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

Using Facebook Challenges to Engage Supporters

Scrolling on phones, reading the news, referencing the latest trends— social media is ingrained in popular culture across the generations. However, although you engage with it every day, we’d guess that your nonprofit isn’t using the platforms and their fundraising tools to the fullest extent. Few are! The truth is that social fundraising has come a long way from the standard “Donate” button featured on profiles and Facebook fundraisers. [...]

Innovating for Dramatically More Scale and Social Impact

On so many vital social issues, we’re either seeing painfully slow progress or problems that are actually getting worse. This webinar illustrates the need for better social innovation strategies, delve into ways social innovators successfully built lasting, impactful, and scaled-up social solutions, and offer participants practical guidance on how to innovate more effectively. This is highly recommended if you’re curious about Lean Startup or Lean Impact, Human Centered Design, [...]

Be Certain You’re Prepared for Uncertainty

Just when we thought we were out of the woods, new strains and variants of the COVID virus have sent many fundraisers scrambling, again. Rather than waiting for things to ‘return to normal,’ smart fundraisers are getting better at planning for uncertainty. A good fundraising plan should start with an analysis of development activities, either a formal audit or an informal survey of the current state of your program. [...]

4 Foundational Tips for a Sure-Fire Fundraising Strategy in 2022

Remember, each passing year is another chance to improve. Imagine what your organization could accomplish in 2022 if you began each initiative with streamlined donor records, an arsenal of canned reports to track key metrics, and a solid plan to prioritize each donor segment individually. While your nonprofit’s plan will be unique, these foundational tips are sure to help you set the stage for the new fundraising year. Tip [...]

Your Logo is a Spark, Not the Flame

Remember these six words: Your logo is not your story. If you Google “nonprofit logos,” you’ll see some common themes. Hands. Globes. Holding hands around a globe. Hearts. I get how this happened. Many nonprofit leaders really want to take every opportunity to help you understand that they are helping people. They want that to be clear. They want to use every tool, including their logo, to tell their [...]

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 see [...]

Pandemic-Era Fundraising & You: 5 Tips to Raise More

Over a year and a half has passed since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and needless to say, a lot has changed in that time. Even the vaccine’s growing availability, social distancing, mask regulations, remote work, and other safety measures remain facts of life. As a nonprofit fundraising professional, you’ve likely seen your nonprofit’s fundraising strategy change drastically in the pandemic era as well. In the past, you may [...]

Remote Donor Management: How to Engage Donors from Afar

If we’ve learned anything during the pandemic and similar past crisis fundraising, it’s that relationships matter. And forming those relationships requires thought-out strategies and a will to succeed with engaging your donors, especially when you can’t interact face-to-face. With the added challenges of widespread health concerns and social distancing guidelines over this past year and a half, fundraising professionals have had to rethink how they engage with supporters. Even [...]

What about those leaked reports from Facebook and Instagram?

Amy DeVita, TopNonprofits: I'm really excited to have Ms. Julia Campbell with us today. She is my favorite go-to, social media expert. Not only does she understand social media very well and stays on top of all the changes, but she also has a very deep background in nonprofit work. Julia, Hello and thanks for joining us today. Julia Campbell: Thanks for having me, Amy Amy DeVita, TopNonprofits: I'm sure [...]

Struggling To Get People To Donate Online? Squash These Roadblocks.

This virtual session is perfect for nonprofit professionals who want to level-up their fundraising strategy and improve their organization’s online presence. Attendees will gain valuable information about:  How to create a donation funnel How to make your “Donate” button stand out on your website Lead generation  New fundraising ideas About the expert: Amanda Ross is the owner of BrashBerry – creative web design and growth [...]

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