Fundraising

Doing This One Thing Will Help Your Nonprofit Secure Government Funding

The United States government awards federal grants across all sectors, as a means to fund ideas and projects that address community needs. There are 26 federal grant-making agencies and more than 900 federal programs in the US government, and billions of dollars in grants are awarded each year. All government [...]

By |2021-02-10T15:16:24-05:00February 12th, 2021|Fundraising, Grants, Nonprofit Finance|

The Essential Guide to Writing a Fundraising Plan

Did you know that organizations with a written fundraising plan consistently outperform organizations without one? It’s shocking how many organizations aren't writing a fundraising plan. This phenomenon was recently documented in a study by Adrian Sargent from the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy.  In their study 37% of organizations under a [...]

By |2021-02-03T14:43:49-05:00February 5th, 2021|Fundraising, Strategic Planning|

10 Steps for Dioceses to Shift Annual Appeals To Monthly Giving Programs

Dioceses and archdioceses typically conduct annual appeals at the beginning of the year. Most diocesan appeals are aligned with the Cardinal, Archbishop or Bishop, and serve many needs across the diocese involving education, worship or social services. A common practice is to repeat the campaign year after year, trying to [...]

By |2021-01-25T19:03:30-05:00January 27th, 2021|Donor Communications, Fundraising, Monthly Giving|

[ASK AN EXPERT] Do Legacy Gift Societies Still Matter?

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today's question comes from a fundraiser who isn't sure if they should maintain an existing legacy society as they reboot their planned giving program. Dear Charity [...]

Real-Life Examples of Finding Faith in Social Service to the Community

When you hear the phrase “faith-based fundraising,” you might immediately think of churches, congregations, and similar organizations. However, many social service nonprofits operate from a mission filled with faith, often representing collaboration among a variety of supporters, regardless of their particular religious affiliation. We spoke with several colleagues in these [...]

By |2021-01-20T14:58:38-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Donor Loyalty, Fundraising, Nonprofit Sector|
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