Nonprofits in the United States alone account for 5-10 percent of the country’s economy and about 10 percent of U.S. employment. While the demand for nonprofit services has increased worldwide, the multiple crises and flux in our global economy this year have posed new challenges for the sector. Despite the obstacles and uncertainty of 2020, it’s inspiring to see how the nonprofit community seized the urgency of the moment and accelerated the world toward the next normal. 

As nonprofits inspired transformation within the communities they serve, many realized that in order to maintain and grow their impact in this new world, they needed to transform themselves – particularly when it comes to technology. 

In our most recent Nonprofit Trends Report, we found that there was a connection between organizations with high digital maturity and those with the most innovative and confident responses to change. In an increasingly digital-first world, … Read more

Most people making New Year’s resolutions are thinking about health, fitness and money. In fact, chances are you’re used to making financial resolutions every year – and then probably abandoning them along the way.

According to a survey conducted by Perkbox, money is the biggest cause of stress for 61{429fc2506e610357e12b2a5665db82631200a2e00b3a1d8839077d76f18e2e8b} of adults in the UK. If you’re part of that group, making some good financial resolutions this year can help you do better as 2021 rolls around.

Here are five financial resolutions to help you overhaul your money goals and reduce your stress in the year to come.

1. Learn to budget

One big cause of stress when it comes to finances is not knowing where your money is going. If you seem to always be short on funds, a budget can help you get a better grip on expenses.

Budgets don’t have to be complicated to be effective. … Read more

President Donald Trump on Sunday backed off his veto threat and signed the $900 billion stimulus bill—a move that should immediately benefit millions of unemployed Americans, even if its $600 checks have been roundly criticized as insufficient relief for the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.

For starters, the package will bring back weekly enhanced federal unemployment benefits for the more than 19 million Americans still on unemployment benefit rolls. These enhanced benefits will pay out $300 per week, on top of state benefits, for up to 11 weeks. That’s down from the $600 weekly payment that the CARES Act sent jobless Americans through late July.

The stimulus package will also extend pandemic unemployment benefits, which currently provide benefits to around 14 million jobless Americans. Those out-of-work Americans, covered by programs like Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), would have lost their benefits entirely had the stimulus bill not … Read more

So you’ve read all the hype around newsletters, huh?

It’s true, newsletters have made their comeback just like 90’s fashion (who knew bell bottoms would ever become a thing again…). Newsletters are sprouting up like weeds and it feels like the chance to get in on the hype is limited.

But that doesn’t mean you should rush to put together a newsletter. Just like any marketing strategy, you don’t want to duct tape it together and hope it works out. You want to strategize how to curate a newsletter that shifts subscribers into customers.

What’s the most useful content you can give subscribers that will ALSO bring them towards your offer?

Let’s figure it out by answering 3 questions.

#1: What challenges does your customer avatar have around the problem(s) your product(s) fix?

Before you write a word of newsletter content, you need to know why you’re writing … Read more

Looking for top UK shares to buy in 2021 and hold for the long-haul? Here are two London-listed beauties (and one five-star international stock) I’d buy in my own Stocks and Shares ISA. I reckon they could eventually help investors treble their money.

#1: A gaming great

Getting exposure to the video games sector could prove an inspired idea for 2021. The industry is growing at a jaw-dropping pace and provides exceptional profits opportunities for the world’s best developers. Analyst Neil Campling of Mirabaud has commented that “with physical and digital routes to market, and players buying add-ons, if you get it right, the margins mean it can be a licence to print money.”

I’d buy shares in software services provider Keywords Studios to capitalise on this fast-growing entertainment segment. The UK share boosted its profits outlook further this month with the acquisition of specialist public relations … Read more