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Five Strategies to Take Your Fundraising Event to the Next Level

Fundraising events are an excellent way to bring in generous donations while engaging with your supporters in a fun, energetic environment.

Whether you’re planning a large, formal gala or a community-based school auction, these strategies will assist you in taking your fundraising event from okay to astounding.


The Right Way to Prepare for a Donor Conversation

Nick Fellers’ first rule of fundraising is “Just Ask!”


What It Means to Listen to a Donor

It has been said over and over that listening to donors is essential. When people feel heard, they feel connected. And when they feel connected, they give. Here are some of the elements of good listening.


Three Ideas to Get You Started on Donor Stewardship (Plus 20 More You Can Download)

The top complaint of every donor is not knowing that his or her gift made a difference.

You may have some ambitious ideas of how you’ll love on your most generous donors but let’s get real. Does it really happen? Do you actually have business rules to acknowledge and steward your donors?

You do now ...


What Millennial Marketing Strategies Can Teach Nonprofits about Motivating Donors

Do you ever worry you’re not doing enough to attract the donors of the future?

Does thinking about how to market to Millennials (who will make up 36% of the U.S. workforce by next year and nearly half by 2020) fill you with anxiety, because it’s just one more thing to add to your overflowing list?

Fear no more!

Today I’m going to tell you how you can have it all – and with very little extra work.


Donors Don’t Want Their Gifts Spent on Overhead … Or Do They?

 

“Overhead” can be a dirty word in nonprofit circles. It’s typically referred to as the costs associated with actually running a nonprofit – administrative costs, fundraising costs, staff costs, etc.


6 Tips for Turning Advocates into Donors and Vice Versa


Advocacy —
noun | ˈad-və-kə-sē | ad·vo·ca·cy — Publicly recommending or supporting a particular cause

Given the definition of advocacy, it’s odd that it isn’t more regularly paired with nonprofit fundraising. The two are so closely connected and, yet, rarely spoken about in conjunction with one another.

Well, let’s change that!


Cornerstone donor

Does your organization have a cornerstone donor? Someone who gives generously, understands your culture and your financial landscape, offers good advice and encouragement, and is willing to imagine with you the next phase of the organization’s growth?


Five Year-End Considerations for Nonprofits

 


I cried for the donor | Creating your organization’s culture of philanthropy

Disclaimer: The following is a true story and is intended for mature audiences only. This writing contains strong language and graphic scenes of lack of regard for donor rights. Those who are faint of heart should refrain from reading further. You have been warned.