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About Devon Reeser: Devon has helped more than 40 non-profits, community groups, and government agencies throughout the US and abroad design and fund sustainable programs for economic and social development. With an MA in Environment and Development, she focuses on helping innovative environmental programs and is currently consulting on two environmental non profit projects in the US and designing an ecology education initaitive for local schools in Paraguay. Read more here.

Best Credit Cards for Your Nonprofit Business Expenses

Every nonprofit needs a credit card, to simplify vendor payments or just to pay for office supplies. Another great benefit of using a credit card for your nonprofit can be establishing business credit – provided you seek out a credit card company that reports to business credit reporting agencies. In order to find out if […]

How to Get Millennials to Donate to your Cause

Millennials are a generous generation, with about 80% giving to charity according to the Blackbaud Generational Giving Report. But how do you get millennials to donate to Your cause? What has worked to appeal to their parents and grandparents will not necessarily work for millennial however, and nonprofits need to rethink their fundraising strategies accordingly […]

How to Use Grants.gov to Get the Best Government Grants

how to use grants.gov to get the best government for your nonprofit

Nonprofits are eligible for billions of dollars of discretionary funds from the federal government, all listed on one website: Grants.gov. In fact, 26 agencies of the federal government are mandated to re-grant their funding from Congress for social programs, science, defense, and even food and agriculture to state or local agencies and/or nonprofits and businesses […]

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Convergence of Social Enterprise and Nonprofits

Social enterprise, or businesses that strive to make profits with the social good in mind, is growing from an increasing customer awareness of global inter-connectivity that directly affects purchasing decisions. A 2014 Nielson report shows that 55 percent of global customers across 60 countries are willing to pay more for products that have positive social […]

7 Crowdfunding Marketing Tips for Your Next Campaign

Crowdfunding marketing tips

Raise money for your cause or project just by posting a simple web page campaign? Sounds great! With our crowdfunding marketing tips you’ll be able to spread your message far and wide. In 2015 crowdfunding was estimated to be a $16 billion market, with annual growth rates of nearly 100 percent; which makes crowdfunding the […]

Personal Fundraising – 5 Ways to Fund Your Creative Social Project

personal fundraising

From organizing a grassroots community improvement project to creating an eye-opening documentary to writing a nonfiction book about marginalized people, you can do a lot of good to make our world a better place! And you don’t necessarily need to use a crowdfunding platform. There are other resources for successful personal fundraising. If you are […]

Register Your Charity to Fundraise in 7 Easy Steps!

register charity to fundraise

Did you know that forty states require you to register your charity – before you even start to fundraise? And only three states let you fundraise freely without any requirements. Nearly all have different forms, penalties, and fees as well. State-by-state registration is so seemingly complicated that thousands of charities pay for-profit legal firms annually […]

How to Fundraise – A Guide for New Fundraisers

how to fundraise

New fundraisers have a lot to learn: not only does the job of a fundraiser require finding donors and soliciting gifts, but also building relationships, tracking finances, writing proposals, planning events, strategizing, and organizing volunteers. Hardly any other job demands such a broad range of skills! For this ‘How to Fundraise’ guide, we’ve assembled the […]

How to Write a Winning Proposal for Your Nonprofit Program

winning proposals

Every nonprofit project benefits from a winning proposal, whether your organization is seeking grant funding, individual donations, or just a clear, strategic picture of what you are doing and why. This part of fundraising and project planning is often the most difficult for nonprofits, though it doesn’t have to be. Any project or program can […]

Fundraising in January? – 7 Reasons Why You Should!

After a slew of end of year fundraising appeals, holiday events, and the rush (and stress relief) of securing phenomenal gifts and meeting annual goals, nonprofits often take January off from fundraising to plan and focus on other priorities. January, however, is one of the best months to connect with donors!  Here are seven reasons […]

Planned Giving – How Even the Smallest Nonprofits Can Use It

The legal and tax components of planned gifts often seem so complicated that small nonprofits rule them out as a funding strategy. But ignoring planned giving could equate to ignoring new opportunities for major donors! Plus resources and support services to demystify planned giving make it much simpler for even the smallest of nonprofits to […]

5 Holiday Fundraising Ideas to Inspire You

holiday fundraising ideas

Each year, millions of volunteers give back to their local communities by organizing holiday fundraisers on behalf of the less fortunate. Here are five examples of how volunteers of all ages, ability, and means across the country organize fundraisers to help local charities, people, and even dogs in need for the holidays – to both […]

The 4 Best and Worst Ways to Accept Donations

accepting donations

Fundraising is a hard enough task for your nonprofit – but you also need to think about how those donors are going to give to you while you ask them for a gift. Payment processing and grant management can be administrative nightmares for nonprofit managers that create more headache and cost than the value of […]

Keep Donors Giving! 7 Steps for Building a Donor Cultivation Strategy

donor cultivation strategy

“Cultivation” is development jargon for maintaining the relationships with your donors necessary to convince them to maintain and potentially increase their giving to your organization. Think of your donor pool like the plants in your garden – each variety needs different amounts of water, fertilizer, nutrients, space, sun, and pruning. Your donors are individuals that […]

Improve Your Nonprofit’s Brand Image – 6 Questions to Ask Yourself

Improve your nonprofit's brand image

Nonprofits need a powerful brand image to compete in an ever growing pool of charities.  More than 1.5 million nonprofits are now registered in the United States, and the ones that best relay their mission, purpose, uniqueness, and efficacy with a clear, consistent message are the ones that are succeeding in both raising funds and […]