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4 Strategies for Increasing Your In-Kind Donations

As a nonprofit professional, you know all about maximizing revenue for your organization. From acquiring recurring gifts to connecting with major donors to soliciting small business sponsorships, you’ve done it all. However, financial gifts aren’t the only donations helpful for your organization — in-kind gifts are another avenue for your audience to directly support your work. […]

8 Common Donation Page Mistakes (and Simple Solutions!)

Donors appreciate the convenience of making online contributions, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. According to the Blackbaud Institute, online giving saw an increase of 8% in 2022 and 12% in 2023. To participate more fully in online giving, your website is your most crucial asset. And your website’s most important asset is […]

Donor Appreciation: Strategies to Show Gratitude in Fundraising

Fundraising is challenging… you know that well. Asking people to donate to your cause when they have many other options and ways to use that money is a big deal. The fact that your donors choose to support your work is truly remarkable and shows that they really care about your mission. So, shouldn’t you, […]

Creative Raffle Ideas for Nonprofit Fundraising

Raffles, a time-honoured fundraising tactic, presents an exciting opportunity for nonprofits to not only raise funds but also to cultivate a sense of community and excitement among supporters. Raffles involve the sale of tickets, with participants entering for a chance to win prizes, typically donated from local businesses or supporters of the organization. At C(, […]

5 Research-Based Fundraising Strategies For Modern Campaigns

In the world of nonprofit fundraising, much of what is considered best practice is steeped in tradition, passed down through generations of fundraisers. While there’s immense value in learning from experienced individuals, it’s essential to acknowledge that what works for one organization may not necessarily work for another, and even widely accepted practices can lose […]

10 Simple Fundraising Tips Guaranteed to Improve Effectiveness

The stakes are always high when you’re launching a fundraising campaign. Professional fundraisers need to cover all the details to meet their targets. Individuals raising money for a cause they care about deeply want to surpass their donation goals and build enthusiasm for the mission. Nonprofit leaders managing both types of fundraisers need to equip […]

How to Convert Volunteers to Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

Volunteers are essential to the success and impact of nonprofit organizations. Not only because they provide direct support with their skills, but because they are passionate and truly care about the nonprofit’s mission. Their enthusiasm and dedication inspire the communities they serve, expanding the nonprofit’s reach as they share their experiences and advocate for the […]

5 Actions to End the Year Strong

You’re rounding the corner on end-of-year giving and are hopefully already seeing the fruits of your effort! With campaigns launched, events planned, and donations coming in, now is the time to focus on these last 5 actions to make sure that 2023 is your best fundraising year to date! 1.  Make sure you process sustainer […]

Last-Minute Strategies to Foster Donor Connections Before End of Year

The final stretch of the year is a critical time for nonprofits to inspire generosity and solidify their annual fundraising efforts. While connecting with donors throughout the year is important, this time presents a unique opportunity to forge powerful bonds, remind them why they support your mission, and set the stage for continued support in […]

Last-Minute Year-End Appeal Strategies

A year-end appeal is crucial for nonprofits to maximize donations before the close of the fiscal year.It’s advisable to start planning your strategy several months in advance, ideally, at least 3-6 months before the end of the fiscal year. But what if you were too busy and didn’t have enough time? No worries! If you […]

What to do after #GivingTuesday

At this point, every nonprofit professional is aware of the significance of Giving Tuesday in the nonprofit world. Organizations can raise funds for projects, programs, and initiatives, bring in new donors, or attract volunteers, often with campaigns specifically prepared for this day. But, what happens after Giving Tuesday? How do you keep your donors motivated […]

3 Proven Ways to Find and Convert New Donors

If you’re like every nonprofit on the planet, you’ve got one thing on your mind: acquiring new donors! No matter what your mission is, you’re probably dedicating significant resources to finding potential supporters and getting that first gift. And with donor retention rates on the decline, new donor acquisition is a constant topic of conversation. […]