4 Ways to Quickly Cover the Cost of Your Fundraising Software

You need to spend money to raise money. Every nonprofit organization knows that modified adage is true. Fundraising software expedites your efforts, but the most sophisticated tools — donor management, accounting and marketing integration, etc. — tout at least a small fee. That fee is easily recouped by the platform's capabilities, but we get it: …

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Business Strategies Non-Profits Should Adapt From the For-Profit Sector

Today's non-profits face increasing competition. Getting your message out to donors and stakeholders can be a challenge. Donors in particular have a wide range of potential causes to which they can choose to offer their support. How can you make sure your non-profit succeeds in this challenging environment? It turns out there are numerous strategies …

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How to Ask For Donations in 5 Steps

Non-Profit organizations are difficult to finance, even in the best economies. When a business model involves relying on people to generously give you free money, asking for donations is an intimidating process. Finding the right balance between funding your business and annoying or driving away potential donors is tricky, but necessary to ensure your goals …

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5 Tips to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page

Social Media is absolutely everywhere, and it's not going away anytime soon. For those of us involved in Non-Profit Organizations, social media can feel like a huge hassle that takes time away from our cause. It doesn't have to be that way. In fact, by taking advantage of some of the functions a site like …

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Want Your Event to Stand Out? Tap These Top 5 Fundraising Ideas for This Summer

Fundraising while school's in session or even right at summer's start is tricky. Prospective donors have graduations to attend, summer daycare arrangements to make, and pools to set up, among other big distractions. Once July rolls around, however, your non-profit will have the perfect opportunity to cater to families looking for a little summer fun. Of course, your organization won't be the only …

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The Different Types of Fundraisers: Part 2

Continuing our overview of effective fundraising for nonprofits, here are some more ideas that successful organizations have drawn upon to solicit donations. Silent auctions – The classic silent auction arrangement involves setting up a bunch of tables at a site and inviting attendees to place bids on each item by jotting their name and bid …

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The Different Types of Fundraisers: Part 1

Nonprofits vary widely in the orientation of their activities. There are nonprofits for nearly every cause imaginable: animal rights, child literacy, amateur sporting events, anti-hunger initiatives—the list is endless. What most nonprofits do have in common, however, is a chronic shortage of funds. It seems as if there are never enough resources for mission-critical tasks. …

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What Defines a NonProfit: Part II

Nonprofits help the public in many different ways. Some provide assistance in the form of food, shelter, emergency aid, elderly care, etc.—they’re called human service organizations. Others use peer-to-peer fundraising to provide critical health services to uninsured people, or even to put on theater productions for local communities. Nonprofits tend to fall in the following …

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