nonprofit wrap-up

We wanted to share with you some nonprofit articles, opinions and resources that caught our eye in the month of January.

Fundraising Trends and Tips for 2019 from the Experts: Breaking Old Habits – “Getting outside perspectives may be our best bet for breaking old fundraising habits in 2019. Here’s what the fundraising pros are saying.”

5 Lessons From Year-End For Fundraisers Like You – “Let’s use what we experienced as donors or potential donors to make what we do even better. Here are the most common mistakes I saw during year-end fundraising.”

Why You Should Thank and Report – “You have to Thank your donors well, and Report back to them on the effects of their gifts, if you want to have the best chance of keeping your donors.”

Poor Year-End Giving and Email Volume – “Year-end giving was down (on average and especially online). M+R has said it; PMX has said it; you may have seen it yourself.”

48% of US nonprofits say December fundraising was lower than last year– “The following includes the findings of a 2018 fundraising survey followed by some interpretation of the results.”

Expert Fundraising Advice from Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE:

Major Gift Fundraising’s Most Important Fairy Tales

Major gift fundraising has always given charities the biggest bang for the buck. See what these Fairy Tales can teach us about major gift fundraising.
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How to do Major Gift Fundraising on a Shoestring

Even if you’re fundraising on a shoestring, deploying some of your budget to develop major gifts makes a whole lot of bottom line sense.
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How to Put Joy into Major Gift Solicitation and Philanthropy

Major gift solicitation begins with ‘getting to know you’ conversations and visits. You want to uncover what brings your individual donor prospect joy.
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Top 6 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategies in 2019

These are the 6 nonprofit fundraising strategies your organization must focus on and master in the year ahead to help you succeed.
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New from the experts at Bloomerang:

[FREE WEBINAR] 5 Ways to Keep Your Monthly Donors

Erica Waasdorp will show you the best approaches to keep your monthly donors giving for years on end, using tools you already have in place.
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[FREE DOWNLOAD] 30 Easy “Get the Visit” Major Gift Strategies

This free guide outlines 30 strategies to ensure you get a visit with major donors. Implement them to build meaningful connections with prospects!
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3 Nonprofit New Year’s Eve Emails That Thanked Instead of Asked

There are always a few nonprofits who capitalize on the opportunity to stand out from the crowd on New Year’s Eve. Here are three of my favorites.
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Fundraisers: Confront the New Year Head On!

Wouldn’t it be nice to solve one of your big problems this year? Confront it head on by setting fundraising goals and including metrics in your plan.
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7 New Year’s Resolutions for Fundraisers

Ready to be the fundraising master? Here are 7 new year’s resolutions for fundraisers to help you raise more money in 2019.
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Cody Lawson

Cody Lawson

Product Manager at Bloomerang
Cody is a Product Manager at Bloomerang. Cody holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Rhetoric from Wabash College. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in Health Law from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. He's been a valued member of Bloomerang since the doors opened in 2012.