But Does All The Information Really Mean Anything?

Connection Cafe

As I have been completing the research phase of my doctoral project, one thing has become evident: nonprofit leadership, staff and consultants do not lack for information. As a regular provider of information, I find myself convicted. It’s relatively easy to spew out information.

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Two Keys for Successful Virtual Challenge Fundraisers

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In the day job, peer-to-peer fundraising at Blackbaud, we have seen the proliferation of the term ‘Virtual event’. It’s no surprise that nearly every nonprofit is working to move physical events online and searching for ways to diversify more traditional fundraising channels.

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Dirty data be gone! Five tips to spring-clean your database - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders

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Five tips to spring-clean your database - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders : "What about your database? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to run a mailing list or generate a report knowing that the information could immediately be sent to the mail house or presented to your senior leadership team? Dirty data be gone!

Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: Data-Informed Fundraising!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Also think about the data and analysis that a development professional would perform on the donor data base to analyze multi-channel fundraising campaigns. Tools that mash up public data allow nonprofit fundraisers to do benchmarking and a better analysis of market conditions.

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Related Webinar: Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits. Today, nonprofits worldwide have access to online fundraising tools that could not have been imagined at the turn of the millennium, and current best practices are shaped by 20+ years of innovation and experimentation.

The Time Has Come to Reinvent Fall 2020 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

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As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded across the world, nonprofit fundraisers have been required to take one of three actions for their spring peer-to-peer fundraising (P2P) campaigns : cancel, postpone, or take it virtual. Information is ambiguous and vague.

Fundraising From Home: A Nonprofit Hub Guide

NonProfit Hub

And as the giving season comes closer, your 2020 fundraising events have probably changed quite a bit as well. Fundraising from home has presented some challenges in that traditional events aren’t the most reliable anymore. Featured Fundraising

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them. But it isn’t enough to have a rough idea of messaging, an incomplete timeline, some scheduled tweets, and an arbitrary fundraising goal.

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Fundraising at the Speed of Life

Connection Cafe

Maybe you’ve felt the effects of reduced alumni participation, or maybe you’re worried about the sustainability of a fundraising model that draws wealth from a few, volatile sources. For most fundraisers, it’s a dream. The future of fundraising.

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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.

Why Now is the Time to Focus on Long-Term Relationships for Fundraising

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Relationships are the foundation of fundraising. Even in uncertain times you still have a fundraising goal to meet, so this is the perfect strategy. Tracking constituent information is essential for your organization to maintain high-value relationships over long periods of time.

What Previous Crises Can Teach Us About Navigating the Current Fundraising Environment

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Whether it be the tragedy of 9/11, a tsunami, an economic recession, an earthquake in Haiti, a country divided by an election or a devastating brushfire, there are many high-profile events of the past that have threatened to push the fundraising landscape to its limit.

2014 Mid-Year Fundraising Trends

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Wondering how fundraising is performing so far in 2014? Using data from The Blackbaud Index , we are able to provide the first insights into fundraising trends for the first six months of 2014 compared to 2013. billion in fundraising revenue. billion in online fundraising.

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How to Harness the Fundraising Power of Twitch

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There are four main ways Creators fundraise using Twitch: Single Creator live streams. Creators are motivated by several factors when choosing a charity to fundraise while streaming: The charity addresses a cause they are passionate about. Less collected information is better.

Maximizing Multichannel Fundraising for Higher Education

Connection Cafe

If you haven’t watched fundraising expert Joe Garecht’s Heating Up Multichannel Fundraising webinar or read his Raising Money through Multichannel Communications white paper, we highly recommend you do so. Tip 1: Master your direct mail fundraising. Fundraising emails.

How Advocacy Fits Into Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Strategy

NonProfit Hub

However, many organizations are under the impression that they must divide their attention between their advocacy campaigns and their fundraising efforts. Nonprofit advocacy can fit into and advance your fundraising strategy. Featured Fundraising

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about. Rising email spam rates Many nonprofits depend on email as the backbone of their digital fundraising programs. fundraising nonprofit tools

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Three Tips for Common-Sense Fundraising

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Fundraising is certainly not exempt from this problem; we base decisions too often on expediency rather than an analysis of long-term consequences. As fundraisers, facts are the basis of much of our work, especially with the direct response portion of our program.

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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. So what’s a fundraiser to do? These warm leads have the potential to be great fundraisers; they just may need more coaching on why their support matters.

How Nonprofits Can Use Instagram for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Here are four strategies your nonprofit should keep in mind when using Instagram for fundraising: 1. It will also grant you access to more advanced analytics and improved ad campaign management, as well as enable you to add contact information to your page.

Lessons from the Field: How Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound Turned a Major Event into a Virtual Fundraiser

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound was excited to host their annual Big Breakfast, a celebration of their impact on the community and their second highest grossing fundraiser of the year , on March 26, 2020. for more information. .

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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?

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3 Principles Fundraisers Should Adopt from Service Providers

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I left private legal practice for nonprofit fundraising to get away from the less relational aspects of the service provider-client relationship. I thought nonprofit fundraising was the opposite of lawyering. But the provider-client model is potentially valuable to fundraisers, too.

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5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising

EveryAction

EOY (or end-of-year) fundraising can be a critical time for nonprofits. You need to create personal, targeted appeals that show donors how they fit into your fundraising and how their gifts impact the recipients of your aid. fundraising prospect research donor research

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

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With all of the information coming out about the novel coronavirus, people are either consumed with it or are avoiding all social media, email, etc. If you are a front-line fundraiser, work with your annual giving team.

Cutting Through the Noise| A Fundraiser’s Strategy for Sorting It Out

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Back in the Jurassic period of fundraising — oh, about the early 1980s — things were different… If we wanted information, we subscribed to a magazine, bought a book, or paid to travel to and attend a seminar. If the fundraiser was fortunate, he or she could get some resources at the local library, but being proficient with microfiche and the Dewey Decimal System were important search tools. The bottom line is that Huntsinger was a fundraiser. .

How Are Your Participants Fundraising Online?

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In my previous posts, I shared how NEXT Worldwide and AIDS Arms encourage their participants to use centralized fundraising tools, but how do you know if your participants are using these tools? Are your participants personalizing their fundraising page with their own story and image?

8 Best Practices for Nonprofit Event Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Okay, so you’ve decided you’re going to throw a nonprofit fundraising event… virtual high fives. For example, are you looking to target volunteers, fundraisers, or even VIP donors? . 6) Add social fundraising to your event. Ready to grow your fundraising event ?

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. The digital fundraising space has changed so much in the last ten years, what will the next ten hold?

Why Healthcare Nonprofits Need Analytics-Driven Fundraising

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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. And speaking of that… Analytics inform the use of resources.

Knock Your Third Party Fundraiser Out of the Park

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Baseball season is in full swing this time of year and so are multitudes of fundraising events. Alongside the rides, walks and runs, many organizations are utilizing Third Party or Independent Fundraising Events (IFE) to raise money for specific campaigns.

Three Ingredients for Successful Year-End Fundraising

NetWits

Year-end fundraising is here. Yes, that’s right – up to 40% of donations come in at the end of the year for many nonprofits that have a solid year-end fundraising plan in place and an engaged list of supporters. Looking for some good data and examples for your fundraising team?

More fundraising software = more data headaches

3rd Sector Labs

Let’s face it … there is a direct relationship between the number of fundraising software systems we are using and the data problems we are creating for ourselves. More fundraising software = more data headaches. What sort of fundraising software are we talking about?

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5 Fundraising Resolutions for 2016

Connection Cafe

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. If you provide too little or too much information, ask them their preference.

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! Fundraising software. Now get to fundraising!

7 Tips for Building a Healthcare Fundraising Program

Connection Cafe

I honestly don’t know how to build a full fundraising program.”. This is the voice of many healthcare development staff members who have never ventured past event fundraising. Many organizations are also realizing that it is time to expand into a true fundraising program.

Why Your Healthcare Nonprofit Needs a Written Fundraising Plan to Succeed

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Every nonprofit organization – including yours – needs a written fundraising plan in order to be successful. Your healthcare nonprofit’s fundraising plan shouldn’t be “in your head.” Here’s why having a written fundraising is so important for your nonprofit: .

Changing Channels: Easier on your TV than in Fundraising

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But navigating information channels is trickier than navigating TV channels, especially if you don’t have the right information. With the rise of technology has come a proliferation of giving channels nonprofits can, and arguably should, utilize to fundraise.

What Fundraisers Can Learn from Direct Marketing

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Fundraisers who can take these best practices and reinvent them for university fundraising will more effectively raise money for their organizations. Many direct markers amass vast troves of personal information about their markets.

Year-End Giving Prep: 21 FAQs Answered by Fundraising Experts

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Recently, Brock Warner (Senior Manager, Fundraising at War Child) and I hosted a webinar regarding end of year fundraising for nonprofits —the things we need to stop doing and things we should be doing instead. What are the 5 W’s for a fundraising appeal?

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Your Spring Fundraiser Checklist

NonProfit Hub

Spring fundraising season is upon us and the pressure is on for nonprofits to hit their goals at upcoming galas or events. Leading up to your gala or big fundraising event, give attendees a sense of the flow of the evening, including a call for donations. Featured Fundraising

The 2 Key Elements of Successful Fundraising Campaigns

NetWits

— When creating any fundraising campaign there are two items that should always be on your short list list. So, what are the 2 key elements of successful fundraising campaigns? Oh, and improved fundraising results. Increase YOUR Fundraising Results by 10%.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Did he engage with a recent fundraising email? With that information, you can then make a tailored ask to turn that occasional gift into a monthly donation.