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Nonprofit organizations -- Management, Nonprofit organizations -- Study and teaching

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5 pages


This month’s theme is Evaluating Fundraising Strategies.

Many of us are hard at work this month, knee deep in The Giving Season at our nonprofits. Now is a great time to think about how you’ll know which of your strategies are working. Program evaluation is a useful tool for measuring your fundraising efforts, not just your nonprofit’s programs. Using a data informed approach can be a resource development game changer. Below, we spotlight the work and approach Faith Danforth takes with development data at Mercy Corps, along with some DIY tools and resources to take your use of fundraising data to the next level.


The Nonprofit Institute (NPI) is a collaboration with community stakeholders and representatives from PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs, College of the Arts, the School of Business’ Impact Entrepreneurs program, and the School of Social Work’s Center to Advance Racial Equity.

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