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. […]

8 GivingTuesday Email Examples that Inspire and Convert

It’s official: GivingTuesday is happening on December 1, 2020. Are you ready? If the answer is “no”, don’t worry: you’re not alone! Although not everyone loves GivingTuesday, there’s no denying that it has a huge impact on nonprofits worldwide (and that your board will definitely ask you about it). And one of the best ways to […]

3 Major Reasons to Host a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser

Peer-to-peer fundraising (also known as social, P2P, or DIY fundraising) is an effective way to raise money for any cause. With this type of campaign, you enlist dedicated supporters to fundraise on your behalf. Typically, you equip each participant with a custom-built personal fundraising page, which they then share with their family and friends. The ultimate goal […]

The Anatomy of an Effective Fundraiser Letter

Social media is all the rage these days. Although less personable, it’s become a major outreach tool. But according to the Blackbaud Institute, while social media is on the rise, direct mail has declined from 49% to 23% of donors from 2010 to 2018. Yet, direct mail remains viable for “mature donors” born 1945 or sooner. This […]

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. […]