About Ashley Halligan

Ashley Halligan is a nonprofit analyst at Austin-based consulting firm, Software Advice. She regularly reports on news and trends in the sector. She also covers energy management issues. She is a 2007 graduate from Marietta College with a BA in journalism. Ashley also freelances, particularly in the realm of travel and feature writing.

How One Fund Boston Used Crowdfunding & Social Media to Exceed Their Fundraising Goal – in Less Than a Week

In light of tragedy and disaster, crowdfunding can be a particularly successful fundraising strategy if a multi-channel approach is taken. The One Fund Boston was formed in response to the Boston Marathon bombings. In just a matter of days, the organization raised more than $20 million, and stirred quite a [...]

By |2017-06-10T20:08:13-04:00May 17th, 2013|Crowdfunding, Fundraising|

State of the Nonprofit Sector: 2013

With the beginning of President Obama’s second term, a slowly recovering economy and a fiscal cliff narrowly averted, nonprofits have a lot to discuss and anticipate in 2013. Numerous reports have been released, throughout January, demonstrating 2012′s final figures and giving insight for trends to be on the lookout for through [...]

By |2017-06-10T20:12:20-04:00February 27th, 2013|Nonprofit Sector|

5 Ways to Validate Giving Decisions & Drive Retention

Matthew Mielcarek, the VP of Consulting at Charity Dynamics, recently submitted an article to the company I work for with some pretty timely, pretty fantastic, and pretty prescriptive advice for nonprofit organizations entering the New Year. Bringing in the December giving trends — and the New Year, Mielcarek’s article outlines donor retention [...]

By |2017-06-10T20:14:11-04:00January 25th, 2013|Donor Retention|
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