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15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

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Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounted for seven-percent of total fundraising in 2016.

The Future of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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It’s safe to say that our peer-to-peer fundraising world is different today than it was ten years ago—or even two years ago.

5 Fundraising Resolutions for 2016

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The same trends that are changing the world around us at a rapidly accelerating rate are impacting the fundraising profession in new and exciting ways.

The New Wave of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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Looking back at America’s five largest peer- to-peer fundraising programs in 2006, four have experienced precipitous drops in revenue.

When Fundraising Programs Stop Running Like Clockwork

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The intricacy of the clock movement is much like our fundraising programs. Some fundraisers won’t stick around to fix it.

Developing Fanatic Discipline to Meet P2P Fundraising Goals

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As we prepared to produce this year’s Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study, I decided to dust off my copy of Great By Choice and re-read it.

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The Secret to Raising $1M During Your First-Year Fundraising Event

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Typically, these folks also function on your event committee and can be a key indicator of the overall personal fundraising efforts.

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Make No Mistake: Fundraising IS Mission

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We have more room to tell the story and build understanding that fundraising is not separate from mission. Now is one of those times.

3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

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Lesson One: Online Organizing and Fundraising. And who could forget Howard Dean’s turkey sandwich fundraiser?

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2015 Charitable Giving Report: Fundraising Continues to Grow

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billion in total fundraising and $2.2 2015 was another big year for digital fundraising. billion in online giving data from 2015.

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DIY Fundraising – Easy Money for Your Nonprofit?

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“Do-it-yourself” (DIY) fundraising has long taken a back seat to more traditional run, walk, or ride fundraising events.

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5 Myths of Mobile Fundraising, Debunked [INFOGRAPHIC]

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I’m a designer who, up until recently, held some pretty naïve opinions about mobile fundraising. I have a confession. Reality: 12.3%

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Strengthen Fundraising Before the Next Recession

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Heavy political campaigning via mail, online and phone may hurt some fundraising efforts in 2016. I am by no means a financial genius. Great!

What’s to Come in Digital Fundraising?

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This milestone got me thinking about how fast time flies, but also about the huge changes the company has seen in the digital fundraising space.

3 Keys to Lasting Participant Retention in P2P Fundraising 

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This year’s Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study shows retention rates declining for Walks and 5Ks. Is it a fundraiser’s birthday?

Honoring both Funders and Fundraisers on National Philanthropy Day

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And if you happen to know fundraisers who deserve a thank you for all they do, share the following one-minute video with them.

Why Advocacy Organizations Must Keep Sustainers Top of Mind During EOY Fundraising

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Money funds the mission, and a more efficient fundraising operation will help you direct the maximum amount of revenue toward the mission.

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The New Normal in EOY Multi-Channel Fundraising

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No longer does multiple-channel fundraising mean a home page mention and few Facebook posts during online campaigns. Home Page Pop Ups.

The Essence of Fundraising Ethics at Year-End

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With just weeks remaining in 2016, many fundraisers will adopt the stance, “Ask early, ask often, and ask boldly.” brush.

10 Ways to Offend Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

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But motivating peer-to-peer fundraisers is a bit of an art. And that’s what happens in many peer-to-peer fundraising coaching emails.

Social Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

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These supporters want to be able to fundraise with same online fundraising and social fundraising tools available to event fundraisers.

The Future of Fundraising is Already Here. Stop Fundraising! Start Inspiring!

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When asked about what I think the future of fundraising looks like, my best advice? STOP FUNDRAISING! Donor Advised Funds (DAFs).

450 Email Subject Lines From End of Year Fundraising

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Here is the 2015 edition of my annual review of year-end nonprofit fundraising email subject lines. (Be Emails By Date. Emails by Hour. Steve.

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The 5 Rules for Supercharged Year-End Fundraising

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Many non-profits make the mistake of trying to use gimmicks during year-end fundraising. Stick with adding beds. by the end of the year!”

Design a Fundraising Appeal that Raises More this December

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Design your fundraising appeal for mobile. Want more insight into crafting a fundraising appeal that raises more? They include: 1.

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How Fundraisers & Grant Managers Can Collaborate to Achieve Stronger Results

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As a former grant manager who works on a daily basis with grant-makers, the complex, creative, diverse world of fundraising has been incredible to me.

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Wrapping Up Your Fundraising Campaign the Right Way

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Fundraising emails increased 17% last year (and 72% two years ago), according to Luminate Online Benchmark Report. But all was quiet on Dec.

400 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

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The 2014 edition of my annual review of year-end fundraising email subject lines. Here it is! Email by Date. Email by Hour. Email Frequency.

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19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts


If you’re looking for Fundraising Ideas you’ve come to the right place. Social Media and Its Relationship with Online Fundraising.

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8 Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2017

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That said, launching a fundraising start-up is not easy and the odds of making it long-term are slim. 1) Brackets for Good. 2) Bstow.

The Key to Relevant Fundraising in 2015 and Beyond

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As far as I could tell, he did not have any fundraising background; he was a matchmaker, linking nonprofit organizations with resources.

How To Engage Your Fundraisers With Gamification & Rewards

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Bringing some fun into your charitable campaigns via gamification and rewards is a great way to raise awareness for your cause, create an engaging experience for your fundraisers, and turn them into lifelong advocates for your cause. To me, gamification isn’t about buying a system and using it to get fundraisers to do things for you.

The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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Are You Ready for the Future of Fundraising?

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Nonprofit Fundraising #nptech fundraising ideas fundraising tips future of fundraising npEXPERTS Innovation. Technology.

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Why Pop-Ups Should Be Part of Your Online Fundraising

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To increase online giving, nonprofits often crank up their number of fundraising emails. Probably. Are your constituents? Likely. Of course not.

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What The Crowd Is Telling Us About P2P Fundraising

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The early 2000s laid the groundwork for a significant shift in fundraising communications. A rise in impulse fundraising. Stay tuned!

20 Email Fundraising Best Practices


Even some of the largest organizations have a lot of low hanging fruit and aren’t leveraging the best email fundraising practices.

Improve Fundraising Results by Knowing Your Donors’ Birthdays [Study + INFOGRAPHIC]

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If so, how should my fundraising strategy adapt? Answering the above questions about your donor base and others that come up as you dig in can have a tremendous impact on your fundraising performance. Improving fundraising performance. Make sure to give it read and think about how you’re approaching fundraising.

3 Things You Should Know About Fundraising in Canada

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Knowing Canadian giving habits is key to successful fundraising in Canada. Peer-to-peer fundraising in Canada is big. Maple syrup.

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It’s Results that Matter in Fundraising

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If you remember nothing else from reading this post, remember this: It’s the … Annual Fund Direct Mail Fundraising #nptech end of year fundraising fundraising Online Fundraising writing for fundraising