A great fundraiser takes a lot of planning. The bigger the event, the more complex the organization behind the scenes, but you don’t have to throw the party of the century to have a successful fundraising event. The key to event planning for nonprofit organizations is proper planning followed up with strategic execution that eventually brings in more supporters and thus, more funds, to your organization. Here are our 6 steps any nonprofit can take to have a well-organized event:
Topics: Event Management
Let’s talk about data analysis and how it affects the bottom line at your nonprofit. Of course, there are many data that you can analyze, so let’s look at it from the perspective of identifying your top donors. If you’re using prospect management software, you may be thinking, “I’ve got all this information, but what should I focus on?”
What really matters when it comes to pinpointing your major donors are three factors: how recently they’ve donated to your organization, how frequently they’ve given to your nonprofit, and how much they can donate to your cause.
So, you’re launching a capital campaign for your nonprofit organization. Congratulations! This means that you’re working to raise money for some big changes that will benefit your organization and further your mission. It’s an exciting time that will likely result in great success, but to achieve your goals, you need take time to be sure you’ve developed your goals to the point of absolute clarity.
When you’re starting to plan your next big event, what normally comes to mind? Galas, 5Ks, and golf tournaments? Oh my! Let’s think outside of the standard fundraising ideas box and get creative with your next charity event.
We polled our friends, family, and followers on social media to see what some of their favorite fundraisers have been—whether they hosted or attended them—and we’re going to share some of those great ideas with you. The best part is that many of these fundraising ideas are relatively low cost and easy to organize, you just need to do the work of promoting it.
With everything you’re handling in day-to-day operations at your nonprofit, we understand that adding more work to your plate can seem unnecessary, but trust us, key performance indicators, or KPIs as they’re more frequently called, are something your organization needs to be tracking to ensure you’re making the right moves when it comes to online fundraising.
Here are ten critically important KPIs that your nonprofit needs to track each month or at least every quarter.
From the moment we check our email each morning to powering down our tablets at night, it often feels as though technology has taken center stage in virtually every aspect of our lives. The nonprofit community is no exception to this paradigm shift. Every year, more and more people opt to give to their favorite nonprofit though online donations.
In 2016, for example, over 7.2% of all donations were made online. According to the 2016 Charitable Giving Report, Giving Tuesday donations online grew by 20%. Yet, despite evidence to the contrary, myths about online donations continue to exist.
Today, we’re going to debunk some of the most common myths about online fundraising and donations.
Topics: Online Donation
People generally feel more inclined to participate in activities if their money is going toward a worthy cause and there are plenty of ways to cater to a wide array of individuals. 5K charity runs are great, but if you are looking for more creative ways to fundraise, these charity event ideas—from fitness to social media and everything in between—are likely to garner the attention your organization needs.
Topics: Event Management
According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, Americans spend over 7.8 hours volunteering their time at a variety of nonprofits. That adds up to an estimated value of $184 billion dollars! Volunteers are an important cornerstone to many nonprofits and proper volunteer management is critical to a successful volunteer program.
The men and women that donate their time through volunteering can have a big impact on your organization’s success and bottom line. Because of their importance to nonprofits, proper volunteer management is important for a number of reasons listed here.
Topics: Volunteer Management
Regardless of size, it’s likely that your organization is dependent on certain funds—and it is quite likely that at least a portion of those funds are brought to you in the form of grants. As a result, the way that you approach these grants can either make or break your organization, making it essential that you learn how to write grants for nonprofit organizations.
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.