Holiday Fundraising With A Special Touch

Christmas and New Years are the most celebrated holidays around the world. It is a time of love, unity, and family — a time to capture the feeling of belonging and the need for service. In a non-profit organization, it is essential for leaders to foster love and family during the season of Christmas. They must exemplify to …

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Simple Ways to Boost Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Online

Fundraising can be a scary topic for many nonprofit organizations. We value the work we do and the services we provide so highly, that we oftentimes are nervous to ask for money! But securing donations allows us to keep providing amazing support in our communities. As social media fundraising becomes a stronger platform for raising …

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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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Add a Creative Spark to Holiday Fundraising

While it stands to reason that nonprofit organizations receive more donations during the last eight weeks of the year, it also stands to reason that the competition among nonprofits for those funds is greater during those eight weeks. Large, well known nonprofits, such as the United Way and YMCA, have secure relationships with corporations that pledge an …

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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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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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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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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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