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Dealing with negative comments on social media

We all know that social media is a great tool to tell your story, engage with your donors, and ultimately achieve your mission. In fact, nonprofit organizations that are not using social media are seriously losing out, not only funding, but also supporters, volunteers, and awareness for their cause. But do you know that social […]

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6 Ways to Leverage Financial Data for a Successful Giving Season

Giving season is right around the corner, and we know that, in between sips of pumpkin spice lattes, fundraising and development teams across the country are busy finalizing their plans to maximize giving opportunities. But have you ever considered that the months leading up to giving season are actually a perfect time to review your organization’s […]

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The ABC’s of Winning a Lapsed Donor Back

Imagine this scenario: Your organization received a donation from a donor once or twice but have not received anything this year. Some nonprofit professionals may say well that donor is gone, time to find a new one. WRONG! Studies show that it costs less to retain, or re-engage, a lapsed donor, then it does to […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Fundraising Strategy Fresh

If you’re looking at your organization’s fundraising strategy and trying to find areas where you can improve it before the year-end rush, you’re in luck! With each new year comes improved technology and plenty of new ways to enhance your fundraising. Whether you’re planning to launch more campaigns or looking for the right software, you […]

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Capturing Attention During Year-End Fundraising

Let’s face it: Each year-end fundraising season seems to get noisier than the last. With millions of nonprofits around the globe asking for donations on Giving Tuesday, throughout the holiday season, and in the last two days of December, it’s no wonder donors (and staff) have a bit of a fundraising hangover come January. For […]

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The Procrastinator’s Guide to End of Year Fundraising

Smart fundraisers start planning their end of year fundraising as early as July.  Why?  Many successful organizations raise as much as 30% of their individual gifts in December along, sometimes as much as 50%! Did you procrastinate? There’s still time for you to make end of year epic. You just have to pick and choose […]

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Grant Seeking 101: Managing the Grant

Congratulations! You got the grant! It probably took you a long time to get here. The entire grants process—from writing the application to receiving the award—can take anywhere from six months to several years. But really, your work has just started. Now it’s time to do what you promised and manage the grant effectively. In this […]

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Leveraging Facebook to the Fullest

Why Facebook is Important to Nonprofits If you’re a marketer, then you know the impact that Facebook has globally. The platform provides a vast space for organizations of all sizes to reach people all over the world. The social media giant has 1.47 billion active daily users worldwide- that’s 66% of its monthly users- making Facebook the third […]

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Can Donor Surveys Really Help You Raise Money?

The answer my friends is a resounding YES! Numerous studies reveal donor satisfaction is the single biggest driver of donor loyalty. According to world-renowned fundraising researcher Adrian Sargent, donors indicating that they were ‘very satisfied’ with the quality of service provided being twice as likely to offer a second or subsequent gift than those who identified themselves as merely satisfied. […]

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T-Shirt Fundraising: A New Take on Crowdfunding

If your nonprofit is looking for a new fundraising idea that will get your supporters excited to make a donation, then t-shirt fundraising could be exactly what you’re looking for. This new crowdfunding option is an easy way for your nonprofit to not only raise money on a recurring basis but also increase awareness of your work […]

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Nonprofits: A Beginner’s Guide

Recently a family of raccoons had to be removed from the attic of my in-law’s lake house. When we asked the owner of the pest control company how he was able to remove them so quickly his reply was quick, succinct, funny and purely logical. He simply replied: “I think like a raccoon!” Not only […]

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The Fundraising Trends of 2019 You Don’t Want to Miss

If you’re looking for ways to boost your 2019 fundraising efforts for your nonprofit organization, you’re in the right place. There’s no better way to do so than by knowing the trends within your niche. Understanding what’s happening around you helps you to think ahead, learn people’s behaviors, and seize the opportunities available. Here are […]