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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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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 […]

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3 Simple Donor Retention Strategies for Social Media

According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, donor retention rates consistently hover at 45% or less. That means for every 100 new donors, 55 never return to make a second gift! Donors have gotten more selective about the nonprofits they support. And they’ve also gotten better at tuning out messages that aren’t interesting. So where does this […]

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The Best Social Media Platforms For Nonprofits

Choosing a social media platform for any organization can be daunting. Nonprofits, which work with limited funds, need to be even choosier on which channels best serve their needs based on their audience, time and resources. When considering which social media platforms to choose, begin by asking these three questions: Who is our target audience? What […]

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How to Create a Sustainable Volunteer Program

Turning one-time volunteers into longtime volunteers isn’t easy. That’s why establishing a sustainable, organized and engaging volunteer program should be one of your organization’s top priorities. Chances are, your nonprofit most likely couldn’t stay afloat without volunteers, so follow these tips in order to treat them right and manage them well. Set goals Ask your volunteers to […]

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Why your nonprofit should follow best practices

I am sure you have noticed big changes over the past years in the non-profit sector. They are related to leadership styles, new fundraising methods, new generations of donors… and the list goes on and on. In a digital age, non-profit leaders must change their mindset and follow best practices and new trends if they don’t […]

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Online Marketing: 10 Things Nonprofits Should Consider

It’s hard to know if you’re doing everything you can to maximize your online marketing efforts. Let’s start with these 10 ideas to cover the basics. 1. Does your homepage inspire action? You have a very finite amount of time to prove why someone should remain on your website. People are easily distracted. In a […]

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5 Versatile Fundraising Strategies for Small Nonprofits

If your nonprofit is just getting started, it’s easy to be daunted by the challenges that arise with fundraising efforts. This is especially true if you compare yourself to larger and more established organizations, which draw on brand recognition and longtime supporters to reach their goals. However, while you need to work hard, you don’t […]

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3 Annual Giving Strategies for 2019

When it comes to resources, most annual giving teams have limited time and money for annual giving appeals. Little wins add up—a donor renews her gift for $500 more than last year, a direct mail campaign motivates a larger group of donors than anticipated, more first-time donors pledge than ever before. Every little bit counts.     If you’re keeping track, you […]

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5 Features of Effective Email Newsletters

Imagine a world where every email newsletter you sent out directly impacted the results of your organization. A world where open rates are high, readers are interested, and each new send resulted in more calls, more donations, and more people signing up to support your cause. It’s closer than you may think… If you’re already […]

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How to Hold a Campaign Retrospective

You work hard to ensure your campaigns are successful. But inevitably, each come with their own challenges and triumphs. To capture key learnings and implement them for future campaign iterations, you can hold a campaign retrospective with your team. Campaign retrospectives allow you to reflect and get your entire team on the same page after […]

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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 […]