Get Organized: Grant Tracking Best Practices

Posted by David Blyer on June 20, 2018

When looking for project funding, the chances you’ll only apply to one grant are pretty slim. More than likely, you’ll be applying to a bunch of grants all at once, each with a unique set of requirements. So how do you keep them all straight? This post covers some best practices for tracking grants from application to award and beyond.

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Topics: Grant Management

10 Components of Successful Grant Writing

Posted by Kira Bushman on June 13, 2018

As exciting as a prospective grant award can be, the task of compiling the data and writing a grant that has better chances of earning funding can be a daunting one. It’s important to remember that a grant letter is no different than any other proposal in the sense that it can be broken down into general segments that make up the whole pitch. Below, we’re covering grant writing examples for nonprofits so you can put together a winning grant letter without going crazy. Treat it like a checklist and you’re on your way to securing your grant.

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Topics: Grant Management

Your New Best Friend: Get To Know The Grant Life Cycle

Posted by Kelly Yaker on June 6, 2018

Within the grant life cycle, there are three commonly accepted phases: Pre-Award, Award, and Post-Award. But what goes on during those phases and what are the typical timelines for each phase? Here, we break down everything you can look forward to during and after your own grant writing process.

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Topics: Grant Management

Fundraising in a New Generational Landscape: Webinar Follow Up

Posted by Kelly Yaker on May 31, 2018

As the primary source of major and recurring donations—Baby Boomers and Matures—begin to age and pass away, many nonprofits are beginning to try and acquire and cultivate younger generations as recurring donors within their organization. 

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Topics: Nonprofit Marketing, Online Donation, Fundraising Basics

Online Giving in Capital Campaigns

Posted by Susan Orr on May 23, 2018

When you think of capital campaigns, you probably focus on major gifts. After all, those are what will propel you to your goal. It would be quite unusual to receive a major campaign gift online. However, online fundraising in your capital campaign can be an effective way to acquire and retain new donors.

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Topics: Donor Retention, Online Donation, Fundraising Basics, Campaign Management

7 Online Fundraising Ideas for Great Landing Pages

Posted by Kira Bushman on May 16, 2018

It's time to bring out your inner designer. After looking through user experience design research specific to nonprofits and their donation pages, we have narrowed it down to these 7 tips. Use these ideas to help give your online fundraising page a "wow" factor that will have visitors jumping for the donate button! 

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Topics: Online Donation, Fundraising Basics

Outlook: How Will Online Fundraising Change in 2018?

Posted by Kira Bushman on May 9, 2018

Online fundraising has been a popular way to give for years now. In 2018, there is a lot going on in the tech world, and change is on the horizon. Is your nonprofit ready? 

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Topics: Donor Relationship Management, Peer to Peer Fundraising, Nonprofit Marketing, Online Donation

Top 10 Free Tools You Need To Fundraise Online

Posted by Kira Bushman on May 2, 2018

Every fundraiser knows that there are many variables that go into a successful online campaign. As an online fundraising company, we know the struggle of getting every part of your campaign just right. We've gathered some tools that will help you with everything from your grammar to your social media videos to get you ready to to fundraise online. Get ready to exceed your online fundraising goals! 

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Topics: Peer to Peer Fundraising, Nonprofit Marketing, Online Donation

2018 Trends for Fundraising Event Ideas for Nonprofits

Posted by Kelly Yaker on April 25, 2018

With the constant advancements made in technology and communication, we are blessed with added capabilities that can be incorporated into fundraising events. Different types of events have waxed and waned in their popularity, but every once in a while, an idea comes from out of left field and gives fundraisers a whole new type of event.

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Topics: Event Management, fundraising events

Should You Hire a Charity Events Organizer?

Posted by Ryan Finkelstein on April 18, 2018

A fundraising event for your nonprofit organization is an exciting development that can propel your fundraising to new heights through some strategic planning. That said, it’s important to know the strengths you and your current team possess, and whether or not it makes sense to hire a charity events organizer to supplement your efforts.

Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you make that decision:

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Topics: Event Management

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