Fundraising

8 Tried-and-True (Secret) Individual Donor Fundraising Action Tips

My last article of this two-part series, “Nonprofit Giving Trends and Future Fundraising Strategy,” began a discussion of smart fundraising strategies to take advantage of best practices and current trends. It covered broad brush strategies all nonprofits today should incorporate into their donor fundraising/marketing mix. Today, I want to offer [...]

By |2021-04-27T15:17:07-04:00May 3rd, 2021|Fundraising, Philanthropy|

Beyond “Donor-Centric:” The Risks of Overemphasis on External Partners

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve inevitably encountered the phrase “donor-centric” in the context of nonprofit fundraising. Apart from being one of the most ironic terms in the business—shouldn’t every organization that relies on funding from donors be focused on...donors?—its meaning has gone [...]

By |2021-03-30T13:21:46-04:00March 31st, 2021|Donor Engagement, Fundraising, Partnerships|

How Can Bitcoin Help Fundraising?

Bitcoin makes headlines for its growing popularity and increasing price, but how can Bitcoin be used by nonprofits for the best fundraising outcomes? Bitcoin’s growing popularity Recently Bitcoin’s price hit $55,000, a new all time high and bringing its market cap to $1 trillion. The entire cryptocurrency market cap is [...]

By |2021-03-09T10:29:19-05:00March 6th, 2021|Fundraising, Gift acceptance|

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|
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