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Donor Retention Strategies: Get Donors to Give Again

It’s the age-old question asked by development professionals everywhere. “How do we retain our existing donors?” The confusion persists because frankly, nonprofits still struggle to keep donor retention rates high year after year. At a quick, current glance, some accounts found the percentage of donors who gave in the first quarter of 2021 and then […]

10 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself During The Year-End Giving Season

Now that the year-end giving season is well underway, you’re probably feeling even more pressure to hit your goals and raise more funds than ever. You might be working more hours than usual and trying to meet additional expectations. If you’re struggling to stay on top of everything without burning out, I can see why.  Below I’ll share ten […]

6 Year-End Email Templates to Raise More for Your Nonprofit

Giving season, the time between Giving Tuesday and New Year’s Eve, is incredibly important to many mission-focused organizations worldwide. Donors already feel increasingly charitable, with nonprofits acquiring 10X more donors on Giving Tuesday compared to an average day of the year. It’s just directing their attention toward your cause and making strategic appeals. If you’re looking […]

7 Simple Strategies to Create a Very Merry Year End

“To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven. . . .”  A time . . . . To go back-to-school. To watch Football. A time . . . For warm Sweaters and crackling fires. For everything Pumpkin Spice. A time . . . To put the finishing touches on […]

Tips and Tricks for Corporate Partnerships on Giving Tuesday

Are you bringing corporate partnerships into your Giving Tuesday strategy this year? We’re breaking down our favorite tips and tricks to help on one of the most important days of the year for nonprofit fundraisers. While many nonprofits see Giving Tuesday as a significant donor engagement opportunity, the power of corporate sponsorships is often overlooked. In fact, research shows […]

Roundup: The Best Year-End Fundraising Advice From Nonprofit Consultants

Your busiest giving season is right around the corner. Are you prepared? In this roundup, I compiled the best year-end fundraising advice from several nonprofit consultants in my network. Use these best practices to get a jumpstart on your year-end planning. 1. What is the biggest mistake you see nonprofits make at end of year? […]

Giving Tuesday 2022: When Is It & What to Expect

As Giving Tuesday 2022 rounds the corner, savvy nonprofits are hitting the ground running in preparation for one of the biggest giving days of the year. Organizations need to ensure their strategies align with the latest donor and consumer behavior trends—especially in today’s evolving social and fundraising landscape—in order to maximize their slice of this multi-billion dollar […]

4 Ideas to Reach More Donors Through Their Communities

Those around us influence us. An individual’s community often impacts when, how, why, and to which organizations they choose to support. When you understand how to tap into a community of donors, you unlock massive potential for increased generosity. People give for various reasons, like supporting others in need, coming together with coworkers, and playing […]

Summer Fundraising To-Dos

There’s a lot to do this summer to successfully fundraise year-round There’s nothing better than taking a step back and a slow breath during the summer months. But, there’s also nothing worse than having year-end giving preparations creep up on you. Don’t let the seasonality of fundraising steal your summer fun! Focus on a short […]

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 […]

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