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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

4 Simple Steps to Build a Bequest Program 

August 15, 2019

By: Lori Kranczer

If you want to provide your donors with an opportunity to make an impact, while also creating a sustainable revenue source for your organization starting a legacy giving program is the way to go – and it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. This program involves promoting bequest gifts to your organization. Bequests a… Read More

The Do’s and Don’ts of Advertising on Social Media 

August 12, 2019

By: Rebecca Flora

In this day and age, the majority of Americans are no stranger to the internet and social media. Expanding your advertising on social media will increase your reach, build awareness for your mission, and bring new donors. But in order to be the most effective, a plan is needed. Advertising on social media must have… Read More

4 Ways to Catch Donors While On the Go – Infographic 

August 5, 2019

By: Eloise Mansfield

Modern life has people on the go, and they’re taking the internet with them. To make the most of this giving trend, nonprofits need to optimize their mobile giving experiences to make it easier and faster for donors to give. Although the summer months are typically the smallest giving months, it is an opportunity… Read More

How to Engage Your Board for Fundraising Success Infographic 

July 24, 2019

By: Keith White

Your board of directors plays a pivotal role in your organization’s success. These volunteer leaders set a nonprofit’s strategic direction, manage its finances, and provide governance oversight. Board members also hold an invaluable role in an organization’s fundraising efforts. Their support (whether in time or … Read More

3 Tips to Turn Your Out of Office into a Year-End Appeal 

July 15, 2019

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

The temperature is rising, the days are longer, and the kids are out of school. Summer is here and your Out-of-Office notifications are on! Sometime over the next few weeks, we will invest five glorious minutes to configure our inbox and voicemail to craft the perfect message to let everyone know we are unplugging for… Read More

How Your Board Can Boost Fundraising 

June 25, 2019

By: Olivia Mariani

How can boards better serve their nonprofits? “If you have a staff, work to understand their perspective and provide the support they need to do their jobs. If you don’t have staff and the board is doing the work, everyone needs to get involved with fundraising and make sure they’re doing all they can to… Read More

3 Reasons to Diversify Your Nonprofit Board 

June 6, 2019

By: Keith White

Diversity is more than just a buzz word or a politically correct action. And it’s about more than just appearances. Having a diverse board is essential for nonprofits. It provides a variety of perspectives, experiences, and networks; all of which make you stronger and more effective. Particularly for small nonprofits… Read More

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