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February 9, 2018

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Fundraising Appeal Letter

The fundraising appeal letter is a difficult one to pen. At its foundation, you’re asking people to part with their hard-earned money, so you’re going to need to present them with a solid case that they’ll understand and connect with. Of course, there are a lot of charities and organizations out there that are writing these letters, but many of them fall into a trap. From large-scale businesses to the smallest and most local nonprofit […]
February 13, 2018

The Importance of the Thank You: Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

Sponsored by Network for Good From early childhood, we are taught the magic words: thank you. I don’t have to tell you that these two simple words can make or break the relationship between an organization and its donors. Most nonprofits know how important it is to send acknowledgment letters after receiving gifts. We dutifully thank our donors for the recorded gift and tell the donor about the many great works we perform because of […]
February 17, 2018

Five TED Talks for Nonprofit Professionals

As nonprofits, sometimes we need a little extra inspiration to keep doing what we do. We work in a sector that sets out to change the lives of others, and for that reason we need to understand where others come from first. TED Talks has been around since 1984, but found a resurgence with the rise of the Internet and social media sharing. The company encourages everyone around the world to spread their ideas—whether they’re […]
February 21, 2018

Four Ways to Increase Online Giving Conversions

Building awareness and getting people familiar with your organization and cause is important—but to stay afloat, increase online giving conversions on your website to increase your bottom line and allow you to create a larger impact. Online giving is responsible for about 7% of total fundraising revenue per year and grows at a rate of about 8% per year (which doesn’t include grants). Consider these steps to increase your online giving conversions. Optimize for mobile […]