How to Include Matching Gifts in Your Fundraising Plan

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A clear and well-planned fundraising strategy is key to successfully raising the funds you need and retaining more support year over year. One untapped way to boost your fundraising and bolster your entire strategy? Recognize the benefits of matching gifts.

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5 Ways Matching Gifts Can Turn Donors into Major Gift Donors

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As a nonprofit professional, you’re well aware of all the fundraising benefits of corporate matching gifts. But what you know may not know is that promoting matching gifts can also help cultivate donors into major donors. Matching gift maximums can encourage donors to give more.

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5 Research-Backed Lessons on Major Gifts Fundraising

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Does that mean that you don’t have any major gift prospects ? Let’s dig into a couple of key elements of the CES data and how they relate to major gifts, rather than philanthropy as a whole. 5 Research-Backed Lessons for Major Gifts.

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Raising Awareness of Matching Gifts

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One of the most commonly asked questions we receive at HEPdata is, “How do I make my donors aware of the benefits of matching gifts?” Nonprofits need to educate donors on the benefits of matching gifts. Approximately 1 in 10 gifts to nonprofits can be matched.

Major Gifts: Defining and Enhancing Your Strategy

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Many organizations are embracing these coming-of-age fundraising strategies, but it may be to the detriment of what we’ve traditionally called “major gifts”. Benchmarking Major Gifts. and Canada about their high-end donors and fundraising strategies focused on them.

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4 Keys for Attracting, Hiring and Retaining a Successful Major Gift Team

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One of the most important hires are those tasked to keep money flowing: the development team. Looking for solutions to these dire numbers, CompassPoint embarked on Fundraising Bright Spots , a study of development teams that were happy and successful.

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Raising Money for Universities during COVID-19

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Changing Higher Ed Episode 43: Raising Money for Universities during COVID with Scott Roberts and Tim Hill . Higher education fundraising is even more critical as colleges and universities navigate the unexpected and unpredictable financial situation caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

3 Matching Gift Fundraising Tips for Savvy Nonprofits

John Haydon

If your organization doesn’t have a matching gifts fundraising strategy, you’re missing out on easy money. In fact, through matching gift programs specifically, you can double your fundraising power with little-to-no extra effort. Online Fundraising

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Nonprofit Fundraising Basics: Matching Gifts

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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. What are matching gifts?

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Turning Low-dollar Fundraisers Into Money Raising Superstars

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Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Have you ever thought to yourself, “ hummm, I wish I could turn my non-fundraising participants or low-dollar fundraisers into money raising superstars! ”?

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Accounting for Development Gifts

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Fundraisers serve a vital function in securing contributions from donors and maintaining relationships with those donors that will lead to more (and bigger!) gifts in the future. If it weren’t for development staff, many nonprofit organizations would be out of business tomorrow!

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Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

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Modern nonprofit fundraising is more than writing an appeal letter and waiting for donations to pour in. Of course, fundraising letters are still important and valuable tools, but donors and supporters often need more incentive to support your organization. Elevate fundraising products.

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

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Major gift prospects are the heavy weights of the fundraising world. Just like lifting more weight, raising more money requires proper technique. 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. You have to want more, strive for more, and do what it takes to attain more.

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3 Great Ways Your Board Can Get More Involved with Fundraising (Other Than Asking for Money)

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When you tell board members that you need help with fundraising, many of them automatically think you are telling them they need to go ask their friends and colleagues for money. There are lots of ways that your board members can help your fundraising efforts. . WEBINAR: How to Get Your Board Excited About Fundraising . Remember – fundraising is about building relationships … and that’s where your board members can shine. .

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7 Essential Matching Gift Steps to Take in the New Year

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It can feel like you’ve exhausted every fundraising avenue already, like your donors have given all they can give. What if you could significantly increase your donations with no extra money actually coming from your donors themselves? Include matching gifts on your donation form.

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Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops: 3 Vital Storytelling Tips

John Haydon

In fundraising, including major gift fundraising, stories motivate donors to provide financial support. Here are three tips for using stories to boost your organization’s bottom line through major gifts: 1. Online Fundraising fundraising major gifts storytelling

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Last-Minute Gift Guide for Social Impact

Amy Sample Ward

When budgets are small or time is running out, many people turn to Do-It-Yourself options for holiday gifts. This year, I thought about my options, and decided to try something a bit different: giving gifts that support others. community diy gifts local razoo

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Elephant in the Sanctuary: Talking Money in Church

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As time went on, I realized that my church and thousands of other churches don’t fundraise or talk about money the same way most social good organizations do. Then, I did some reflection on the various money and tithing related sermons I’ve heard in my lifetime.

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Online Fundraising and 3 Reasons to Start a Recurring Gift Program

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Guest post by Bill Connors , author of Fundraising with The Raiser’s Edge: A Non-Technical Guide. Make sure to check out his upcoming webinar where Bill will talk about Making the Most of Recurring Gifts with The Raisers Edge — 2/22/12 @ 2pm ET — Register Now !

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The Major Gifts Advice You Majorly Need

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As nonprofiteers, we often focus on the seemingly “attainable” gifts that are less scary than the elephant…major gifts. With the proper expectations, cultivation and approach to making the ask, major gifts are also entirely attainable. Determine what a major gift means to you.

Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 202 — The Advanced Course

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Incentive-based fundraising puts your donors first. If you’re just learning the basics of incentive-based fundraising and want some ideas on how you can incorporate it into your organization, you can check out our first guide, Incentive-Based Fundraising 101.

Donor Retention: The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Raise

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There’s a crisis brewing in the fundraising world. Research completed by Target Analytics® in 2015 shows that: Only 29% of first-time donors renewed their gifts. Roughly one out of every two donors renewed their gifts last year. What does it take for donors to renew their gifts?

Matching Gift Basics—How Does Your Nonprofit Benefit?

NonProfit Hub

Adam Weinger is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the President of Double the Donation, a company which provides tools to nonprofits to help them raise more money from corporate matching gift and volunteer grant programs. _. Matching gift programs. Matching Gift Basics.

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P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

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Peer-to-peer fundraising or P2P fundraising is a style of fundraising where an organization recruits supporters to solicit donations from their friends and family on behalf of that nonprofit. Your supporters expect fundraising tools that are accessible via a mobile device.

Getting Creative with Online Fundraising: 10 Campaigns Using Mission Inspired Gifts aka Gift Catalogues

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Online fundraising programs are presenting new and effective ways for nonprofit organizations to raise more money and reach a wider audience more than ever, especially when integrated with other nonprofit organization communications efforts. Author: Jordan Viator.

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7 Must-Haves for Major Gift Success

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Kathie Kramer Ryan is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the founder of Arroyo Fundraising Fluency. As a fundraising Coach and Consultant, Kathie helps development professionals like you to have your best year yet raising money for your nonprofit’s mission.

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6 Ideas for Using the Instagram Donation Sticker to Raise Money

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also, on October 8 in partnership with Nonprofit Tech for Good, Julia will be presenting a free webinar about how nonprofits can use social media to raise money online. It allows eligible nonprofit and individual accounts to raise money without leaving Instagram! .

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“Getting Real” with Donors: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy for Securing Unrestricted Gifts

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In fact, I would argue they are the ideal opportunity for a donor to prove his or her commitment to your organization’s mission and these sort of gifts should be celebrated and recognized to the utmost extent. Too often nonprofits cloak fundraising for general operating funds with fundraising in the name of a new building or a new educational program. But what if there was a way to inspire donors to make unrestricted gifts?

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10 Ways Board Members Can Fundraise WITHOUT Asking for Money

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She is Vice President of Training at Pursuant where she transforms individuals into confident, successful fundraisers through classroom, custom and online training. The number one complaint is always, “They aren’t fundraising.”. Make Their Own Gift.

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Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers. Collaborate with your membership and major gifts teams to discern who these donors are. fundraising major gifts

Resilient Fundraising with One Focus: Caring for Our Supporters

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What should be the focus of our fundraising during this time of crisis? How do we know if we focus on caring for our supporters that money will follow? So yes, focus on how to help people feel better in each fundraising communication. Money will follow.

Resilient Fundraising: Show Donors the Love

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Poured effort and money into acquisition, to fix that KPI. Let me modify an old adage: From, “No money; no mission,” to, “No love; no money; no mission.” It is not “major gifts officer.” Mother Nature just ripped our shorts off. We are exposed, bigtime.

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An Analytics Consultant’s Recommendations for Fundraising During COVID-19

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Since the turn of the century, we have faced many societal and financial challenges to raising money for our organizations: September 11, 2001, the recession that began in 2007, and annual natural disasters that challenge the worldwide environment. As consultants, we give advice for a living.

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Fundraisers often lament that board members are shirking their commitment to helping fundraise. Teach them that fundraising isn’t about asking for money; it’s about giving people the opportunity to give back and improve their communities. fundraising

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44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

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Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. It requires the right combination of fundraising expertise, engaged staff members, and savvy technology. Supporters can raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization.

Are you asking your donors for more than money?

John Haydon

Have you considered the other gift your donors give you? Here’s a hint: what might be even more valuable to you than money? Often donors are aware that time is part of their gift. Think about attending a fundraising event.

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Three Fast, Easy Ways to Market Matching Gifts

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Adam Weinger is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the President of Double the Donation, a company which provides tools to nonprofits to help them raise more money from corporate matching gift and volunteer grant programs. _. There are a host of ways to market matching gifts.

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The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist

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Fundraising events are an exciting and useful tool for exposing your mission to the community. Fundraisers allow you to bond with prospects and donors, whether it’s formal or informal, strengthening your relationship. The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist: 1.

Are Employee Matching Gift Programs Really Engaging Your Staff?

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It’s common for companies with corporate philanthropy initiatives to have employee matching gifts programs. Some matching gift programs succeed in increasing employee engagement and making employees feel more connected and proud of their company.

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Invest in the 3 Cs for Strong Fundraising Results: Capacity, Cultivation and Communication

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2013 was a strong year for fundraising, with charities posting their best increase since before the economy plunged in 2008, according to the 2013 Charitable Giving Report. Here are fundraising strategies that proved effective across the sector: Healthcare – Investing in capacity.

5 Ways to Keep Your Fundraising Strategy Fresh

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If you’re looking at your organization’s fundraising strategy and trying to find areas where you can improve it before the year-end rush, you’re in luck! With each new year comes improved technology and plenty of new ways to enhance your fundraising. Peer-to-peer fundraising.

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Raise More Money at Year-end

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Year-end giving is a vital piece of the nonprofit fundraising puzzle, and the time when many organizations reap the harvest of the fundraising seeds they have sown all year long. It’s not too late to incorporate online and social media fundraising into your fundraising plans.

10 Things Fundraisers Can Do From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Here are ten things you can do instead of meeting with donors and asking for money during the COVID-19 pandemic: Check in with your donors and see how they are doing. If you are a front-line fundraiser, work with your annual giving team.