Get Your Board Engaged in Making a Difference

  All nonprofit organizations have experienced, at one time or another, the challenge of inspiring  Board members to engage—or re-engage—and help raise funds. Let’s start by noting the obvious: the NPO’s chief executive would benefit by first taking a step back to identify possible reasons for lackluster engagement, particularly if a low level of engagement …

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More Than Making Money: How Volunteerism Helps The Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship, or the idea of owning your own company and being your own boss, sounds glamorous  but in reality, it's a grind: 33% of small business owners work over 50 hours a week, and 25% work over 60 hours a week. With the extra hours and the added pressure of responsibility for all who work for them, …

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Passion To Project To Nonprofit Pursuit: Make The Right Moves

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are 1.5 million charities in the United States. Many are small, started by a single person or a small group of people, passionate about one cause and determined to bring attention and funding to that cause. While it's a caring and commendable calling to go from thinking …

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Fundraising For 2018: More Than Just Money

There are 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States, all trying to raise money for their causes and remain in business for more than just another year. While it's difficult to get an exact number of nonprofits that fail, between 15% and 20% fail to file formal dissolution papers with the Internal Revenue Service and simply fade away.  Competing …

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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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