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Top 5 Reasons Why Donors Stop Giving



Thirty percent of wealthy donors stop giving to an organization that they supported in the previous year, aBank of America report found. Here are the five top reason:

  1. The donor received too many solicitations or the nonprofit asked for an inappropriate amount (38%),
  2. The organization…
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Added by Rob Leighton on August 28, 2014 at 5:59am — No Comments

A Supply Chain Overhaul To Boost Coffee Farmers' Income 400%

This is about a social enterprise on a mission to reinvent the coffee supply chain, giving farmers a bigger and more equitable piece of the action.

Aimed at growers producing specialty-grade, premium, Fair Trade certified coffee, Vega hopes to enable farmers to roast and package their beans  and connect to customers directly via an online subscription marketplace.  As a result, they can make a lot…

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Added by Rob Leighton on August 20, 2014 at 5:36am — No Comments

Nonprofits can learn from social enterprise accountability metrics

4 Ways to Supercharge Your Social Enterprise Through Accountability

The social enterprise sector is hot—it may be worth well over $500 billion in the US alone. But if social business is to solve many of the world’s most…

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Added by Rob Leighton on August 14, 2014 at 5:22am — No Comments

Surfing the social impact bond wave

A social impact bond WAVE is building. Both sides of the political aisle are exploring.  It's all about pay-for-performance funding.  Like them or not, nonprofits need to surf this billion$ experiment. http://onforb.es/1lRmStP

Added by Rob Leighton on July 29, 2014 at 1:11am — No Comments

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Diving into the Deep, Hard + Imperative Work of Community Violence Intervention

As part of its partnership with the Department of Justice, LISC s supports practitioners and policy makers with best practices and overcoming challenges facing community violence intervention (CVI) work in American communities. An article from the National Criminal Justice Association highlights the many voices represented during a recent webinar for nearly 1,000 attendees, led by on-the-ground experts in violence intervention, researchers and DOJ leaders. The webinar is now part of a robust online resource center hosted by LISC and the DOJ’s Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative.

Talking Financial Stability With LISC CEO Michael T. Pugh

In a wide-ranging radio interview with Audacy's On the Block 94.7, LISC CEO Michael T. Pugh unpacks the ways CDFIs, from the most local to the largest, are so well poised to support financial mobility. He also praises the role of good financial advice, and forecasts how AI can create alternative methods for building credit.

Empowering Agriculture: A Black-Owned Grain Storage Facility Marks New Era in Mississippi Delta Farming

Delta Diamond Ag stores and handles grains, a critical service for helping farmers bring their crops successfully to market. With a $500,000 loan from LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund, this rare African-American-owned facility is poised to change agriculture in the Delta. In recognition of Black History Month, we’re sharing this conversation with CEO Leigh Allen about how the company can serve area growers and the larger community, the importance of African-American representation in the agricultural supply chain, and his own deep affection for Delta farming.

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