8 Strategies to Kick-Off Fundraising on Giving Tuesday

With 2017 coming to a close, your organization is probably focusing its last efforts on year-end fundraising—and with good reason!

Year-End Fundraising: Give Donors What They Want

President Harry Truman once famously said:

The secret of raising children is to find out what they want to do and then encourage them to do it.”

I think that’s great advice—and so did my kids!

Note to self (and to you, too): Apply the same advice in your outreach to donors.

How to Request Year-End Donations from Important Donors

The end of the year is fast approaching and, since nearly 30 percent of all annual giving happens in December, this is an important time for any nonprofit organization.

Use #GivingTuesday to Kick Off Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Since it was founded in 2012, #GivingTuesday has exploded in popularity. In 2015, $116.7 million was donated in this one day. The next year, that number jumped to $168 million. 2017 is expected to be record-breaking as well.

So, what can you do to make sure you get your piece of the giving day pie?

Top 10 Year-End Fundraising Tips

It’s year-end fundraising time!

Here are my top year-end fundraising tips to help you raise the most money possible this year-end!

Three Year-End Annual Fundraising Tips You Haven't Thought About

Year-end annual fundraising is when the rubber meets the road. This is the time for creative fundraising campaigns!

#GivingTuesday Game-Changer: What You Need to Know

There are only 18 days left until #GivingTuesday! Is your nonprofit ready to make this year your best one yet? Learn tips and tricks, no matter how far along you are in your planning, by watching the recording of our webinar, #GivingTuesday Game-Changer featuring Facebook, the founders of #GivingTuesday, and Double the Donation right here:

5 ways to mobilize everyday influencers around end-of-year giving

Your supporters are worth more than their own donations. Today, individuals are agents of change who can leverage power, and subsequent gifts, through their own social networks. Consider that 600,000+ petitions were created on in 2015 alone, crowdfunding exploded into a multi-million dollar industry and the creation of citizen powered movements has played an enormous role in bringing issues to the forefront.  

5 Capital Campaign Strategies to Energize your Annual Campaign

Do you ever wish you had a new way
of thinking about your annual fundraising? Does it feel tired and old? We’ve got some suggestions for you taken right out of the capital campaign play book that we’ve seen work again and again. Warning, capital campaign fundraising is not same old, same old business as usual. Instead, it's exciting and demanding and special. That’s what makes it work. So if you want to jump-start your annual fundraising using campaign strategies, you’ve got to be willing to try some new things.

5 Capital Campaign Strategies for your Annual Fund.

Here are five capital campaign strategies we think can be very effective for your annual fundraising this year: