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November 10, 2018

3 Ways to Gauge the Success of Your Next Fundraiser

As fundraising professionals, we’ve all experienced that awkward moment when a VIP donor comes up with the “best fundraising idea ever” and, in reality, it’s much closer to the worst idea.  In “15 Really Bad Real Ideas from Real Nonprofits” Jeff Brooks lists a few of these gems: Sell slightly-used airplane toiletry kits on eBay. Host a naked cycling race. Hold an onion peeling competition to see who can last the longest without crying. Get […]
November 13, 2018

6 Must-Haves for Your Nonprofit Website

Now more than ever, a sleek and functional website is essential to your nonprofit’s brand. Things as seemingly trivial as a long load time, lack of mobile compatibility or dated design could be enough to stunt your site’s growth. But we’ve got you covered: here are six elements that will lure donors to your website and keep them there once they arrive. 1. Mobile compatibility Last year, 63 percent of all web traffic was mobile. […]
November 15, 2018

How to Tell Your Donors Where Their Money Is Going

There’s no better way to gain the trust of your donors than by being transparent with them about where their contributions go. If people decide to part with their hard-earned money, they want to know where it ends up. Plus, having strong, consistent communication with your donors can increase your credibility and authenticity as an organization. Here are some tips on how to directly show your supporters the difference you’re making. Break it down Start […]
November 17, 2018

Your Ultimate Year-End Giving Guide

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Rejoice, fundraisers—after months of hearing “I only give toward the end of the calendar year,” donors are finally in the spirit of giving. Fifty percent of nonprofits receive the majority of their annual donations between October and December, so follow these tips to use that knowledge to your advantage and know your year-end giving out of the park! Be the (wo)man with the plan Before you […]