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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.

8 Questions to Ask to Get Inside Your Donor’s Head

NonProfit PRO

The better you know your donor, the better your appeal is going to be. That’s obvious. The problem is your donor is probably coming from a completely different experiential background. How do you get inside that person’s head?


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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”! The next question, of course, is how? The answer is in understanding your goal and audience, and then matching your pitch to the prospect.

Stellar year-end fundraising strategies for busy nonprofit leaders

Get Fully Funded

It’s that time of year! Fundraising season is upon us and it’s time to set some big year-end fundraising goals and go after them! Yep, there’s a marathon of opportunity coming up and you don’t want to miss the chance to raise big bucks for your nonprofit.

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Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

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. In Part 2, we will show you how to create systems at your organization. One Seriously Stressed Out Nonprofit.

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How Storytelling Can Help Personalize Donor Communications

NonProfit PRO

Storytelling can entertain, educate and entice people to act. Nonprofits have more stories at their fingertips than any other organization.

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7 Ideas for Pushing Your Board Forward in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Blue Avocado

Article In Brief: The Problem: While nonprofits say they support improving diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) actually doing it requires getting the board to buy-in to the need for culture change.

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How To Achieve Work-Life Balance, Prevent Burnout, Retain Nonprofit Employees, And Increase Productivity


This is part one in a two-part series from Madison Gonzalez on the importance of helping employees achieve work-life balance. . Helping Nonprofit Employees Achieve Work-Life Balance Isn’t Optional. Work-life balance. You’ve probably heard it mentioned many times before.

3 Steps for Launching Successful Giving Tuesday and Year-End Giving Campaigns

NonProfit PRO

Giving Tuesday officially launches the end-of-year giving, and is a great opportunity to connect with current and potential constituents to keep your cause top-of-mind during the season of philanthropy. Here are three ways you can ensure a successful year-end campaign.

DonorDrive and Leading Enterprise Nonprofits Join Forces for TwitchCon 2022


DonorDrive is hosting its annual DonorDrive Charity Arcade at TwitchCon 2022, a convention organized by Twitch, the world’s largest livestreaming platform.

Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Discover how this high-level overview report can help get your organization in shape for technology adoption and read helpful best practices for facilitating this critical process.

Tips to Craft Your Year-End Campaign


Excellent year-end campaigns strike a balance between hitting uplifting emotional beats that are relevant to your mission and delivering a compelling case for why people should support your nonprofit.

Getting You Ready for Giving Season 2022 [With a 3-Step RoadMap]


The giving season, the season of giving, year-end – whatever you call them, the last few months of the year are critical to your fundraising efforts. In fact, more than 30% of annual giving happens in December, and 10% happens in the last three days of the year alone!

Where to Begin Building Trust

NonProfit PRO

Trust is your organization’s most valuable asset. In the case of donors, this means they need to be willing to support your mission with their dollars so you will make something they think is important happen. Accountability Donor Relationship Management Communication Trust

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Digging in: who donates to the nonprofits you care about? 


Ever wonder who donates to a specific organization? Lots of people do—some are curious how an organization funds its work and others are looking for prospects of their own. If you’ve ever tried to research this, you know it’s a challenge! But don’t get discouraged.

Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

Leverage your online community for maximum member engagement and loyalty

Nimble AMS

Your members want to connect. The Community Brands 2022 Association Trends Study reports that the first reason members join associations is to network, and the sixth is to socialize. Is your association maximizing the reach of your online community?

Approaching GivingTuesday with a collective lens

Big Duck

The post Approaching GivingTuesday with a collective lens appeared first on Big Duck


Is Multichannel Marketing Right for Your Organization?

NonProfit PRO

A multichannel marketing strategy means consistently interacting with your target donors on a variety of channels. The more channels you can reach them on, the faster you can turn a prospective donor into a first-time donor. Here are five advantages of this strategy.

Customizable Pledge Form Templates


One of the key components of successful fundraising is an accessible pledge form that allows donors to select their level of giving. It can be time consuming to create new forms for new and even existing campaigns, so we’ve done the work for you. What are pledge forms?

The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

How Nimble AMS empowers your stakeholders to become innovators

Nimble AMS

Is your association innovative? Are you increasing staff productivity through AI and predictive analytics or are you sticking to your values by highlighting your member benefits?

Meet the Team: My Nonprofit Journey - Julia Bieniek

Charity Navigator

Welcome to our Meet The Team series, where each month, we introduce a member of the Charity Navigator team to our readers. We are extremely honored to be a part of the nonprofit community where our footprint (and our ratings!)

Giveffect Launches Software Grant Program to Help Nonprofits Accelerate

NonProfit PRO

Giveffect announced the Giveffect Software Grant Program to help selected nonprofits accelerate digital transformation and realize significant gains in fundraising and community building. . Grants News/Stats/Studies Giveffect Grant program Software Grant Program

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KPIs Every Nonprofit's Website Reporting Should Include


Key performance indicators (KPIs) are metrics that provide insight into the performance of any given process or tool. When it comes to nonprofit websites, these metrics can help you determine how effective the site is at driving donations, volunteer sign-ups, awareness, or other organizational goals.

Calling for Volunteers? Here Are 8 Volunteer Recruitment Strategies [2022]


Volunteers are essential for nonprofits. In a sector where we usually have more work to do than we have staff to do it, volunteers boost our power, lighten the load, and exponentially increase our impact. Best of all, they do it because they believe in the cause and want to help.

Culture & Community Beacon: Evaluating Nonprofit Interconnectedness

Charity Navigator

The Culture & Community beacon of the Encompass Rating System comprises two vital assessments: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Constituent Feedback.

How Care and Nurture Turned Into a Big Gift

NonProfit PRO

It's critical for nonprofits to stop and think about how they can pour themselves into people’s lives and help them fulfill their interests and passions. If you can do this successfully, which we know you can, it will pay off economically in surprising ways.

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The BEST Online Payment Processing for Nonprofits: Our Top 18 Picks

Wild Apricot

The BEST Online Payment Processing for Nonprofits: Our Top 18 Picks If you want to collect donations online (and you do!), you’re going to need an online payment processor. Payment processors are a key piece of setting up your online payment. website-and-technology

Managing Emotions in Workplace Conflict

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: September 22, 2022 Summary: Conflict is inevitable in the workplace, yet 70% of people deal with it by avoiding it. Many comment that it’s the emotional intensity that poses a challenge for them.

How to Increase Donations in Your Giving Tuesday Fundraising

The Storytelling Non-profit

According to Candid – Philanthropy News Digest , Giving Tuesday raised an estimated $2.7 billion in 2021 in the US alone. And in 2020, Giving Tuesday raised an estimated $2.47 billion. Giving Tuesday continues to grow year after year.

How Record Inflation Is Hurting Nonprofits and How They Can Fight Back

NonProfit PRO

Since we have not seen inflation at this level in decades, many nonprofit organizations simply don’t have much experience dealing with it. Here are some of the biggest ways that inflation may be affecting your charity and our best advice for navigating through this fiscal storm.

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5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use signNow


Brightpoint , a community action agency in northeast Indiana, is one of the many nonprofits that were forced to digitize and change their operating models during COVID. Like many others, they faced the challenge of navigating remote communication, fundraising, and paperwork. Operations

Reckoning: Towards sustainable healthy work in crisis, health & nonprofit sectors

Charity Village

We often talk about burnout, compassion fatigue and the need for resiliency in our workforce. We are beginning to reckon with the reality that it is our systems that are failing, not our workers. What will it take to create sustainable work in helping professions, for volunteers and staff?

21 Leading Association Management Software (AMS) Options

Wild Apricot

Many association team members have to-do lists running long with administrative tasks. And while we all would love to have an assistant to take care of these tedious tasks, not many association budgets have space for such a luxury (darn!) But even. website-and-technology

Learn Ways to Prioritize Your Work

NonProfit PRO

Priorities shift so keeping things in perspective is critical. Can you prioritize your work effectively? Accountability Organization prioritizing work Work Works

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