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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 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 8, 2018

Takeaways From the Year-End Nonprofit Fundraising Survey

Last year over 1,300 organizations responded to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative’s year-end Nonprofit Fundraising Survey (NFS). This annual report collects data on everything from overall sector growth, to fundraising goals, to regional data, to projections for the future. It’s thorough, to say the least. Lucky for you, we went through the 48-page report so you don’t have to (but if looking at graphs is your thing, you can check it out here.) Here are some […]
November 6, 2018

Make the Ask: How to Write a Fundraising Letter

During the holidays, many people celebrate by getting together with family and friends, eating too much, exchanging gifts and drinking lots of hot cocoa. In the nonprofit world, the end of the year usually also means sending a fundraising letter to your supporters. Before you fire off another letter asking people to support your nonprofit, review these tips to increase giving rates and make your constituents feel more like part of your mission. Know who […]