Enlighten And Entertain To Engage New Donors

Nonprofits operate in a kind, generous yet highly competitive environment; they look for donors to sustain their efforts and money to pay their organization's bills and support their cause, and accomplish this without financial or intellectual cost to any other charity. Maintaining charitable equilibrium isn't easy when you consider there are over 1.5 million charities in the …

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Why Make Recurring Giving Your Priority

Every non-profit organization faces the same dilemma: resources are always scarce. That's why savvy non-profit leaders seek ways to optimize fundraising without a significant investment of human resources. Sounds impossible, right? It turns out, however, that there is a way to grow your donations with minimal effort: recurring gifts. What is recurring giving? Recurring giving …

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How to get your Board to Fundraise Effectively

As you build the perfect nonprofit board of trustees, it can be challenging to know exactly who to look for or how to utilize their enthusiasm. One of the most important aspects of you board's participation in the nonprofit organization is the connections they have, and how they can mobilize those connections to help your …

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Bring In Donation Dollars With Fundraising Software

The nonprofit world is a competitive place, with 1.5 million organizations competing for nearly $360 billionfrom public institutions, corporations and private donors. Donations generally comprise between 10%-15%of the average nonprofit's revenues, so for some small to medium-sized groups, that money means the difference between working within a comfortable budget and either cutting services or going out of business. While …

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The Benefits of Controlled Peer to Peer Fundraising

In a world where keeping up with the latest technology can prove challenging, your nonprofit shouldn't also worry about the dangers of peer to peer fundraising. When expanding your donor base is key to the longevity of your organization, relying on volunteer fundraisers to collect donations from their networks is a necessity. While expanding your …

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Nonprofit’s Strategic Plan Specs: M.U.D. (Money, Unity, Diversity)

It starts with a thought, a scattered plan, a passion born of pain and the desire to alleviate suffering for others. It's the idea of creating a cause, changing the world with a charity and leaving all around you better for what you've achieved. It's heroic and humble at the same time, and it's also …

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Building a Healthy and Lasting Philanthropic Relationship

There is no denying the simple fact that relationships between businesses and nonprofits should be mutually beneficial. That is, each entity should feel as though the partnership is providing measurable value. This key takeaway should lay the foundation for all interactions as both sides come to the table to discuss developing a relationship. Businesses, while …

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5 Tips for Attracting and Retaining Reliable Volunteers

Attracting and retaining reliable volunteers is difficult for any organization. There are so many obligations competing for a person's time. Here 5 Tips for attracting and retaining reliable volunteers. Understand Time Constraints. It is important for you to speak with the potential volunteer to understand how much time they have available to commit and when they …

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How Public Acknowledgement Can Attract (And Keep) Donors

Thanking people isn't just good manners. It's a powerful tool in the marketing arsenal of any non-profit organization. Particularly, acknowledging donors in public can help a non-profit grow. How does this work? Psychology People who are publicly thanked for giving, even if it is for a small amount, are more likely to give again. They …

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