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Connie Poulos

Senior Associate, Copywriter

How to Write Awesome Emails Your Donors Want to Read 

April 17, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

When you want to contact your donors, chances are, you email them. And so does everybody else. Your donors, through no fault of their own, have inboxes that are constantly bogged down with messages from various organizations, businesses, stores, news outlets, and bloggers. And it’s a rare person who actually reads al… Read More

3 Steps to Getting Corporate Sponsors for Your Event 

March 31, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Fundraising events take a fair amount of money to produce, and it’s easy to spend more money on the event than it actually raises. There are a number of ways to keep this from happening (like setting a realistic budget and fundraising goal and having a data-backed plan to boost donations), but one of the… Read More

Becoming a Data-Driven Organization: Q&A with Heather Yandow 

March 15, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Data-master Heather Yandow is the brains behind Third Space Studio’s annual Individual Donor Benchmark Report (IDBR). This report offers a detailed analysis of fundraising data collected from small organizations nationwide whose total revenues fall under the $2 million threshold. Not a numbers fan? Not to worry. In … Read More

A Crash Course in Donor Prospecting 

March 13, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Nonprofits need donors to be sustainable. For small organizations with limited staff and resources, finding individual donors can be a challenge. What can you do to jumpstart your growth? Whether you’re starting a new organization or you’ve been at this for a while, there are always new ways to build and strengthen… Read More

Year-End Countdown, Week 2: Top 10 Free Year-End Fundraising Resources 

December 17, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Over 11% of all annual giving occurs during the last three days of the year—which is next week. Are you ready? If you’re not feeling quite in the giving season spirit yet, don’t worry.There’s still time to take advantage of the year’s biggest fundraising opportunity. Whether you’ve had y… Read More

How to Transition From #GivingTuesday to Year-End Fundraising 

December 3, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Year-End Countdown: Four Weeks To Go How was your #GivingTuesday? Hopefully, it was a great experience full of new donors and a needed revenue boost. Now that we’re on the other side of things, it’s time to wrap things up and focus on the year’s BIGGEST giving days: December 30 and 31, also know as… Read More

3 Quick Steps for #GivingTuesday Procrastinators 

November 18, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Join us on Monday, November 21 at 1pm EST for our webinar, What to Send & Post: A Perfect #GivingTuesday Communication Schedule. Can’t make the live session? Register anyway and we’ll be sure to send you the recording. Year-End Countdown, Week Six Can you believe it? #GivingTuesday is next week! Whether you’v… Read More

Year-End Countdown, Week 7: Rally Your Team of Fundraisers 

November 11, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Have you heard? Facebook is unveiling a new tool to help nonprofits raise more this year-end–and we’re having a special live joint presentation to show you how it works. Click here to learn more.  And the countdown continues. This week, we’re focused on getting your board, volunteers, and staff enga… Read More

Top 10 Free #GivingTuesday Fundraising Resources 

November 4, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Year-End Countdown: Week Eight I’m just going to say it. #GivingTuesday is less than three weeks away. If that news makes you run around your office hyperventilating and nervously stress-eating your leftover Halloween candy, you’re not the only one. Here’s the good news: There’s still time to… Read More

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