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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Beyond Black Friday, Cyber Monday: Giving Tuesday Sparks The Season

After you're stuffed like a turkey, shopped 'til you drop and clicked "Buy Now" on those online deals, it's time for the best day of the year: Giving Tuesday. This special day is the one time to set aside commercialism and consumerism and join a global giving movement. It's the moment those who are grateful for …

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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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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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Refresh Your Fundraising For the New Year

  How did your annual fund drive do at the end of 2017? Regardless of whether you barely met your goals or wildly exceeded expectations, when it comes to fundraising, there always is room for growth. To that end, we offer five new ideas to jumpstart your 2018 fundraising. 1.   Consider a mission "refresh" Does …

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More Than Making Money: How Volunteerism Helps The Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship, or the idea of owning your own company and being your own boss, sounds glamorous  but in reality, it's a grind: 33% of small business owners work over 50 hours a week, and 25% work over 60 hours a week. With the extra hours and the added pressure of responsibility for all who work for them, …

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