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How to Choose the Right Platform for Social Media at End of Year 

October 10, 2019

By: Matthew Gayer

For a while, nonprofits only had to worry about posting on Facebook. Then it became a good idea to have a Twitter. Recently, Instagram has become indispensable to organizations getting the word out. And that’s not to mention Youtube, Snapchat, Twitch, LinkedIn, or Tik Tok. Or the brand new platform that probably laun… Read More

6 Things to Have in Mind Before You Begin a Social Media Campaign 

October 7, 2019

By: Matthew Gayer

A lot of times, posting on social media for our organization can feel like we are spinning our wheels, or that we are just doing it because everyone else is. If we are going to take the time to do a social media campaign and dedicate resources to it, we need to make sure we’re… Read More

13 Tips to Boost End of Year Giving 

October 2, 2019

By: Rachel Muir, CFRE.

The season to give is almost upon us! I’m here with a truth bomb:  the season to give is not a REASON to give. So what makes donors give at end of year? It starts with a compelling ask.  Your appeal makes them feel like they truly can make a difference.  The call to action is so… Read More

8 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Donor Management System 

September 26, 2019

By: Laura MacPherson

Donor management system (DMS) software allows nonprofits to put their donor data to work and manage fundraising and communications from one location. Ultimately, a DMS gives nonprofits the ability to learn what’s important to their donors, deliver a better donor experience, increase donations, and operate more effici… Read More

5 Ways a Donor Management System Can Grow Your Nonprofit 

September 25, 2019

By: Laura MacPherson

You’ve heard that a donor management system (DMS) can help grow your organization. A DMS can turbocharge your nonprofit’s efforts in a variety of ways, ultimately boosting fundraising results and streamlining operations while reducing the amount of time your team members spend on manual tasks. But how does a DMS do… Read More

What to Look for in a Donor Management System (and Why) 

September 23, 2019

By: Laura MacPherson

A donor management system (DMS) helps you collect, organize, and use your donor data more effectively while automating repeated tasks associated with fundraising. With a DMS, your nonprofit can operate more efficiently and increase revenue through more strategically-crafted campaigns. What to Look for in a DMS All dono… Read More

How to Boost Revenue with Donor Surveys 

September 20, 2019

By: Rachel Muir, CFRE.

Can donor surveys really help you raise more money? Yes! Donor surveys are one of the most affordable ways to improve donor retention, build deeper donor relationships, even uncover planned gifts. How? Donor surveys can reveal your hidden gems (aka planned gifts), tell you why your donors gave, what content they’re … Read More

What is a Donor Management System, and Why Should My Nonprofit Use One? 

September 18, 2019

By: Laura MacPherson

The more you know about your donors, the better able you’ll be to connect with them. You’ll know what’s important to supporters and learn how to deliver a better donor experience, retaining them for the long term. What is a Donor Management System? Donor management system (DMS) software helps you collect, organiz… Read More

3 Secrets to Planned Giving Success: Making it more than a pitch 

September 17, 2019

By: Lori Kranczer

If you are reading this you understand the need to either start, or grow, a legacy giving program.  And I get it – you want to build a successful program while maintaining authentic relationships with your donors.  Heck – that is why we got into development work in the first place, right? The following are… Read More

How To Turn Your Facebook Likes Into Donations 

August 22, 2019

By: Amanda Khoury

Building followers and converting them into donors doesn’t have to be a daunting task if you have a good social media strategy in place. How you interact with your followers and what you post—and when—can be the difference between receiving a donation or just a post like. Coordinating across your chosen social me… Read More

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