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

7 of the Best Nonprofit Annual Reports From 2017

Posted by Kira Bushman on April 12, 2018

Your annual report shows volunteers, donors, and prospects alike just how great of an impact your nonprofit has had in the past year. It reassures those involved with your organization that their donations and hard work have paid off, and it can convince potential donors that you stand for a cause worth contributing to. This is your chance to show off! 

We've gathered seven of the best nonprofit annual reports from 2017 to inspire you. From human services to the arts, these examples cover the best annual reports of varying nonprofit industries and give you some great examples of just how beautiful and informational your annual report can be.   

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Topics: Nonprofit Marketing, Nonprofit Reports

Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck: Most Successful Charity Events

Posted by Kira Bushman on April 11, 2018

Whether you’re planning your first event or you’re a seasoned vet, it’s important to choose an event format that will most strongly impact your organization’s bottom line and achieve maximum ROI. You’ve probably come to realize that there are a handful of fundraising event formats that deliver successful results when executed properly.

We’ve listed some of the most successful charity events to help you decide which is the best fit for your organization’s goals and objectives:

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Topics: Event Management, fundraising events

Event Planning for Nonprofit Organizations in 6 Easy Steps

Posted by Kelly Yaker on April 4, 2018

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:

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Topics: Event Management

Moves Management Fundraising Strategies that Work

Posted by David Blyer on March 21, 2018

Moves management is a useful fundraising model that can be utilized to identify, cultivate, and steward major donors. Consider these three strategies that effectively use moves management increase donations and maintain strong relationships with major donors. 

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Topics: Donor Relationship Management, Campaign Management

Reflections on my Capital Campaign Volunteer Experience

Posted by Susan Orr on March 19, 2018

I have been a volunteer on at least eight capital campaigns over the past 25 years. On some I was a working co-chair; on several I was an “honorary” co-chair; on some I was part of the campaign cabinet. I have been to countless cocktail receptions, dinners, briefings. I have squired many a prospect around on site visits. I have participated in myriad meetings with potential and actual donors.  I have vetted hundreds of names on prospect lists.

Most of these campaigns were successful in reaching their goal. One was not. Some were lots of fun. Some were frustrating.  All came with the rewards of helping secure major gifts for an important cause, being part of a hard-working team, and, perhaps most rewarding, watching other donors light up at the idea of making a major commitment to something they love.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Campaign Management

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