Philanthropy Outlook 2016 & 2017

The Philanthropy Outlook provides research based forecasts for giving from multiple sources. The overall outlook is very favorable with increases to giving across the board. Use these insights as your nonprofit plans out the annual budget, looks for new revenue streams, and/or builds new capacities and programs. 

Some Highlights for 2016:

  • Total Giving will Increase 4.1%
  • Foundations will give 5.7% more
  • Individuals and Families will give 3.7% more

Source: The Philanthropy Outlook 2016 & 2017, by: Marts&Lundy

Developing Young Professionals

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

Developing young professionals is an integral part of nonprofit supervision and management. We need to ensure the young nonprofit workforce of today can be successful nonprofit leaders for tomorrow!

With shrinking timetables and increasing workloads its time to call in reinforcements...

YNPN Can Help!

  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Education & Training
  • Networking Events

Capacity Building Resources for Non-Profits

The Strengthening Non-Profits website is a must have resource library for the non-profit manager. It's FREE, simple to navigate and full of useful information. Professionally written guidebooks and video tutorials cater to multiple learning styles. Watch one video a week or click through when you have a question or problem to address.


  • Managing Public Grants
  • Partnerships
  • Sustainability
  • Training & Technical Assistance

Topics Include:

  • Community Assessments
  • Going Virtual
  • Leading a Nonprofit
  • Managing Crisis

Easy End of Year Giving Request That Lasts All Year!

Did you know Amazon will donate 0.05% of every purchase made to your organization when your supporters complete their checkout through Amazon Smile? It's a fast and easy way for individuals to support your organization now and throughout the year.

4 steps, 2 minutes, and your organization gets the benefits of all your supporter's purchases!

2) click "supporting"
3) select your charity
4) bookmark for continued donations, every purchase.

Why Infographics Work!

A logic model is a graphic representation of an organizations processes and goals, it's an infographic for the program's impacts. Infographics have been proven to be very effective marketing tools including increased recollection, persuasiveness, and comprehension.





Want to learn more about the importance of marketing through graphics? Check out's infographic about the importance of infographics.

Make your logic model work for you!



Importance of Evaluation

The ability to demonstrate outcomes and impacts has never been more crucial for an organizations success. The National Council of Nonprofits states:

"Nonprofits that can demonstrate that they are truly making an impact will be the ones most likely to attract resources and talent, and therefore be most sustainable."

Read the full article from the National Council of Nonprofits here:

Impact and Evaluation of Outcomes