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4 Strategies to Retain Your #GivingTuesday Donors

Look at you, rockstar! Nailing #GivingTuesday like a boss. Smiling from ear to ear. Radiating a post-gift glow. Blushing over all those new donors. I hope your #GivingTuesday exceeded your every expectation whether you doubled your fundraising goals or tried something completely and out of the box this year. And if you sat this year out, […]

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11 Fail-Proof Ideas for Holiday Fundraisers

With the holidays just around the corner, spirits are high, our sense of community is strong and people are on the hunt for fun, festive activities—especially when they’re for a good cause. These holiday fundraisers are sure to help you spice up your year-end giving season! 1. Polar plunge challenge While the concept of giving […]

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3 Creative Ways to Get Generation Z Involved With Your Nonprofit

You don’t need to have spending power to make an impact, and young people today know this. Those who make up Generation Z (Gen Z), born between 1996 and 2010, are more involved with activism and addressing issues in their community, like gun violence and bullying, than any previous generation. They’re more than 27 percent of the global […]

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3 Big Ways Artificial Intelligence Impacts Nonprofits

The Oxford English Dictionary defines artificial intelligence as the “theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.” According to the Brookings Institute, nonprofit organizations are showing a surging interest in tapping into the capabilities of not only artificial intelligence […]

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6 Must-Haves for Your Nonprofit Website

Now more than ever, a sleek and functional website is essential to your nonprofit’s brand. Things as seemingly trivial as a long load time, lack of mobile compatibility or dated design could be enough to stunt your site’s growth. But we’ve got you covered: here are six elements that will lure donors to your website and keep […]

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How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses

When nonprofits and local businesses work together, both parties reap the benefits. The nonprofit gets the word out about its cause and expands its donor base, and the business boosts its sales and exposure in the community. It may sound too good to be true, but it’s really not. Here’s how to reach out to socially […]

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The 5 Rules for Supercharged Year-End Giving

In working with dozens of faith-focused organizations on year-end giving programs, I have found that there are five basic rules that must guide your strategy if you want to steadily increase year-end giving each and every year: Rule #1: Make Sure Your Message is Consistent The first rule for strong generosity at the end of the year […]

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Nonprofits Beware: You Can Get Hacked Too

As a nonprofit, you have a mission, and that’s usually a contribution or benefit to society, people, the environment, animals, or some other cause. Whatever it is, you provide a service without the reward of big profits. You’re humble. What you make is funneled back into programs, staff, and projects. So, you’re safe from hacking, […]

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Top Facebook Blunders That Hurt Year-End Fundraising

Can you believe it? Summer flew by, and now we’re headed right into year-end fundraising season. If you’re like most nonprofits, you will raise most of your money during the last three months of the year, particularly between Thanksgiving and December 31st when the big ball drops. Now is the time to put all your resources […]

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3 Tips to Help Your Nonprofit Get Ready for #GivingTuesday

As you start to get ready for Giving Tuesday, it can seem like a monumental task. Below are three tips for you to use to make sure you’re making the most of one of the fastest growing giving days on the calendar! 1. Communicate the mission, not the day If you’re participating in Giving Tuesday this year […]

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3 Matching Gift Fundraising Tips for Savvy Nonprofits

If your organization doesn’t have a matching gifts fundraising strategy, you’re missing out on easy money. In fact, through matching gift programs specifically, you can double your fundraising power with little-to-no extra effort. Here are my top three tips on how you can maximize your matching gift program: Promote matching gifts during magic moments. Promote matching gifts year-round. […]

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Why Your Board Isn’t Fundraising (And How to Fix It)

What’s the hardest job in the world? Parenting a toddler or teenager? Milking venom from poisonous snakes? What about motivating unpaid volunteers to raise money and reporting to them because those same volunteers are your bosses? Engaging a leadership team made up solely of volunteers is one of the most ambitious, delicate and daunting responsibilities a CEO […]