Cross-Sector Partnerships

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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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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Stop Stewarding Donors, Start Raising Money

Stop Stewarding Donors, Start Raising Money

For a lot of organizations, donor stewardship is nonexistent. If you don’t have any donor stewardship happening in your organization, then you want to read this blog on: How Forgetting About Your Donors Leads to a Hamster Wheel Hustle.  And yet for others, they use donor stewardship as a distraction to cultivation. Is this you?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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2021 Fundraising Trends: How to Make Virtual Events Work for Your Organization

2021 Fundraising Trends: How to Make Virtual Events Work for Your Organization

What are the top 2021 fundraising trends? I talk a lot about the idea of understanding your ‘core offerings’ to funders. This isn’t about old-school donor-centric models. It’s about creating experiences based on the perspectives and through the ‘lenses’ of everyone involved. What I mean by your core offering is:  What is at the heart

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