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The Importance of Tracking Your Hourly Nonprofit Fundraising Rate

It’s no secret that there are a lot of moving parts when it comes to effective nonprofit fundraising. From onboarding and motivating volunteers to pinpointing the right target audience, the list is endless. On top of everything, there’s the pressure to be efficient and select fundraising strategies that are just right for your specific nonprofit …

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10 Elements Every End-of-Year Fundraising Campaign Needs

Are you struggling to come up with a fundraising campaign that will really make an impact this year? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. Every year, countless organizations struggle to come up with fresh ideas that will excite their donors and help them meet their fundraising goals. But don’t give up just yet. There are still …

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Top Strategies for an Effective GivingTuesday Campaign Landing Page

As someone who accidentally stumbled into the role of fundraising (and to be honest, didn’t initially like it), I’ve learned many important lessons. One of the most significant takeaways for me is that the donor’s experience throughout the entire giving process is critical.  While your donors won’t get to directly experience your programs, they do …

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What Nonprofits Can Learn from Political Ground Game Fundraising Strategies

No matter the size of a nonprofit or how established the organization is, there is one thing all nonprofit organizations are constantly thinking about — their fundraising strategy. After all, a nonprofit can only make progress towards its overarching goal if a sufficient amount of funds are raised for the cause. When it comes to …

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How Nonprofits Can Utilize Gamification to Improve Donor the Journey

From corporate and nonprofit settings to even educational atmospheres, gamification can be used to successfully move employees, students, and even donors toward the end goal. Whether you would like to motivate donors to donate more or you need your volunteers to be more engaged, utilizing gamification methods could be part of the solution you have …

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What Nonprofit Fundraisers Can Learn From Political Fundraising And Organizing

What Nonprofit Fundraisers Can Learn From Political Fundraising And Organizing While you might not associate nonprofit fundraising with political fundraising, there are plenty of tools and techniques you can learn from political organizing when researching the best ways to fundraise.  If you are wondering how to fundraise for your organization or campaign, we’re here to …

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Volunteer: Recruit Volunteers successfully

The difference between your Volunteer Program and Your Major Gifts Program

Thoughts from my conversation with Breauna Dorelus at Connecting the Cause So what ARE the key difference between your volunteer program and your major gifts program? When you think about the skills that make your major gifts program successful they include building relationships, earning trust, having a deep understanding of the donors needs, and ensuring …

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Donations

Who, How, and why to talk to donors about stock donations

Stock donations; have you ever asked your donors to donate their stocks directly to your nonprofit? I know I never did when I was fundraising.  I never even considered having donors donate their stock directly to me.  Of course I know that many donors sell their stocks at year end to make donations that they …

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Nonprofit fundraising

Why your nonprofit should accept stock donations

Do you ever come across a solution to a problem you didn’t even know you had?  This happened to me recently.  I came across StockDonator.com – a company designed to help nonprofits accept donations of publicly traded stock.  Then I posted on my instagram asking if accepting stock donations is something that my clients are …

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Are You Seeking More Visibility? — tips from a visibility expert Part 2

Tips from a visibility expert Part 2

In my last article, I started sharing this amazing conversation I had with my coach and visibility expert, Michelle Vos. I shared the concept of visibility and how that reflects in your life to your business and in fundraising, although it creates fear. That exchange acted as a was the foundation for tips from a …

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