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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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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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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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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Leverage Existing Donors through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Leverage Existing Donors through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Funding is always a struggle for non-profits, but 2016 has been a particularly harsh year.  Harnessing new non-profit fundraising software and applications can help non-profits fill this gap. According to BusinessWire, 75 percent of nonprofits surveyed by Nonprofit Leadership Pulse report reductions in funding or significant delays in funding. …

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