Category: Fundraising Tips

Optimizing Your Donation Page’s Giving Potential

Optimizing Your Donation Page’s Giving Potential
Major gifts, planned gifts, and recurring gifts are all essential to your nonprofit’s ability to operate and fulfill its mission. Nonprofits appropriately focus their efforts on cultivating relationships with current donors who have the potential to increase their giving. However, keep in mind that each of these valuable relationships often starts with a relatively humble… Read More »

The Top 10 Elements of Effective Nonprofit Web Design

The Top 10 Elements of Effective Nonprofit Web Design
Nonprofits have seen a 9% year-over-year increase in online giving in recent years, representing a growing segment of their overall fundraising revenue. At the center of this trend are effective nonprofit websites that capture the attention of new and existing supporters alike.   There’s no secret recipe for a stellar nonprofit website. There is, however, a… Read More »

4 Ways Online Waivers Keep Your Mission Running Smoothly

4 Ways Online Waivers Keep Your Mission Running Smoothly
Fundraising events are a direct reflection of your brand. Nonprofits are constantly reassessing their strategies and resources to ensure their events effectively represent their mission and identity, engage donors, and reach the right audiences. However, an important fundraising and event tool that your nonprofit might have overlooked is liability protection. In addition to communicating your… Read More »

How To Organize an Auction of Promises

How To Organize an Auction of Promises
Fundraising auctions are an incredibly popular and effective way to generate money for nonprofits and make a lasting impact for your cause and community. One huge benefit of charity auctions (in-person, virtual and hybrid) is that they can be seamlessly fitted into other fundraising events such as golf tournaments and school festivals. But why not… Read More »

6+ Creative Ways to Thank Your Donors and Sponsors

6+ Creative Ways to Thank Your Donors and Sponsors
Thanking donors is the cornerstone of a successful nonprofit’s donor retention and stewardship program. That’s because saying thanks is not only about showing gratitude and good manners but rather a way of building relationships with your organization’s donors.  To put it simply, don’t overlook the importance of thank yous to your donors, or you may lose… Read More »

Your Fundraising Event Reflects Your Brand

Your Fundraising Event Reflects Your Brand
Most nonprofit organizations host fundraising events to raise money and awareness for their cause. There are several good reasons to host fundraising events. But your organization may not realize that the type of fundraiser you choose says a lot about your brand and organization.  Therefore, consider how your fundraiser can help you communicate your mission and… Read More »
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Best Custom Printed Merchandise for Fundraising

Best Custom Printed Merchandise for Fundraising
Custom printed merchandise can help raise funds, boost awareness, and improve visibility for your nonprofit or charity. Capture supporter’s attention and make sure that your cause is at the forefront of people’s minds by providing eye-catching personalized printed products for sale. Organizations can now maximize donations by hosting a merchandise sales fundraiser with their very… Read More »
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How to Host a Livestream for Virtual Fundraising Campaigns

How to Host a Livestream for Virtual Fundraising Campaigns
Live streaming or (livestreaming) refers to online video streaming simultaneously recorded and broadcast in real-time. It is often referred to simply as streaming. Live streaming has gained popularity with nonprofits during COVID-19, as a means of hosting or enhancing virtual fundraising campaigns. If your organization is looking for new and innovative ways of reaching your… Read More »

Pledge Forms Drive Fundraising Success

Pledge Forms Drive Fundraising Success
If your organization is planning a peer-to-peer fundraiser such as a walk-a-thon, you may be looking for the best way to collect donations or pledges. Remember paper pledge forms? Countless successful peer-to-peer campaigns have used them to secure funds. While peer-to-peer websites have certainly made a strong place for themselves in peer-to-peer fundraising, there’s no… Read More »

Nonprofit Board Fundraising Strategies

Nonprofit Board Fundraising Strategies
Board members are a nonprofit’s most avid constituents. They support you in every aspect of your organization, and are expected to donate and fundraise as well. The goal of nonprofit board fundraising is for all of its members to give and help your organization grow. There are many ways that nonprofit board members can assist… Read More »

Mastering The Art of the Fundraising Ask

Mastering The Art of the Fundraising Ask
Effective fundraising strategies are pivotal to the long-term sustainability of non-profit organizations. One of the pillars of a successful nonprofit fundraising strategy is having a committee that masters the fundraising ask. Sometimes this is referred to as the art of the fundraising ask among development professionals, as it is indeed an art form. While the… Read More »

Why Your Organization Needs Nonprofit CRM

Why Your Organization Needs Nonprofit CRM
Nonprofit CRM and donor management software promote growth, sustainability, and structure for a nonprofit organization that is seeking to take its fundraising goals to the next level. While utilizing spreadsheets, various apps, and websites to handle your events and fundraising campaigns can be a good starting point for an organization, there comes a point when… Read More »

How to Create a Unique Nonprofit Brand

How to Create a Unique Nonprofit Brand
If you are just starting a nonprofit, chances are you’re creating a logo, mission, and nonprofit website – but you may not be considering your nonprofit brand. After all, isn’t branding for businesses and corporations? If you’re focused on your nonprofit mission, branding may not be top of mind. But don’t forget, the nonprofit world… Read More »

SEO for Nonprofits: 6 Steps to Get Started

SEO for Nonprofits: 6 Steps to Get Started
The world of search engine optimization (SEO) can sound intimidating to many non-profit and development professionals. After all, do you really need to worry about SEO for non-profits? With all of the other concerns in creating and maintaining a website, developing your nonprofit’s fundraising strategies, and focusing on your core mission, SEO can easily seem optional.… Read More »

Donor Retention Strategies for Nonprofits

Donor Retention Strategies for Nonprofits
Sometimes we focus so much on finding new donors that donor retention is overlooked. Yet keeping and cultivating current donors is easier and more effective than searching for new donors. Donor retention is about getting to know your donors, appealing to them, and keeping them coming back for more. How to find out what donors… Read More »

7 Holiday Fundraising Campaigns

7 Holiday Fundraising Campaigns
Let the joyous holiday season add a dose of creativity to your fundraising efforts. Holiday fundraising does not have to be boring, and indeed should be rewarding. Put on some Christmas music and be inspired by 7 holiday fundraising ideas with a fresh spin, and put your own magic into them. Holiday fundraising shopping website… Read More »

4 Donor Outreach Mistakes to Avoid

4 Donor Outreach Mistakes to Avoid
While fundraising campaigns and events are a great way for your organization to generate more revenue, they’re also opportunities for your donors and supporters to interact directly with members of your team.  Your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts can fall flat if you don’t reach out to donors in the right way. Not only can you potentially endanger… Read More »
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