Putting the “Fun” in Fundraising: Ideas Proven to Make Your Next Event a Hit

Posted by Kelly Yaker on November 15, 2017

 

 

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.

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Topics: Fundraising Basics, Event Management, fundraising events

Top 10 Online Fundraising KPIs You Need to Start Tracking Today

Posted by Kelly Yaker on October 24, 2017

 

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.

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Topics: Nonprofit Marketing, Donor Retention, Fundraising Basics

Year End Giving: How to Request Donations from Important Donors

Posted by Susan Orr on October 9, 2017

The end of the year is fast approaching and, as I’m sure you’re aware, nearly a third of all annual giving happens in December and 12% of all giving happens in the last 3 days of the year, so this is an important time for any nonprofit organization.

You’re probably in the middle of planning your year end giving push. Perhaps you’ve already designed and printed your direct mail piece and are starting to segment your donor list. Every donor on your list is valuable, but during this time of year, it’s important to pay special attention to three segments of donors: major donors, your board, and other special friends.

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Topics: Donor Retention, Fundraising Basics

Take Your Donations to the Next Level with Fundraising Software

Posted by David Blyer on September 27, 2017

The latest fundraising software technology meets the needs of successful nonprofit leaders by consolidating all aspects of fundraising into one central location, allowing for fundraising efforts to be optimized with efficiency. Organizations now integrate third-party interfaces with their fundraising platforms, while keeping online donations secure and organized. Providing a secure platform for online donations encourages board giving through peer-to-peer fundraising pages and establishes recurring donations through integrated email marketing and donor relationship management.

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Topics: Online Donation, Fundraising Basics

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

Your Questions Answered - 5 reasons you need a year-end campaign with Tony Beall

Posted by Ryan Finkelstein on July 11, 2017

In case you missed it, or didn't get your questions answered, we're posting some of the leftover questions and their associated answers from last week's webinar "5 reasons you need a year-end campaign" with Tony Beall.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Fundraising Basics

How to Unlock Generation Z's Potential to Change the World

Posted by Ryan Finkelstein on July 11, 2017

Even if you’re unfamiliar with the term “Generation Z,” you’re probably highly familiar with its ambitious, screen-obsessed members, who largely haven’t yet entered their twenties and are already making history.

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Topics: Donor Relationship Management, Fundraising Basics

Monthly: The New Preferred Giving Cycle

Posted by Ryan Finkelstein on July 11, 2017

Smaller, steady contributions each month make online fundraising easier for donors, and generate predictable revenue for you.

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Topics: Online Donation, Fundraising Basics

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