Using Facebook Challenges to Engage Supporters

2022-01-14T16:26:00-05:00

Scrolling on phones, reading the news, referencing the latest trends— social media is ingrained in popular culture across the generations. However, although you engage with it every day, we’d guess that your nonprofit isn’t using the platforms and their fundraising tools to the fullest extent. Few are! The truth is that social fundraising has come a long way from the standard “Donate” button featured on profiles and Facebook fundraisers. Throughout this article, we’re going to cover the ins and outs of using an innovative new strategy, Facebook Challenges, to engage supporters through the following points: Introduction to Facebook Challenges How [...]

Using Facebook Challenges to Engage Supporters2022-01-14T16:26:00-05:00

Be Certain You’re Prepared for Uncertainty

2022-01-13T17:03:22-05:00

Just when we thought we were out of the woods, new strains and variants of the COVID virus have sent many fundraisers scrambling, again. Rather than waiting for things to ‘return to normal,’ smart fundraisers are getting better at planning for uncertainty. A good fundraising plan should start with an analysis of development activities, either a formal audit or an informal survey of the current state of your program. What are the strengths you should take advantage of, how can you improve areas of weakness, and where are the opportunities for future growth? Creating a fundraising plan based on the [...]

Be Certain You’re Prepared for Uncertainty2022-01-13T17:03:22-05:00

4 Foundational Tips for a Sure-Fire Fundraising Strategy in 2022

2022-01-13T17:20:53-05:00

Remember, each passing year is another chance to improve. Imagine what your organization could accomplish in 2022 if you began each initiative with streamlined donor records, an arsenal of canned reports to track key metrics, and a solid plan to prioritize each donor segment individually. While your nonprofit’s plan will be unique, these foundational tips are sure to help you set the stage for the new fundraising year. Tip #1: Send multichannel communications with diverse opportunities to give You may be surprised to learn that multichannel donors contribute four times as often as online-only or offline-only donors - and typically [...]

4 Foundational Tips for a Sure-Fire Fundraising Strategy in 20222022-01-13T17:20:53-05:00

Your Logo is a Spark, Not the Flame

2022-01-13T17:04:37-05:00

Remember these six words: Your logo is not your story. If you Google “nonprofit logos,” you’ll see some common themes. Hands. Globes. Holding hands around a globe. Hearts. I get how this happened. Many nonprofit leaders really want to take every opportunity to help you understand that they are helping people. They want that to be clear. They want to use every tool, including their logo, to tell their story. In my experience working with nonprofit clients, I’ve learned how much people want to be able to have one icon or image that shows the whole who, what, why all [...]

Your Logo is a Spark, Not the Flame2022-01-13T17:04:37-05:00

Pandemic-Era Fundraising & You: 5 Tips to Raise More

2021-12-31T10:16:39-05:00

Over a year and a half has passed since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and needless to say, a lot has changed in that time. Even the vaccine’s growing availability, social distancing, mask regulations, remote work, and other safety measures remain facts of life. As a nonprofit fundraising professional, you’ve likely seen your nonprofit’s fundraising strategy change drastically in the pandemic era as well. In the past, you may have relied on in-person events or one-on-one meetings with donors to power many of your fundraising efforts throughout the year. Now, virtual and hybrid events, as well as partially or fully [...]

Pandemic-Era Fundraising & You: 5 Tips to Raise More2021-12-31T10:16:39-05:00

Remote Donor Management: How to Engage Donors from Afar

2021-12-28T16:19:55-05:00

If we’ve learned anything during the pandemic and similar past crisis fundraising, it’s that relationships matter. And forming those relationships requires thought-out strategies and a will to succeed with engaging your donors, especially when you can’t interact face-to-face. With the added challenges of widespread health concerns and social distancing guidelines over this past year and a half, fundraising professionals have had to rethink how they engage with supporters. Even when we fully transition out of the current socially distanced landscape, understanding how to engage with remote donors will benefit your team considerably, especially if a large portion of your donors [...]

Remote Donor Management: How to Engage Donors from Afar2021-12-28T16:19:55-05:00

Operation Smile and #BitcoinTuesday

2021-11-29T13:58:26-05:00

Transcript: Amy DeVita, TopNonprofits: Welcome everybody. This is Amy DeVita at TopNonprofits. I'm really excited about this conversation today that we have with Amber Leonti. Amber is the Director of U.S. Philanthropy for the global nonprofit, Operation Smile. And today Amber is going to talk with us about a topic we've been covering quite a bit lately, and that is accepting cryptocurrency, donations for your organization. Coming up soon, actually the same day as, #GivingTuesday, November 30th, we will also see many nonprofits, including Operation Smile, who are involved in #BitcoinTuesday. Here's a little background: #BitcoinTuesday is an international campaign. [...]

Operation Smile and #BitcoinTuesday2021-11-29T13:58:26-05:00

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

The Complete Volunteer Scheduling Checklist for Nonprofits

2021-12-28T15:46:06-05:00

As any volunteer manager knows, volunteer scheduling is a fundamental part of the day-to-day operations of all nonprofit volunteer programs. Knowing how, when, and where to break down the system of responsibilities for your volunteers will determine the quality of their experience as well as the success of your events. That being said, for being so essential, the volunteer scheduling process can be a bit of a pain. Not only is it often tedious and time-consuming, but many volunteer coordinators are missing out on opportunities to leverage the power of volunteer scheduling to its fullest potential. Luckily, the fix to [...]

The Complete Volunteer Scheduling Checklist for Nonprofits2021-12-28T15:46:06-05:00

Why Monthly Giving is Easy

2021-12-28T15:52:57-05:00

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 Easy2021-12-28T15:52:57-05:00
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