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14 Easy Nonprofit Fundraising Ideas

Major fundraising events like 5K races, golf tournaments, and black-tie galas are extremely successful at generating revenue for nonprofits of all sizes and cause sectors. However, these fundraising events also require large budgets, time to plan, and significant volunteer support. The goal of any nonprofit fundraising event is maximizing donations while minimizing expenses. That way, […]

In-Person Fundraising Events Are Back in Full Swing — How to Make the Most of It

With the weather warming up, fundraising events season is getting into full swing. And this year, at long last, our events are back to in person — mostly. Although many events will continue to have a hybrid component for some time to come, there’s no better opportunity to engage with your constituents than when you can provide them that […]

8 Gala Fundraiser Tips for the Small Nonprofit

Imagine sitting at a table of like-minded individuals and engaging in meaningful conversation. It’s an evening of toasting to a fantastic organization, an opportunity to network with peers, a chance to support a great cause, and a forum for building long-lasting relationships. This event is better known as a gala fundraiser. But, what is a gala? […]

How to Source and Retain Consistent Volunteers

Volunteers help nonprofits in a variety of ways. Sometimes you need them for short-term help like a weekend cleanup event or managing your 5k run. However, you might also need their support for longer-term projects or tasks that require training. Sourcing and retaining long-term volunteers takes some work, but you can find consistent volunteers to support […]

5 Tips To Cultivate A People First Culture In Your Nonprofit Workplace

You may have heard the term “people first culture” here and there, but what does it really mean? Inc.com describes the term as the following: “People-first cultures are rooted in a philosophy that values people over profits. The ironic twist is that when employees are valued as whole individuals and provided the opportunity for well-being, connection, and fulfillment, […]

5 TYPES OF STORIES FOR NON-PROFIT FUNDRAISING

Stories are an incredible tool for non-profit fundraising. Stories help non-profits illustrate their compelling reasons for giving in a way that makes sense to people who aren’t doing the work day in and day out. And when a fundraising appeal is easy to understand, there’s one less barrier to someone donating. Your non-profit has lots […]

4 Communications Strategy Tips for Donor Retention

A common misconception among newer nonprofit professionals is that every campaign or event is meant to attract new donors and donations. While acquisition is definitely a worthwhile goal, a sensible fundraising specialist will tell you that another top priority of any given fundraising project should be retaining the dedicated supporters that you already have.   The […]

The new OCSWSSW website sets the bar for form and function

Great websites integrate a great experience for both end-users as well as the team managing it! Meeting the needs of various audiences – the public, members and applicants – as well as building back-end functionality specialized to make the administration of the website simple and efficient was our goal with the redesign and rebuild of […]

24 Instagram Tips for the Modern Nonprofit

If a picture is worth a thousand words, your nonprofit’s Instagram account is a storytelling goldmine.  Instagram is one of the fastest-growing and highly engaged social media platforms, celebrating its 12th birthday in 2022. Learn how to capitalize on the latest Instagram features to engage donors on the 7th most visited website in the world. Instagram for […]

Nonprofit Marketing: 10 Lessons for All Nonprofits

Nonprofit marketing is a critical part of your annual fundraising strategy, and it’s quickly evolving. In 2022, nonprofits and for-profit brands alike must master new platforms, algorithms, and donor preferences to reach the right audiences and drive them to act.  Marketing Tips for Nonprofits Successful nonprofit marketing extends beyond just getting more eyes on your campaigns or fundraising […]

8 Tips for Effective Employee Onboarding at Your Nonprofit

Hiring new employees takes time and resources, yet 50% of senior outside hires turnover within the first 18 months and 50% of hourly workers leave new jobs within the first 120 days. The first 90 days are critical for effectively onboarding a new hire to your organization. Effective employee onboarding needs to: Ensure new hires know what’s […]

10 Ideas for Activity-Based Fundraising in 2022

No matter who you are in the nonprofit and fundraising world, your constituents are no longer all in one place. The people who support you are quite literally all over the world today. Your supporters are leading lives in the world of digital transformation that make getting and keeping their attention increasingly difficult. If you’re looking […]

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