Tue.Jul 09, 2024

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A Guide to Nonprofit Video Storytelling

NonProfit PRO

Videos are one of the best ways to share your story with potential and current donors. Here's how to use them to support your mission.

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Don’t invoice me when you want a gift

Hands on Fundraising

Playing cute tricks with donors isn’t the win you think it is I’ve been stewing about a certain kind of gift solicitation. I’ve hesitated to write about it. But I get more annoyed the more I think about the damage these things can do. Want some examples? This is an email I got. (Good organization; […] The post Don’t invoice me when you want a gift appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Delta Community Opens Application Period for 2025 Philanthropic Fund Program

NonProfit PRO

Delta Community Credit Union is now accepting grant applications from nonprofits for its 2025 Philanthropic Fund program.

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Quality demographic data: Respect, privacy, and accuracy 

Candid

We know that more and more U.S. nonprofits are engaging with demographic data about their staff, leadership, and board members—but what does quality demographic data look like? A study we recently conducted on behalf of Candid found that, in line with previous research , nonprofits are using demographic data to inform their work and sharing it. We found that 72% of respondents reported this data to at least one entity—including funders and philanthropy-serving organizations like Candid—and 46% r

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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 Best Nonprofit Event Management Software

Wild Apricot

Execute flawless events with ease by using event management software built for nonprofits. Discover powerful tools tailored to streamline planning, engagement and fundraising efforts. Check out the 15 best event software for nonprofits!

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What The Best Girl Scout Fundraisers Do Differently

Bloomerang

Fundraising for the Girl Scouts has stellar benefits all their own. It’s easy for other fundraisers to feel jealous when they see how many women are Girl Scouts and their positive sentiments for the organization. One in every two adult women has been a member of Girl Scouts. More than half (52%) of women in business are Girl Scout alumnae. Nearly one in five alumnae (19%) have reconnected with the Girl Scouts as a volunteer or troop leader.

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The One Tool/Strategy Nonprofits Wish They Implemented Sooner

Blue Avocado

We recently asked the Blue Avocado community, “What is one tool or strategy you wish your nonprofit had implemented sooner?” Here’s a summary of some of the best answers we received: Early Struggles with Donor Management I wish we’d been better at tracking the details on the donors sooner: How they know about our organization (knowing a board member, advisor, volunteer, intern, one or more of the above, etc.), special interests, any key preferences or pet peeves.

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5 Proven Strategies to Get Your Nonprofit Noticed Online

Get Fully Funded

In today’s digital age, having a strong online presence is crucial for nonprofits aiming to increase visibility, expand reach, and boost engagement. A robust online strategy not only enhances fundraising opportunities but also helps communicate your organization’s mission more effectively. But how can you create a strong online presence for your nonprofit?

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Top Raffle Ideas to Boost Engagement and Fundraising

Greater Giving

Raffles are a staple at fundraising events, offering a fun way to engage attendees and raise additional donations. But with so many events happening, how do you make your raffle stand out? The key lies in selecting enticing prizes that people genuinely want to win. This blog post will explore a variety of top raffle ideas to suit any event theme or audience.

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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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The Future of Matching Gifts: Auto-Submission Functionality

Double the Donation

The nonprofit landscape is continuously changing, and our team at Double the Donation is constantly making improvements to our matching gift solution, 360MatchPro, to evolve along with it. To provide users with the best possible software for their fundraising needs, we’re proud to add the latest cutting-edge technology in matching gifts to our platform: auto-submission.

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Private Equity Scoops Up Community Brands

The NonProfit Times

The Association & Events (A&E) and Nonprofit Solutions divisions of Community Brands have been acquired by TA Associates (TA), a global growth private equity firm, creating a new platform called Momentive Software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but multiple industry experts estimated that the deal exceeded $1 billion. The firm will be run by Interim CEO Mike Henricks, who was chief financial officer of Community Brands and enterprise software industry-veteran Mike Mayoras who will

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Standout Auction Items That Will Help You Market Your Event

Nonprofits Source

Let’s face it, the nonprofit gala circuit can get a little… predictable. But what if you could inject a jolt of excitement into your next fundraising event? The key lies in transforming your silent auction into a dynamic marketing tool. Here’s the thing: people don’t just donate or bid on things—they invest in stories. By curating a selection of unique auction items with compelling narratives, you’re not just selling a weekend getaway or a signed sports jersey,

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2024 Giving USA Report Response

Allegiance Group

The latest Giving USA report just dropped and in case you missed it, here are the headlines: $557B in overall giving representing a slight decrease (-2.1% after adjusting for inflation). While this decline is concerning, it is significantly less than the double-digit decrease we saw last year. Individuals continue to take centerstage representing an even bigger piece of the overall giving pie than last year increasing from 64% in 2022 to 67% in 2023 Grant-making organizations saw the highest gro

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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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Inclusive & Impactful: Fundraising Within The Disability Community

The NonProfit Times

By Kyra Millich If you fundraise within the disability community, you might be wondering how to best connect with a person living with a chronic disabling condition. Chances are that you interact in your personal or professional life somewhat regularly with the disability community. How comfortable are you with that interaction? According to the World Report on Disability , one billion people live with some form of disability, making up around 15% of the global population.

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Microlearning: Bite-Sized Compliance Training for Life Sciences

Gyrus

Microlearning: Bite-Sized Compliance Training for Life Sciences Gyrus Systems Gyrus Systems - Best Online Learning Management Systems Conquering the complex world of life science compliance training just got easier. Introducing microlearning , a revolutionary training approach is delivering bite-sized knowledge bursts tailored to the needs of busy Pharma and Biotech professionals.

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10 Questions Answered Regarding Community Philanthropy

The NonProfit Times

Association of Healthcare AHP President and Chief Executive Officer Alice Ayres put 10 philanthropy questions in front of Bill Littlejohn, senior vice president and chief executive officer of the Sharp HealthCare Foundation. Here are the 10 issues he thought philanthropic board members should understand. Philanthropy creates the greatest legacy in our society , and hospitals and health care are no exception.

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Microlearning: Bite-Sized Compliance Training for Life Sciences

Gyrus

Conquering the complex world of life science compliance training just got easier. Introducing microlearning , a revolutionary training approach is delivering bite-sized knowledge bursts tailored to the needs of busy Pharma and Biotech professionals. Unlike traditional methods bogged down by rigid schedules and information overload, microlearning embraces flexibility and accessibility.

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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.

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5 Strategic Steps To Mastering The Grants Process

The NonProfit Times

By Shavonn Richardson, MBA, GPC There’s nothing quick about the grants process. First, there must be strategy. Here are five things to know that will help you revamp your grant-seeking strategy: #1. Grants Are Not a Quick Fix. While grants might constitute a significant revenue stream for some organizations, relying solely on them is imprudent. Diversifying funding sources, including fundraising, in-kind donations, individual contributions, volunteers, and event sponsorships, is crucial for fina

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Grounded in Tradition and Focused on the Future, A Conversation With Richard Yep, CAE, FASAE

.orgSource

I love talking with executives who see the association industry through a wide lens. My recent podcast guest, Richard Yep, is one of those people. Richard is a visionary thinker whose opinions are filtered through years of experience. Richard draws on four decades of experience in the association community. For 30 years, he served as CEO at the American Counseling Association (ACA).