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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 […]

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 […]

How to Source the Right Donation Match Partner for Your Nonprofit

Donation matching is a powerful way to inspire your supporters to give. While many nonprofits think of donation matching as a year-end effort or something for which you need a major corporate sponsor, sourcing the right matching partner can happen year-round and leverage a variety of partners. In this post, we’ll walk you through the different […]

6 Ways to Keep Corporate Partners Engaged During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the power of corporate partnerships with nonprofits front and center. Businesses are able to help nonprofits fill financial gaps when donations have waned, and nonprofits have helped businesses find ways to actively support their communities during the public health crisis. With 86% of consumers wanting to see brands serve as “safety nets” during COVID-19, […]

15 Creative Ways to Incentivize or Thank Fundraisers

When someone chooses to fundraise on your organization’s behalf, it’s important to recognize that person’s commitment and deep engagement with your mission. Similarly, because fundraising requires more effort than making a one-time donation, a prize or gift can provide that extra boost to encourage someone to create a personal fundraising page. Whether it’s a shoutout on social […]

Best Donation Form Practices to Actually Boost Fundraising

You finished designing your website. Great job! Now you are ready to share it with the world and see the donations pour in, right? Not so fast. What’s the donation experience that you’re offering? How does your donation form work? You only have one chance to make a first impression. So make sure it is the best. […]

2021 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising and social media awareness campaigns. In addition to the days listed below, see also public holidays by country, Days of the Year, and Wikipedia’s List of Commemorative Months. January 17: World Religion Day — #WorldReligionDay 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service — #MLKDay 28: Data Privacy Day —  #DataPrivacyDay […]

10 Nonprofit Sector Trends for 2021

Are you as ready for 2021 as I am? COVID-19 brought a slew of challenges for the nonprofit sector this year — but it didn’t get us down! As always, nonprofits showed their resilience and innovation to overcome a very difficult time. I’m excited to see the nonprofit world kick things up a notch in […]

5 Creative Examples of Corporate Sponsorships

Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the critical social justice movement, businesses and nonprofits alike have looked for ways to deepen their impact in the world. The year 2020 has highlighted the value of for-profit and nonprofit partnerships, and it’s a trend we expect to continue into 2021. As donations waned for some nonprofits during the economic […]

4 Tips to Boost Matching Gift Revenue for Nonprofits

Eighty-four percent of donors are more likely to give if their gift will be matched, and one in three say they’d make a larger gift if they knew it would be matched. Matching campaigns are a great way to motivate your supporters. By knowing their donation will be doubled, supporters can feel like they’re making an even […]

#GivingTuesday – What Nonprofits Need to Know

When the end of the year rolls around, giving campaigns for nonprofits kick into high gear. #GivingTuesday plays an important role in social media to highlight the importance of giving during the holiday season. This episode of 5 Business Rules, covers five things to know if you want to run a campaign for Giving Tuesday. […]

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