September, 2022

Developing a Grantmaking Strategy That Works for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

One of the most important roles a nonprofit can play is that of grantmaker. And, while there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to crafting a successful grantmaking strategy, there are a handful of key strategies that any nonprofit can deploy.

Creating Fundraising Systems for Your Nonprofit

The Fundraising Authority

This is a two part article on how to create fundraising systems for your nonprofit. In Part 1, we will talk about what fundraising systems are and why they are important for development. In Part 2, we will show you how to create systems at your organization. One Seriously Stressed Out Nonprofit.

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How Associations Can Leverage the Power of Artificial Intelligence

Association Analytics

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4 Types of Donor Personas for Effective Nonprofit Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Ask any nonprofit fundraiser if he or she wants to increase the results of their fundraising efforts and you’ll get a resounding “yes”! The next question, of course, is how? The answer is in understanding your goal and audience, and then matching your pitch to the prospect.

Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Discover how this high-level overview report can help get your organization in shape for technology adoption and read helpful best practices for facilitating this critical process.

Activating Damage Assessment System for Hurricane Ian

VisionLink

Currently focused on Flo rida’s Gulf Coast, Hurricane Ian’s particular track, combined with the shape of the bay, means that significant storm surges may inundate the Tampa Bay region. Because of the slow-moving storm, other more distant areas may also receive large amounts of rain or coastal surge.

Stellar year-end fundraising strategies for busy nonprofit leaders

Get Fully Funded

It’s that time of year! Fundraising season is upon us and it’s time to set some big year-end fundraising goals and go after them! Yep, there’s a marathon of opportunity coming up and you don’t want to miss the chance to raise big bucks for your nonprofit.

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Stop Looking for a Fundraising Magic Bullet

The Fundraising Authority

Do you ever find yourself, your team, or your board of directors saying things like: “If we could just get this one big grant, we’d be set for the year!”. Or, “I think we should hold a huge gala event. If we raise everything we need now, we can focus on programs later.”.

How Associations Can Leverage the Power of Artificial Intelligence – 9/27/22

Association Analytics

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5 Simple Steps to Take Right Now to Plan Your 2023 Golf Fundraiser

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If your nonprofit is thinking about planning a golf fundraiser in 2023—whether it’s a brand new event or an established tournament—there are a few simple steps to take right now to make sure your outing is set up for success. Start With Technology.

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The why and how of fundraising

Hands on Fundraising

If you’re writing that year-end appeal or anything that goes to your donors, you’ll be more successful if you understand the “why” and “how” of fundraising. At first, you’d say it’s pretty easy, right?

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

Five Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits That Don’t Work (or Why You Aren’t Raising Enough Money)

Get Fully Funded

We hear from folks all the time who are looking for new fundraising ideas for nonprofits, especially fundraising ideas for a new nonprofit. They’re excited to get their fledgling organization off the ground, and they need the funds to do it.

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8 Questions to Ask to Get Inside Your Donor’s Head

NonProfit PRO

The better you know your donor, the better your appeal is going to be. That’s obvious. The problem is your donor is probably coming from a completely different experiential background. How do you get inside that person’s head?

The 5 Rules of Successful Annual Appeal Fundraising Letters

The Fundraising Authority

An organization’s annual fundraising appeal letter is a yearly letter that gets sent out to your current donors asking for general operating funds for your nonprofit organization.

How to Capture Fresh Member Profile Data and Make It Actionable – 10/4/22

Association Analytics

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Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

[Free Webinar] 10 Digital Marketing & Fundraising Trends to Prioritize in 2023

Nonprofit Tech for Good

At the end of each year, Nonprofit Tech for Good suggests which digital marketing and fundraising trends nonprofits should prioritize in the following year [ read the 2022 trends ].

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Greek Myths if They Were Set in the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit AF

Over the past several months, my kids have been obsessed with Greek Mythology, thanks to a podcast they listen to. Funder Relations Fundraising Grantwriting Humor

How to structure your nonprofit social media plan

Get Fully Funded

If you want people from your social media to support your nonprofit’s activities, you need a nonprofit social media plan. You already know this: In the nonprofit realm, social media is life.

3 Steps for Launching Successful Giving Tuesday and Year-End Giving Campaigns

NonProfit PRO

Giving Tuesday officially launches the end-of-year giving, and is a great opportunity to connect with current and potential constituents to keep your cause top-of-mind during the season of philanthropy. Here are three ways you can ensure a successful year-end campaign.

The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

Who Qualifies as a Major Donor Prospect for Your Organization? (3 Guidelines)

The Fundraising Authority

The following is an excerpt from our class How to Find New Major Donors and Get Them to Give to Your Non-Profit. Who qualifies as a major donor prospect for your organization? As you are looking for donors to make contact with and insert into your fundraising funnel, you don’t want to waste time.

Your Data Is Talking: What’s It Saying about Your Next Piece of Content? – 10/20/22

Association Analytics

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[Free Webinar] Finding Your First 100 Donors: Donor Acquisition for New Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You’ve probably heard how important individual donors are to the sustainability of your nonprofit organization. For an early-stage organization, though, knowing how to get started can feel like an overwhelming task.

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28 Super Engaging Ideas for Giving Tuesday, from Campaign to Marketing

Wild Apricot

Ah, Giving Tuesday. This international day of giving is a nonprofit’s dream, but there sure is a lot of competition with other organizations! In order to make Giving Tuesday your most profitable day of the year, it’s so important to get. fundraising

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How to Get CEOs and Boards to Embrace Year End Fundraising

Bloomerang

The post How to Get CEOs and Boards to Embrace Year End Fundraising appeared first on Bloomerang. giving tuesday

Follow These 4 Steps to Determine Target Ask Amounts

NonProfit PRO

There are a lot of lessons to be learned about relationship building, strategy and the analytics critical to a successful program. One of those lessons is target ask amounts because if you don’t ask for a specific amount, you aren’t letting donors know what you need.

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Warrior Canine Connection: A Unique Approach to Mission Based Trauma Recovery

DipJar

We’ve had the opportunity to speak with a few organizations that are focused on supporting our veterans. One DipJar customer, Foar from Home , rowed across the Atlantic, raising money along the way for K9s for Warriors.

Use Data for New Revenue Opportunities

Association Analytics

The pandemic proved to be a financial challenge for associations. Individuals and member organizations were on tighter budgets. And members’ behaviors changed. You may have noticed that your members were engaging with your organization in different ways.

7 simple things you can do now to energize your year-end appeal

Hands on Fundraising

Stressed about fundraising right now? Here are a few ways to energize your year-end appeal. Eliminate the kitchen sink Chances are, no single donor can give your organization everything you need. And that’s good!

12 Practical Ways To Engage and Retain Members in Today's World

Wild Apricot

Your association’s members go through many steps in their membership journey before signing up. This journey can be long (and often expensive) which is why associations think carefully about what steps they can take to retain the members who. membership

DonorDrive and Leading Enterprise Nonprofits Join Forces for TwitchCon 2022

DonorDrive

DonorDrive is hosting its annual DonorDrive Charity Arcade at TwitchCon 2022, a convention organized by Twitch, the world’s largest livestreaming platform.

3 Expert Tips on Fundraising in Today’s Economy

NonProfit PRO

One of the most pressing issues for today’s nonprofit professionals is the uncertainty of today’s economy. Inflation is skyrocketing, and consumer prices are through the roof. So, what does this mean for fundraisers?

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Implementing a Computer Use Policy at Your Organization

TechSoup

Your computers and networks are a window to your organization. They require a significant investment to get set up, and they provide access to information, functionality, and collaboration with team members. Operations

How to Plan a Fundraiser for Your Small Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

We all know that running a nonprofit requires fundraising , but how do you plan a fundraiser ? Where do you even begin? No matter how large or small, every fundraiser or fundraising activity requires structure and planning to be successful.

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Your End Of Year Fundraising Questions Answered

Bloomerang

I had the pleasure recently of teaming up with my fundraising bestie and copywriting guru Julie Cooper to host an “ End of Year Appeal Writing Made Easy ” workshop.