The Importance of Online Giving and Smartphone Compatibility

Since the dawn of the digital age, nonprofits have had to work double time to keep up with the latest giving trends in an effort to both sustain and expand their giving base. With new forms of technology falling in and out of favor almost daily, one thing is certain: online giving is popular and …

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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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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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How Public Acknowledgement Can Attract (And Keep) Donors

Thanking people isn't just good manners. It's a powerful tool in the marketing arsenal of any non-profit organization. Particularly, acknowledging donors in public can help a non-profit grow. How does this work? Psychology People who are publicly thanked for giving, even if it is for a small amount, are more likely to give again. They …

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Get Your Board Engaged in Making a Difference

  All nonprofit organizations have experienced, at one time or another, the challenge of inspiring  Board members to engage—or re-engage—and help raise funds. Let’s start by noting the obvious: the NPO’s chief executive would benefit by first taking a step back to identify possible reasons for lackluster engagement, particularly if a low level of engagement …

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Passion To Project To Nonprofit Pursuit: Make The Right Moves

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are 1.5 million charities in the United States. Many are small, started by a single person or a small group of people, passionate about one cause and determined to bring attention and funding to that cause. While it's a caring and commendable calling to go from thinking …

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Fundraising For 2018: More Than Just Money

There are 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States, all trying to raise money for their causes and remain in business for more than just another year. While it's difficult to get an exact number of nonprofits that fail, between 15% and 20% fail to file formal dissolution papers with the Internal Revenue Service and simply fade away.  Competing …

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Why Recurring Donations Matter: Money In Means Services Rendered

Three surprising statistics about charities and charitable giving in the United States: There are 1,571,056 tax-exempt organizations, of which 1,097,689 are public charities. Individual Americans donated $258.51 billion to charities in 2014, up 5.7% from 2013. Of all the money donated to charities that year, 72% came from living individuals, with the remainder from corporations,trusts and foundations. …

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Five Fundraisers For Happier Holidays

"The holidays": the time period starting with Halloween and ending with New Year's Day. The two-month testament to overbooked schedules, overeating and overspending. A socially conscious holiday appeals to many people, tired of the brash commercial barrage of advertisements. Here are five fundraisers for your nonprofit that meet the needs of holiday shoppers and provide …

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