Wed.May 31, 2023

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How to Create the Optimum Donor Experience

NonProfit PRO

Donors at all levels should have as personal an experience as possible with the organizations they support. If donors do not feel positive about their giving experience, how can they have confidence that your programs are run with effectiveness?

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5 Creative Ideas For Year-End Giving Campaigns

OneCause

The end of the year is a crazy time filled with family, holidays, excitement, and, of course, annual giving campaigns. Not surprisingly, the end of the year is one of the busiest times for nonprofit teams. Use this list of 5 creative end-of-year giving campaign ideas to help your nonprofit develop successful, repeatable campaigns both during the holiday and throughout the rest of the year.

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Major Checkout Charity Campaigns Grew 24% From 2020 to 2022

NonProfit PRO

The largest point-of-sale fundraising efforts by American retailers collected $749 million in consumer donations in 2022, a 24% increase from 2020, according to the biennial "Charity Checkout Champions" study released by Engage for Good.

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16 free nonprofit books for your summer reading list

Candid

Ah, summertime is in the air! It’s the perfect time to relax, get away, and kick back to enjoy some good books from Candid’s free nonprofit eBook collection. Are you worried that a nonprofit-related book will feel like a rain cloud over your summer vibes? Don’t be. We’ve scoured our online library to find you our best quick reads and easy listens that will inspire you and help you recharge.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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The NonProfit Voice Ep 78: Best Practices to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Email Engagement

NonProfit PRO

Cherian Koshy of Merit America and Tim Sarrantonio of Neon One join the NonProfit Voice to discuss email benchmarks for the nonprofit sector.

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10 Fundraising Statistics Every Nonprofit Should Know

Neon CRM

You’ve likely heard the phrase, “Numbers aren’t everything.” It’s mostly true—numbers don’t always tell the whole story. But for fundraisers, numbers can reveal a lot of insights that help you understand donors, demographics, and more. Fundraising metrics are the key to unlocking your most effective, generosity-encouraging strategies. That’s why it’s important for fundraisers to stay up to date on nonprofit organization statistics and use metrics to inform their fundraising strategies and decisi

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Summertime and the season is busy

M+R

DC! Atlanta! Chicago! National Harbor! The Internet! We’re coming at ya, and we can’t wait to rabble-rouse with you. Are you conferencing this summer too? Let us know so we can say hello! Here’s where you can find M+R people this summer: PMDMC Benchmarks Webinar June 7, 1–2pm ET Thought Benchmarks season was over? No way! Get the low-down on how the public media sector fared in this year’s Benchmarks in this virtual webinar co-hosted with PMDMC.

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19 Best Nonprofit Software Options for 2023

Donorbox

Nonprofits can find about anything online today. Thousands of online companies finally understand how significant nonprofits are to the economy and want to make a buck and do their part to increase their impact on the world. Nonprofits can choose between several different options when it comes to nonprofit software. This article provides 19 of […] The post 19 Best Nonprofit Software Options for 2023 appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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10+ Unique Fundraising Ideas to Boost Awareness—and Revenue!

Wild Apricot

In this post, we offer ideas for unique fundraisers that will create buzz, generate donations, and take the worry out of asking for support.

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How to Convert Peer-to-Peer Event Participants into Monthly Donors

sgEngage

If your nonprofit organization hosts a peer-to-peer event with thousands of happy participants and supporters, but you don’t have a plan to convert those bikers, gamers, walkers, golfers, dancers, scavenger hunters, or pub crawlers into monthly donors, you’re missing out on the point of putting on an awesome P2P event. It should never be a one-off experience.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.

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Club Fundraising Ideas: Engage Your Membership & Community

Wild Apricot

Need some fundraising ideas that fit your club's theme? Read on for fundraising ideas for clubs of any size—big or small.

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Go-To Plan To Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Year-End Potential

OneCause

There is the huge potential for nonprofits that often comes with the end of the year, but cutting through the noise and competing with other nonprofits can be a challenge. Here are few more go-to tips to help maximize your nonprofit’s year-end giving potential.

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Dear Moby, What does Email Accessibility look like?    

Whole Whale

“I want to be more accessible in my email strategy. What are the accessibility fundamentals in the email marketing world? Are there any tools I can use to help my content be more accessible?” Accessibility, in the context of email marketing , refers to the practice of creating products, services, and environments that are usable by as many people as possible, regardless of their abilities or disabilities.

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3 Ways Technology Can Benefit Your Fundraising Strategy

DNL OmniMedia

One thing’s for certain: the nonprofit technology wave is here to stay. Many nonprofits have jumped on board and are using new, innovative platforms to improve their fundraising efforts. Online fundraising opens an additional stream of revenue for your organization and allows you to connect with donors where they are. And the more you engage with your donors, the more successful your fundraising strategy will be.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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Privacy-First Marketing for Nonprofits

Media Cause

When is the last time you read through your organization’s privacy policy? Maybe… never? How about your cookie consent banner? Did you take a “set it and forget it” approach? If so, you’re not alone. On the surface, it makes sense that privacy and tracking would be at the bottom of a marketer’s task list. But if you engage in targeted advertising or use Google Analytics to track website visitors, privacy-first marketing should be a priority for your organizati

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Beyond Likes and Shares: How Nonprofits Can Foster Engagement on Social Media 

Qgiv

By now you probably know that you should have social media accounts for your nonprofit organization (and if you didn’t, now you do). Social media is a very effective method to connect with current and potential donors. But building a successful social media campaign is more than just creating a page or posting a picture. For a social media strategy to be effective, you need to have engagement with your followers.

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Donor Management: The Ultimate Guide

Neon CRM

Does this sound familiar? You work for a nonprofit that is totally stuck in the donor acquisition cycle from hell. You work long hours and spend a ton of resources getting new donors in the door, only to then see them never make a second gift, leaving you right back where you started. If that sounds familiar, then what your nonprofit lacks is a sound donor management strategy.

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How to Realign Your Digital Strategy

Forum One

A digital strategy is a clear vision for the future of your organization’s digital ecosystem and a plan to get there. In a rapidly changing world, it’s crucial for organizations to focus on a digital strategy that is rooted in organizational goals, audience needs, and the impact you are hoping to achieve. You may be facing the challenge of how to realign your digital strategy and modernize your technology while juggling many other shifting priorities in operations, advocacy, or programs.

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Nonprofits Are Leveraging the Cloud, but Does It Have to Be So Complex?

Effectively managing cloud technology is getting more complex. From cybersecurity concerns, vendor lock-in, cost increases, or lack of transparency on costs, it can quickly get out of control. Knowing what you can control and finding a platform that’s built with nonprofits in mind is key.