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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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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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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How to Accept Donations Online Through Crowdfunding

Peer to peer fundraising has become increasingly popular in recent years. Many of us have seen the success stories: examples of how crowdfunding for nonprofits can raise revenue that's greater than that of any traditional charity event. Furthermore, crowdfunding can bring your organization a great marketing reach: you may be able to reach donors outside …

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Nonprofit’s Strategic Plan Specs: M.U.D. (Money, Unity, Diversity)

It starts with a thought, a scattered plan, a passion born of pain and the desire to alleviate suffering for others. It's the idea of creating a cause, changing the world with a charity and leaving all around you better for what you've achieved. It's heroic and humble at the same time, and it's also …

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Building a Healthy and Lasting Philanthropic Relationship

There is no denying the simple fact that relationships between businesses and nonprofits should be mutually beneficial. That is, each entity should feel as though the partnership is providing measurable value. This key takeaway should lay the foundation for all interactions as both sides come to the table to discuss developing a relationship. Businesses, while …

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5 Tips for Attracting and Retaining Reliable Volunteers

Attracting and retaining reliable volunteers is difficult for any organization. There are so many obligations competing for a person's time. Here 5 Tips for attracting and retaining reliable volunteers. Understand Time Constraints. It is important for you to speak with the potential volunteer to understand how much time they have available to commit and when they …

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