Webinar “Innovative Solutions to Address the Growing Housing Crisis” hosted by SEDC

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Housing is critical to successful economic development in all communities. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development housing starts in August fell 11.3% from July 2023.  Meanwhile, the Federal Government has raised interest rates to combat inflation, which has compounded our housing affordability crisis.  #American South leaders will convene on […]

6 Actionable Tips to Improve Your Website’s Accessibility

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In today’s digital age, the popularity of online giving is skyrocketing, and your nonprofit can’t afford to have an inaccessible website. A WebAIM study of the top 1 million websites found that 96.3% of homepages had WCAG 2 failures, and if your nonprofit falls into this category, you could be missing out on traffic and […]

How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Nonprofit

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Your nonprofit’s impact begins with learning. After all, donors, or as Convergent Nonprofit Solutions refers to them, investors, need to learn about your cause before they commit their time or resources to support you. At the same time, your staff members need to pursue continuous learning opportunities to fulfill their roles with confidence. Building a […]

Why, How and When to Communicate Your Nonprofit Outcomes

Convergent Nonprofit Solutions has successfully completed nonprofit fundraising campaigns throughout the country by focusing on outcomes, not outputs. These are two distinct concepts used to measure and communicate the impact of their programs and activities, outputs and outcomes. Outputs are tangible activities such as the number of classes held, people housed, or children tutored, and […]

How to Reduce Risk: 3 Nonprofit Compliance Tips To Follow

This guide provides three nonprofit compliance tips your organization can follow to reduce risk.

When it comes to nonprofit leadership, the most common responsibilities include strategizing fundraisers or marketing the nonprofit’s mission. But nonprofit leaders must also manage organizational risk, and while instances like fraud and theft may not be top-of-mind, there is a serious threat to nonprofits that can be easily overlooked: noncompliance.  To protect your nonprofit, maintaining […]

Securing Major Gifts: How to Use AI to Boost Your Strategy

In this post, you’ll learn how to use AI to boost your major gifts strategy.

Major gifts are the largest donations your nonprofit receives, so they often play a significant role in your ability to move the needle on your mission.  However, sourcing and securing these gifts is often easier said than done. Finding prospects (or existing investors!) who are willing and ready to give takes hours of sifting through […]