Securing Memberships Creates Growth Potential

Your nonprofit may be solid and maintaining a steady pace, one which is meeting your expectations. If this is the case, then we sincerely congratulate you! However, we cannot encourage you enough to not only secure that success, but to also consider what taking your expectations to the next level looks like.  Just like your …

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Five Productive Steps Towards 2019

Five Productive Steps Towards 2019 Philanthropy, in the form of nonprofits, is on the rise. The year 2019 will usher in new agencies with exciting causes and attractive, energetic branding, while those who prospered well in 2018 and those who did not, will be poised, ready to try different strategies. But no matter what phase …

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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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Donors Now And Beyond: Fundraising For The Generations

The holidays and change of seasons is a time many charities use for a fundraising advantage, linking the fall and winter holidays and weather to themed nonprofit events.  Despite the 1.5 million nonprofits nationwide hosting at least one major event and several smaller ones, the need for funds frequently exceeds funds raised, and neither the desire nor …

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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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