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A Holiday Message for Our Readers

December 24, 2012

NCFY is here for you over the holidays. Click through to find out how to reach us and get answers to your youth work questions.

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Top NCFY Content of 2012

December 20, 2012

We say farewell to 2012 by sharing the most-read NCFY articles from the past year.

Collect, Communicate, Collect.

Right on the Money: A New Report Advises Charities to Share Their Successes With Potential Donors

December 19, 2012

A new report from Guidestar helps nonprofits see how to show the world what a difference they are making.

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This Holiday Season, Encourage Youth to Support Friends With Mental Illness

December 18, 2012

A federal campaign seeks to help teens support friends experiencing mental illness.

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Research Roundup: Helping Minority Youth Avoid STDs, HIV and Unplanned Pregnancy

December 17, 2012

Minority youth tend to face more negative consequences from having sex—things like sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy—than do their white peers. Three recent studies explore some of the potential reasons for this difference to see how programs can help minority teens make healthier choices.

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Primary Sources: Do Treatments for Drug Abuse Also Reduce Mental Health Problems Among Runaway Youth?

December 14, 2012

In a new study, researchers examine whether three different mental health interventions have any lasting impact on runaway and homeless youth.

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Take a Survey About Homeless Youth and the Federal Student Aid Form

December 13, 2012

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth wants to know what you think about the barriers that may prevent homeless youth from applying for federal financial aid.

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Pro Bono Tech Help Roundup

December 11, 2012

Launch your next information technology process for less by using these online resources to find pro bono tech volunteers.

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Fundraising Week 2012: Three Ways to Engage Your Board in Fundraising

December 7, 2012

A fundraising consultant says to build relationships with potential donors, youth-serving charities should tap a built-in fundraising team: their boards.

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Fundraising Week 2012: Teaming up With Corporations

December 7, 2012

An Arkansas fundraiser shares how she built a strong relationship with a local company--and got it to make a donation to her youth-serving organization.

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Fundraising Week 2012: Monthly Giving Clubs Encourage Stronger Relationships With Donors

December 7, 2012

A Nebraska fundraiser gives advice on starting a monthly giving club for donors.

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Fundraising Week 2012: How to Raise Money Online

December 6, 2012

Americans like to support their favorite charities, and they're doing it more and more online. Here's how to put a "Donate Now" button on your website.

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Fundraising Week 2012: How to Say Thank You

December 6, 2012

Five easy ways to thank your donors before the year is out.

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Fundraising Week 2012: How to Assemble a Grant-Writing Team

December 5, 2012

Can't afford a grant writer? Train your staff to prepare proposals!

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Fundraising Week 2012: Do's and Don'ts of Grant Writing

December 5, 2012

How is writing a federal grant proposal like baking a cake? Find out in this article we've re-posted for our first-ever Fundraising Week.

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Fundraising Week 2012: What Motivates People to Give to Charity?

December 4, 2012

People donate to charities for different reasons. Learn about some of the common profiles of charitable givers--and how you can market your organization to them.

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Fundraising Week 2012: Diversify Your Fundraising Portfolio

December 4, 2012

It's Fundraising Week here at NCFY! We're re-posting some of our favorite articles from the Right on the Money series, which focuses on how youth-serving organizations can sustain their programs financially. In this article first published in April 2009, we talk to fundraising consultant Ann McCaw about the importance of "diversifying" your funding sources.

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Transform Online Shopping into Holiday Fundraising, and Welcome to Fundraising Week 2012!

December 3, 2012

NCFY kicks off "Fundraising Week" with simple ways agencies can solicit holiday donations from online shoppers.

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