Add a Creative Spark to Holiday Fundraising

While it stands to reason that nonprofit organizations receive more donations during the last eight weeks of the year, it also stands to reason that the competition among nonprofits for those funds is greater during those eight weeks. Large, well known nonprofits, such as the United Way and YMCA, have secure relationships with corporations that pledge an …

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The Benefits Of Using Peer-To-Peer Fundraising

You might have heard of peer-to-peer fundraising. You might have heard that it is when donors make their own fundraising campaigns which then raise money on your behalf, making it a type of multi-tier crowdfunding for nonprofits. It's been used by such heavy hitters as the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society. That's impressive, …

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How Your Non-profit Gets The Most Out Of Giving Tuesday

Forget the holiday season shopping countdown. Many stores already display Christmas trees, ornaments, wreaths and holiday wrap. Online retail sites stopped their summer sales and tempt you with the tease of Black Friday/Cyber Monday markdowns. Every year the push starts earlier and the spending frenzy increases. And into this commercial chaos comes the peaceful prospect …

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The (Year) End Is Near: Are Your Finances Ready?

A few months remain until we call it quits for the calendar year, but for nonprofits, the calendar year and fiscal year are very different. June 30 marked the end of the fiscal year for many nonprofits, and it's time to reconcile financial records, file federal documents by November 15 and look at budget needs …

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Creative Ideas For Your Next Fall Fundraiser

Coming up with fundraiser theme ideas that keep people interested can be uneasy. It doesn't have to be thoughtful and fancy, it just has to do the job. Easy fundraiser themes remain a terrific way to ensure your nonprofit succeeds. The four simplistic ideas listed below are great fall fundraiser themes, or maybe they can improve …

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The Donor Mindset: Why They Give, What They Want In Return

Our daily news broadcasts, newspaper headlines and Internet feeds increasingly feature political strife, terrorist targets and generally downbeat stories, but in all the negative news, a positive statistic stands out: charitable giving in the last year increased to $410.02 billion, up 5.2 percent from 2016. Seventy percent of those donations come from individuals, rather than corporations …

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Create a Social Media Contest to Spread the Word that You Accept Donations Online

Fundraising and getting the public to donate to your nonprofit can be time-consuming and draining process. The beginning few months are the most difficult and often lead to burnout and overall project failure, but this doesn't always have to be the case. The key is perseverance and not letting an unsuccessful attempt get you down. As they …

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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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A Personal Presentation Expands Your Nonprofit’s Reach

Competing for donor dollars requires many charities keep a full-time fundraiser on staff, or an entire department dedicated to donor management and fundraising events. But the right approach on your website relates the story of your organization while appealing to donors on a personal level, connecting with both their desire for social responsibility and need …

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