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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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