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Measuring Donor Engagement: 4 Key Metrics to Track

When a donor is actively engaged in your nonprofit’s mission and activities, you know that they have a strong relationship with your organization and the potential to provide lasting support. But how do you use data to determine how engaged your supporters actually are? According to Meyer Partners’ guide to nonprofit analytics, you need to […]

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Leveraging AI to Strengthen Your Fundraising

These days, it seems like artificial intelligence (AI) is virtually everywhere! From ChatGPT to self-driving cars and even your recommended products on different websites, AI is changing how we do life and business. For those of us in the fundraising area, AI may seem like something outside our area of expertise. However, there are certainly

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Tips to Move from Data to Insight

For some organizations, the difficult aspect of the data process does not lie in collecting data but rather in making meaning from it. Working with data can sometimes feel overwhelming, particularly if you don’t have extensive experience in analytics. However, there are some actions you can take to help turn data into insights. How Can

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How to Make Data More Equitable

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with NamasteData founder Meena Das, who provided a wealth of information on the importance of equity in data. While important in all areas, equitable data is particularly integral to the nonprofit sector which frequently involves missions directly aligned with supporting traditionally disadvantaged groups. In this blog, we highlight

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How to Partner and Fundraise with a Purpose-Driven Brand

While the for-profit and nonprofit sectors have different goals, their interests are more aligned than they might seem. Cross-sector collaborations between nonprofits and companies are mutually beneficial for all parties involved. Not only do nonprofits receive much-needed funding for their initiatives, but corporate funders reap many benefits. For example, being publicly associated with a charitable

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How Nonprofits Can Raise More by Telling the Right Story to the Right Audience

Did you know the success of your nonprofit organization starts with your story? That’s right. The story you tell donors, both small and large, will heavily influence how much money you raise, how many donors you retain, and whether you will build a sustainable future for your organization. When we think of storytelling, we often

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The Undeniable Value of Nonprofits Working With Cross-Sector Partners

It’s always been known that nonprofit organizations need cross-sector partners to successfully raise money for their causes. However, it hasn’t always been made aware of just how much nonprofits contribute to the success and positive culture of those corporations. The need for organizations to partner with nonprofits in pursuit of broad-reaching outcomes has increased substantially

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Mission Statement

How to Write a Nonprofit Mission Statement

Mission Statement: How to Write One for a Nonprofit First of all, are mission statements still a thing people even look at? I know, I know, they can seem like outdated and boring sentences that have little to do with what your organization really does. But they are an integral part of running a successful

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Impress Your Funders at Your Next Pitch!

Impress Your Funders at Your Next Pitch!

So, you scored a spot in front of a funder and you’re ready to pitch. Great! Now you have the task of preparing and you might be wondering just how you can up your game to create an opportunity that benefits you both.  First, it’s really important for you to understand what someone needs to

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Speaker Diversity

Speaker Diversity

As a fundraising consultant, I’m asked to speak at a lot of events. It’s one of my favorite things to do and it’s the best way to share fundraising tools for nonprofits. If you’ve asked me to speak for your foundation, podcast, or in an interview, chances are I’ve shared with you Speaker Rider’s 10

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