ways the Foundation keeps their grantmaking local.
Resources For Nonprofits On The New Overtime Rule Posted: 07 Aug 2016 03:37 AM PDT
Hi Lety, We are all so excited that the app is being used and working really well for youth in need. I wanted you to see this note from Daniella Gross, our lead therapist. It’s about an incident that happened over the weekend. We are particularly heartened to see that What’s Up is being used by victims of human trafficking.  Please share it with the rest of RAP staff and board. We all appreciate your support and guidance so much.
A few years ago, I was working with an organization trying to build a statewide email network. Its staffers attended community festivals and events, working many nights and weekends to reach their goal. It wasn't until a new staffer started asking questions that they really looked at their outcomes. How many people per hour did the organization recruit? How many of them stayed on the email list? And how many actually took a requested action? They discovered that didn't really know the answers to those important questions. But after a few weeks
We all know technology is radically changing our world and accelerating your organization's ability to achieve your mission. A huge amount of that technology is available to you for free. But should you pursue every free solution just because it's free? Actually, no — successful organizations spend the time understanding the problem they are trying to solve and exactly how the free solution can (or in some cases cannot) help.
Identifying Major Donors: 4 Successful Strategies
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 09:08 AM PDT
Major gift acquisition isn’t an easy feat. But, few things that are truly worthwhile are. So you have to be strategic about how you plan every stage of the process: from identification to cultivation to solicitation to stewardship. We'll focus on the first stage: prospect identification.
From Pain To Gain: Growing Beyond The Startup Stage
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 07:04 AM PDT
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.
Many resources target start-ups and early stage organizations–contests for new ideas, fellowships for social entrepreneurs, incubators, accelerators, boot camps, and launch-pads. Likewise, there is a subset of funders specializing in growth and scaling. They offer funding (and sometimes capacity-building) for regional expansion, replication, and growth surges (for example, doubling the number of children served). What is available to help strengthen an organization at the “in-between stage” or, as we fondly call it, “the awkward adolescence of nonprofit life”? Not so much. 

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