How Volunteering Can Lead To New Donors

Do you know that your volunteer work for other nonprofit organizations can connect you to potential donors to your organization? I was the first director of development for a parochial school many years ago. The development department itself was brand new (I can definitely relate to the “we are a small shop” mentality!)

And the Bloomie Goes To: Cope Environmental Center

The Bloomies are our award for outstanding donor communications in the nonprofit sector. Each week, we’ll feature a newsletter, email, direct mail piece, acknowledgement, solicitation or social media post that caught our eye.

[VIDEO] Engaging Donors Through Digital Fundraising

In part 1 of our special 3-part series with Rebecca Gregory Segovia of Pursuant, we discuss innovative ways to engage prospects and turn them into donors through digital fundraising.

Nonprofits: Be the Fortune, Not the Cookie

When I learned that a manicure costs anywhere between $20-70, my initial reaction was, “this is outrageous!” Especially when I found out that a good bottle of nail polish usually costs less than $12 and those are good for 30-50 paintings per bottle.

How Nonprofits Can Avoid the Spam Folder

Spam filters are the bane of many email marketers across all industry types. Even the most well-intentioned, authentic and law-abiding emails can still find their way into a recipients spam folder, with or without their knowledge or intent.

The Top Email KPIs for Nonprofit Communicators

How often do you think about what happens after you hit the send button on an email campaign? Fundraisers and nonprofit communicators who take a data-driven approach to email marketing typically experience higher success rates on their newsletters, appeals and acknowledgements than those who “send it and forget it.”

How Spilled Wine Led to a Donation

Building donor relationships is vital. Meeting new people, creating friendships, and then asking for money was a proven philosophy for me in my career as a fundraiser.

And the Bloomie Goes To: Humber River Hospital Foundation

The Bloomies are our award for outstanding donor communications in the nonprofit sector. Each week, we’ll feature a newsletter, email, direct mail piece, acknowledgement, solicitation or social media post that caught our eye.

Bloomerang Partners With Pursuant to Support Rogare Project

The first project to be undertaken by the fundraising think tank – Rogare – at Plymouth University’s Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy (CSP) aims to review and refashion the concept of ‘relationship fundraising’ to incorporate new developments in relationship marketing and the latest theories on relationship building from the fields of psychology and social psychology.

[VIDEO] Fundraising for Elites

Do you know who your “elite” donors and supporters are? They may be the key to achieving philanthropic revenue growth. Larry C. Johnson recently joined us for a webinar in which he explained how to build a fundraising program that delivers sustainable revenue that grows year-in and year-out by focusing on your elites. In case […]

The Secret To Building A Sustainable Future At Your Nonprofit

If your donor pyramid isn’t taking shape where you have a full, healthy and thriving base of general fund, mid-level, and major gift donors, you’ve probably stressed over questions like:

Former Board Members: A Nonprofit’s Most Underutilized Asset

Are your former board members treated like the fine wine they are, or are they – for the most part – just ignored? Is there a plan in place for perhaps the most precious of human assets your organization and its mission have created?