Your Nonprofit’s Best Fundraising Idea: Your Website

If you are one of the 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. seeking the estimated $374 billion in funding needed to keep these organizations running in the upcoming year, you're not alone in wondering where and how to find the money. Here are four ways to maximize your most visible resource, your nonprofit's website, as a key fundraising tool: …

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Refresh Your Fundraising For the New Year

  How did your annual fund drive do at the end of 2017? Regardless of whether you barely met your goals or wildly exceeded expectations, when it comes to fundraising, there always is room for growth. To that end, we offer five new ideas to jumpstart your 2018 fundraising. 1.   Consider a mission "refresh" Does …

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Secrets to a Successful Peer-to-Peer Campaign

  If your nonprofit is like most others, it always seems as if the staff is too small to generate enough funds. The obvious answer? Expanding your fundraising capabilities through peer-to-peer campaigns. Why peer-to-peer? Donors typically think of giving as charitable acts in support of a nonprofit's mission—and that absolutely is the case. In practice, …

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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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