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Connie Poulos

Senior Associate, Copywriter

[Infographic] When Disaster Strikes: How America Gives 

October 12, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Famines. Wars. When disaster strikes, nonprofits are often the first to respond, coming to the aid communities in need. But they can’t do it alone. Nonprofits that work in disaster and crisis relief have a tough job. They have to be ready at a moment’s notice to help communities sur… Read More

How to Get Your Board to Help with #GivingTuesday Fundraising 

October 5, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Interested in board fundraising techniques? Download our on-demand webinar with Pursuant’s Rachel Muir: 5 Ways Your Board Can Help with Year-End Fundraising. Who here has a board that loves to fundraise? If the thought of your board jumping to fundraise fills you with wistful “if only’s” and i… Read More

5 Tips to Amplify Your Year-End 

September 28, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Looking for ways to raise more? Here are five tips to up your fundraising game this year. 1. Plan now The next few months are going to be a whirlwind of opportunity. If you want to make the most of it, you have to have a plan. Have a unified campaign theme. Set actionable goals.… Read More

The Impact of Year-End Giving [Infographic] 

September 15, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Since it was founded in 2012, #GivingTuesday has exploded in popularity. In 2015, $116.7 million were donated in this one day. The next year, that number jumped to $168 million. 2017 is expected to be record-breaking as well. So, what can you do to make sure you get your piece of the giving day pie?… Read More

What You Need to Know about Giving Season 

September 4, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

While many of us are still cleaning up from Labor Day barbeques and dragging ourselves out of a summer haze, let me wake you up with this sledge hammer: #GivingTuesday is less than 90 days away. 30% of all nonprofit giving happens during the last month of the year, from #GivingTuesday through December 31. It’s… Read More

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work 

August 23, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

We made it! Welcome to the final post in our series, 4 Lessons from the Trenches to Prepare for Giving Season. We’ve talked about harnessing the emotional power of giving, overcoming capacity challenges, and creating the right mix of funding sources.  In this final installment, we’ll talk about how to make the mo… Read More

Are We Doing Enough? Why Individual Giving Matters 

August 16, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Last week in our series, 4 Lessons from the Trenches to Prepare for Giving Season, we talked about how nonprofits of all sizes face capacity challenges when it comes to finding new donors and developing new, creative campaigns. This week, we’ll discuss how to create the right mix of funding sources to make your missi… Read More

Not all Nonprofits Are Created Equal (But all Face Similar Challenges) 

August 9, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Last week in our series, 4 Lessons from the Trenches to Prepare for Giving Season, we talked about how to harness emotions in your year-end appeals. This week, we’ll be talking about overcoming the challenges of time and capacity to reach your fundraising goals. Each nonprofit we served that day in Baltimore had diff… Read More

Technology and Monthly Giving: An Interview with Erica Waasdorp 

August 3, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

In the final installment of our monthly giving series, Erica is talking technology. She’s answering questions about: What goes on behind the scenes. What tools are needed. How can a small nonprofit afford them. Our biggest challenge is setting up an online system that works. We do not want to take credit card numbers… Read More

How to Harness Emotion as You Get Ready for Giving Season 

August 2, 2017

By: Connie Poulos

Last week, we introduced a series on four lessons learned from fundraising for real nonprofits in Baltimore. This week, we’re diving into the first lesson: the emotional nature of giving. We’ve said it before– giving is an emotional act. Donors give when they can feel a connection – when they know they are doi… Read More

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