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MORE Fundraising for Adult Literacy Organizations: Why Isn't Our Organization Raising More Money? (A Simple Exercise for Non-Profit Leaders)

If you're on a non-profit board, or serve as an Executive Director, Development Director, or in another leadership role with a charitable organization, and you're wondering why your non-profit isn't raising more money, then read on for another great piece from Joe Garecht of the Fundraising Authority...

Have you Heard of XPRIZE?

The Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE is a $7million competition to build a software solution that improves literacy in adults in less than 12 months.
Have you ever heard of it?

Fundraising for Adult Literacy Organizations

Ah...fundraising...always such an enjoyable part of our jobs! We will keep highlighting ideas for you on a regular basis.

Hundreds Rally For Adult Literacy Programs

Hundreds of adult learners from across the borough gathered on Tuesday in front of Queens Borough Hall for a rally with a message for Mayor Bill de Blasio: Don't cut our programs.

Successful Event at Tompkins Learning Partners

Tompkins Learning Partners recently hosted their 5th Annual Finger Lakes Crossword Competition in Ithaca, NY.

Media Coverage for Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County—This Can Be Your Agency Too!

Nonprofit organizations rarely have funding to pay for advertising so most groups work hard to generate publicity, hoping it will result in media coverage.


Bragging about program-to-admin ratios is a destructive practice that needs to die

Our friends at the entertaining—and educational--Nonprofit With Balls blog are urging all nonprofits to stop using program-to-admin ratios.

The 60 Minute Plan For Increasing Your Fundraising By 100% This Year

A number of years ago, while serving as the Executive Director of a non-profit, I faced a crisis.


Magic Bus

Guest Blog from Sarah Lam, Director of the Education Center at Mohawk Valley Community College

Literacy Volunteers of Chemung and Schuyler Counties—Media Coverage

The challenges of illiteracy were highlighted in a recent Elmira media piece on WETM TV 18.


Literacy Volunteers of Rochester Wins!

In December, Literacy Volunteers of Rochester(LVR) participated in an online campaign for votes from the YELP Foundation.

The Power of PSAs

I was looking for a very specific Public Service Announcement yesterday. It was a PSA that I saw when I was about 10 years old—and it made me want to work for adult literacy. It literally changed my life although it is more accurate to say that it shaped my life.

Literacy Success Story

Cecilia Brock, Director of Literacy of Northern New York shared a student success story about her ESL student, Marcia Burns--a native of Brazil.


The "Real" Meaning Behind Common Nonprofit Terms and Concepts

Anyone who works for a nonprofit knows that there are many unique challenges. And that is putting it nicely!

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