A Matching Gift Brings in Big Bucks

Get Fully Funded

A matching gift is a great opportunity to leverage a generous donation from one donor, or a group of donors, to bring in even more money from other donors for your nonprofit. Turning a $50 donation into a $100 gift adds a little umph to the joy of giving!

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What Hocus Pocus Can Teach You About Major Gift Fundraising

Bloomerang

Believe it or not, I’ve found that there are parallels between one of the greatest Halloween movies ever made and major gift fundraising. How does that relate to fundraising? You’ll also be able to see if new donors make larger gifts to other organizations with similar missions.

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More Recurring Gifts From Digital Approaches

NonProfit PRO

Face-to-face/door-to-door fundraising, also known as canvassing, came to a screeching halt during COVID-19. Monthly Giving Recurring Donations Donor retention Monthly giving Recurring Donors Recurring Gifts

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Major Gift Fundraising: Improve Your Strategy with Tech

Top Nonprofits

As a nonprofit fundraising professional, you’re well aware that major gifts are some of the most important components of your organization’s overall fundraising strategy. Research major gift prospects. Think of the major gift acquisition process like it’s dating.

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3 Tips for Keeping Gift Officers Motivated

sgEngage

As you work to implement your fundraising vision, its likely gift officers play a vital role. In this dynamic work environment, how are you keeping gift officers motivated and connected to their outcomes? Here are a few ideas: Reconnect fundraisers to the mission.

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Book Review: The Surprising Gift of Doubt

NonProfit PRO

“The Surprising Gift of Doubt,” written by Marc Pitman of Concord Leadership Group, is a book that’s not just about nonprofit leadership. Fundraiser Education Book Review Fundraiser education Nonprofit Leadership The Surprising Gift of Doubt

4 Key Benefits of Employer Matching Gifts for Nonprofits

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Employer matching gifts offer ample benefits to each stakeholder, including the company matching the gift, the employee making the initial donation, and the nonprofit receiving the funds. . Ready to find out more about how matching gifts make an impact? Added Fundraising Revenue.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] What to Do When You’re Notified About A Legacy Gift

Bloomerang

CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on what to do when you get notified of an estate gift of which you were previously unaware. . Have a question for our Fundraising Coach?

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The Ultimate Guide to Donor Gifting for Virtual Fundraisers

One Cause

The post The Ultimate Guide to Donor Gifting for Virtual Fundraisers appeared first on OneCause. Blog Post

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20 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For environmentally friendly and socially conscious holiday shoppers that prefer to give donations to nonprofits as holiday gifts, the 20 holiday gift programs listed below are a good starting point for your holiday shopping. Ranging from wildlife conservation to refugee relief, tribute gifts make excellent holiday gifts for friends, family, and work colleagues. Audubon Society Gift Catalog. Best Friends Animal Society Gifts. DonorsChoose.org Gift Cards.

Strong Relationships Build Major Donor Fundraising Success

NonProfit PRO

As a profession, fundraisers constantly spend a great deal of money on training, education and consultants to learn various techniques to improve performance and results. Donor Relationship Management Major Gifts

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. Do you really want to make fundraising so hard? But, my fundraising plan for the year is already pretty full [show them your written plan].

Matching Gifts and Donor Communication: The Ultimate Guide

Salsa

As you continue to develop your nonprofit fundraising strategies , it’s important to consider where matching gifts fit in. Fundraising Top Posts

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[ASK AN EXPERT] How to Negotiate a Gift of Realty with Strings Attached

Bloomerang

CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a fundraiser who needs advice on how to deal with a potential legacy gift that has conditions attached. . Turning down a gift can be a tough decision.

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[VIDEO] 3 Steps To Closing $10K+ Gifts By December 31

Bloomerang

Julie Ordoñez will outline a proven strategy, messaging and action steps you can implement right away to close major gifts faster, ethically. We’re here to talk about 3 steps to closing over $10,000 gifts by December 31st. She’s an executive fundraising coach.

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Apps for Fundraising, In-Kind Gifts, and Volunteering

TechSoup

The last few years have been a pivotal time for nonprofits around the globe, with many organizations needing to find ways to digitally keep their operations running.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] Should I Publicize the Amount of a Major Gift?

Bloomerang

CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a fundraiser who needs advice on best practices around acknowledging and recognizing major gifts. . Or should we just say largest single gift, without the dollar amount?

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3 Ways to Incorporate Matching Gifts Into Your Fundraising Strategy

Classy

A simple way to boost funds with minimal effort is to allow your donors to double eligible donations through employer matching gift programs. Maximize matching gift revenue with direct appeals. Market Your Matching Gift Program to Boost Awareness. Fundraising

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[ASK AN EXPERT] How to Negotiate a Gift of Reality with Strings Attached

Bloomerang

CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a fundraiser who needs advice on how to deal with a potential legacy gift that has conditions attached. . Turning down a gift can be a tough decision.

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Leveling up your major gifts program

Candid

One way to get more funding is to start or grow your major gifts program to channel resources toward an equitable recovery for all. Starting a major gifts program can be intimidating. First, define (or revise) what a major gift is at your organization. It has been quite a year.

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An Insider’s Guide to Growing Your Nonprofit’s Gifts and Wills Program

Bloomerang

Legacy gifts are an area of revenue in the nonprofit sector that few can afford to overlook. Following on from part one of “ An insider’s guide: Leading with legacies ,” Gary continues to offer key insights into this vital fundraising source.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] Who are the Best Prospects for Legacy Gifts?

Bloomerang

CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a nonprofit leader who needs advice on who the best prospects are to ask for legacy gifts. Dear No Rockefellers, It’s a myth that legacy gifts must come from rich people.

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5 Technology Tips for Increasing Matching Gift Revenue

DNL OmniMedia

New and developing nonprofit technology is constantly paving the way for improved fundraising and overall donor experiences. Equipping your organization with matching gift-specific technology and making the most of your existing tech tools can go a long way.

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Virtual vs. In-Person Solicitation for Major Gifts: Predicting the Future of Fundraising

DonorPerfect

For the last decade, I’ve written, spoken, taught, and even preached about the benefits of in-person solicitation for raising major gifts. Coronavirus / COVID-19 Nonprofit Resources DonorPerfect Fundraising Software Featured Nonprofit News

10 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As a follow-up to 25 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofit s , below are 10 holiday gift programs that benefit nonprofits. Gifts range from symbolic adopt-an-acre of a national park gifts to funding a classroom project in a low-income community. These gift programs are ideal for socially and environmentally conscious holiday shoppers that would prefer their holiday spending directly empower nonprofits. World Wildlife Gift Center. Fundraising

Should You Accept ANY Type of Nonprofit Donation? (And How Should You Gracefully Decline a Gift?)

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It’s hard to imagine turning down a gift. These gifts are simple and easy to deposit and use. Sometimes checks come from a donor-advised fund (DAF) that requires logging in to see who made the gift. Here’s where a Gift Acceptance Policy can help (more on that in a moment).

25 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The study also found that o nline shoppers plan to spend 16 percent more than brick-and-mortar shoppers this holiday season on gifts, decorations, greeting cards, and food. ONE HOPE Wine and Gifts. Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Fundraising According to Shop.org’s annual Holiday 2014 Pre-Holiday Retailer and Consumer Study , two out of five U.S. consumers started their holiday shopping in October.

[ASK AN EXPERT] What is the Purpose of Publicizing Legacy Gifts?

Bloomerang

CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a fundraiser who needs advice on how to shine a light on their legacy giving program by publicizing bequests. . Have a question for our Fundraising Coach?

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Use Giving Plans to Jumpstart Recurring Gifts

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That’s why recurring donations are so important: they create stable donation streams for sustained fundraising. Your nonprofit can also use giving plans to fundraise toward a specific project or goal. That way, they can set up a traditional recurring gift that meets their needs.

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10 Powerful Online Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Emily Rose Patz , Senior Copywriter at DonorPerfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. Those aboard the online fundraising train tend to not look back. Start crowdfunding with birthday fundraisers. Fundraising Sponsored Post

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19 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As follow-up to 29 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits , below are 19 nonprofits that are offering symbolic gifts and adoptions this holiday season. These gift programs are ideal for socially and environmentally conscious holiday shoppers that would prefer their spending directly empower nonprofits. They also make excellent gifts for activists and advocates of global development, environmental conservation, and wildlife protection. American Rivers Gifts.

The Gift Begins with Securing the First Meeting

NonProfit PRO

Think about your fundraising career. Fundraiser EducationDid you take classes, learn from mentors, read books or attempt to gain experience on a trial-and-error basis?

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Nonprofit Fundraising Basics: Matching Gifts

EveryAction

New to matching gifts or interested in understanding the basics a bit more? Here's a handy breakdown from Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation, which outlines some of the easiest ways to incorporate matching gifts into your fundraising. Matching gifts are almost exactly like those chocolate chip cookies. What are matching gifts? Matching gifts are contributions that donors’ employers give to eligible nonprofits after an initial donation has been made.

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Webinar: Drive Donations & Engagement Via Gift Matching

NonProfit PRO

How valuable are Employer matching gifts? 84% of donors say they are more likely to donate if a match is offered.

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3 Ways Prospect Research Can Help Your Nonprofit Attract More Major Gifts [Guest Post]

EveryAction

Major gift prospects are the heavy weights of the fundraising world. fundraising guest post major gifts prospect research D o some jumping jacks to get the blood flowing. Don’t arch your back. Inhale as you lift. Focus on the muscle group you’re working. Just like lifting more weight, raising more money requires proper technique. You have to want more, strive for more, and do what it takes to attain more.

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Major Gifts Guide: The Ultimate Resource for Nonprofits

Donor Search

As a nonprofit fundraising professional, you’ve likely heard the question posed: what’s better for your program—one gift of $1 million or one million gifts of $1? But the million-dollar gifts are significantly harder to come by!

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Matching Gifts & Giving Tuesday: How to Double Donations

Salsa

One of the best fundraising strategies for all sorts of nonprofit organizations involves making the most of matching gifts?—which As Giving Tuesday approaches this year, ensuring impactful matching gift practices is more critical than ever before. Fundraising Top Posts

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Here’s Why Blended Asks Should Be A Strategy In Your Fundraising Toolbox

Bloomerang

Do you think a donor wants to be asked for a capital gift in April, a bequest gift in July, and an annual gift in November – all in the same calendar year? Asking hinges on which department gets credit for securing the gift. Major Gifts Strategic Planning

10 Holiday Tribute Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For environmentally friendly and socially conscious holiday shoppers that prefer to give donations to nonprofits as holiday gifts, the 10 holiday tribute gift programs listed below are a good starting point for your holiday shopping. Ranging from wildlife conservation to refugee relief, tribute gifts make excellent holiday gifts for friends, family, and work colleagues. International Rescue Committee Rescue Gifts. Nothing But Nets Gift Nets.

[ASK AN EXPERT] How to Publicly Recognize Memorial Gifts

Bloomerang

CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a fundraiser who wants advice on how to honor, credit, and recognize their memorial gifts. . This would basically give credit to the same gift twice on the Honor Roll.

How to Craft a 2022 Fundraising Strategy for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This guide is meant to help you prepare for each season in your fundraising year. Implement a multichannel fundraising strategy with plenty of different opportunities to give. Revenue from Facebook fundraisers alone grew by 14% last year. End-of-Year Fundraising Dashboard.

12 School & Higher Ed Fundraising Platforms That Match Gifts

Double the Donation

You know better than anyone that planning a university fundraising campaign can feel a bit overwhelming. With many moving parts and ever-changing components, it’s important to find the right higher ed fundraising platforms that can support your school every step of the way.

29 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It may cost a bit more to purchase fair trade and from nonprofits, but the quality is often better, the gifts more unique and meaningful, and consequently much less likely to end up the landfill by early spring. Fundraising Mobile Media Social Media The National Retail Federation is projecting that the average American holiday shopper will spend on $738 this holiday season generating more than $602 billion in total sales.