How to Plan a COVID-Friendly School Fundraising Auction

2021-10-27T16:44:28-04:00

As a parent, education professional, or volunteer, you know that schools of all shapes and sizes frequently have to turn to fundraising campaigns and events to power their missions. Yet constantly looking for new ways to engage your audience and raise important funds can be a challenge. At OneCause, we help fundraising organizations—including schools, nonprofits, and other groups—generate the revenue they need to maintain successful operations, specifically through virtual and hybrid events. One of our favorites is the school auction. Over the last year, many fundraisers have been cancelled, rescheduled, or transitioned to the virtual space as a result of [...]

How to Plan a COVID-Friendly School Fundraising Auction2021-10-27T16:44:28-04:00

How Branded Donations Pages Differentiate Your Nonprofit

2021-10-18T15:27:54-04:00

Donors who reach your donation page are at a critical point in their engagement, and what they find on your donation page will leave a lasting impression. Your donation page’s content and presentation impacts whether visitors give, how much they contribute, and whether they’ll donate again. One key way to capture donations and differentiate your nonprofit is your brand identity, which should be present in every aspect of your external communications, especially your donation page. There are many nonprofits out there that champion worthwhile causes, and standing out from the crowd at every point along your supporters’ path to becoming [...]

How Branded Donations Pages Differentiate Your Nonprofit2021-10-18T15:27:54-04:00

Nonprofit Industry Conferences + Professional Development Opportunities in 2021

2021-09-20T07:31:04-04:00

‘Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.’ –Socrates Continued learning opportunities in the nonprofit sector are key to ensuring that its professionals are well-equipped to manage the day-to-day of organizations, hire and train (and, when necessary, fire) staff, and connect with and steward donors and other stakeholders. Whether you are new to the industry or have a long history of working for, or with, nonprofits there is always something you can learn from others. With the pandemic, came a lot of changes to the standing conferences that we relied on for learning and networking. [...]

Nonprofit Industry Conferences + Professional Development Opportunities in 20212021-09-20T07:31:04-04:00

Be Ready for Disaster with an Emergency Relief Campaign

2021-10-18T15:32:24-04:00

This post was originally published to DonorDrive’s Blog and is being shared with their permission. It’s said you can’t plan for a disaster. But really, you have to. It’s officially hurricane season and the nonprofits that have a plan in place are the ones most likely to get the donations when disaster strikes. In this article, we’ll focus on the basics that will make your emergency relief fundraising campaign thrive. Here’s our concise six-point plan: Set up a donation page immediately Explain the impact of the disaster and their donation Promote your campaign everywhere Update supporters constantly on disaster news and campaign [...]

Be Ready for Disaster with an Emergency Relief Campaign2021-10-18T15:32:24-04:00

Why You Absolutely Need to Take Your Time-Off

2021-07-30T10:48:30-04:00

Well before the lockdowns resulting from COVID-19, I’d taken some amazing trips. As we are becoming more mobile, I can’t help but think of an incredible trip I took many years ago, as it was my first vacation since spring break my senior year of college. It was also before the hyper-connected world we have since become a part of. A week of driving and camping in Colorado. I took a full week off of work and did something that had nothing to do with work. I’m not saying you need to go anywhere exotic or even far away, but [...]

Why You Absolutely Need to Take Your Time-Off2021-07-30T10:48:30-04:00

Multi-Channel Fundraising: Tips for Your Nonprofit Website

2021-07-30T10:49:31-04:00

As soon as people go online, whether it’s on their phones or computers, they are instantly bombarded with organizations and companies vying for their attention. From targeted ads on social media to emails from websites they bought one thing from years ago, how can you ensure that your nonprofit’s online marketing efforts shine through the noise? Additionally, fundraising leaders like yourself need to come up with ways to not only continue engaging with existing donors but also recruit brand new supporters and raise more awareness for their mission. A tried and true method of increasing marketing efforts is to use [...]

Multi-Channel Fundraising: Tips for Your Nonprofit Website2021-07-30T10:49:31-04:00

5 Ways to Up Your Networking Game

2021-07-30T10:51:28-04:00

The pandemic has put all of our in-person events on hold, but here are some timeless tips you can work on now to up your game for when it’s safe to resume. Whether you have always been a wall-flower or a networking pro, now is as good a time as any to up your skills. And all of these suggestions can be applied to your current virtual events (and, as a bonus, you’ll already have an easy way to connect and follow up with everyone you meet, virtually!) Regardless of your feelings about such events, they do exist for some [...]

5 Ways to Up Your Networking Game2021-07-30T10:51:28-04:00

How to Talk about Legacy Giving Without Seeming Creepy

2021-07-30T10:52:16-04:00

starting from scratch? Time to do something about it! Legacy giving programs often never get off the ground because people think talking about death is creepy. Yet right now people are questioning the meaning of life, and their own mortality, in a way that’s unprecedented. People are wondering: What will their legacy be? Just possibly they may wish part of their legacy to be supporting the causes they cared about during their lifetime. It’s not going to happen though, unless you begin the conversation. Maybe you, or your board, feel that discussing this with stakeholders during a pandemic is a “no-no.” [...]

How to Talk about Legacy Giving Without Seeming Creepy2021-07-30T10:52:16-04:00
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