Compensation Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations: 4 FAQs


Picture this: You’re a mid-size nonprofit with a tight budget. You’re doing your best to engage your employees and compensate them for the value they bring to your organization, but many leave after working with you for only a short amount of time. All of your efforts to retain your employees feel like attempting to hold water in a sieve. So, what do you do? While a strong retention strategy encompasses more than just pay and benefits, you may want to start by re-evaluating your compensation philosophy and approach with the help of an experienced compensation consultant. You may have worked [...]

Compensation Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations: 4 FAQs2023-12-01T09:45:08-05:00

What is Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud? A Quick Breakdown


For most nonprofits, their constituent relationship management (CRM) software serves as the foundation of their technology stack. Your nonprofit’s CRM houses important data like supporter information, donation records, and program results, so it’s vital that you use a CRM system that can scale with your organization’s needs. That’s where Salesforce comes in. If you’ve considered Salesforce for your organization, you may have heard terms like Salesforce for Nonprofits, Nonprofit Cloud, and NPSP. Salesforce is one of the top CRM providers for nonprofits, but the array of products can be confusing if you don’t know where to start. To help you get a better [...]

What is Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud? A Quick Breakdown2023-11-03T19:01:56-04:00

Top 4 Ways to Make Giving More Convenient for Donors


It’s estimated that on average, 50% to 70% of potential donors will abandon your donation form before making a contribution. There are many factors at play when it comes to donation form abandonment, and not all of them are within your nonprofit’s control. However, there are some things your organization can do to make giving easy for donors, increasing the likelihood that they will complete the donation process. Implementing new strategies that make giving more convenient can also improve your relationships with current donors and expand your reach to more prospective supporters. Analyze your donor data to figure out your supporters’ preferences, then brainstorm ways to connect with [...]

Top 4 Ways to Make Giving More Convenient for Donors2023-11-13T14:14:50-05:00

4 AI Fundraising Challenges (and Solutions) for Nonprofits


Is your nonprofit ready to take on AI fundraising? From identifying potential major or planned donors to increasing the effectiveness of your marketing efforts, AI solutions open many new doors for nonprofit fundraising. However, you’ve probably heard about some of the challenges associated with AI fundraising. This technology is evolving every day, presenting unique considerations for nonprofits. But you shouldn’t let challenges deter you from exploring AI solutions that can increase your fundraising return on investment. Let’s review four AI fundraising challenges and tips to mitigate them. 1. Ethical concerns Because AI fundraising solutions leverage donors’ personal information, there are several ethical considerations to [...]

4 AI Fundraising Challenges (and Solutions) for Nonprofits2023-10-20T12:41:47-04:00

From Pitch to Partnership: Securing Event Sponsorships


When you’re in the thick of planning a fundraising event, you know that all the details matter, but sponsorships are especially important to maximize revenue and fundraising outcomes. It’s important to note that sponsors should be stewarded differently than your organization’s regular donors. Sponsors typically give larger amounts of cash, in-kind donations, or assets than average donors, which means that you, as a fundraiser, need to employ different strategies to get them onboard and be prepared to spend more time and effort maintaining the relationship. The great thing about these types of sponsorships is that they are a win-win for your nonprofit and the [...]

From Pitch to Partnership: Securing Event Sponsorships2023-11-21T07:31:03-05:00

Cryptocurrency Donations are On the Rise: How to Tap In


Last year, donors gave over $200 million to nonprofits in cryptocurrency donations. Even as overall giving to nonprofits declined, the amount of crypto donations increased. If you’re looking for new ways to generate fundraising revenue for your cause, cryptocurrency’s rising popularity indicates that it could be an impactful avenue to explore. Entering the world of crypto for the first time may feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Follow these steps to tap into this emerging donation option for your nonprofit: Learn the basics Select a crypto donation platform Promote the option to your donors Strengthen relationships with cryptocurrency donors Once you have [...]

Cryptocurrency Donations are On the Rise: How to Tap In2023-10-04T13:09:21-04:00

3 Self-Care Tips for Hardworking Nonprofit Professionals


Nonprofit professionals work hard to push their organization’s missions forward, whether that’s through hosting events or creating marketing materials. However, because of all the hard work they do, they’re at higher risk of developing burnout at their jobs. That’s where self-care comes in—by taking care of your needs, you’ll be able to stay engaged and do right by your beneficiaries. This guide includes self-care tips nonprofit leaders can use to create a more positive nonprofit working experience for their employees. We’ll also include tips from the for-profit world to help mitigate burnout. Let’s get started! 1. Manage work time effectively. For many nonprofit [...]

3 Self-Care Tips for Hardworking Nonprofit Professionals2023-10-20T17:44:51-04:00

How to Harness Alumni Donor Data for Maximum Impact: 5 Ideas


Four years of college go by in the blink of an eye. It’s easy to engage students while they’re on your campus, but it’s more difficult to encourage alumni to stay involved once they’ve graduated. To keep alumni as strong supporters of your school community, you can’t rely on intuition alone. You need to back up your alumni engagement decisions using your donor database. In this article, we’ll go over our top ideas for alumni donor data collection and usage to maximize the support you gain from past students. Let’s get started! 1. Conduct prospect research. AlumniFinder explains that prospect research is a [...]

How to Harness Alumni Donor Data for Maximum Impact: 5 Ideas2023-09-18T14:07:30-04:00

What Should Growing Nonprofits Look For in a CRM? 4 Features


As your nonprofit expands, you will need more advanced tools and technology to manage supporter relationships, streamline operations, and measure impact. One such tool is a customer relationship management (CRM) system. A CRM allows you to track, store, and analyze data related to your supporters and day-to-day operations. However, not all CRMs are created equal, and finding one that aligns with your nonprofit’s evolving needs can be a challenge. In this guide, we’ll explore five essential features that growing organizations should look for in a CRM. Whether you’re new to CRMs or looking for an upgrade, these insights will help you choose the [...]

What Should Growing Nonprofits Look For in a CRM? 4 Features2023-09-01T18:47:06-04:00

How to Choose a Crowdfunding Site: Key Considerations


Imagine this—you’re on a set campaign time limit and you need a fundraising method that raises revenue fast. Maybe you’ve hosted fundraising events before or even attended an auction or two, but now you need a reliable method you know you can count on. For this scenario, crowdfunding is the perfect solution. Every year an average of $17.2 billion in crowdfunding dollars is generated in North America alone. Regardless of your cause, crowdfunding is one of the most lucrative fundraising methods out there. However, there is one aspect of crowdfunding that can be tricky—selecting the right crowdfunding platform. The wrong choice could cause setup issues, hidden fees, [...]

How to Choose a Crowdfunding Site: Key Considerations2023-08-28T16:25:32-04:00
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