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Engaging Virtual Fundraising Events: 4 Programming Tips

Your nonprofit is always on the lookout for ways to step up your donor engagement and bring in more revenue. You’ve likely hosted a variety of in-person events before, but have you considered taking the entire fundraising process online? Virtual fundraising is one of the most powerful strategies at nonprofits’ disposal. With virtual fundraising, your […]

How Donor Analytics Can Boost Involvement at Your Nonprofit

It’s no secret that highly involved supporters are essential for your nonprofit to further its mission. Retaining donors and building long-term relationships with them allows you to bring in the consistent funding you need to run your programs and operate your organization. Plus, your volunteers, event participants, and advocates play their own critical roles in your mission, […]

Supporter Stewardship: 5 Ways to Build Lasting Connections

It’s no secret that supporters lie at the center of any nonprofit or association’s long-term success. In many cases, they make donations, volunteer, and even pay membership dues in support of your organization. To maintain and strengthen these connections, organizations must craft an effective supporter stewardship plan. That means developing a strategy to keep donors […]

Hosting a Virtual or Hybrid Fundraising Gala: 6 Smart Tips

The time has come for your nonprofit’s annual fundraising gala. However, you find yourself facing an entire laundry list of planning to get through to ensure that the gala is a success—from securing a venue to lining up the evening’s entertainment. Fortunately, there’s a way to lessen the load on your nonprofit’s event committee and budget. Why […]

3 Small Business Fundraising Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Have you ever believed something that wasn’t true? According to Forbes, there is a direct connection between what you think and the outcome of your work. In other words, you’re lowering your results if you aren’t believing the right thing. This sentiment rings true in the world of small business fundraising. In small business circles, there […]

How to Plan Your Next Capital Campaign: 3 Expert Strategies

As a nonprofit professional, you understand that a lot goes into planning a fundraising campaign—from building out a communication cadence and marketing plan to assembling and training your fundraising team. However, a capital campaign takes the cake as the most time- and resource-intensive fundraiser, often taking nonprofits years to plan and execute. Unlike your standard fundraising campaign, […]

5 Strategies To Reach Donors For Your Animal Nonprofit

As a nonprofit dedicated to animal welfare, your cause is noble and important. However, without proper funding, it can be difficult to better the lives of animals in need. That’s where donors come in. Individuals who are willing and able to give are the key to any nonprofit’s success. But how do you find these […]

Auction Pricing Tips: A Quick Guide for Well-Priced Items

A fundraising auction has many moving parts—soliciting items, sending invitations, and finding a venue are just a few tasks on your planning committee’s to-do list. However, one item on your list merits your full attention: pricing. Pricing is at the heart of a productive auction fundraiser. You could procure all the best items for your audience, […]

Sustainable Funding: 5 Ways to Diversify Nonprofit Revenue

It’s no secret that fundraising allows nonprofits to operate day-to-day and make a difference in the community. However, for your nonprofit to thrive, the key is fundraising sustainably. To achieve financial sustainability, your organization needs to focus not only on maximizing the amount of funding you bring in but also on bringing in several different […]

Designing Your Nonprofit Auction Catalog: 5 Strategies

When it comes to auctions, the items your nonprofit procures can make or break your fundraising success. To maximize your event’s potential, your items need to be unique, high-value, and appealing to your specific supporter base. One effective way to showcase your nonprofit’s auction items is to design a catalog. By listing all of the […]