Major Gift Fundraising: Improve Your Strategy with Tech


According to the 80/20 rule in fundraising, a small number of donors (typically around 20%) will provide the majority of your fundraising dollars (around 80%). These contributions are referred to as major gifts. What constitutes a major gift will be different for every nonprofit. For one organization, a major gift may be $5,000. For another, the major gift threshold may be $20,000. Whatever the specifics look like for your organization, the importance of these large gifts cannot be overstated. This is why your method for soliciting and securing major gifts matters. You’ll need careful planning and cultivation tactics backed by robust [...]

Major Gift Fundraising: Improve Your Strategy with Tech2024-05-02T09:36:10-04:00

5 Steps to Master the Charity Auction Check-in Process


When it comes to planning a successful fundraising event, you need to factor in the entire attendee experience—from ticket purchase to post-event follow-up. If your nonprofit is planning to host a charity auction, it’s important to have an easy, streamlined check-in to make a strong impression on your guests. Your guests should feel confident that you are ready to present them with an unforgettable evening. In this guide, we’ll walk through five steps you can take to make the auction check-in as easy and streamlined as possible. 1. Collect the information you need from guests before the event. You want to move [...]

5 Steps to Master the Charity Auction Check-in Process2024-04-25T15:00:23-04:00

Creating Meaningful Online Donor Experiences: 5 Strategies


The average internet user spends nearly seven hours online every day. Between keeping up with global news and connecting with loved ones on social media, your donors have countless reasons to be online. Considering the amount of time they spend on their devices, your nonprofit can tap into many opportunities to bring donors closer to your mission. In this guide, we’ll share five strategies for developing meaningful online donor experiences, including: Improve your website accessibility. Accept multiple ways to give. Encourage two-way communication on social media. Add virtual events to your calendar. Share appreciation and impact online. By strengthening your nonprofit’s online presence [...]

Creating Meaningful Online Donor Experiences: 5 Strategies2024-04-05T15:20:30-04:00

How to Choose the Right Grant Writing Course for Your Goals


Many nonprofit professionals first interact with grants by helping write a grant proposal. If you’re tossed into a grant writing project with no guidance or training (just the task of securing crucial dollars for your mission), what should you do? First, remember that you’re not alone! Grant writing is a fairly universal, shared activity among nonprofits. There are tons of resources and experts out there willing to share their insights and get you up to speed with a new skill set. Online grant writing courses are the most popular options these days for their convenience and flexibility. If you want to [...]

How to Choose the Right Grant Writing Course for Your Goals2024-03-19T11:57:43-04:00

How to Tap into Corporate Giving Revenue: Top Strategies


In a multichannel fundraising strategy, corporate giving is one of the most effective fundraising avenues for nonprofits. According to 360MatchPro’s guide to corporate giving programs, these charitable initiatives offer nonprofits benefits like diversified funding sources, greater brand awareness, and stronger community relationships. With that in mind, how can your nonprofit earn more from this lucrative fundraising avenue this year? This guide explores these strategies to increase corporate giving revenue: Share stories about the impact of corporate giving. Search for businesses with shared values. Highlight the benefits of corporate sponsorship. Make it easy for corporate donors to give. Personalize your corporate donation [...]

How to Tap into Corporate Giving Revenue: Top Strategies2024-03-04T11:04:37-05:00

Capital Campaigns 101: What are Feasibility Studies?


Capital campaigns require significant investments of your organization’s time, resources, and energy. So, just like someone buying a car or a house, you need to go into this investment with your eyes wide open. That’s where a planning and feasibility study comes in. In this quick guide, we’ll explore what feasibility studies are, how they work, and how they can help your nonprofit get a strong start to a capital campaign. By prioritizing a feasibility study and acting on its findings, your organization can set itself up to reap the benefits of a successful campaign: funding for a major capacity-building project, [...]

Capital Campaigns 101: What are Feasibility Studies?2024-02-28T09:39:56-05:00

Why Donors Love Direct Mail: 4 Key Differentiators


As you build out your nonprofit’s fundraising strategy for the year, you may be wondering whether or not you should include direct mail. After all, this channel can be more costly than other avenues and may feel antiquated in today’s digital age. However, the return on investment (ROI) for direct mail marketing remains strong, with some marketers reporting up to 112% ROI.  This is due in part to the fact that donors genuinely enjoy receiving direct mail, for four key reasons. In this article, we’ll explore each of the following differentiators that make direct mail such an effective fundraising channel: 1. It’s tangible. One [...]

Why Donors Love Direct Mail: 4 Key Differentiators2024-01-29T13:17:31-05:00

Going Viral: How to Create Shareable Nonprofit Content


While social media started as a means to check in with family and friends, it’s evolved into a free tool for organizations to spread their messages and reach supporters near and far. Every nonprofit marketer’s dream is to go viral on social media and achieve maximum visibility for their cause, but with billions of users claiming space on the platforms, it’s easier said than done. However, by crafting a content strategy built for virality, your organization can gain more exposure. These tips can help you amplify your mission on social media: Leverage each platform’s unique features. Stay on top of trends and [...]

Going Viral: How to Create Shareable Nonprofit Content2024-01-23T08:26:49-05:00

Making Your Charity Golf Tournament Irresistible to Sponsors


Your nonprofit’s charity golf tournament has a unique appeal to sponsors. How? Your event gives them access to an audience of potential clients and customers, that typically represents a demographic of above-average wealth and influence, that they can’t reach anywhere else. But pitching a sponsorship—even if you have strong relationships with local businesses and companies—can feel daunting. With the right strategies in place, your tournament will provide great ROI for businesses looking for exposure, brand lift, and association with a great cause. From the initial pitch to tournament execution, here’s how to make your tournament irresistible to prospective sponsors. 1. Offer [...]

Making Your Charity Golf Tournament Irresistible to Sponsors2024-01-22T09:16:44-05:00

Nonprofit Budgeting: How to Shop For Fundraising Software


Whether you’re looking for a platform to collect fundraising data, automate marketing messages, or simply streamline giving for donors, choosing the right fundraising software is critical to your nonprofit’s ability to raise support. If you’re not sure how to start your search or what to look for, this guide is for you! Let’s review the five steps to shopping for fundraising software to help your nonprofit find the perfect solution. 1. List out must-have features To kick off your search, you’ll need a clear understanding of what you’re looking for in fundraising software. When it comes to choosing one platform over [...]

Nonprofit Budgeting: How to Shop For Fundraising Software2024-01-22T08:42:18-05:00
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