Diversifying Your Revenue: 4 Effective Ideas for Nonprofits


Picture this: As the new year begins, you review your nonprofit’s year-end donation revenue and realize you’ve fallen short of your projected fundraising goals. As fundraising reports have shown, end-of-year donations can account for up to 22% of a nonprofit’s total annual fundraising, meaning potential shortfalls can impact your programs for the rest of the year. These situations can happen, especially if unexpected circumstances arise. Fortunately, your nonprofit can mitigate them by diversifying its revenue with a variety of fundraising sources beyond just donations.  By expanding your revenue sources, you’ll be able to give your nonprofit added financial security and provide your donors with [...]

Diversifying Your Revenue: 4 Effective Ideas for Nonprofits2023-10-19T13:36:54-04:00

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 Best Practices for Organizing a Nonprofit Clothing Drive


Nonprofits help their beneficiaries in a variety of ways. However, to provide valuable assistance, nonprofits need readily available funds. A clothing drive presents a unique opportunity for some nonprofits to directly help their beneficiaries by collecting clothing for them. And for other nonprofits, a clothing drive is a unique and effective fundraiser. To help you get started hosting a nonprofit clothing drive, we’ll review these best practices: Create a thorough clothing drive plan. Form clothing drive partnerships. Determine what items you’ll accept. Before we dive in, let’s discuss why you should consider hosting a clothing drive event and how it will [...]

3 Best Practices for Organizing a Nonprofit Clothing Drive2023-09-29T10:00:42-04:00

How to Craft a Case for Support: 4 Essential Steps


The start of a new campaign can bring feelings of anxiety. You might be wondering, will I get all the funding your organization needs? Or, how can I be sure my supporters will back my vision? To hit your revenue goal, you need to be able to convince donors to get on board. This is where a well-written case for support comes in. A case for support serves as a foundational document for fundraising campaigns. Schools and nonprofit organizations use it as a resource to outline financial needs and explain how funds will be utilized. For your case for support to [...]

How to Craft a Case for Support: 4 Essential Steps2023-09-29T09:40:56-04:00

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

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

How to Recruit Volunteers for Your Animal-Related Nonprofit


As a nonprofit committed to caring for animals in need, you understand the importance of having volunteers who share your vision and are willing to work towards your goals. However, attracting people to your cause can be difficult, especially when you operate with limited resources. If you're struggling to recruit volunteers for your animal-related nonprofit, we have some tips that can help: Define Roles and Opportunities Leverage Multichannel Marketing Partner With Local Businesses Participate in Community-Wide Events Whether you're rescuing strays, promoting wildlife conservation, or advocating for animal welfare, these insights will help you build a strong and committed volunteer team. 1. Define [...]

How to Recruit Volunteers for Your Animal-Related Nonprofit2023-08-25T08:27:04-04:00

GivingTuesday for Nonprofits: FAQs + 5 Tips to Stand Out


The end of the calendar year is the most important time for fundraising. Research shows that about 30 percent of nonprofit donations take place in December, and the holiday season tends to create a spirit of generosity among nonprofit supporters. It’s critical for your organization to start developing your year-end fundraising strategy early to bring in as much funding during this time as possible. A great way to kick off the year-end giving season is by launching a campaign for GivingTuesday. This worldwide celebration of generosity toward nonprofit causes can help your organization raise a lot of revenue and engage your entire supporter base. Read [...]

GivingTuesday for Nonprofits: FAQs + 5 Tips to Stand Out2023-08-31T15:58:31-04:00

Breaking the Mold: 5 Memorable Nonprofit Video Examples


If you want to make people fall in love with your nonprofit, look no further than video. The combination of compelling storytelling, emotional imagery, and immersive audio creates a lasting impression on viewers, inspiring them to take action and support your mission to enact positive change in the world. In this guide, we’ll showcase some of the most impactful nonprofit videos to guide your content creation journey, including: “Welcome to KIPP Texas Public Schools” - KIPP "One Billion Meals Challenge" - Feeding America “Water Changes Everything” - charity: water “Blue’s Story” - ASPCA Whether you’re creating your first nonprofit video or you’re a seasoned pro, [...]

Breaking the Mold: 5 Memorable Nonprofit Video Examples2023-06-20T14:19:11-04:00
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