5 Ways Proper Volunteer Management Helps Your Nonprofit Thrive

Posted by Kelly Yaker on September 6, 2017

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.

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Topics: Volunteer Management

Top 5 Reasons to Optimize Your Donor Database

Posted by David Blyer on August 30, 2017

The adage “a place for everything and everything in its place” may be centuries old, but it still rings as true today as it did back then. Keeping things tidy both physically and digitally helps a business run more smoothly. Although, these days, we don’t use a kitschy turn of phrase when referring to a well-organized business, we simply say that a business or digital entity is “optimized,” and it’s something your organization should aspire to achieve.

An optimized donor database operates simply and efficiently to capitalize on fundraising potential.  It gives you a big picture look about your organization’s donors on one page: their giving history, event attendance, relationships, and more. Using an optimized donor database can improve donor retention, increase prospect conversions, increase productivity, save money, and simplify onboarding.

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Topics: Donor Relationship Management, Donor Retention

WealthEngine and Arreva Software Announce Partnership to Deliver Integrated Donor Management and Fundraising Solutions

Posted by Ryan Finkelstein on August 29, 2017

WealthEngine (WE), the leading provider of predictive marketing, analytics, and audience development services, is pleased to announce its new partnership with Arreva Software, the industry leader in cloud-based Donor Relationship Management and Online Fundraising software. Through this relationship, WealthEngine and Arreva will help nonprofits achieve success by delivering integrated fundraising solutions. Together, both organizations offer a comprehensive and cost-effective program for fundraising and donor relationships.

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How to Write Grants for Nonprofit Organizations

Posted by Kelly Yaker on August 23, 2017

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.

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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, Nonprofit Reports

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

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