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5 Easy Ways to Boost Year-End Donations 

December 15, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

The clock is running out on year-end fundraising. Whether you’re exceeding expectations or are barely meeting the bare minimum, you can do even better. I know what you’re thinking: “There’s so little time.” But I want to share five important adjustments you can make right now to shape your most compelling yea… Read More

Year-End Countdown, Week 3: December Fundraising Dos and Don’ts 

December 11, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

As December 31st approaches, let’s review some fundraising basics.  There are a lot of details that go into your year-end fundraising campaign but this week, I encourage you to take a step back and make sure you are doing, or not doing, these 8 basic things: Don’t Make it Hard for Donors to Get to… Read More

Train Your Fundraising Ambassadors for Year-End Success 

December 9, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

December is here and the pressure is on. You need all hands on deck. It’s time to call on your fundraising ambassadors. Your colleagues, board members, volunteers, and loyal donors have tremendous potential to contribute as ambassadors . All they need is a little guidance to be successful. Here are six things you can… Read More

How to Achieve a Year-End Win Without Client Photos 

December 8, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Question: Our last two year-end campaigns were fueled by client stories that featured a photo or two. Naturally, I planned to feature the same kind of moving, memorable profiles this year . That plan changed radically last month, when our social workers urged us to put our clients’ privacy first and stop using client… 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

Steal this pre-#GivingTuesday Email 

November 26, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

I know you’re really busy prepping for #GivingTuesday and your year-end campaign so I’ll keep this short: Have you let your donors know that you’re participating in #GivingTuesday? If not, MONDAY is the day to send them a short message. Use this email template as a starting point, include your speci… 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

Your Year-End Secret Weapon: Consistent Communications 

November 17, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

We’re in the thick of planning for year-end giving. I bet you are putting lots of energy into targeting top prospects via your donor management software and developing strategies that will reach and resonate with your different  donor segments (e.g. your monthly donors vs. your one-time donors). This year, I urge yo… Read More

3 Tools to Empower Your Fundraising Messengers 

November 15, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

We all have an incredible fundraising resource right in front of us: our Board member, colleague, and loyal volunteer ambassadors.  These people have the potential to be eager and effective fundraisers. Our job during this busy season is to give them the tools and support they need to succeed! Use your donor managemen… 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

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