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5 Unique Fundraising Ideas to Spice Up Your Next Event

There are many ways to put creative spins on traditional events, from incorporating themes to adding gamification. Sometimes, however, no matter what you do, your fundraising calendar won’t inspire the excitement you’re hoping to see in your nonprofit’s audience. What do you do in that scenario? When adding twists to your existing events isn’t sparking joy anymore, it’s time to rework the foundation of your events by choosing unique and creative [...]

Volunteer Retention: 5 Tips for Earning Long-Term Support

Whether you’re planning an advocacy campaign, a new program, or an online donation drive, your nonprofit needs volunteers. But are the volunteers you recruit sticking around? Volunteer recruitment is a challenge for many nonprofits, but fortunately, there’s a simple solution: keep as many of the volunteers you currently have as possible. Of course, this is easier said than done unless you have a reliable volunteer retention strategy. To help your nonprofit [...]

Choosing a CMS: 3 Tips Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

A strong website ties together all of your nonprofit’s activities and accomplishments—educating visitors about your mission, sharing updates with your supporters, and accepting online donations. Because of this, 68% of nonprofits have redesigned their website in the last three years and 94% have a website optimized for mobile browsing. To build and manage an engaging website, you need a user-friendly, comprehensive content management system (CMS) that fits your nonprofit’s needs. Whether you’re [...]

4 Tips to Engage Volunteers in Major Campaign Fundraising

Volunteers don’t just support the logistical aspects of major campaigns, such as creating marketing materials and supporting events. They advocate for your nonprofit’s mission, providing the on-the-ground support your campaigns need to reach their ambitious goals. According to BWF’s comprehensive campaign guide, the majority of nonprofits running campaigns strongly agree that volunteers play a major role in the success of their campaigns: With that in mind, this guide compiles four [...]

4 Best Practices for Managing Advocacy Group Finances

Effective financial management is essential for any organization. No matter your purpose, well-managed finances yield data-driven insights that allow those in financial positions to plan and achieve the organization’s goals. Financial management is especially important for advocacy groups since these organizations tend to work under tight budgets and face greater challenges with maintaining public trust. To help, we’ve compiled this list of four best practices your advocacy group can implement [...]

Effective Communication to Connect With Donors: 3 Tips

The average person sees around 10,000 advertisements each day. These include Google Ads they see every time they search a query, marketing emails that populate their inboxes, and ads that appear on their social media feeds. Your school is competing against all these ads for your donors’ attention. While the first piece of a successful school fundraiser is choosing engaging fundraising ideas for kids, the rest depends on how well you engage supporters and inspire them [...]

How to Use Prospect Research Data for Fundraising: 4 Steps

Insights gathered through the prospect research process can transform your fundraising efforts and help you create a powerful, data-driven major gift fundraising strategy—but doing the research is only the beginning. After you’ve collected data about your prospects, the next step is to apply that data. You know that information about prospects’ financial capacity, affinity for your cause, and established giving habits is valuable, but how exactly does it play into [...]

Major Gift Fundraising: Improve Your Strategy with Tech

According to the 80/20 rule in fundraising, a small number of donors (typically around 20%) will provide the majority of your fundraising dollars (around 80%). These contributions are referred to as major gifts. What constitutes a major gift will be different for every nonprofit. For one organization, a major gift may be $5,000. For another, the major gift threshold may be $20,000. Whatever the specifics look like for your organization, [...]

5 Steps to Master the Charity Auction Check-in Process

When it comes to planning a successful fundraising event, you need to factor in the entire attendee experience—from ticket purchase to post-event follow-up. If your nonprofit is planning to host a charity auction, it’s important to have an easy, streamlined check-in to make a strong impression on your guests. Your guests should feel confident that you are ready to present them with an unforgettable evening. In this guide, we’ll walk through [...]

Improve Your Org’s Professional Development Program: 4 Tips

If fulfilling your mission and being identified as an employer of choice are priorities for your nonprofit, invest in employee professional development. On the organizational level, you will build a skilled workforce prepared to meet your constituents’ evolving needs, and on an individual level, employees will feel engaged, valued, and committed to your cause. This guide outlines four tips for nonprofits of all sizes and levels of sophistication to improve [...]


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