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New Donor Prospecting 101 

December 10, 2015

By: Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE

In one of my earlier posts, I suggested that it’s best to focus fundraising efforts on strengthening relationships with an organization’s current supporters. New research shows that getting new donors: is expensive. Acquisition costs can be anywhere from $.25-$1.50 to raise $1; has a very low ROI of $1.00; … Read More

#GivingTuesday is Over, Now What? 

December 2, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

#GivingTuesday is over but the year-end giving season has just begun! Use this flow chart to map out your next steps. … Read More

4 Steps to Improve New Donor Retention 

November 23, 2015

By: Nancy Schwartz

Power up your relationship-building process with first-time donors by trying these tips in 2016.… Read More

Less Is More: 4 Tips for Great Year-End Appeals 

November 18, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

The final two months of the year, and especially the end of December, are prime time for donors to give. With so much competition for their attention, it’s vital to send appeals that quickly draw donors into your mission and inspire them to take action. In our Nonprofit 911 webinar Crucial Year-End Giving Strategies,… Read More

First Steps to Nonprofit CRM Success 

November 17, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

Take your outreach and fundraising to the next level with the right donor management system.… Read More

Rev Up Your Data with Dashboards 

November 13, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

Do your hear crickets when you ask for help with donor engagement tasks, cultivation, or thank you calls? Are eyes glazing over when your board and staff review spreadsheets and donor lists? Fear not, there is hope! In our Nonprofit 911 webinar Change Your Data Story, Lori Jacobwith, president and co-founder of Ignited… Read More

7 Absolute Musts of a Donor Management System 

November 11, 2015

By: Connie Poulos

Looking for a donor management system or want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your current tool? Here are seven questions to ask when shopping for a donor management system for your organization: Does this donor management system have a nonprofit focus? As a nonprofit, you have unique tasks and a language… Read More

Why You Need to Launch Your Staff Messenger Team Today 

November 9, 2015

By: Nancy Schwartz

Editor’s note: Planning a peer-to-peer campaign to round out your December fundraising strategy? Want to understand what you need to do now to tap into your supporters’ networks in 2016 and beyond? This week’s Nonprofit 911 webinar features peer fundraising expert Jeff Shuck from Plenty Consulting who… Read More

Year-End Fundraising Through the Lens of Donor Engagement 

November 4, 2015

By: Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE

Fall is a busy time of year. Whether it’s getting the kids back to school or the quick transitions between Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas, there are many reminders that the dog days of summer are long behind us. On top of all that, we are looking squarely in the face of the year-end… Read More

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