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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? […]

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 […]

Follow This Sentence Structure To Effectively Communicate Fundraising Goals

During a campaign, communication is key. In fact, communication is key in most instances (relationships, operations, ordering at a restaurant) but I digress. Today we will talk about how to help your audience visualize the impact their donation can have within your organization and then how to communicate the results when a campaign has ended. […]

The Art Of Asking: 3 Tricks To Keep Donation Appeal Messaging Fresh

How many times can you ask the same supporters for help? Well the answer might come down to the specifics of how we frame donation appeal messaging. If we ask the same question ten times or use a vague call to action no different to the last, we risk sounding repetitive and unimaginative. When it comes to the art […]

5 Post-Giving Tuesday Strategies to Boost Your Year-End Impact

Seasoned nonprofits know that strong Giving Tuesday strategies are the foundation of fundraising success. They also know that engaging supporters after this high-traffic donation day is just as critical to achieving lofty year-end goals and sustaining their missions for the long-term. Data from Classy’s State of Modern Philanthropy report tells us that nearly one-third of all giving activity on […]

Ten Giving Ideas More Creative Than Cash

We’re approaching the most critical fundraising season for nonprofits. A lump sum cash donation with no designation would probably make your year-end giving dreams come true. But the reality is that the last year and a half has left many individuals and donors facing financial challenges and uncertainties. It’s important to not lose connection with […]

Countdown to GivingTuesday: 3 Tips for GivingTuesday Success

The last quarter of 2021 and GivingTuesday are sneaking up on so many of us this year. With all the shifting to a new normal—and yet another version of normal—planning tends to fall to the bottom of the priority list. We need to remember that having something planned for GivingTuesday is better than having nothing planned. The great thing is that your […]

12 Fall Fundraising Ideas Inspired by the Back-to-School Season

A change in season means new fundraising opportunities for your nonprofit. Spring, summer, winter, and fall each open the door to unique occasions and celebrations. Even football season comes with its own set of activities. Fall is an advantageous time for nonprofits because students are heading back to school. This provides a chance for your organization to rally supporters around your cause […]

What to Consider When Picking Your Next Fundraising Event Theme

Many organizations are re-inventing themselves and their events after the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the whole world was tilted on its axis in the last year and a half, if there was ever a time to try something new, it’s now. This can be an exciting opportunity, but it can also be overwhelming if you don’t […]

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