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

How to Create an Employee Handbook Your Team Will Want to Read

2021-08-29T10:30:27-04:00

The Employee Handbook provides the basic employment information that every employee needs to know. When done right, the Employee Handbook is also part of your brand story, and has the power to reinforce the employee’s decision to work with your company. Employee handbooks are integral to your employee relations philosophy, essential to your employee communications, crucial to your development of an effective culture and work environment, and a key component to your strategic plan and accomplishment of your mission. The basic question that all nonprofits face is how to get there. Many questions and concerns come to mind: How do [...]

How to Create an Employee Handbook Your Team Will Want to Read2021-08-29T10:30:27-04:00

Engaging Both In-person and Virtual Programs

2021-09-15T18:11:21-04:00

Below is a recap of our ‘teeny conversation’ from May 11th, 2021. The recap is provided to allow our audience to learn from other nonprofit leaders. Changes are happening in 2021. We know in-person programming is slowly coming back and you need to bring back your audience members who have fallen quiet during the pandemic. But your virtual programming isn’t going away – not after all the amazing new connections you have made without the limits of physical location. How will you keep both audiences engaged? We will share ways we are planning for this dual path and discuss specific [...]

Engaging Both In-person and Virtual Programs2021-09-15T18:11:21-04:00

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

Year-End Fundraising Season: Top Tips to Prepare Your Nonprofit

2021-10-21T16:41:39-04:00

It’s that time of year again: summer. The season for sneaking in a quick vacation, enjoying the sunshine, and preparing for your year-end fundraising season. Even though the end of the year is months away, planning your end-of-year strategy is an important process that requires time — so get started now. After all, your nonprofit will likely be too busy making resolutions for the new year to build an effective strategy in the midst of this vital fundraising period. That’s why preparation, months in advance, is important in helping your nonprofit capitalize on year-end giving. Donations tend to snowball at the [...]

Year-End Fundraising Season: Top Tips to Prepare Your Nonprofit2021-10-21T16:41:39-04:00
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