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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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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The Different Types of Fundraisers: Part 2

Continuing our overview of effective fundraising for nonprofits, here are some more ideas that successful organizations have drawn upon to solicit donations. Silent auctions – The classic silent auction arrangement involves setting up a bunch of tables at a site and inviting attendees to place bids on each item by jotting their name and bid …

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