Defining roles for volunteers and why it matters

By: Heather Davidson Activate and Grow Your Volunteer Network  Nonprofits are the safety nets of our communities—weaving the protections that support our most vulnerable. Organizations are asked to solve complex systemic issues requiring time, capacity, and resources. Few resources are as invaluable and transformative in nonprofits as dedicated volunteers. Driven by passion and a desire […]

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 […]

Turning Scrolls into Goals: How Nonprofits are Using TikTok for a Cause

By: Rachel Sylvester As the fundraising landscape evolves, nonprofits are searching for fresh and engaging ways to drum up support. Enter social media: a powerhouse for boosting visibility and rallying support for charitable causes. TikTok has emerged as a beloved favorite among these digital giants, especially among the Gen Z and Millennial crowds. A growing […]

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 […]