Blogs2021-08-24T08:30:17-04:00

Operation Smile and #BitcoinTuesday

Transcript: Amy DeVita, TopNonprofits: Welcome everybody. This is Amy DeVita at TopNonprofits. I'm really excited about this conversation today that we have with Amber Leonti. Amber is the Director of U.S. Philanthropy for the global nonprofit, Operation Smile. And today Amber is going to talk with us about a topic we've been covering quite a bit lately, and that is accepting cryptocurrency, donations for your organization. Coming up soon, [...]

How to Pull Off a Successful Nonprofit Virtual Gala

Both online and in-person events have the potential to engage a wide range of supporters. In 2020, the pandemic and its resulting social distancing guidelines led nonprofits to experiment with virtual events (many of them for the first time). Now, several benefits inherent to virtual events have made them well worth adding to this year’s event calendar.One popular virtual event is galas. Galas have strong fundraising potential and are [...]

The Complete Volunteer Scheduling Checklist for Nonprofits

As any volunteer manager knows, volunteer scheduling is a fundamental part of the day-to-day operations of all nonprofit volunteer programs. Knowing how, when, and where to break down the system of responsibilities for your volunteers will determine the quality of their experience as well as the success of your events. That being said, for being so essential, the volunteer scheduling process can be a bit of a pain. Not [...]

An Uncommon Year for Giving: GivingUSA Data [WEBINAR]

Each year, the nonprofit sector receives extensive data describing philanthropy in the United States. In this session, Laura MacDonald, Chair of the Giving USA Foundation and Founder of Benefactor Group, will discuss data and trends from 2020, a year in which the environment for giving was certainly uncommon. Laura will examine the sources of generosity, the causes that donors cared about, and factors that influence both. In addition to [...]

Why Monthly Giving is Easy

Why Monthly Giving is Easy! By Erica Waasdorp, President, A Direct Solution and author of Monthly Giving. The Sleeping Giant and NEW: Monthly Giving Made Easy During the recent Virtual Summit for Nonprofit Changemakers , Ashton Rodenhiser did this wonderful visual overview of what I talked about for 45 minutes. Mind you, she had only heard me speak once before with a different monthly giving focus. It’s truly amazing [...]

[UPCOMING WEBINAR] Fundraising on the Blockchain: What Nonprofits Need to Know

Not long ago, accepting cryptocurrency donations seemed like a pretty fringe fundraising offering. But if you've been following the news, cryptocurrency is here and is making some serious impact at more and more nonprofit organizations. Is fundraising on the blockchain a good idea for your organization? Where do you even start to find out more about it? This virtual learning event will be an excellent place to begin. Bring [...]

How to Confidently Make the “Ask” (Even if you hate fundraising)

How to Confidently Make "The Ask" (Even if you hate fundraising) What if you knew the steps to pivot off the spin-cycle of small gifts and start securing larger donations on a regular basis? How would you like to confidently secure 50-75% of the funding you need each year by leading your top 30 donors to their best gift? It’s doable. This session will demystify solicitations and help you [...]

4 Trends To Expect For Spring 2021 Fundraising Campaigns

The new year is off and running, and many nonprofits are starting to plan for this year’s fundraisers. It’s the perfect time to reevaluate your fundraising strategies, leaving the less effective approaches in the past, and considering the addition of (or emphasis on) some new ones. But with a limited amount of time and resources, how do you decide which strategies to implement again this year and which to [...]

How Nonprofit Staff Training Is Evolving Due to COVID-19

In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every area of our lives. The topics we’re discussing, the ways in which we’re discussing them, who we can connect with— it’s all viewed through a pandemic-era lens. So, it’s no surprise that your nonprofit’s staff and the training they receive is also evolving because of the pandemic. When it comes to training, your staff has new questions. How [...]

How to Plan a COVID-Friendly School Fundraising Auction

As a parent, education professional, or volunteer, you know that schools of all shapes and sizes frequently have to turn to fundraising campaigns and events to power their missions. Yet constantly looking for new ways to engage your audience and raise important funds can be a challenge. At OneCause, we help fundraising organizations—including schools, nonprofits, and other groups—generate the revenue they need to maintain successful operations, specifically through virtual [...]

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