5 Research-Backed Lessons on Major Gifts Fundraising

Connection Cafe

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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How to Include Matching Gifts in Your Fundraising Plan

Connection Cafe

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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Raising Awareness of Matching Gifts

Connection Cafe

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

Connection Cafe

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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5 Ways Matching Gifts Can Turn Donors into Major Gift Donors

Connection Cafe

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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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. What are matching gifts?

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Enhancing Your Major Gift Fundraising Strategy with Analytics

Connection Cafe

As a fundraising analytics consultant, I see a variety of development program structures and fundraising strategies. Growing a relationship over time with newly identified prospects is key to developing or enhancing major gifts programs or initiatives.

Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

NonProfit Hub

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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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

Connection Cafe

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

Connection Cafe

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

NonProfit Hub

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.

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The Major Gifts Advice You Majorly Need

NonProfit Hub

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.

Online Fundraising and 3 Reasons to Start a Recurring Gift Program

NetWits

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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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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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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Donor Retention: The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Raise

Connection Cafe

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?

P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

Connection Cafe

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.

Does Responsive Design Really Raise More Money for Nonprofits? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

So many nonprofit websites are moving to responsive, but how does responsive help organizations raise more money? That means donors were 34% more likely to make a gift after reaching a donation form when the website was responsive.

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

Connection Cafe

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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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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7 Must-Haves for Major Gift Success

NonProfit Hub

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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Elephant in the Sanctuary: Talking Money in Church

Connection Cafe

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

Connection Cafe

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

NonProfit Hub

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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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.

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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

Three Fast, Easy Ways to Market Matching Gifts

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. _. There are a host of ways to market matching gifts.

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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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Are Employee Matching Gift Programs Really Engaging Your Staff?

Givinga

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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44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

Connection Cafe

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.

Nonprofit Hub’s Favorite Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

Here at Nonprofit Hub, we believe the most successful fundraisers are hybrids of innovation and tried-and-true ideas. Dinner galas and silent auctions are effective to an extent, but when someone asks you, “What’s the best fundraiser you’ve ever been to?” Featured Fundraising

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

Connection Cafe

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.

The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist

Connection Cafe

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.

5 Ways You Should Incorporate Matching Gifts Across Your Organization’s Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

After speaking with nonprofits about the need to access matching gift funds in a cost-effective way, Double the Donation was born. _. Every nonprofit organization has to use some sort of fundraising in order to keep things running smoothly. And while there are multiple ways to raise money for your mission and cause, one of the easiest methods to gain more revenue is to incorporate and promote matching gifts across your organization’s fundraising efforts.

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Why Healthcare Nonprofits Need Analytics-Driven Fundraising

Connection Cafe

The most successful healthcare nonprofits and foundations are laser focused on this and have shifted from fundraising for “nice to haves” to focusing on day-to-day priorities. Analytics can help determine where you spend your time, staff, and money.

5 Standout Strategies for Year-End Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

For nonprofits, the year-end fundraising season always seems to creep up when you least expect it. Summer fades, the leaves start to change, and before you know it, it’s time to kick your fundraising strategies into high gear again! Don’t ignore your matching gift potential.

What Fundraisers Can Learn from Direct Marketing

Connection Cafe

Are you trying to encourage participation in a campaign, regardless of the gift size? Did they substantially improve your ability to raise money? Annual giving teams already know the power of person-to-person fundraising.

Give up a Gift for Africa

SocialFish

To do this we decided that every Christmas we would replace a stocking stuffer gift with a donation to a charity on Belle’s behalf, teaching her to give up something of her own to help children less fortunate. For more information about Give up a Gift for Africa please visit.

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The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Texting For Good, Killing Your Annual Appeal, and The 2nd Gift.

Connection Cafe

Here are this week’s nonprofit highlights: The 2nd gift. In this post, How to Get a 2nd Gift from New Donors , Joe Garecht shares his 4 step new donor stewardship process to help nonprofits plan beyond the first contribution and get retention rates up past 22.9%.

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