What You Read In 2016

Check out the 10 most-read articles on Learn, where nonprofits, donors, and companies go to learn how to make the world a better place.


1. Seven Steps To Crowdfunding Success (That Work On Every Continent)

You tapped into the power of the crowd in 2016 to raise money for causes that matter. Our most-read article on Learn breaks crowdfunding into simple steps that work for nonprofits of all sizes, all over the world. Read more.

2. Nine Awe-Inspiring Ways To Spread Joy This Holiday Season

You searched for ways to wow your friends and family with meaningful gifts. The holidays are now behind us, but this list of creative gift ideas is evergreen. Read more.

3. Cyclist Raises $10,000 For Italy Earthquake Recovery With One Epic Ride

350 miles. Steep mountain passes. A 5-figure fundraising goal. Nick Moceri didn’t let anything stand between him and aid for Italy earthquake survivors. Read more.

4. Crowdfundamentals: A Beginner’s Guide To Crowdfunding Success

This popular (and free) workbook makes crowdfunding a piece of cake. Each short chapter offers a practical tool for planning your first, or best-yet, crowdfunding campaign. Read more.

5. Roar Heard Round The World: TV Channel Protects Animals With GlobalGiving

The outlook for Motambo, a little chimp rescued from the illegal pet and bush meat industry, wasn’t certain. But with love, care, and help from donors like you, he made a miraculous recovery. This story about an innovative partnership between Animal Planet and GlobalGiving to save animals warmed a lot of hearts in 2016. Read more.

6. Why A Stranger May Hold The Key To Your Happiness

A Harvard professor studied the effects of giving in 136 countries around the world, and his findings about how to stay happy at work and at home surprised you. Read more.

7. Nine Super-Simple Tips For Writing Effective Thank You Emails To Donors

Who wouldn’t want to make donors feel appreciated, connected, and compelled to give again? You turned to this article to learn how. Read more.

8. How To Set SMART Goals For Fundraising

This short webinar made so many nonprofit fundraisers smarter in 2016! You learned how to raise more money for important causes by setting Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Time-Bound goals. Read more.

9. Do-It-Yourself Nonprofit Budget Template

Balancing the budget can be a difficult task for resource-strapped nonprofits! Certainly, that’s why this time-saving, free template for nonprofits was one of the most in-demands tools on Learn in 2016. Read more.

10. Do-It-Yourself Nonprofit Financial Statement

The people behind the 16,000+ projects on GlobalGiving are striving to make the world a better place, often with very limited resources and all-volunteer staff. This two-year nonprofit financial statement gave many of you a bird’s-eye view of your financial health (and didn’t require an accountant to translate). Read more.

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