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8 Ways to Find Major Donors for Your Small Nonprofit

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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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Nail Your Request for Donations During Economic Ups, Downs, and Crisis Times

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For most of us, fundraising isn’t something that comes naturally, especially a straight request for donations. It’s the great irony of fundraising – we love to help but we don’t like to ask for help. Fundraising is not about you. Donations?

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10 Tips to Create an Effective Website Donation Page

NonProfit PRO

Donors, especially first-time donors, can lose confidence in their decision to give if your donation page is purely transactional or difficult to use. Here are 10 ways to ensure your donation page makes it easy for donors to give and feel great about supporting your organization.

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Pushing Beyond the Donation Envelope for Faith Based Fundraising Success!

NonProfit PRO

Join us for this highly interactive, panel conversation webinar to gain valuable insights and advice from faith-based fundraising experts, including Dan Kearns, Executive Director for the Society of St.

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Digital Fundraising Innovations and Trends to Watch in 2023

NonProfit PRO

While there are always risks involved in new fundraising innovations, many times these risks are well worth taking — and, in some cases, you can’t afford not to take them. As 2023 beckons, it’s time to explore the major innovations I expect to see in digital fundraising in the year ahead.

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Micro-donations: The Future of Nonprofit Fundraising

Hands on Fundraising

With the rise in online and mobile giving, micro-donations, also known as micro philanthropy, have become a positive trend in the nonprofit sector. The term usually refers to a smaller sum of money donated by millions of people to a charitable cause.

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How to Show Donors the Impact of Their Donations to Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the Fidelity Charitable Overcoming Barriers to Giving Report, 65% of donors would give more if they knew the impact of their donations. That’s why supplementing online fundraisers with follow-ups that show the impact of donations is so powerful.

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Register for “Pushing Beyond the Donation Envelope for Faith Based Fundraising Success”

NonProfit PRO

Join us for this highly interactive, panel conversation webinar to gain valuable insights and advice from faith-based fundraising experts, including Dan Kearns, Executive Director for the Society of St.

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A Strong Message for Fundraising = More and Bigger Donations

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If you’re trying to raise money but all you’re hearing is crickets, you may need to work on your message for fundraising. It’s how you explain to a potential donor who your organization helps, what problem you are working to solve, and how your organization is changing lives.

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The 5 Rules of Successful Annual Appeal Fundraising Letters

The Fundraising Authority

An organization’s annual fundraising appeal letter is a yearly letter that gets sent out to your current donors asking for general operating funds for your nonprofit organization. Use the letter to tell your donors what you hope to accomplish going forward.

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[Free Webinar] How to Accept Donate Now, Pay Later™ Donations to Grow Giving in 2023

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Donate Now, Pay Later was inspired by the widespread acceptance of Buy Now, Pay Later in the consumer retail space. In 2023, the concept is on track to be widely adopted by nonprofits through Donate Now, and Pay Later. Fundraising WebinarDate: Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

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4 Types of Donor Personas for Effective Nonprofit Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Ask any nonprofit fundraiser if he or she wants to increase the results of their fundraising efforts and you’ll get a resounding “yes”! In other words, you create donor journeys. . What are my donor personas? Donor Journey Mapping Basic Steps.

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Creating Fundraising Systems for Your Nonprofit

The Fundraising Authority

This is a two part article on how to create fundraising systems for your nonprofit. In Part 1, we will talk about what fundraising systems are and why they are important for development. They were worried about donor communications. What are Fundraising Systems?

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How Donate Now, Pay Later is Transforming Millennial & Gen Z Giving for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Clair , Co-Founder & COO at B Generous – the first-ever platform allowing nonprofit donors to “Donate Now, Pay Later”. According to Nonprofit Pro , “Millennials represent 33 million annual donors, have a $481 annual gift, and contribute to three charities annually.”

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Are You Stewarding Your Donors?

The Fundraising Authority

An astute reader e-mailed me after the article was published to remind me that I forgot one important piece of the puzzle: stewarding donors after they give. Now, like most non-profits, I know about stewarding donors. For far too many non-profits, donor stewardship is an afterthought.

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Top 6 Reasons to Focus on Recurring Donations for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

When a donor signs up for a recurring donation online, there are no checks to mail and no monthly reminders needed; much of the expense and hassle on the nonprofit’s side have been eliminated. Discover the benefits of recurring donations. Fundraising Sponsored Post

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Double the Donation and 4aGoodCause Expand Integration to Improve Matching Gift Experience

Double the Donation

Double the Donation and 4aGoodCause have enhanced their integration to further help nonprofits harness the power of corporate matching gifts. These partners continue to simplify the matching gift process for fundraising teams and their donors. About Double the Donation

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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.

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Why Volunteers Make Amazing Donors

The Fundraising Authority

Storytelling is one of the most challenging aspects of donor cultivation. This is especially true when engaging prospective donors who are new to your cause. Your volunteers have already performed the ultimate favor for your cause – donating their hard work to your cause.

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Unlock Hidden Donor Potential with Predictive Analytics & Automation

NonProfit PRO

Effective fundraising requires targeting the right supporters, at the right time, with the right message and channel. With limited time and budget, fundraisers like you need tools to help raise the most without spending more. Analytics Lapsed Donors Recurring Donations Automation identifying supporters optimized fundraisingJoin us as we discuss how nonprofits need to find new, reliable methods of securing the funding they need.

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Why Donation Intervals are Crucial for Online Fundraising

Donorbox Nonprofit

Recurring donors are some of the most engaged and dedicated donors your organization can hope to have. Therefore, if you’re not offering a wide range of donation intervals on your donation form, you might be missing out on more online donations–big time!

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How to Use the Power of Word-of-Mouth Marketing and Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Today's donors are savvy, skeptical and well-informed. As a result, they know when someone is trying to sell them something — including donating. One way to do it is to go old school with word-of-mouth and align it with your fundraising.

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Using Inkind Donations To Help You Grow Your Nonprofit

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The best gift a nonprofit organization can receive is unrestricted cash, but an inkind donation of something your organization needs and would have otherwise purchased is also a high-value gift. Basically, it’s a non-cash donation made to a nonprofit organization.

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Eight Fundamental Concepts for Successful Non-Profit Fundraising Events

The Fundraising Authority

Fundraising events are a staple part of non-profit development programs worldwide. Your goal as a fundraiser is to make sure that you are maximizing your events to raise as much money as possible, without wasting valuable time and resources. You need to cultivate your donors.

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10 Donation Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also important to be aware of is that 26% of online donations made in 2019 occurred on a mobile device. Having a mobile-compatible website is now a standard best practice and that is especially true for your nonprofit’s donation pages. Monthly donors give $35.46

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Crypto fundraising: diversifying donations for GivingTuesday

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The nonprofit sector’s recognition and adoption of diverse revenue streams, including cryptocurrency, has increased significantly over the last year, but many still feel hesitant when it comes to crypto fundraising. 3 reasons to consider embracing crypto fundraising this GivingTuesday .

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What to Do When a Major Donor Prospect Says No

The Fundraising Authority

Is there any more depressing word in the fundraiser’s lexicon than “no”? Often, it means explaining to your boss, or to a referring board member, that no, you were not able to secure a donation, and no, the donor does not want to think about it… they outright declined. The number one reason why major donor prospects say no to an ask is that they haven’t been properly cultivated. For more on donor cultivation, read 10 Ways to Supersize Your Donor Cultivation Efforts.

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5 Tricks for Writing Better Fundraising Emails

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Wouldn’t life be easier if people opened and read your fundraising emails? And even better, RESPONDED to them by clicking the Donate Now button? And when you post on your website, well, most of your donors aren’t regularly visiting your website. How would you ask for a donation?

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14 Donor Retention Strategies to Show Your Donors Some Love

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It’s a great time of the year for some hot donor retention strategies! That includes donors, too. It’s one of my favorite holidays to spread a little love to my donors. As a Development Director, I used to get kids’ Valentine cards and send them to my best donors.

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HOW TO: Easily Accept Stock Donations on Your Nonprofit’s Website – and Why You Should

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kyle Brown , COO at DonateStock – a fundraising platform that makes stock gifting to nonprofits easy and accessible. As leadership and development teams lean in for a final push, donors are receiving countless requests for limited financial support. . Step #3: Enter Donation Details.

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Utilize an Email Marketing Strategy to Drive More Donations

NonProfit PRO

When creating your nonprofit fundraising and donations strategy, email marketing should be on the top of the list of channels to use to support your efforts.

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Why I Donated: Why I Make Small Donations To My Friends’ Peer-To-Peer Fundraising Campaigns

Bloomerang

This is a new series from Bloomerang called Why I Donated. In each post, one donor will share what inspired them to make their donation and why they donated to that specific cause. The Donor : C. What inspired you to make a donation to TWLOHA?

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New Research From OneCause Examines Evolving Social Donor Expectations

NonProfit PRO

Findings provide insights from social donors who gave to fundraising events over the past year and include what motivates them, when and how they will be comfortable returning to in-person events, and what influences repeat donations.

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The Ultimate Guide to Donation Pages for Nonprofits + 25 Examples to Fire Up Your Fundraising

Wild Apricot

Donations are the lifeblood of any nonprofit! Looking for an easy way to turn those supporters into donors? fundraisingNot only do they bring in regular revenue, but they also represent the strength of your relationships with your supporters.

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Unlock the Power of Maps to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising

The Fundraising Authority

Uncover the Benefits of Maps for Nonprofit Fundraising. Maps can be used to illustrate the work of a nonprofit, the areas they serve, and the impact of their fundraising efforts. They can even be used to show the geographic distribution of a nonprofit’s donor base.

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Should You Accept ANY Type of Nonprofit Donation? (And How Should You Gracefully Decline a Gift?)

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When your nonprofit is just getting started, any nonprofit donation is a welcome donation, right? But trust me, there may be times when you don’t want to say “yes” to the donation being offered. Should you say “yes” and take the donation? Then soft-credit the donor.

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6 Surefire Tips for Asking for Donations Over the Phone

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Making donation appeals over the phone is an interesting middle ground between asking for donations in person and making appeals through more anonymous methods like email or on your website. On the one hand, you are having a conversation in real time with a donor or prospect.

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4 Types of In-Kind Donations and How To Leverage Them

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Moreover, it’s incredibly frustrating for your nonprofit if you’re in danger of not reaching your fundraising goals , and there are people willing and ready to help who cannot contribute financially. The big question is, how much can your nonprofit spend on fundraising?

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Why I Donated: Why I Gave $200 To Support Out Boulder County’s Fundraising Campaign

Bloomerang

This is a new series from Bloomerang called Why I Donated. In each post, one donor will share what inspired them to make a donation and why they donated to that specific nonprofit. The Donor : In this post, we talk to Micah, a Communications Manager in Boulder, Colorado.

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How to Set Sponsorship Levels and Benefits for Your Next Fundraising Event

The Fundraising Authority

For most fundraising events , the majority of your money should be raised through sponsorships. Look at your donor file and the businesses you are thinking of contacting to understand what levels you can realistically expect to fill.

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