Building a Nonprofit Fundraising Strategy During Coronavirus

As the world looks to mobilize new norms to work out this pandemic, nonprofit organizations appear to be on the edge as they look to help provide for the community. In this time of distress, your nonprofit organization needs to build a strong strategy to fulfill your fundraising goals. Now that fundraising events are not […]

Fundraising from 6 Feet Away: Tips for Making Your Giving Day an Online-Only Event

In the coming days many people may start to feel lonely or isolated due to the necessary public health emphasis on social distancing. They will look to the networks they know and love for comfort and friendship. Social good organizations are in a unique position to bolster their built-in networks during this time. People think […]

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2020 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. The first step is to decide which days to build a campaign upon and then add them to your 2020 editorial calendar. In addition to the days listed below, see also public holidays by country, Days of the Year, and Wikipedia’s List […]

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6 Tips to be at the Top of Your Fundraising Game

With an increasing number of nonprofits entering the scene, there’s a lot of competition for the limited amount of attention and resources out there. In this environment, you need to stay at the top of your game to make the most out of all the available opportunities. Here are a few tips to help your […]

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Communications New Year’s Resolutions for Fundraisers

Important question, fundraiser. What portion of your job is communications? Answer: more than you probably realize. After all, two very large portions of the development cycle (cultivation and stewardship) involve a lot of communications. The nature and format of these communications can vary depending on whether you work with annual level donors or major donors. […]

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How to Reach Beyond Your Typical Donor Base

As we reach the end of 2019, reflections and evaluations are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. What is working well? What could we change? How can we grow and create a larger impact? How can we make next year even better? One of the best ways to increase your impact is to expand your […]

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Telling Better Stories During Year-End Fundraising

Storytelling is an innate part of fundraising. Whether or not we do it intentionally, we are always in the midst of constructing a narrative about our organization, its work and why people should support it. During year-end fundraising campaigns, organizations tend to step up their storytelling efforts ten-fold. Some campaigns are even built around a single story. […]

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6 Ways to Leverage Financial Data for a Successful Giving Season

Giving season is right around the corner, and we know that, in between sips of pumpkin spice lattes, fundraising and development teams across the country are busy finalizing their plans to maximize giving opportunities. But have you ever considered that the months leading up to giving season are actually a perfect time to review your organization’s […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Fundraising Strategy Fresh

If you’re looking at your organization’s fundraising strategy and trying to find areas where you can improve it before the year-end rush, you’re in luck! With each new year comes improved technology and plenty of new ways to enhance your fundraising. Whether you’re planning to launch more campaigns or looking for the right software, you […]

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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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T-Shirt Fundraising: A New Take on Crowdfunding

If your nonprofit is looking for a new fundraising idea that will get your supporters excited to make a donation, then t-shirt fundraising could be exactly what you’re looking for. This new crowdfunding option is an easy way for your nonprofit to not only raise money on a recurring basis but also increase awareness of your work […]

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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 […]