2022

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The State of Nonprofit Fundraising Today — 9 Top Fundraising Methods

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit fundraising had been due an upgrade to catapult it into the modern era for a while. When the pandemic hit, that event finally came. Most charities had used the same tried-and-tested methods for decades (namely, galas and sponsored endeavors), but with new health and safety guidelines to contend with, this was no longer possible. Innovation was a “need right now” rather than a “maybe later,” and nonprofits were forced to join the twenty-first century — breeding all kinds of virtual solu

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How to Collect Compelling Stories to Use in Your Fundraising Work

The Fundraising Authority

Storytelling has become a hot topic in non-profit fundraising. It went from something that you almost never heard about just a few years ago, to the topic of numerous books , websites and conferences today. There’s a reason for this change: storytelling is extremely important to good fundraising. As fundraisers, we need to be carrying on a constant conversation with our donors.

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Customer Service for Nonprofits: 4 Ways to Retain Donors

NonProfit PRO

At their core, nonprofits are service-oriented. And while there are distinctions between the way for-profit and nonprofit entities run, the standards of customer service apply equally between the two.

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4 Unique Call-to-Actions to Test on Your Nonprofit’s Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the 2022 M+R Benchmarks Report , nonprofits pay an average of $3.31 to secure a lead [i.e., capture an email address] through digital advertising. Most small and medium-sized nonprofits can’t afford to experiment with digital advertising for lead generation, but there are other means of securing new leads for a fraction of the cost – namely, your nonprofit’s website empowered with any of the following unique call-to-actions (CTAs). 1) Top bar opt-ins and links.

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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 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. It usually gets sent to every donor in your donor file (or at least, every donor that has been active over the past several years) and normally gets sent out around the same time each year (the time of year differs by nonprofit, but once you pick a time of year, you normally stick with it).

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How Fintech Is Changing Nonprofit Philanthropy

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofit funding is evolving rapidly, with new players and technologies emerging almost daily. To keep up with the latest trends, let’s take a look at how fintech is shaping the future of nonprofits from small-dollar donors and what steps you can take to adopt these practices at your organization.

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Why I Love Lapsed Donors

NonProfit PRO

It's true, I will say it, I wish every lapsed donor was still giving to my organization. And at the same time, I learn so much from lapsed donors. The trick is how to learn these things before they lapse.

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The Big Shift—A Conversation About the Impact of Change

.orgSource

The Association 4.0 Podcast allows me to do something I love. I’m able to exchange ideas and opinions with the savviest leaders in the industry. Recently, Jacqualine Price Osafo, MBA, CAE, and I had a wide-ranging conversation about the need to shift and the impact of change. The adjustments we made to manage uncertain circumstances […]. The post The Big Shift—A Conversation About the Impact of Change appeared first on.orgSource.

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6 Tips to Create Fundraising Videos That Drive Donations

Wild Apricot

Fundraising videos build your case for support, providing viewers with an in-depth look at your organization and inspiring them to take action. It’s no surprise, then, that 57% of people who watch fundraising videos go on to make a donation.

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Three benefits of developing thought leadership content at your association

Nimble AMS

If you’re looking to make a difference at your association, thought leadership is crucial. A study conducted by Edelman and Linkedin reported 65% of those surveyed said thought leadership content improved their perception of an organization. Well-researched and thoughtfully written content has the power to build association credibility, organization brand awareness, and even attract new members. .

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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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How to Use Storytelling for Nonprofits to Tug Heartstrings and Raise Funds

Get Fully Funded

Everyone loves a good story, and your skills in storytelling for nonprofits can make the difference between getting big bucks and donation requests that fall flat. The good news is that great stories are all around you. EVERY nonprofit has stories to tell! And you don’t need to be a professional writer to craft them. . Once you understand the basic elements of a good story and a few different ways to tell them, the rest is just practice, practice, practice.

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Grantmaking: What’s Participation Got to Do with It?

sgEngage

In philanthropy, unlike democracy, there is often no way for people to participate–to share what they think or to influence decisions. People impacted by the grants typically have no say in who gets the funding, for what, how much, and for how long. Those at the top decide. In recent years, that model is being challenged. Lots of grantmakers are intrigued by participatory grantmaking.

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Giving Tuesday 2022: Bloomerang And Kindful Nonprofit Customers Raise $42.4 Million

Bloomerang

We’re excited to share that Bloomerang and Kindful nonprofit customers raised more than $42.4 million on Giving Tuesday 2022. This kicks off another record Giving Tuesday as nonprofits move full swing into the end-of-year giving season. On Giving Tuesday 2022, donors were even more generous than they were in previous years. Better yet, the number of donors increased too.

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Why trauma-informed workplaces are necessary to support nonprofit staff and volunteers

Charity Village

I usually feel the tension in my shoulders first, weighing me down, then the pain makes its way down my back, running down my legs, and the nausea sets in. I start to feel paralyzed – frozen – unable to process more information or take in anything else. This is my trauma response – and […]. The post Why trauma-informed workplaces are necessary to support nonprofit staff and volunteers appeared first on CharityVillage.

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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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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. Let me tell you a story. It’s about a nonprofit I once worked with.

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Does your nonprofit mission statement drive donations?

Candid

Does a nonprofit’s mission statement influence its fundraising efforts? New research conducted using data from Candid suggests that understanding this relationship can boost your nonprofit’s fundraising success. An effective nonprofit mission statement draws supporters and donors to an organization. It gets them excited about helping to achieve that mission.

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2022 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days are powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising and social media awareness campaigns. In addition to the days listed below, see also public holidays by country , Days of the Year , and Wikipedia’s List of Commemorative Months. January. 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service — #MLKDay. 28: Data Privacy Day — #DataPrivacyDay.

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Mastercard to Exempt Nonprofits in Good Standing From Recurring Donation Regulations

NonProfit PRO

Mastercard announced the recurring donation regulations that took effect Sept. 22 — and were going to kick in March 21, 2023, for nonprofits — will now be deemed best practices and not required for for-profit or nonprofit merchants, as long as they aren’t cited with excessive chargebacks. .

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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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The why and how of fundraising

Hands on Fundraising

If you’re writing that year-end appeal or anything that goes to your donors, you’ll be more successful if you understand the “why” and “how” of fundraising. At first, you’d say it’s pretty easy, right? How is the way to do something, why is the reason you do something. “Why” and “how” matter to your fundraising […].

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6 Group Fundraising Ideas to Energize Your Donor Base

Wild Apricot

As a nonprofit, finding ways to continually engage your donors can be challenging. We face a bit of a paradox today—between online fundraising, events, social media, virtual offerings and other outlets, there are more ways than ever to connect.

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4 Quick Tips to Remember When Planning an Advocacy Campaign

Top Nonprofits

If you’ve ever led an advocacy campaign, you know that it has an incredible number of moving pieces. As you quickly grow and engage your audience , it can be easy to lose track of your campaign plan. That’s why planning is the most important stage in your advocacy campaign. It’s what determines your chances of success or failure. By following these suggestions during your planning process, you’ll be better prepared to drive awareness and make meaningful change at a local, national, or global lev

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How to Write a Successful Annual Fundraising Plan in 6 Steps

Get Fully Funded

If you are trying to fundraise without an annual fundraising plan, you are trying to bake a pie with a lot of ingredients but no recipe. Can you do it? Maybe. The contestants on The Great British Baking Show manage to get it right with impressive frequency. But… that either requires a good memory or a lot of guesswork. Do you really want to make fundraising so hard?

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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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I am 1 in 10: Endometriosis Awareness Month

Media Cause

Although endometriosis impacts an estimated 190 million people around the world ( World Health Organization ), misconceptions about the disease and a wide array of symptoms across patient populations exacerbate needless suffering. . In May 2021, I found myself being rushed to the hospital by my husband, in excruciating pain, and completely terrified.

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How To Handle A Disgruntled Donor

Bloomerang

Have you ever worried about offending a donor? If so, you’re not alone. Most fundraisers I know have done their share of mental gymnastics worrying about this possibility. Maybe you’re afraid you’ll offend them by sending too many emails. Perhaps you’re worried about the response to a photo or language you used in your appeals. The important thing is to be prepared to respond to your donors’ feelings.

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Addressing the “Great Resignation”

Charity Village

Does it feel like everyone is quitting their job these days? There is a lot of discussion on the “Great Resignation” backed up with statistics indicating that many are leaving their jobs in the US due to overwork and burnout. In Canada, there is a similar trend, with people leaving roles at all levels, as […]. The post Addressing the “Great Resignation” appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Stop Looking for a Fundraising Magic Bullet

The Fundraising Authority

Do you ever find yourself, your team, or your board of directors saying things like: “If we could just get this one big grant, we’d be set for the year!”. Or, “I think we should hold a huge gala event. If we raise everything we need now, we can focus on programs later.”. Or, “I keep trying to set up a meeting with that big donor. Why won’t he meet with me?

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

Organizations like yours are increasingly realizing that technology adoption is only as good as the technology you choose. Statistics from a 2014 NTEN study show that seriously investing resources in training for your staff corresponds to higher adoption and ultimately technology effectiveness. In this report, we’ll give you a high-level overview of how to get your organization in shape for technology adoption and best practices for facilitating this critical process.

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Tweeting through uncertainty: Candid’s approach to nonprofit Twitter

Candid

Since Twitter’s new ownership took over in late October, the social media platform has experienced a significant decline in its userbase—a loss of over 1.3 million active users in one week. Candid’s Twitter account alone has lost over 1,000 followers in the same period, and we expect to see this negative trend continue. Additionally, rumors about paywalls , increases in hate speech , and chaos around the new paid verifications , have led to a lot of uncertainty, frustration, and confusion.

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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. Giving Season is upon us and the clock is ticking. As leadership and development teams lean in for a final push, donors are receiving countless requests for limited financial support. . DonateStock has ignited a conversation in philanthropy with their innovative approach to stock gifting.

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How to Execute Your Peer-to-Peer Email Communications Plan

NonProfit PRO

So, you’ve created a strategy for your peer-to-peer email communications. You’ve segmented your audience, built compelling content and prepared to design emails that will grab your readers’ attention. Now there’s one thing left to do: Start executing on your plan (and find ways to improve it).

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7 Ways to Support Ukraine Now

Saleforce Nonprofit

As we watch the news unfold in horror hoping for a path to peace, many of us are asking ourselves “How can we as individuals help?” If you’re watching social media, television, or video and wondering how you can support those affected and contribute to relief efforts, most organizations are most in need of financial donations. Here are seven trusted partners meeting critical needs on the ground. 1.

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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.