Donor Cultivation is a Terrible Thing to Waste

The early months of the calendar year tend to be when nonprofit staff turn their minds towards donor cultivation. The year-end fundraising frenzy has abated and the time feels ripe for hosting house parties, behind-the-scenes tours, getting-to-know-you coffees, and cultivation events. Noble pursuits. But… don’t lose sight of why you’re [...]

By |2019-09-05T10:36:08-04:00March 5th, 2019|Donor Engagement, Fundraising Events|

5 Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your Auction Committee

A successful auction consists of many moving parts: registration logistics, set up, pre-event marketing, software management, and much more. However, the most important aspect (and the most time consuming) is securing valuable, one-of-a-kind auction items that will attract the highest possible bids. Soliciting items is not a one-person job and [...]

By |2018-05-15T14:53:58-04:00May 24th, 2018|Fundraising Events|

Why You Should Consider Multiple-Year Pledges for your Annual Gift Asks

Multiple-year pledges have traditionally been used as a payment tool for large gifts for unrestricted use, capital needs, or endowment, allowing donors the flexibility to spread their gift over multiple tax years, for example. But multiple-year pledges for an annual gift have traditionally been regarded as a bad idea, either [...]

By |2018-10-12T11:47:27-04:00September 27th, 2017|Fundraising, Fundraising Events, Nonprofit Sustainability|