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Nonprofit Fundraising Basics: Matching Gifts


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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Major Gifts and a $260,000 Online Donation


Guest post by Bill Connors , author of Fundraising with The Raiser’s Edge: A Non-Technical Guide. >> Join his free webinar on 4/17/12 @ 2pm ET - Making a major impact with your major gifts program. — Larger and larger gifts are being given online.

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Enhancing Your Major Gift Fundraising Strategy with Analytics

Connection Cafe

The role of these projects with all your programs and initiatives is to help you identify and strategize the right individuals and target audience for specific types of gifts , as well as how much to ask for and who to prioritize.

How Nonprofits Use Social Media to Promote Matching Gifts

John Haydon

Now it’s time to take your seats, dim the lights, and show you matching gift social media promotion in action. The post How Nonprofits Use Social Media to Promote Matching Gifts appeared first on John Haydon. Online Fundraising Facebook Fundraising matching gifts Twitter

Why Leadership is the Real Elicitor of Major Gifts

NonProfit Hub

There’s a singular question that you can ask at your organization to figure out how to find more gifts. Who is the “someone” where major gifts are coming to? Williams argued that it’s actually leaders who receive gifts, not simply the organization. People give to people.

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Sharing Your Story: How to Engage Donors with the Philanthropic Impact of Their Gift

Connection Cafe

It might seem too easy, but research shows that donors want to know 1) how their gift was used and 2) what impact it had. A gratitude or impact report is a special way to report back to donors the opportunities made possible by their gifts.

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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.

5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Raising Major Gifts

Wild Apricot Blog

Fundraising expert Amy Eisenstein identifies the top red flags to watch for at your organization when it comes to receiving major gifts. Once you eliminate these red flags, you’ll be ready to raise major gifts in a major way. amy Fundraising major-gifts

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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. Assured to make an impact, the gift programs listed below are meaningful gifts for family and friends of any age.

The BEST gift idea for your office!


Looking for an awesome gift for your colleagues, your boss or your Millennial staff? Look no further! Notter and Grant make a compelling case for why Millennials act as a secret decoder ring to help us understand what drives customers and employees in today’s business climate.

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Research Friday: The gift

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Dianna Schwartz , Public Allies Arizona Alumna. Executive Director. Military Assistance Project. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a. continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit scholar, student, or professional to.

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. International Rescue Committee Rescue Gifts.

Accounting for Year-End Gifts

Connection Cafe

The fundraisers rock the year-end campaign, and the business office is flooded with gifts. Some are checks dated in the prior year, and others are sent with envelopes postdated in the prior year. If your fiscal year end is December (and even if it's not), what's a nonprofit accountant to do?

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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.

“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. But what if there was a way to inspire donors to make unrestricted gifts? And by unrestricted I mean that the donor has not designated the gift to be used in any specific way and that leadership can use the gift as needed.

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Inspiring “Gifts of Gratitude” in Healthcare

Connection Cafe

Since the program started two and half years ago, the organization has received more than 970 gifts of gratitude and honored 428 caregivers. Get patient data daily, run through wealth screening and provide major gift officers a list of potential prospects to visit while in the hospital. In the case of large gifts, involve the donor as appropriate in the recognition. Fundraising Major Gifts Planned Giving Stewardship Sustained Giving

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Online Fundraising and 3 Reasons to Start a Recurring Gift Program


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 ! The concept of recurring gifts is simple. You’ll even learn about recurring gift management in The Raiser’s Edge.

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7 Must-Haves for Major Gift Success

NonProfit Hub

There is huge potential for impact when you connect your nonprofit organization to individuals with the capacity to make a significant gift. But what does it take to be successful with major gift fundraising? Gift Acceptance Policy. Major Gifts Committee.

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5 Facts About Online Average Gift Size

NonProfit Trends

I looked at nearly $500 million in online giving from over 2,500 nonprofits in 2012 and found some interesting trends in the data. Research & Trends

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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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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. _. 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. Matching gifts are corporate giving programs that encourage employees to donate to nonprofits.

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Can Social Media Give the Gift of Life?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Two years ago on this blog, Porter Gale published a guest post asking “ Can Social Media Save Lives? ” and described how Amit Gupta was leveraging his network and social media to find a bone marrow match.

22 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

All that said, when doing your shopping this year, please be conscious of the power of your spending and put your dollars to work for good by purchasing from any of the 22 online gift stores that benefit nonprofits – especially on #GivingTuesday. SERRV Fair Trade Online Gift Store.

11 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, if you prefer to wrap and present gifts this holiday season, please see a previous post entitled 22 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits. Wild animal adoptions are the perfect gift for holidays… for a friend or yourself. Heifer International :: Gifts of Hope.

Predictive Modeling vs. Wealth Screening: Effective Segmentation Programs Require a Healthy Mix

Connection Cafe

While others like that predictive models can focus on the likelihood to do something – make a gift, perhaps – and not just whether a prospect looks “rich.”. Need help expanding your major gift prospect pool ?

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2 Strategies to Promote Matching Gifts and Year-End Fundraising

John Haydon

The post 2 Strategies to Promote Matching Gifts and Year-End Fundraising appeared first on John Haydon. How much time do you give yourself before a fundraiser to plan? Would you start planning a wrapping paper fundraiser the day before it is set to begin?

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3 Best Practices to Multiply Major Gifts at Your Organization

NonProfit Hub

Major gifts don’t appear out of thin air. Any fundraiser will tell you that acquiring major gifts is a true challenge. If you’re looking for help with major gifts, this article is for you. Major gift donor cultivation is a slow process—think golf, not basketball.

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What prompts an online gift?

Connection Cafe

I tell them, “Yes, I would like to make a gift this year, however I would prefer you save the stamp and I’ll go online to make my gift. As the number of touch points grows, it will become more and more important for organizations to determine which channels are prompting the gifts they receive. In short, what prompts an online gift? This type of practice enables NRC to get a much more refined look at what initially prompted a gift.

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5 priceless gifts board members can give their nonprofits

ASU Lodestar Center

And they can start by giving their nonprofit these five priceless gifts: Permission to talk about real costs. posted by Nell Edgington , President. Social Velocity. Board members sometimes stand in the way of what their nonprofit needs most.

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How to Engage Volunteers in Your 2016 Giving Tuesday Strategy

Connection Cafe

While both time and money are finite resources, there are instances when it is simply easier to go online and make a gift or write a check than it is to find time in our hectic schedules to serve. Ask your volunteers about matching gifts.

Give the Gift of TechSoup to Your Favorite Organization

Tech Soup Blog

I'm sure most of us would love to make this kind of generous gift. But, if you’re not in a position to whip out your checkbook and make that size donation, here's the next best thing: Give the gift of TechSoup membership!

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Year-End Planning for Legacy Gifts Starts NOW!

Connection Cafe

For the planned giving officer, it’s time to kick into high gear with marketing and gift-instruction reminders to your constituents. Send a personal letter to each of them that provides examples of how these special gifts move your mission forward.

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Test Your Security Knowledge and Win an Amazon Gift Card!

Tech Soup Blog

We'll be doing a random drawing weekly for a $100 Amazon gift card. And if you answer all four quizzes correctly, you might win a $500 Amazon gift card. Are you a trivia master? Or a security enthusiast?

Engaging Event Donors to Consider Planned Gifts

Connection Cafe

Direct mail and direct response, annual fund, special campaigns, major donors and event donors and participants form the back-bone of your planned gift prospect pool. Explore simple ways to engage your event donor in the planned gift conversation.

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Ensure Sustained Giving by Planned Gift Donors

Connection Cafe

Did you know that more than 70% of people who have already made planned gifts also continue to make annual gifts to the organizations they’ve named in their estate plans?

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Three New Ways to Delight Your Donors

Connection Cafe

That means prompt acknowledgement letters, hand-written notes for major gifts, and regular phone calls of gratitude to new donors. Every year, more and more donors are making their charitable gifts online, which is making your customized response envelopes a thing of the past.

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11 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place :: 2011 Edition

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Many of us will purchase hundreds of dollars in holiday gifts over the next six weeks, and with some conscious consumerism those dollars could also help some of your favorite nonprofits continue their work in 2012. Now in it’s third year (View the 2009 Edition and 2010 Edition ), the 11 holiday gift programs listed below benefit nonprofits and thus help make the world a better place: 1. their gift program also accepts U.S.-issued

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Thank You Wednesday: The Gift of Giving Tuesday

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Later this month, the Case Foundation will give the gift of data , a comprehensive report on GivingTuesday by the numbers. It is early here in Sao Paulo, Brasil, but I wanted to capture some quick reflections about the experience of GivingTuesday.

Accounting for Development Gifts

Connection Cafe

gifts in the future. Too often, however, nonprofit organizations focus only on getting gifts “in the door”, and don’t pay enough attention to how those gifts are actually put to use in the community.

Give a Little More…We’re Talking Average Online Gifts

Connection Cafe

One idea was to increase the average online gift. I shared that if they increased their average gift by $2 that would generate $3 million in new revenue. The next logical question was asked “how do you increase the online average gift?”

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