Funding Faith: Raising Money For Religion-Based Organizations

Giving to religion-based organizations often tops lists of philanthropic statistics. In fact, in the recent Giving USA 2020 report, donors gave more than $131 billion to religion-based organizations in the United States in 2020.  Nonprofit professionals working in this sector of philanthropy cite a strong belief in their organization’s mission [...]

By |2021-07-21T15:14:19-04:00July 24th, 2021|Fundraising, Philanthropy|

Top 2021 Fundraising Strategies: Choosing Digital-First Options When It Comes to Fundraising and Marketing

This digital-first fundraising post is the first in a six-part series.  “Every few hundred years there occurs a sharp transformation. We cross a “divide… ACTION POINT: Next time you hear colleagues pounding the table for something that is clearly yesterday’s news, find a way to tell them they need to wake up [...]

By |2021-07-13T16:16:37-04:00July 19th, 2021|Fundraising, Nonprofit Marketing, Strategic Planning|

Conducting Confidential Feasibility Studies: A Good or Bad Choice?

As many organizations begin eyeing the post-COVID fundraising landscape, many may find themselves in need of increased capacity to better serve their communities and drive their missions forward.  For these nonprofits, the pandemic brought about simultaneous surges in both support and need for their services—an exciting but certainly unprecedented and [...]

By |2021-06-29T10:26:27-04:00July 10th, 2021|Capital Campaigns, Fundraising|

5 Small Changes to Make That Can Create Outsized Results in Your Fundraising Efforts

Unfortunately, there are no “silver bullets” in fundraising. Above all else, consistency, a positive mindset, and smart strategy are the only true “secret ingredients” to sustainable fundraising efforts and success. But there are a few strategies you can use to make a major impact in terms of dollars raised with [...]

By |2021-06-15T15:16:17-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Fundraising, Nonprofit Sustainability|

The 10 Biggest In-Person Ask Blunders

For the last three years, I’ve devoted virtually every day to the challenge of training professionals and especially volunteer fundraisers to overcome the fear of asking for gifts for their favorite nonprofits. There are a variety of ways to raise private money including grant writing, special events, telethons, posting on [...]

By |2021-06-11T12:51:52-04:00June 16th, 2021|Fundraising, Major Gifts|

Donor Appreciation: Creating a Strategy (And 22+ Ideas!)

Your donors are the ones who make your organization’s mission possible. They fund your programs and ensure you’re able to continue the amazing work that you do on a daily basis. With all they do for your organization, are you thanking them thoroughly enough?  Nonprofits that don’t adequately show appreciation [...]

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|
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