Wave of Change: MacKenzie Scott’s ‘Yield Giving’ Campaign and Its $640 Million Impact

By: Kelly O’Neill Giving back to the community isn’t just a statement for MacKenzie Scott—it’s a commitment she’s wholeheartedly embraced. Scott is a strong advocate for philanthropy and has dedicated herself to donating her wealth to non-profit organizations through her Yield Giving Campaign over the past year. In March of 2024, Scott gave out $640 […]

How to Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Strategic Plan: A Guide for Broader Impact

By: Jessica Rodriguez and Jessica Munday Often, nonprofits exist without a strategic plan, going against guiding principles and best practices. If you don’t have a strategic plan, we highly recommend you start there. However, a number of nonprofits have invested the necessary time to create a valuable roadmap for their organization, creating a guide for […]

Top 3 Best Practices in Fundraising

By: Rachel Sylvester What constitutes effective fundraising practices? The answer can vary among nonprofit organizations, and strategies can include soliciting donations, volunteer outreach, or selecting the optimal fundraising tools. Each of these strategies contributes to the set of best practices in fundraising for nonprofit organizations, and if you had to take away just three, these […]

8 reasons why guiding principles and best practices matter

By: Jessica Munday, Cloud 9 Co-Founder & Partner Jessica is passionate about this topic and was an advisor with Together SC to author several editions of South Carolina’s Guiding Principles and Best Practices for Nonprofits. If systems set you free, following guiding principles and best practices gives you the framework and guardrails to operate so […]