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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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 How to Design Behaviors for a Donor

The goal of behavior design is to influence a person (sometimes yourself) to take a specific action.  (Btw influence does not mean manipulate but that’s for another post).  So how do you do it?  For any action to take place, it’s a combination of the persons  Level of motivation to take the action desired of …

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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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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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How Philanthropy Can Reduce Anxiety

They are everywhere.  With millennials, who are currently ages 25-40, making up over 50% of the workforce – they are our coworkers, donors, and volunteers.  The Pew Research Center says that there are 75 million millennials on the planet. These millennials are tech-savvy do-gooders and the largest generation of potential donors.  Recent data also shows, …

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