How To Promote Your Donation Page: 3 Tips For Using Social Media

So, you finally got your donation page up so you can accept donations online. Whether you're hosting fundraising events, or just looking for donation management solutions, having an online portal where people can give means there's a minimal distance between desire to give, and the following action. But now that you have a place you can accept …

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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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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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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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Bring In Donation Dollars With Fundraising Software

The nonprofit world is a competitive place, with 1.5 million organizations competing for nearly $360 billionfrom public institutions, corporations and private donors. Donations generally comprise between 10%-15%of the average nonprofit's revenues, so for some small to medium-sized groups, that money means the difference between working within a comfortable budget and either cutting services or going out of business. While …

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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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