Top SMS Campaigns for Donor Engagement

NonProfit PRO

SMS communications are an extraordinary tool for nonprofits to use for donor engagement, volunteer and board coordination, etc. Fundraising Mobile Fundraising campaign Text messaging

Capital Campaigns Are Not Always the Solution

NonProfit PRO

As nonprofits need to be good stewards of the funds from their donors, consulting companies also must do the same with the resources of their clients. A capital campaign is the easy answer, but there are other ways of accomplishing the goals you seek to achieve.


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8 Ways to Find Major Donors for Your Small Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

If your fundraising plan doesn’t include a strategy for finding, cultivating, and asking major donors for a large donation, you’re missing out on some big gifts for your small nonprofit. It’s the old 80/20 rule at work: Over 80% of all funds come from about 20% of donors.

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3 Steps for Launching Successful Giving Tuesday and Year-End Giving Campaigns

NonProfit PRO

Here are three ways you can ensure a successful year-end campaign. Annual Campaigns Donor Segments Social Media Campaigns Donors Giving Tuesday Year-End Giving

10 Ways to Find Monthly Donors for Your Small Nonprofit

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Starting a monthly giving program is a great use of your time because monthly donors are the lifeblood of a small nonprofit – bringing in sustainable revenue and creating a safety net of loyal supporters. . For the donor, $20 per month is easier to manage in their budget.

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Who Qualifies as a Major Donor Prospect for Your Organization? (3 Guidelines)

The Fundraising Authority

The following is an excerpt from our class How to Find New Major Donors and Get Them to Give to Your Non-Profit. Who qualifies as a major donor prospect for your organization? Who can you truly call a “major donor prospect?” Good major donor prospects…. #1

4 Ways to Get to Know Your Audience

NonProfit PRO

Here are some tools you can use to assess your current donor database. Annual Campaigns Direct Response Donor Relationship Management Audience Donor database Donors Engagement Year-End

What Makes Donors Respond to Marketing?

NonProfit PRO

Let’s review what makes donors respond to your marketing and how you can improve the effectiveness of your campaign. Your story is essential, and people want to hear it. E-mail Segmentation Social Media Marketing Strategy

7 Tips for Keeping Donors Engaged Using Fundraising Communications

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Keeping donors feeling connected to your work through fundraising communications is critical to your fundraising success. It’s pretty simple really – when donors feel like part of your team, they give bigger and more frequent donations. But look, donors want more than that.

5 Steps to Create a Donor Attraction Campaign

Hands on Fundraising

You can create a donor attraction campaign with these 5 steps. In the previous article (How Changing your Mindset Will Help You Attract New Donors), I shared a different kind of mindset that can help your organization consistently find new donors.

Best Practices for Your Next Text Fundraising Campaign

NonProfit PRO

Emails, social media posts, direct mail, phone calls — there are so many ways to reach donors. However, text messaging has emerged as an effective way to make a big impact for your next fundraising campaign. Fundraising Mobile Fundraising campaign Text messaging

Get These FREE GivingTuesday Campaign Resources

NonProfit PRO

To help you prepare for your next GivingTuesday campaign, we’ve compiled this list of free campaign templates, tips, and resources. Unlock the power of your donors’ generosity. GivingTuesday is the biggest day in nonprofit fundraising. Are you ready for it?

Capital campaigns and donor fatigue: combatting your fears


Capital campaigns are big undertakings, for both you and your donors. They’re the ultimate testing ground for your donor stewardship tactics, as you’ll be asking for quite a lot — extra-large gifts, multi-year commitments, feasibility study interviews, and more.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns


With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience. Additionally, they’ve embedded an eye-catching video that provides a visual component and shows donors the region that their gifts will be supporting. Best Campaign Follow-Up: SOME DC.

Planning the Perfect Annual Fund Campaign

Wild Apricot

A watertight annual fund campaign helps you strengthen donor relationships, bring in new supporters and secure your operational expenses If you’re looking to bring in secure funding for your nonprofit organization, annual fundraising is a must-do!

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How to Engage More Volunteers With Text Messaging Campaigns

NonProfit PRO

To achieve goals with volunteers, requires planning, organization and effective communication since engaging with volunteers is just as important to fundraising as it is to engage with donors. . Volunteers are one of the many important lifelines for nonprofit organizations.

Are your online campaigns raising or losing money?

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Nonprofit budgets are often tight, and each of your campaigns should aim to hit as high a return on investment (ROI) as possible. For each of your online campaigns, your revenue goal should tie into your overall fundraising strategy. Focus your campaigns on specific donor journeys.

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How to Build Your Capital Campaign Plan


Picture this: you’ve read our post on running a capital campaign , you’re wildly psyched, and you’re ready to get started! Only problem…you’re not totally sure how to plan a capital campaign. In general, capital campaigns last about 3-5 years. Identifying Potential Donors.

Introducing Cloud for Good Campaign Services

Cloud 4 Good

I am excited to announce our newest line of business: Campaign Services. Campaign Services helps our clients lighten complex data loads and assist in ongoing integrations for vital fundraising operations through direct marketing campaigns. What Are Campaign Services?

Are your online campaigns raising or losing money?

Get Fully Funded

Nonprofit budgets are often tight, and each of your campaigns should aim to hit as high a return on investment (ROI) as possible. For each of your online campaigns, your revenue goal should tie into your overall fundraising strategy. Focus your campaigns on specific donor journeys.

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How to Plan a Giving Tuesday Campaign

The Storytelling Non-profit

As nonprofit fundraisers, we’re constantly planning out different campaigns throughout the year. However, Giving Tuesday is now a common campaign across many non-profits thanks to it becoming a global movement that encourages people to show their generosity. Define your campaign goal.

Giving Tuesday 2021 Playbook: How To Execute a Campaign and Retain Your New Donors

NonProfit PRO

Believe it or not, the holidays and year-end are rapidly approaching. You’re probably working hard on your annual appeal, which will hopefully bring in lots of cash both by mail and online.

[FREE WEBINAR] 6 Weeks to a Successful #GivingTuesday Campaign

Nonprofit Tech for Good

We’ve created a 6-week plan to help you run a powerhouse campaign that increases reach and giving. We’ll share creative ideas and expert tips on everything from communications and enlisting peer-to-peer ambassadors to incorporating virtual strategies and following up with donors.

5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns


Annual giving campaigns, sometimes referred to as “cornerstone campaigns,” form the backbone of many nonprofit fundraising programs for good reason; they provide a structure for the yearly schedule and a reliable and predictable source of income, making life easier for Development staff at all levels. However, just because they are a fundraising staple doesn’t mean that annual campaigns don’t require the same amount of attention, creativity, and work that other campaigns do.

Capital Campaigns for Churches: Why and How


This guide will walk you through the what, the why, and the how of capital campaigns for churches. Capital campaigns are a great way to make big dreams a reality, and one thing we at CauseVox know about church communities is that they often have big dreams.

[ASK AN EXPERT] Who Are The Best Endowment Campaign Prospects For A Local Historic Charity?


Your best donors are those with whom you already have a foot in the door. Think of the universe of prospective donors as concentric circles. Then current and recent donors. The post [ASK AN EXPERT] Who Are The Best Endowment Campaign Prospects For A Local Historic Charity?

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Best Practices for Donor Acquisition and Retention Through Direct Mail


Best Practices for Donor Acquisition and Retention Through Direct Mail. For those new to direct mail , it’s “the process of writing, designing, printing, and distributing hard copy requests for funds to your donors and/or prospective donors.”.

Important Dates with Strategies to Steward Donors

NonProfit PRO

Your fundraising success starts by putting your annual fundraising campaign(s) calendar together. It can be really fun to identify the key dates and event timelines that you will build out to help you reach your nonprofit’s revenue goals. But.then what?

7 Ways Nonprofits Can Automate Donor Retention

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Christy Smaglio , Instructional Writer at Donor Perfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. Donor retention is a crucial aspect of a productive fundraising strategy. 1) Keep the Conversation with Donors Going.

22 Statistics About #GivingTuesday Donors Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

#GivingTuesday 2020 is December 1 and below are important data about GivingTuesday donors to help your nonprofit create a successful campaign. From the 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report : 2) 9% of donors worldwide donated to a nonprofit, NGO, or charity on GivingTuesday 2019.

10 Simple Strategies for a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign

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With Giving Tuesday in the rear view, it’s tempting to forgo a year-end giving campaign and coast to the end of the year, catching up on work and enjoying the holidays. A year-end giving campaign is your chance to win over donors when they are in a giving frame of mind.

Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too


As the 2018 midterm elections near, it’s likely hard to ignore the ads, phone calls, mail pieces, and emails from political campaigns in your area reminding you to vote. As the campaign season kicks into high gear, here are a few trends we’re seeing in 2018 campaigns that nonprofits could benefit from as well! For our full recommendations on campaign strategies that nonprofits should start using, download the complete guide: 1. campaigns politics trends

2 Email Templates to Soft Launch Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Campaign

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A fundraising campaign soft launch—the release of your campaign to a limited audience prior to the general public—allows your organization to establish early momentum on your campaign. Email #1: Introduce the Campaign. Email #2: Follow Up With Unengaged Donors .

Ideas & Tools for a Rocking Annual Giving Campaign


The more a donor understands the need behind their donation, the more likely they are to give. That’s why it can be tricky to run an annual giving campaign, where donors are giving to a more general fund to […].

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Build Donor Engagement Before You Start A Campaign 

NonProfit Hub

When a nonprofit organization decides to undertake a capital campaign, it has most likely identified a need and developed a project to address that need. Usually, the campaign is designed to resource the project. A key part of our relationships with donors is building trust.

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Follow These 4 Steps to Determine Target Ask Amounts

NonProfit PRO

One of those lessons is target ask amounts because if you don’t ask for a specific amount, you aren’t letting donors know what you need. Annual Campaigns Annual campaigns ask amounts target ask amounts

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10 Must-Know Stats About COVID-19 Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

7,008 survey respondents from 81 countries indicated in the survey that they had donated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and some characteristics of these donors are listed below. It’s worth noting that 68% of the COVID-19 donors were female, 31% male.

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How to Run a Successful Fundraising Campaign

The Storytelling Non-profit

Any nonprofit organization dreams of having successful fundraising campaigns. Of course, managing a fundraising campaign can have a lot of parts and pieces. Are you working on your year-end campaign or building up a new seasonal campaign?Let

How to Run a Capital Campaign


What Is a Capital Campaign? If you’ve spent any time in the fundraising world, you’ve probably heard the phrase “capital campaign” before. This guide will introduce you to the concept and walk you through the process of planning and executing your own capital campaign.

5 Elements of a Donor Communications Plan to Build Loyalty

The Storytelling Non-profit

When I talk with clients about fundraising growth strategies, donor retention and donor relations tend to be at the top of the strategy list. After all, it costs more money to acquire new donors than to retain current donors. What does the sum of those parts tell donors?