What We’re Reading: June 2016

What’s Behind the Why of Working with Volunteers, Volunteer Match
Your desire to nurture and cultivate what is best in others is essential to improving your community.

Best Practices For A Donor-Centric Thank You Letter Elevate Clicks Nonprofit Marketing Blog
It’s impossible to say thank you too often. Read this for reminders and tips collected from the experts. Keep your “focus in how the donor has contributed to the solution,” and show your gratitude not make another appeal.

Is Nonprofit Planning an Oxymoron?, BoardSource Blog
“Nonprofits shouldn’t stop short of achieving their mission by denying themselves benefits of good planning.”

A Sea Change in High-Net-Worth Philanthropy?WealthManagement.com
A thorough outline of the current and forthcoming changes in philanthropy.

The Secret to Living a Longer, Healthier Life, Next Avenue
For organizations, engaging older volunteers offers a twofer. They gain the benefit of strong skills that volunteers bring to the mission. And they improve – and even lengthen – the lives of volunteers that do purposeful work.

Nonprofit 411: Are you telling a good Story?, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
Two key points to getting the most out of telling your nonprofits story.

Why Nonprofit Fundraisers Need to Own Social Media, Maximize Social Business
Remember: If you’re absent, no one can see you.