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5 Ways to Avoid Donor Abandonment

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Your nonprofit spends a huge chunk of resources trying to get donors to your donation forms, and it’s good to see a lot of donors landing on your giving page. But don’t start celebrating just yet. Just because donors reach your donation form doesn’t mean they’re going to stay and make a gift. Research done […]

5 Effective Year-End Fundraising Strategies Your Nonprofit May Be Overlooking

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With the year almost over, your nonprofit is probably looking for ways to optimize your fundraising. Luckily, your supporters are in a giving mood: Up to 50 percent of total annual income for nonprofits comes from the year-end ask alone! Let’s take a look at five ways to to amp up your year-end fundraising:   […]

Calls-to-Action: 9 Ways to Increase Donations

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According to Blackbaud’s Charitable Giving Report, online donations are still increasing every year, growing 9.2% in 2015 compared to 2014. Whether you have or have not seen an increase in online giving, now’s a great time to check your digital fundraising strategy. Specifically, take a look at your calls-to-action. Are they effective? Is there room […]

Fundraising Surveys

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5 Fundraising Lessons from the For-Profit World

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Just because the for-profit world has customers and clients and the nonprofit world has donors and volunteers doesn’t mean that they both can’t stand to learn from one another. Nonprofits have major gift donors, and for-profits have big spenders. Nonprofits have recurring donors, and for-profits have loyal customers. And the parallels continue. Running an organization […]

4 Steps to Turn Your Nonprofit Blog Into a Donation Magnet

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I see it happen all the time on nonprofit websites: a blog that starts with gusto but then trails off into oblivion like an aging cowboy into the sunset. You’ve probably seen them too. So when your board says, “Hey, we should start a blog!” you may wince at the image of your blog lying […]

3 Forms of Corporate Philanthropy

Nonprofit professionals know better than anyone just how difficult it can be to find funding. It’s a limited resource for a massive field of qualified and deserving candidates. As that field gets more and more crowded, fundraisers have to get more and more creative with how they acquire donors. Corporate giving is a donation avenue […]

Host a Poker Tournament Fundraiser!

Tips for your Poker fundraiser

Few games have endured modern history with as unfaltering popularity as poker. The classic game is simply unique in how it combines skill and luck for engaging and unpredictable play. Universally loved, poker has become a game appropriate for casual settings amongst friends, online or in government regulated casinos. Poker is an effective means of […]

Fun Memorial Day Fundraisers From Around the Country

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For many people, Memorial Day isn’t just an opportunity to celebrate and give thanks to the wonderful service men and women of this country. Memorial Day is also a chance to raise funds for great causes while enjoying the start of some great weather. And for many nonprofits, Memorial Day is the perfect time to […]

Our E-book Collection of Sample Fundraising Letters!

Are you at a loss for words and don’t know where to start your fundraising letter – including political fundraising? How do you best get across how much passion you have for your work? How do you ask for money without sounding shy or rude?   >> Make it easy on yourself and get focused […]

Our Most Popular Fundraising Posts in 2014

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Thank you all for stopping by, leaving comments, asking questions and reaching out! Together we can make a difference in this world. It’s always a challenge to convince others of the worthiness of a cause and to raise enough funds to enable us to keep doing our important work. But despite the challenges, we keep […]

The Dojiggy Giving Program: Nominate Your Organization for a $1,000 Award!

The is a post from our sponsor Dojiggy: Every year, non-profits and charities help to make the world a better place. They clean up parks and beaches, work towards a cure for cancer and other illnesses, and feed the hungry and homeless. We at Dojiggy work with many of these wonderful charities every day, and […]

Raising Funds and Raising Spirits: Keep Your Group Motivated

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The goal of this article is to motivate you to think about motivation. The most brilliant Fundraising ideas can produce disappointing results if people are not motivated to implement them. There will be no plan of action in what follows, but rather our thoughts intended to provoke your thoughts. To motivate is to stimulate an […]

Tips for Creating Community Awareness for Your Nonprofit

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There is no question that nonprofits are full of passion and zeal. They are firmly convinced that there is a problem in society that needs to be corrected, or a service that should be provided for the common good. But what if a smaller nonprofit has difficulty connecting with the community they wish to serve? […]

Seven Criteria to Consider when Selecting Fundraising Software

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If your nonprofit or community organization is hosting a fundraising event, one of your first decisions will be deciding how to manage your fundraising campaign. With the many online fundraising software options available today, there is no reason for your organization to struggle with the paperwork and tedious management processes used in the past. With […]