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How to Share Vulnerable Nonprofit Stories Tastefully and Respectfully

By |2020-12-01T09:15:24-05:00December 1st, 2020|Donor Communications, Storytelling|

Storytelling Ethics 101: How to Avoid Exploitation Storytelling is an essential element to effective communication. Nonprofit stories often play a key role in maximizing an organization’s overall impact and income. But let’s face it, storytelling can be vulnerable. The human experience can be a delicate, complicated, and emotional at times. [...]

Fundraising Magic Tricks to Boost Year-End Response

By |2020-11-24T16:04:42-05:00November 30th, 2020|Donor Communications, Email, Year-End Fundraising|

Don’t hit ‘send’ until… You’ve considered all these magic tricks to boost year-end response to your fundraising emails. And, by the way, if you’re not planning a lot of email communications you should know what you’re missing. Per different NextAfter studies, email brings in 199%... 666%.... 117%... more revenue than [...]

Ultimate Guide to Setting up a Peer-to-Peer Campaign for Giving Tuesday

By |2020-12-01T15:31:55-05:00November 24th, 2020|#GivingTuesday, Peer-to-Peer, Year-End Fundraising|

Giving Tuesday has earned the reputation of being the single biggest giving day for nonprofits. Many nonprofits take to social media, engage in livestreams, and send direct mail appeals to raise money for their mission on Giving Tuesday. Many of these campaign strategies ask supporters to give, but they don’t [...]

3 Challenges That Stop Development Directors from Pursuing Major Gifts

By |2020-11-20T09:23:44-05:00November 20th, 2020|Fundraiser, Major Gifts, Nonprofit Management|

Are you trapped on the small-dollar spin-cycle, spending all your time on fundraising activities that can’t fully-fund your organization and help you grow?  If you’re going to get out of it, you need to prioritize the fundraising activities that give you the highest ROI. That’s right, I’m talking about major [...]

Nonprofit Cybersecurity: 7 Tips to Keep Donor Data Safe

By |2020-11-20T14:54:21-05:00November 19th, 2020|Data, Data Management, Software, Technology|

Donor data drives your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts. When you (as we recommend) focus on donor retention, your donor data helps you build relationships with your current supporters. If you’re comfortable with your retention strategies and have moved on to expanding your network with acquisition strategies, you can also use donor [...]

The Season to Give is Not a Reason to Give (and other Year-End Fundraising Truth Bombs)

By |2020-11-18T15:39:18-05:00November 19th, 2020|Gift Acknowledgment, Storytelling, Year-End Fundraising|

Did someone say “donate now?” We’re headed into the busiest, most lucrative time of the year with year-end fundraising. A time when many nonprofits raise 25-50% of their entire budget. But the season to give is not a reason to give. Have your ever gotten a year-end fundraising appeal that [...]

[VIDEO] 7 Steps to Getting Grant Funding

By |2020-11-18T11:13:24-05:00November 18th, 2020|Grants, Webinars|

Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC, M.S. will share the exact seven steps that helped her raise over $20MM in grant funding for her clients so that you can do it too! Full Transcript: Steven: All right. Margit, I got 2:00 Eastern. Is it okay if I go ahead and get this [...]

Putting the Thank You Before the Next Please: How-To Spotlight Nonprofit Supporters in a Meaningful Way

By |2020-11-16T14:30:08-05:00November 17th, 2020|Donor Engagement, Storytelling|

As non-profit professionals, we know that dedicated supporters and volunteers are the lifeblood to our charitable organizations. It's so important not to let their role be taken for granted, and let's be honest, it's not unknown for the those of us within a busy nonprofit to innocently overlook the everyday [...]

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