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May 15, 2019
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$15.5M Kellogg Foundation grant to help Mich. students advance
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$15.5M Kellogg Foundation grant to help Mich. students advance
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation will direct $15.5 million to Grand Valley State University in Michigan to partner with Battle Creek Public Schools over a five-year period to help students pursue careers in health care, education, science and technology. "We are hoping we will grow and expand as we make sure the program is solid, and the demand and interest is in our community," says President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron.
Battle Creek Enquirer (Mich.) (tiered subscription model) (5/13) 
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Report: NewsMatch participants raised 11% more in 2018 than 2017
Nonprofit newsrooms that work with NewsMatch raised 11% more in 2018 than 2017, whereas the national average for giving to nonprofits rose by 1.5%, writes Josh Stearns of the Democracy Fund, citing the campaign's annual report. NewsMatch is helping organizations improve their fundraising tactics and is changing how the public perceives local and national news, he writes.
Medium (tiered subscription model) (5/14) 
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Focus on Baby Boomers, direct mail to boost recurring gifts
Direct mail and online are the best platforms for encouraging repeat or "sustainer" giving, says Kristina Williams of the Human Rights Campaign, where more than 83,000 recurring donors give more than $1.1 million per month. Baby Boomers are the most likely to be sustainers, she says.
The NonProfit Times (Morris Plains, N.J.) (5/14) 
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Boards in Action
Met CEO: Admission policy is essential for long-term success
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's $25 admission fee for out-of-state residents is imperative for the organization's long-term success, including its ability to add new programming and complete a $500 million renovation, says President and CEO David Weiss. Previously the institution relied on a pay-as-you-go system, but rates had fallen by an average of 67% per person over 10 years, he says.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription required) (5/10) 
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Strategic Leadership
Follow this 3-part formula for volunteer engagement
Nonprofits can attract volunteers and keep them engaged by using the Fogg Behavioral Model from behavioral scientist B.J. Fogg, write Edith Asibey and Joy Portella. The authors share five recommendations for succeeding with the model, including keeping calls to action uncomplicated.
Stanford Social Innovation Review (5/2019) 
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Sector Analysis and Impact
Glass Recycling Foundation has "aggressive goal" to boost recycling
The Glass Recycling Foundation has an "aggressive goal" to raise $1 million to improve glass recycling efforts both in municipalities and between cities and regions, said Laura Hennemann, an executive board member with the organization. "If just one bottle is diverted from landfill from our efforts, then we are successful, but our goals are much more audacious than that," she said.
Recycling Today online (5/9) 
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Nonprofit Leaders in the News
Teen in Denver continues serving cancer patients' siblings
Madelene Kleinhans was motivated to found Heartfelt Hugs, a project that supports the siblings of children with cancer, by her experience as her brother was treated for leukemia. Among other commendations, she has received the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
KUSA-TV (Denver) (5/15) 
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BoardSource News and Notes
Using exit interviews to learn from the past, prepare for the future
Using exit interviews to learn from the past, prepare for the future
Formal exit interviews with outgoing chief executives are an important way to help nonprofit boards understand how to attract, support and retain successful and talented leaders. This resource highlights best practices for successful interviews, including choosing the best interviewer, asking the right questions and communicating insights. Download it now.
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