5 Research-Backed Lessons on Major Gifts Fundraising

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Does that mean that you don’t have any major gift prospects ? Let’s dig into a couple of key elements of the CES data and how they relate to major gifts, rather than philanthropy as a whole. 5 Research-Backed Lessons for Major Gifts.

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How to Include Matching Gifts in Your Fundraising Plan

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A clear and well-planned fundraising strategy is key to successfully raising the funds you need and retaining more support year over year. One untapped way to boost your fundraising and bolster your entire strategy? Recognize the benefits of matching gifts.

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Major Gifts: Defining and Enhancing Your Strategy

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Many organizations are embracing these coming-of-age fundraising strategies, but it may be to the detriment of what we’ve traditionally called “major gifts”. Benchmarking Major Gifts. and Canada about their high-end donors and fundraising strategies focused on them.

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Last-Minute Gift Guide for Social Impact

Amy Sample Ward

When budgets are small or time is running out, many people turn to Do-It-Yourself options for holiday gifts. This year, I thought about my options, and decided to try something a bit different: giving gifts that support others. community diy gifts local razoo

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Accounting for Development Gifts

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Fundraisers serve a vital function in securing contributions from donors and maintaining relationships with those donors that will lead to more (and bigger!) gifts in the future. If it weren’t for development staff, many nonprofit organizations would be out of business tomorrow!

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Your Brand Story: Change the Fundraising Game by Driving Donations and Building Relationships

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Fundraising professionals continuously seek better methods to cultivate individual donors and obtain major gifts. When crafted properly, a powerful and compelling brand story improves your fundraising results, establishes relevance and increases brand visibility.

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10 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As a follow-up to 25 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofit s , below are 10 holiday gift programs that benefit nonprofits. Gifts range from symbolic adopt-an-acre of a national park gifts to funding a classroom project in a low-income community. Fundraising

P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

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Peer-to-peer fundraising or P2P fundraising is a style of fundraising where an organization recruits supporters to solicit donations from their friends and family on behalf of that nonprofit. Your supporters expect fundraising tools that are accessible via a mobile device.

Getting Creative with Online Fundraising: 10 Campaigns Using Mission Inspired Gifts aka Gift Catalogues

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Online fundraising programs are presenting new and effective ways for nonprofit organizations to raise more money and reach a wider audience more than ever, especially when integrated with other nonprofit organization communications efforts. Author: Jordan Viator.

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7 Must-Haves for Major Gift Success

NonProfit Hub

Kathie Kramer Ryan is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the founder of Arroyo Fundraising Fluency. As a fundraising Coach and Consultant, Kathie helps development professionals like you to have your best year yet raising money for your nonprofit’s mission. Major Gifts Committee.

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“Getting Real” with Donors: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy for Securing Unrestricted Gifts

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In fact, I would argue they are the ideal opportunity for a donor to prove his or her commitment to your organization’s mission and these sort of gifts should be celebrated and recognized to the utmost extent. Too often nonprofits cloak fundraising for general operating funds with fundraising in the name of a new building or a new educational program. Nonprofits no doubt have to be proactive and evolve to meet the changing needs of their communities.

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The Year-End Survival Guide for Community Foundations

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This is especially true for community foundations. This blog has tips you need to help you and your community foundation colleagues finish the year strong. So grab a glass of eggnog, a plate of holiday cookies, and enjoy our 5 Community Foundation Year-End Survival Tips!

Livestream Fundraising 101: What is Livestream Fundraising?

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There has been a lot of buzz lately around “livestream fundraising” but what exactly does that phrase mean? It turns out that adding the phrase “fundraising” into the mix is when things get a little more complicated. . Recently, I was able to spend two days with 24 nonprofit leaders either successfully running livestream fundraising campaigns or actively looking to start one of these programs. Organizational Livestream Fundraising.

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Fundraisers often lament that board members are shirking their commitment to helping fundraise. Teach them that fundraising isn’t about asking for money; it’s about giving people the opportunity to give back and improve their communities. fundraising

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The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist

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Fundraising events are an exciting and useful tool for exposing your mission to the community. Fundraisers allow you to bond with prospects and donors, whether it’s formal or informal, strengthening your relationship. The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist: 1.

Invest in the 3 Cs for Strong Fundraising Results: Capacity, Cultivation and Communication

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2013 was a strong year for fundraising, with charities posting their best increase since before the economy plunged in 2008, according to the 2013 Charitable Giving Report. Here are fundraising strategies that proved effective across the sector: Healthcare – Investing in capacity.

Nonprofit Hub’s Favorite Fundraisers

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Here at Nonprofit Hub, we believe the most successful fundraisers are hybrids of innovation and tried-and-true ideas. Dinner galas and silent auctions are effective to an extent, but when someone asks you, “What’s the best fundraiser you’ve ever been to?” Featured Fundraising

44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

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Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. It requires the right combination of fundraising expertise, engaged staff members, and savvy technology. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Offer rewards for fundraising levels achieved.

5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising

EveryAction

EOY (or end-of-year) fundraising can be a critical time for nonprofits. You need to create personal, targeted appeals that show donors how they fit into your fundraising and how their gifts impact the recipients of your aid. Have given recurring gifts to your organization.

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5 Standout Strategies for Year-End Fundraising Success

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For nonprofits, the year-end fundraising season always seems to creep up when you least expect it. Summer fades, the leaves start to change, and before you know it, it’s time to kick your fundraising strategies into high gear again! Don’t ignore your matching gift potential.

Why Healthcare Nonprofits Need Analytics-Driven Fundraising

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The most successful healthcare nonprofits and foundations are laser focused on this and have shifted from fundraising for “nice to haves” to focusing on day-to-day priorities. Few industries have seen as much change in the past decade as healthcare.

5 Ways to Keep Your Fundraising Strategy Fresh

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If you’re looking at your organization’s fundraising strategy and trying to find areas where you can improve it before the year-end rush, you’re in luck! With each new year comes improved technology and plenty of new ways to enhance your fundraising. Peer-to-peer fundraising.

5 Versatile Fundraising Strategies for Small Nonprofits

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If your nonprofit is just getting started, it’s easy to be daunted by the challenges that arise with fundraising efforts. With the right fundraising strategies, your small nonprofit can find donors who share your mission and want to form lasting partnerships with your organization.

Year-End Giving Prep: 21 FAQs Answered by Fundraising Experts

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Recently, Brock Warner (Senior Manager, Fundraising at War Child) and I hosted a webinar regarding end of year fundraising for nonprofits —the things we need to stop doing and things we should be doing instead. Explain how in-kind gifts make an impact by telling a story.

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5 Fundraising Resolutions for 2016

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The same trends that are changing the world around us at a rapidly accelerating rate are impacting the fundraising profession in new and exciting ways. alone of 7.1% (Giving USA), fueled by overall growth and mega-gifts coming from tech sector donors.

400 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

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The 2014 edition of my annual review of year-end fundraising email subject lines. 44% of all fundraising emails were received between 9am ET and 1pm ET during the month of December 2014. Nonprofits sent a median of 6 fundraising emails during the month of December 2014.

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Marta Major Gifts 4. Did he engage with a recent fundraising email? With that information, you can then make a tailored ask to turn that occasional gift into a monthly donation. Marta Major Gifts.

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Casting Vision for Fundraising Success in 2019

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The New Year is a great opportunity to remind each of your board members what you appreciate about the unique gifts they bring to the table – and not just the financial ones. They need to know they are part of a larger community who is passionate about the same things.

5 Tips to Improve Your Online Fundraising

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Check out these five tips for bolstering your online fundraising. Social media has quickly become the most popular way to engage with your community. Engage with the broader community. Remember to post about your fundraisers and campaigns, and your followers will respond.

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time. Follow these steps to make sure your event is a fundraising success rather than a financial flop. Set a Fundraising Goal. fundraising donors Development

11 Fail-Proof Ideas for Holiday Fundraisers

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With the holidays just around the corner, spirits are high, our sense of community is strong and people are on the hunt for fun, festive activities—especially when they’re for a good cause. These holiday fundraisers are sure to help you spice up your year-end giving season!

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Thank You Wednesday: The Gift of Giving Tuesday

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, Giving Tuesday showed the abundance and generativeness that working in networks, movements, and community or whatever you want to call them can produce. While the magic of GivingTuesday isn’t the dollars raised, the early results indicate many successful fundraisers.

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12 Online Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This year’s featured online fundraising tools tap into emerging trends, such as Bitcoin and crowdfunding, but also utilize tried-and-true fundraising tactics such as tribute giving and e-cards. Funraise is an all-in-one CRM software with an impressive suite of fundraising tools.

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24 Nonprofit Resources for your Mid-Year Check In: A Smart Fundraiser’s Summer Reading Checklist

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The weather is warm, summer camps are in full swing, BBQs are a weekly occurrence, and as the sixth month of the year wraps up, some organizations are already gearing up for end-of-the-year asks and setting up holiday campaign fundraising goals.

Record Highs for Gifts to Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Many fundraisers (including me) were eager to understand how the emergence of the Trump Presidency last year may be affecting the giving landscape, particularly at the individual giving level. The Giving USA Report: Documenting Increases in Gifts to Nonprofits.

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6 Tips from Valencia College Foundation for Virtual Fundraising Success

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This year the foundation took their six-week fundraising campaign online using peer-to-peer fundraising to supplement their offline campaign activities. Hey, this is our yearly fundraiser, won’t you gives us money to help current students have a great experience at our university?

Uncomplicate Your Communications Strategy

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Once you’ve managed to untangle your audiences, or key stakeholders, and put them into an order of prioritization, they probably look something like this: Major Gift Donors, Internal Staff (Physicians and Nurses), Prospects (Grateful Patient and others), and Community.

How To Put Social Fundraising On Steroids: Community Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How To Marry Social Media with Fundraising. Social fundraising is when your nonprofit integrates tried and true fundraising techniques with social media to inspire your supporters to raise money from their networks on your behalf. Enter online fundraising contests.

Why Advanced Analytics Are ?Critical for Healthcare Fundraising Improvement 

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Understanding how organizations can leverage analytics and data is critical to fundraising success. . This information will help your healthcare organization develop more efficient and effective fundraising strategies , which is critical in today’s competitive market. .

Why Fundraising Asks are Essential to Your Faith-Based Organization

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Many faith-based organizations worry about making fundraising asks. These organizations avoid making direct or face-to-face fundraising asks, usually because they don’t have experience with these types of conversations. You Can Make Direct Fundraising Asks While Honoring Your Mission. You need to fundraise. Without making asks, there is no fundraising, and without fundraising, you don’t get to continue carrying out your mission.

Community Engagement Teams

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The following post is by Kivi Leroux Miller and originally appeared as "Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams" on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog on July 6. ” Marketing and fundraising are two different things. Author: Guest Blogger.

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7 Tips for Building a Healthcare Fundraising Program

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I honestly don’t know how to build a full fundraising program.”. This is the voice of many healthcare development staff members who have never ventured past event fundraising. Many organizations are also realizing that it is time to expand into a true fundraising program.

450 Email Subject Lines From End of Year Fundraising

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For several years now, January 1st not only means the beginning of the New Year, but also an opportunity to look at trends in year-end fundraising emails from nonprofit organizations. Here is the 2015 edition of my annual review of year-end nonprofit fundraising email subject lines. (Be

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