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. Asking questions like “How large is a major gift at your organization?”

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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. Reaching out to donors about matching gifts establishes trust.

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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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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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7 Essential Matching Gift Steps to Take in the New Year

Connection Cafe

What if you could significantly increase your donations with no extra money actually coming from your donors themselves? That’s the magic of matching gift programs, which enable companies to donate the same amount of money as their employees to eligible organizations.

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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.

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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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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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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.

GIft Economies at MPS09

Amy Sample Ward

Because it helps us deal with panic or impulses, it’s a gift. The amazing thing about the web is what we can do with those impulses, stories, and gifts. PatientOpinion was created as a gift economy. the gift always tarvels/what does around comes around. Are gift economies undermined by the thought that someone, somewhere is making money off it? Digital gift economies turn free loaders into “audience.&#.

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4 Keys to Engaging Employees in Your Company’s Matching Gifts Program

Connection Cafe

But one of my favorite programs is what I’d call a building block of any give-back program – matching gifts. Your people give, the company’s money follows, and everyone involved wins (person, nonprofit, company). And it’s what I’ve seen unfold at Blackbaud after we launched our matching gift program. Despite being “above average,” that still seemed low to me, so we decided to invest in communication, reminding people that the program was there to make their gifts go further.

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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.

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Recurring Gifts: Are You Missing Out on Easy Money?

NetWits

Also called “preauthorized” or “sustainable” gifts, online recurring gifts are pledges for which the donor has authorized your organization to automatically collect a specific amount each month (or other cycle When you get a second, take a look at your recurring online donations program and see how many donations are coming through that program. Oh wait…you don’t have an online recurring giving program? Then you are missing out on some easy income for your organization.

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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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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

Donor Retention: The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Raise

Connection Cafe

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. Getting your donors to renew their gifts is the easiest way to raise money for any nonprofit.

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.

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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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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Money Talks: The Latest and Greatest in Online Payment Services

Byte Technology

Wallet allows users to digitally store debit, credit and gift cards; transfer money via email; work from a single card; link the system to all your other Google accounts; and get comprehensive fraud protection.

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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. 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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Do Responsive Websites Raise More Money?

Frogloop

Not only is your audience accessing your website from their mobile device or tablet, they''re also giving more money on sites that are responsive. Here are some of their key findings: Donors were 34% more likely to make a gift after reaching a donation form when the website was responsive.

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Turning Low-dollar Fundraisers Into Money Raising Superstars

NetWits

Have you ever thought to yourself, “ hummm, I wish I could turn my non-fundraising participants or low-dollar fundraisers into money raising superstars! ”? Get their first gift. Received at least one gift, but not reached their goal. Not yet received a gift.

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Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

NonProfit Hub

Leaderboards show your top fundraising teams or individual fundraisers based on how much money they’ve raised. On your crowdfunding website, you should specify that: A $100 gift will receive a profile and picture of one of the women in the program.

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[Guest Post] The Shocking Truth about Major Gifts: It’s Not About the Money

Donor Search

Join me in welcoming Claire Axelrad of Clairification and please enjoy her post on major gifts. The Shocking Truth about Major Gifts:… Education Guest Post Major GivingThis blog focuses on the world of prospect research and various related fundraising topics. To diversify our subject matter, we like to feature the work of our friends and colleagues in the community.

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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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7 Must-Haves for Major Gift Success

NonProfit Hub

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. But what does it take to be successful with major gift fundraising? Gift Acceptance Policy. Major Gifts Committee.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Here are 5 ways that you can use social media to raise even more money at year-end. . It’s incredibly simple to give money to a Facebook Fundraiser – just donate in two taps without leaving the platform. Two-thirds of donors who make gifts do no research before giving.

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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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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.

Online Fundraising and 3 Reasons to Start a Recurring Gift Program

NetWits

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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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. The post Are you asking your donors for more than money?

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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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Research Friday: The gift

ASU Lodestar Center

It wasn’t simply about throwing money at an international issue - it was about listening to local problems, local solutions, and local thought. Yet there are nine students on a broken bench; and for my money, that’s a paradigm issue. posted by.

Ready for Year-End? Here Are 10 Easy Things You Can Do to Raise More Money

Everyaction

Below are some quick and easy things you can do to raise more money. You are likely to see a 10% to 20% bump in gifts. You can also ask sustainers to make a 13 th gift in 2017. Use create-a-list to segment on more than recency, frequency, and average gift.

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

NonProfit Hub

Increase impact with matching gifts. Increase impact with matching gifts. The Basics: Matching gifts occur when a company matches the donation of its employees (i.e. Matching gifts are usually given on a 1:1 ratio, but they can be as high as 4:1!

The Value of Gifting in the Nonprofit Sector

NonProfit Hub

These gifts have ranged from pens, pins, plaques, to expensive gift baskets, coffee mugs and the naming of a building or room, in the case of philanthropists. In fact, millions of dollars and thousands of hours may be wasted engaging in gifting. Small Thank-You Gifts.

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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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Nonprofit Starter Pack and Money

gokubi.com

At a recent gathering of nonprofit-focused Salesforce developers, we got into a deep discussion about how to best track money in Salesforce. Salesforce.com isn’t an accounting system, but thousands of organizations use it to track money.

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Best Tips for Holiday Gift-giving Programs

Frogloop

Your supporters love shopping for gifts that support causes. Seize this opportunity to capture supporters attention and raise more money in the next thirty days. M&R released a guide that outlines best practices in holiday gift-giving programs.

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10 Ways Board Members Can Fundraise WITHOUT Asking for Money

NonProfit Hub

Make Their Own Gift. Wealthier board members can and should give more but everyone should make a gift that is meaningful to them. In a study by Penelope Burk, donors receiving a “thank you” call from a board member within 24 hours of making their gift said they gave 39 percent more.

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