How to Pull Off a Successful Nonprofit Virtual Gala

2021-12-31T10:13:45-05:00

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 a staple of many nonprofits’ event season. At first glance, you might think that it’s not possible to emulate the atmosphere of a traditional gala in an online space. For example, [...]

How to Pull Off a Successful Nonprofit Virtual Gala2021-12-31T10:13:45-05:00

Why Monthly Giving is Easy

2022-03-16T13:51:54-04:00

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 how she can capture the essence of the session.  If nothing else, print out this little graphic and put it on your bulletin board. It’s a quick overview of why and [...]

Why Monthly Giving is Easy2022-03-16T13:51:54-04:00

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

2021-11-01T10:05:15-04:00

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 there is a path to securing larger gifts from individuals. Using the example of a $10,000 ask, we’ll walk you through the methodology so you can learn how to confidently [...]

How to Confidently Make the “Ask” (Even if you hate fundraising)2021-11-01T10:05:15-04:00

Major Gift Fundraising: Improve Your Strategy with Tech

2021-10-18T15:45:41-04:00

As a nonprofit fundraising professional, you’re well aware that major gifts are some of the most important components of your organization’s overall fundraising strategy. These gifts make up a significant portion of your annual fundraising revenue, and they don’t just appear at random. It takes careful planning and cultivation to secure a generous donation from one of your major donors. If your organization isn’t prepared with robust software solutions and technology strategies, you could be missing out on potential major gift opportunities. In this guide, we’ll go over some of the best practices for major giving to help you refresh [...]

Major Gift Fundraising: Improve Your Strategy with Tech2021-10-18T15:45:41-04:00

3 Ways Social Media Fundraising Is Changing for 2021

2021-11-03T13:25:55-04:00

Facebook is hardly a new platform for nonprofit organizations to interact with supporters. At this point, your organization has probably already created a Facebook page, amassed a decent number of supporters following that page, and perhaps even used Facebook Ads to expand the reach of your social media-based fundraising efforts— such as running ads to promote any upcoming virtual fundraising events or peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns. At one point, the discussion around using Facebook revolved around how to build an audience on the platform and then direct that audience to another digital location such as your online donation page. You may [...]

3 Ways Social Media Fundraising Is Changing for 20212021-11-03T13:25:55-04:00

Creating Passionate Supporters for Your Mission

2021-09-15T17:57:21-04:00

COVID-19 has changed the way we interact with others, but it doesn’t mean we can’t meaningfully connect. This session will help you identify and create thoughtful engagement paths and understand how focused communication helps build stronger relationships with all of your stakeholders. Using a workshop setting, you’ll learn about the collaborative process of human-centered design, why it is vital to connecting with your audience, and how to build the framework for an engagement path that turns followers into passionate supporters. (Approximately 45 minutes; recorded live at TopNonprofits' Virtual Summit for Nonprofit Changemakers, March 202 Presented By: Emily Taylor, TeenyBIG [...]

Creating Passionate Supporters for Your Mission2021-09-15T17:57:21-04:00

Demystifying Donor Advised Funds

2021-12-28T15:15:40-05:00

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a giving vehicle established at a public charity. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time. Today, they are philanthropy’s fastest growing vehicle, accounting for 3% of all giving. This workshop discusses donor advised funds, how they differ from private foundations, tips for engagement, critiques and potential reforms. About Author Gregory Nielsen Gregory Nielsen is a sought after speaker and Consultant committed to helping leaders and organizations translate vision into reality. He is an accomplished nonprofit CEO, having [...]

Demystifying Donor Advised Funds2021-12-28T15:15:40-05:00

3 Keys to Setting Up Your Fundraising Calendar for Success

2021-08-17T11:56:20-04:00

your fundraising calendar for 2016. We invited special guest Brad Davies, Fundraising Expert from NextAfter to share his experience and talk through a specific strategy on how to grow your organization this year and turn your 2016 fundraising goals into a reality. Brad Davies is an online fundraising expert who was the project director of the “Online Fundraising Scorecard” which looked at the online giving habits of 250 charities, 100 of which are on the Chronical of Philanthropy’s 400 list. Brad has consulted with hundreds of organizations around the world, some of which are the largest charities in America, on [...]

3 Keys to Setting Up Your Fundraising Calendar for Success2021-08-17T11:56:20-04:00

Your 2018 Fundraising Plan

2021-08-17T11:26:30-04:00

Are you tired of not having a plan…EVERY YEAR? Is the whole “oh no we can’t make payroll” thing getting a little old? Or have you been thrown into your role, with no one to guide you and your boss just saying “Do it”? If any of this sounds like you, and you’re tired of being so stressed, check out this webinar, led by fundraising and leadership expert, Mazarine Treyz (Wild Woman Fundraising) The live event will be held on 1/18/18 @1:00 EST. To save your spot Click Here In this webinar you’ll learn: 1.Fundraising planning 101 2.How NOT to [...]

Your 2018 Fundraising Plan2021-08-17T11:26:30-04:00

Are You Giving Tuesday 2019-Ready?

2021-08-17T08:40:34-04:00

It’s hard to believe, but this year’s Giving Tuesday (on Dec. 3, 2019) is just around the corner. For many, it provides a big boost for fundraising. But, as they say, “You gotta be in it to win it!” Are you ready? Even if you have participated in Giving Tuesday in years past, are you ready for Giving Tuesday 2019? Think about the changes in social media and donor behavior that have taken place over the past several years. Now, think about this: If you are approaching Giving Tuesday 2019 as you have Giving Tuesday in years past, you are [...]

Are You Giving Tuesday 2019-Ready?2021-08-17T08:40:34-04:00
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