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Although there has been a surge in online fundraising in the past few years (remember Giving Tuesday!), in-person donation collection remains a necessary piece of your nonprofit’s fundraising plan. I’m not suggesting you ditch online fundraising, but I want to touch on a few reasons why in-person fundraising is a crucial and irreplaceable nonprofit strategy.
The weather is getting colder and it’s time to start planning some winter fundraisers! Here are some easy, low effort fundraisers that will help you bring the community together as well as take in some extra donations.
Giving Tuesday is less than two weeks away! We know you’ve spent time preparing, but we wanted to offer a few last minute ideas. Here are 7 social media tips for Giving Tuesday:
We’ve heard from many nonprofits that they experience a surge of donations and involvement from their younger supporters, that then trickles off between major events and campaigns. Here are 5 tips to keep your younger donors more engaged:
It’s that time of year again! Giving Tuesday is just around the corner. I’m sure you’ve seen countless emails, blog posts and guides about this global day of giving. To help you get ready for November 27th, here are 7 tips you haven’t already heard of:
Between galas and major fundraising campaigns, there are still valuable opportunities to get donations for your nonprofit. These low-effort fundraising ideas are easy to implement when you are experiencing a lull in donations! Check out these 7 tips and see what works for your nonprofit:
LinkedIn is far more than just a job searching tool for the for-profit sector. It’s also a valuable networking and marketing platform for nonprofit organizations! Check out these 5 tips that will help your nonprofit master LinkedIn.
A gala may well be one of the best ways to raise money for a good cause. It offers entertainment, networking opportunities, food and drink, and the ability to feel good about helping the world. Thing is, such an event isn’t as simple to pull off as you might expect. There are certain mistakes that a lot of first-timers make - here’s how you can avoid them.
You may often associate terms like "company culture" with millennial heavy start-up companies. However, organizational culture is an integral part of forming a strong team that reaches far beyond pizza parties and bonding exercises. A nonprofit's culture will effect how your team works internally, as well as how you interact with donors, supporters and volunteers.
Let's face it, asking for donations does not always go as smoothly as planned. You know why your nonprofit is worth contributing to, but it can sometimes be difficult to articulate to a supporter. We're here to help you make the awkward question a little less awkward! Here are 5 tips to perfect your donation ask:
Many nonprofits make the mistake of not providing opportunities for event attendees to continue contributing on-site. It is often thought that anything beyond an event ticket is too much to ask of a supporter. In realty, the opposite is true! If a person has made the choice to attend an event, they will likely be very willing to make additional contributions to the cause they feel so strongly about.
We are in the midst of gala season and donors are already beginning to feel fatigued from attending the same events every night! Make your nonprofit's gala stand out among the rest with creative and innovative fundraising strategies. Here are 7 tips to increase your fundraising intake at your nonprofit's next gala:
We rely on stories every day to make sense of the world, help us identify with (and understand) one another, and contextualize our decisions. A compelling story is an essential component of a thriving nonprofit.
This is the beginning of a four-week series where we’ll be detailing the must-know terms for all things online marketing! This week we’ll be going over Digital Marketing followed by Social Media, Email Marketing, and Content Marketing in coming weeks.
As we approach the second half of the year when nonprofit activity really starts taking off, we're starting to see some strong trends toward new methods for fundraising. This blog post will talk about some of the trends you should expect to see in the coming months as demonstrated by our customers:
If you want to up your nonprofit's game when it comes to being tech-savvy, this is the post for you. Today, gadgets and apps that can benefit your nonprofit are more common and accessible than ever.
When it comes to fundraising, time is money, literally. Whether it be daily collections at a front desk or event collections, nonprofits need to be working on fundraising at all times.
Nonprofit fundraising and fun summer activities have never sounded like a more iconic duo. School’s out, temperatures are up, and everyone is looking for something to do in the sun. Put the fun in fundraising with some of these summer fundraising ideas.
Generous contributions from donors help your nonprofit fulfill your mission everyday. It's important to be able to both thank your donors, and keep in touch with them to ensure they are always aware of opportunities to give. A CRM is an essential component for any nonprofit, and here are 6 tips to help your nonprofit manage yours.
An in-person donation ask can be intimidating. The goal is to make your donors feel as comfortable and inspired as possible so they do the work for you by asking how to give to your cause! Here are a few suggestions to help take the awkwardness out of asking for money.
With technological advances, you may think that online giving is the way to go. Although it's a valuable tool to have, in-person donation asks prove to be more effective overall. Studies show that donations made online are much smaller than those given through other channels.
"Gamification" is a trend sweeping the nonprofit world! Using this strategy can help increase engagement from a wider pool of potential donors.
Your board members play a key role in your nonprofit's success. Make sure they are recognized for their contribution and feel like a part of your nonprofit's family. Here are 5 easy things you can do to make sure your board members are happy and engaged.
People love to get outside and move, especially when it's for a good cause! Make your next event a 5k to bring some more fun to your fundraising
These days, it can be tough for nonprofits to find the most efficient (and easiest) way to connect with millennials. Snapchat is the social media platform millennials swear by and you can use that to your advantage. There are several reasons why Snapchat is an effective tool for nonprofits:
As it becomes less common for donors to carry cash around, nonprofits must seek solutions that make giving simple on the go. At first glance, Square and these other card readers may seem like the perfect solution, but there are many alternatives that can offer your organization a much better giving experience.
We've seen it across the board -- non-monetary contributions including volunteer hours are taking a back seat to donations.
We’ve put together a list of to-dos for non-profits like yours to keep their volunteers committed and interested.