Why Recurring Donations Matter: Money In Means Services Rendered

Three surprising statistics about charities and charitable giving in the United States: There are 1,571,056 tax-exempt organizations, of which 1,097,689 are public charities. Individual Americans donated $258.51 billion to charities in 2014, up 5.7% from 2013. Of all the money donated to charities that year, 72% came from living individuals, with the remainder from corporations,trusts and foundations. …

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Five Fundraisers For Happier Holidays

"The holidays": the time period starting with Halloween and ending with New Year's Day. The two-month testament to overbooked schedules, overeating and overspending. A socially conscious holiday appeals to many people, tired of the brash commercial barrage of advertisements. Here are five fundraisers for your nonprofit that meet the needs of holiday shoppers and provide …

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When The Boss Balks: Get That “Yes” For Fundraising Software

The business of raising money is big business in this country. There are 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S., and Americans gave over $373 billion to these charities in 2015. And it takes time and money to raise this kind of money: highly rated nonprofits spend in the range of 10% to 20% of every dollar on overhead costs, but many …

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How to Write Emails to Donors That Get Results

Not every NPO can afford an in-house writer or public affairs specialist to carefully craft compelling emails to donors to ask for funds or volunteers. But that doesn't mean your NPO can't still send out effective emails that will grab the attention of potential donors. Here are a few tips to help you create e-mails that will …

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5 Unique Holiday Fundraising Ideas

For many people, holiday time is giving time. Start thinking about ways your organization can capitalize on that giving spirit. Here are 5 unique holiday fundraising ideas. Day After Thanksgiving Bowling Fundraiser. The day after thanksgiving many people are looking to get out of the house and get some exercise. Not everyone wants to go shopping and …

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A Game Plan for a Great Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving back, arrives on November 28. How did last year's international day for donations turn out? Individual and corporate participants in 98 countries raised $177 million. They did it online, door-to-door, in stores, on the streets, at schools, through planned campaigns and impromptu bake sales and car washes. First started …

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Fall Fundraisers: Think Sports, School, Shopping

Along with the arrival of cooler weather and school, kids' sports and after-school activities, holiday preparation and house/yard care for winter makes fall a lively, hectic time of year. The needs of nonprofits don't change with the seasons; regular donations enable these organizations to provide uninterrupted service all year. With everyone's time occupied, what's the …

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