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Are you caught up in “Yay Us” fundraising?

Hands on Fundraising

“Yay Us!” Be honest… is that what your donor communications read like? First, I want you to know that I’m pulling for you. And if you’re lucky enough to work for a nonprofit whose work you absolutely love and believe in, I’m thrilled for you. Seriously. Not everyone is so fortunate. But you know your […] The post Are you caught up in “Yay Us” fundraising?

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How to Nail Your Year-End Fundraising Emails

NonProfit PRO

You’ll raise more money this time of year than any other time. People often set aside a certain amount of money to give to friends, coworkers and nonprofits. If you want them to give to your nonprofit as well, it’s wise to be proactive.

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6 Tips to Help Manage Prizes for Your Nonprofit Online Silent Auction

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sponsored by GalaBid – a digital fundraising platform that helps thousands of nonprofits raise funds through live and online silent auctions, digital raffles, and donations. Online silent auctions help non-profits raise funds effectively without having to organize a full-scale in-person event. With a comprehensive fundraising platform , organizations can manage and run an exciting digital auction.

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How To Segment And Personalize Appeals To Raise More Money At End Of Year

Bloomerang

Does the phrase “segment your appeal” make you feel anxious, stressed, or worried? You may be asking yourself: Are we segmenting right now? Sounds complicated, how would we do that? What segments do we have and how should we communicate differently to each of them? Do I have the technology to segment? (Good news—you do!) In your head it may sound complicated and your knee-jerk reaction may be to wonder whether it’s really worth it to segment.

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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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Transforming Donations into Connections: Reward-Based Fundraising Strategies

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Transforming Donations into Connections: Reward-Based Fundraising Strategies Imagine turning every donation into a bridge, connecting the heart of your cause with the generosity of your supporters. In the ever-evolving landscape of fundraising, the secret lies not just in asking for support but in creating meaningful exchanges.

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The volunteer management lifecycle: Refresh or reboot?

Charity Village

The volunteer management cycle is the best practice model for the lifecycle of volunteer engagement and for many years has been the foundation of important best practices such as planning, screening, policy development, and onboarding and offboarding procedures that volunteer programs follow. It sets the framework for many of our best practices, policies, and procedures. […] The post The volunteer management lifecycle: Refresh or reboot?

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6 Steps to Better Member Retention

Association Analytics

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Maximize Event Revenue with Nonprofit Sponsorship Levels

Donorbox

Fundraising events can be hugely successful with the right strategy and planning. This is because people want to support your important mission – and they get to have some fun along the way! If you’re thinking about hosting an event, you must consider adding nonprofit sponsorship levels. Sponsorships help cover event expenses, boosting your overall […] The post Maximize Event Revenue with Nonprofit Sponsorship Levels appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Common Sense Activities to Fulfill Fiduciary Duty

NonProfit PRO

An annual board assessment can help a board identify and address structural and process challenges to fulfilling fiduciary duties. Here are five ways this process can fail, and how to avoid them.

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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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Government Grant Writing, Part 1: Should you apply?

Charity Village

In this 2-part series on government grant writing, we’re going to cover some of the basics when it comes to submitting proposals for government funding. You may find some of these steps to be a little different than applying for foundation grants. Determine your eligibility If there is an open call for proposals, there will […] The post Government Grant Writing, Part 1: Should you apply?

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Data Insights for Marketers

Association Analytics

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Five myths and misconceptions about Candid’s grant data

Candid

At Candid, our mission is to get you the information you need to do good. This also means clearing up mis information when we come across it. In service of this, in this blog, we’re highlighting five things we’ve heard about our grants data that aren’t quite accurate. Myth 1: “Candid grants data” is the same as “990 data.” U.S. tax exempt nonprofit organizations must file various Forms 990 with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) each year.

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How to Create a Google Ad Grants Strategy That Makes Sense

NonProfit PRO

When it comes to marketing, nonprofits constantly have to balance broad outreach with limited resources. One way to accomplish this is by leveraging Google Ad Grants. In this guide, I’ll discuss four focus areas of your Google Ad Grants strategy.

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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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Charged for Change program expanding across Canada in 2024

Charity Village

Aviva Canada, in partnership with Earth Day Canada, announced it is planning to expand the Charged for Change program across Canada in 2024. With this expansion, the program will benefit more communities without sufficient access to electric vehicle public charging stations. The Charged for Change program has delivered Level 2 charging stations to seven Ontario […] The post Charged for Change program expanding across Canada in 2024 appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Data Insights for Learning

Association Analytics

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Everything You Should Know about Gaming Fundraising

Donorbox

It’s an understatement to say that video games are popular. Around 3 billion people play video games worldwide and that number is only going up. That’s why so many nonprofits have gotten into gaming fundraising to take advantage of this popularity. Plus, charity gaming events are just plain fun! In this article, we’re going over […] The post Everything You Should Know about Gaming Fundraising appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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It’s OK If Monthly Donors Start With Low Gift Amounts

NonProfit PRO

Some donors may only be able to give a nickel per day. Then goes to a dime, to a quarter, to a dollar. If you are patient — and thank them, steward them and engage them — you’ll be able to ask them for extra gifts, special projects and upgrade them to higher levels.

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Nonprofit Technology Kick Start: Free World Class Board Meeting Software

Looking for cost reductions for your nonprofit? Why not consider modernizing with a digital board management system that's designed to work with remote meetings, with immediate cost reductions if you still distribute paper packets to members? Get going in less than an hour on a fully hosted cloud solution built on the latest technology that runs on any device - from desktops to tablets and smartphones - without any installation.

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Growth and the talent crunch: How SMEs can find – and keep – great workers

Charity Village

This article was previously published by CareerWise and is reprinted with permission. At first glance, you might think that being a Canadian small- or medium-sized enterprise (SME) on a growth track would mean that attracting and retaining talent wouldn’t be an issue. If you are leading or working for one of this country’s innovative and dynamic small […] The post Growth and the talent crunch: How SMEs can find – and keep – great workers appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Turn your season of giving into a season of gratitude 

Candid

It’s true. People are more generous at the end of the year. So, a year-end fundraising goal and plan is important for nonprofits to take full advantage of donors’ kindness. In fact, recent research shows that a quarter of annual nonprofit revenue is raised in the month of December. But unfortunately, the average donor retention rate in 2022 was 42.6%, making it the lowest rate on record.

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The Secrets of Sponsorship Valuation: Key Factors to Consider for Accurate Evaluation 

The Sponsorship Collective

Not to make you nervous, but the success of your sponsorship program hinges on a fair valuation. Boosting your worth to the moon makes you feel good at the moment but will result in refusal after refusal from prospective sponsors.

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Focus on Your Staff to Enhance Your Nonprofit’s Technology Strategy

NonProfit PRO

When you think about optimizing the use of technology for your nonprofit, you probably consider what mix of products you need to have in place. While the specific software choices you make are important, there’s another aspect of nonprofit technology that’s just as important — the people.

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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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Agencies serving the homeless community are invited to apply for Winter Survival Kits

Charity Village

Engage and Change is inviting agencies serving the homeless community in Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area, and Southwestern Ontario to apply for Project Winter Survival. Eligible organizations will receive sleeping bags and Winter Survival Kits to distribute to the homeless community to help them survive winter. These kits contain desperately needed items (sleeping bag, backpack, […] The post Agencies serving the homeless community are invited to apply for Winter Survival Kits appeared fi

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3 Membership Engagement Strategies to Try Today

Neon CRM

Everyone running a membership organization wants to recruit some shiny new members. But, if you don’t have a membership engagement strategy in place to engage and retain them, you’ll end up losing members just as fast as you can acquire them. Even a basic member engagement strategy can be all you need to excite your current members and entice them to renew for years to come.

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Should You Tap Your Nonprofit Employees For Year-End Giving?

Bloomerang

The end of the year is fast approaching. It’s money time. One-third of all giving happens in December. And 12% of all donations happen in the last three days of December. That means many of you reading this have a LOT riding on your year-end campaign. As a former CEO and fundraiser, I feel your pain and stress. As if nonprofit life weren’t complicated enough, we’re in a recession so household giving is down.

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How Your Nonprofit Can Improve Compensation Transparency

NonProfit PRO

Pay transparency laws, which typically require employers to share the pay range for a role in the job posting, are designed to encourage employers to be more open with employees and job seekers about compensation. And they’re becoming the norm.

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Donor Engagement Guide: 8 Key Steps to Better Retain and Engage Donors

Are your donors your biggest fans, or are you lacking donor loyalty? The truth is, your donors have expectations of what their relationship with your organization should look like. This ebook will help you learn how to live up to those expectations!

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How to Start a PTO: 19 Steps to Set Your School up for Success! 

Wild Apricot

Start investing in your local school's future by creating a robust parent teacher organization! Here's everything you need to know about how to start a PTO.

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How To Write A Nonprofit Mission Statement in 7 Steps (Plus 10 Great Examples)

Neon CRM

Your nonprofit’s mission is the foundation of everything you do. It’s your north star, your guiding principle, and your roadmap to changing the world. Your nonprofit mission statement is how you communicate your organization’s impact to supporters, clients, and the community at large. As a critical element of your brand, your mission statement needs to represent your organization’s ethos but also be informative, succinct, and moving to your supporter base.

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Mastering The Art Of Idea Generation And Sharing

Bloomerang

It turns out one of the most important strategies for our time is the ability to effectively generate, exchange, and adopt new ways of doing things. Whether you’re part of a nonprofit, a dynamic team, or an individual on a mission, having a well-defined strategy for quickly creating and sharing fresh ideas is a must-have in our times. Do you have one in place?