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Donor Recognition: Best Practices & Ideas for Nonprofits

In the nonprofit world, expressing gratitude for your donors’ gifts is not only polite, but essential to your long-term success. Donor recognition is a critical piece of the donor retention puzzle that helps secure lasting support for your organization’s mission. After marketing your campaigns and events like a pro and driving results in your fundraisers, there’s still […]

4 Strategies for Meaningful Nonprofit Storytelling

Most of us love a good story. Whether we’re watching our favorite TV series, reading the latest best-seller, or listening to a friend relate a past experience, storytelling engages our emotions in a way that facts can’t do on their own. Stories also tend to stick with us—it’s estimated that stories are 22 times more […]

How to Transform Your Alumni Into Long-Term Supporters

When your members joined your sorority or fraternity, they gained many brothers or sisters, both those currently involved and those who had graduated. Leveraging alumni giving is a powerful way to not only raise money for your chapter but also strengthen your community’s bonds across age groups and other demographics. Paying forward the aid your alumni received […]

DIY Fundraising for Nonprofits: 4 Strategies for Success

The pandemic has completely changed the face of fundraising, with new strategies and campaigns taking center stage as the field diversifies and evolves. Do-it-yourself style peer-to-peer fundraising is the perfect example. DIY fundraising, whether it takes the form of a one-time campaign or evergreen fundraising opportunities that are always available for supporters, has become a […]

Hosting a Virtual or Hybrid Fundraising Gala: 5 Tips

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the world was forever changed. The pandemic’s impact extended far beyond the actual disease and the terrible health crisis. One of the many changes we saw was in the nonprofit sector. Organizations needed to quickly shift their events from an in-person venue to becoming virtually accessible. At first, event planners […]

Forming Long-Term Relationships with Supporters: 4 Benefits

New donors help your nonprofit grow. After all, with each new support, your nonprofit should logically see increases in total revenue coming in. However, this is only true if you’re also retaining the supporters you currently have. While acquiring new supporters is important, there are many often overlooked benefits to forging long-term relationships with your […]

How to Effectively Market Your Upcoming Fundraiser: 4 Tips

How to Effectively Market Your Upcoming Fundraiser: 4 Tips Imagine your most perfectly-planned fundraiser. You’re all set with the most desirable auction items, the most engaging entertainment, or the catchiest campaign slogan. With all the details squared away, you can just sit back, relax, and watch the funding come flowing in, right? Not so fast. […]

Here’s What’s Missing From Your Nonprofit’s Social Strategy

When you Google the American Cancer Society (ACS), the second organic listing is for the nonprofit’s Facebook page. When you click on the first listing— American Cancer’s website— and navigate to opportunities to get involved, Facebook fundraisers are placed front-and-center. In fact, these fundraisers are listed as an opportunity to “make the most impact.” ACS […]