4 Steps to Increase Holiday Fundraising

This holiday season (also known as "The Giving Season") is the perfect time to expand your fundraising efforts. According to a GuideStar Survey, over 50% of nonprofits receive the bulk of their contributions between October and December. People are feeling charitable. They are busy shopping for meaningful gifts. Minimalism is all the rage. (Who needs more …

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Use Fundraise Now And Finance Your Non-Profit All Year

When donors and nonprofits consider fundraising events, it's usually the big, glamorous eventswith business sponsorship and media coverage that generate the most interest and largest checks. But the small-scale events away from the bright lights and public relations announcements generate funds to run your organization every day, and deserve equal attention. These donors host small gatherings …

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No Turkeys Here: Thanksgiving Fundraisers Raise Awareness, Donations

Although the 1.5 million national nonprofits raise funds throughout the year, many find donors giving more generously during the holiday season; during the so-called "Giving Season," donors gave about 25% of their total donation dollars between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, and nearly half of all donors gave more during the holidays than the rest of the year. And …

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Do’s And Don’ts Of Donation Trends In The NonProfit Sector

Just as for-profit companies research and study current business methodology to determine new ways to increase profits and decrease costs, nonprofits study trends in fundraising to learn what earns more money for their organization while lowering overhead and retaining both donor and volunteer databases. Today's nonprofits pursue trends beyond new charity event ideas, selling tickets …

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Three Ways To Fundraise And Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

Before the donors arrive at your door, checks (or online contributions) in hand to present to your nonprofit, donors need to know you. They want to know who you are, what you do, why you exist and where their money goes. Expressing the history of your nonprofit combines storytelling, photography, videography and statistics, all centered …

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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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