Blog posts from August 2016

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5 Ways The Yelp Foundation Keeps Grantmaking Local

August 8, 2016

Yelp is a mobile app that connects people with great local businesses in more than 30 countries. In 2011 Yelp created the Yelp Foundation with one percent of company equity with the intent to make an impact locally. Here are five ways the Foundation keeps their grantmaking local.

Next Week at Foundation Center San Francisco (August 8-12)

August 5, 2016

Here's what's coming up at Foundation Center San Francisco!

AFP Broadcast - Engage Your Board in Fundraising 
Tuesday, August 9, 10:00-11:30 am

Diversity and Inclusion: Walking the Talk 
Tuesday, August 9, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Introduction to Finding Grants 
Wednesday, August 10, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Strengthening Online Engagement: Tweaking Your Social Media Strategy 
Thursday, August 11, 12:00-12:30 pm

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IRS Releases Electronically Filed Form 990 Data

August 1, 2016

At long last, the IRS has released large amounts of electronically filed Form 990 data in machine-readable format. Approximately 60 percent of the e-filed returns have been made available now on Amazon Web Services, and the IRS intends to provide monthly updates.

What is peer-to-peer fundraising?

Raise More Money With Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

August 1, 2016

Peer-to-peer fundraising, also known as social fundraising or P2P fundraising, is a fundraising tactic that mobilizes your organization’s most loyal supporters to raise money on behalf of your nonprofit. It now accounts for nearly one-third of all online fundraising dollars, and that trend is only set to rise in the future. Learn more about peer-to-peer fundraising and whether it is a potential fundraising strategy for your organization.