4 Tips To Raise More Money with Online Peer to Peer Fundraising

Posted by Kelly Yaker on August 16, 2017

Peer to peer fundraising is one of the most profitable ways to boost nonprofit donations, mostly because it requires little money upfront yet reaches a wide audience. Of course, if you want your campaign to go viral, you'll need to make donors feel like they're part of something special, which means getting creative.

Here are some popular peer to peer fundraising methods that have worked well for others. You can modify them slightly to your organization or take them in a whole new direction to make the fundraisers uniquely yours.

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Topics: Peer to Peer Fundraising, Event Management

9 of the Best Nonprofit Annual Reports From 2016

Posted by Kelly Yaker on August 10, 2017

The best nonprofit annual reports provide customers, investors, boards of directors, and employees with the information necessary to assess progress. One of the primary purposes of the annual report is to acquire new business, making factors such as format and design equally important. For example, visuals often appeal to readers, as they break apart big blocks of text, making it easier to read and understand the information.

Grab a pen and paper and get ready to take notes. Below are nine of the best nonprofit annual reports that exemplify key features that every organization should be utilizing in these reports. If you incorporate only a handful of the techniques highlighted in the annual reports featured below, you can be certain to impress your board members, donors, and general public.

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Topics: Nonprofit Marketing

Streamline Your Nonprofit Social Media Strategy

Posted by Ryan Finkelstein on July 11, 2017

Four high-impact tips for engaging new and existing donors on social

The Social Media Benchmark Study’s 2015 report shows that while NPO email lists grew 11 percent that year, their Facebook and Twitter followers grew by 42 and 37 percent, respectively. Social media is growing 3x faster than email for nonprofits.

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Topics: Nonprofit Marketing

Fundraising Tips For Introverts

Posted by Ryan Finkelstein on July 11, 2017

So you are one of those wonderful dreamers who is working toward making their vision a reality by pouring all your energy into a nonprofit, but you think you have one problem: you’re a little quiet, a little introverted.

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Topics: Peer to Peer Fundraising, Online Donation, Fundraising Basics

Four Easy Steps to Boosting Your Visibility Online

Posted by Ryan Finkelstein on July 11, 2017

Visibility is what too many organizations lack to be the best they can be and receive funding. Appeal, reach, storytelling, donor retention—none can grow without visibility. Here are some fundamentals to boosting your organization’s visibility online.

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Topics: Nonprofit Marketing

The Importance of Volunteer Check-Ins for Your Nonprofit

Posted by Ryan Finkelstein on July 11, 2017

Let’s get proactive about volunteer burnout

Approximately 100 million people volunteer for nonprofits each year. In fact, volunteers are responsible for bringing in upwards of $150 billion annually. They’re also invaluable assets that allow you to expand customer service and community outreach while simultaneously reducing the cost of services and making them more widely available.

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Topics: Volunteer Management

Why Nonprofits Love Peer-To-Peer Social Fundraising

Posted by Ryan Finkelstein on July 11, 2017

It’s a way to give your fundraising efforts an exponential outreach

Peer pressure—not so good. Peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising, though? Downright awesome! It’s a concept that’s caught on like wildfire with nonprofit organizations, and it’s fueled by the power of social media. P2P makes it easy to turn your entire base of supporters into fundraisers.

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Topics: Peer to Peer Fundraising

How to Reengage Lapsed Donors

Posted by Ryan Finkelstein on July 11, 2017

Win back donors who have stopped giving and improve fundraising success

Donor retention rates are on the decline. Recent studies show that donor retention has fallen below the 50th percentile. Financially, that means for every $100 raised by an NPO, $92 is lost because existing donors gave less or stopped giving entirely.

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Topics: Donor Retention

The Ultimate Morning Routine for Executive Directors

Posted by Ryan Finkelstein on July 11, 2017

Executive Directors have a great deal of responsibility to the entire staff at a nonprofit organization. It’s literally in the title: they must execute all programs, policies, strategies, initiatives, operations, and communications of the organization.

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5 Habits of Effective Event Planners

Posted by Ryan Finkelstein on July 11, 2017

Special events such as dinners and 5K’s have always been popular methods for nonprofits to raise awareness and attract donors to their cause. However, they’re not always profitable. According to a Charity Navigator study, nonprofits spend “$1.33 to raise $1 in special events contributions, compared to an average overall fundraising rate of $.13 to raise $1.”

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Topics: Event Management