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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 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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The Right Type of Urgency in a Fundraising Appeal

Urgency is important in a fundraising appeal. But fake urgency is detrimental to long-term relationship building. So, how do you find the ‘right’ type of urgency? First, let’s explain why authentic urgency is important… For any action to take place, it’s a combination of motivation, ability, and a prompt. Answering the question why someone should

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Reduce anxiety with this one tip

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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Internal Dialogue: Chatter

Chatter: The Ethan Kross Blog (pt 2)

What is chatter? Do you use your own name when you talk to yourself? What’s amazing about talking to a thought leader and award winning author are the insights you get when being able to ask whatever you want. That was my recent experience when I had the privilege to interview Dr. Ethan Kross, author of

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Internal Dialogue: Chatter

Internal Dialogue or “Chatter”: The Ethan Kross Blog (pt 1)

I had the true privilege to interview the author of the hands-down best book I have read this year, Chatter by Dr. Ethan Kross, who really dives into the concept of internal dialogue beautifully. Is it about fundraising? No. Is it about the nonprofit sector? No. But it’s about concepts so deep that it applies

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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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How Not-Enoughness Holds You Back As A Fundraiser

How Not-Enoughness Holds You Back As A Fundraiser

Do you ever feel like you are JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH? That you don’t have what it takes to lead or go into that fundraising conversation? Do you ever feel like you’re not smart enough or haven’t taken the right training? Ah! We have truthfully all felt that “not enoughness”, And it leads to feeling

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4 Fundraising Tips to Transform Your Fundraising

4 Fundraising Tips to Transform Your Fundraising

Listen Here! I sat down with the amazing team over at We Are For Good to help fundraisers launch 2021 strong. After the dumpster fire of 2020, when nonprofits pushed harder, did more, and raised more than ever before, it felt important to take a moment to recognize the heroic efforts and goal set for

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