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How Differentiation Drives Peer-to-Peer Giving and Crowdfunding Success 

July 29, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Learn how Engineers in Action raised more with specific fundraising projects and donor choice.… Read More

Guinea Pig Supercharges This Org’s Fundraising 

July 22, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

I had the opportunity to talk with Christine Morrissey, sanctuary manager at Harvest Home Sanctuary. Christine has spearheaded some incredibly successful online fundraising via Facebook and other channels, so I wanted to extract some of her superstar expertise to share with you. Read on, then get to work with her many … Read More

The Key to Long-Lasting Donor Relationships 

July 14, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

It’s no secret that our sector has a problem with donor retention. Though the numbers have improved over the years, still over half of all new donors never come back to give a second gift (according to the AFP 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey). Not exactly encouraging. The good news? There are many things yo… Read More

Even More Ways to Heat Up Your Nonprofit’s Summer Outreach & Results 

June 24, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Last week I shared foolproof ways to keep your supporters engaged through the summer. For best results in the summer months, dig into more of these tested and terrific ways to get your people out of the heat and into action—all shared from your fundraising peers and communicators in the field. There’s no better s… Read More

What All Executive Directors Must Know about Effective Donor Communications 

June 12, 2016

By: Caryn Stein

Are you a busy executive director? Try these must-read tips for better fundraising results. … Read More

Ask and Listen to Get Close to Supporters and Prospects 

May 20, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Try these proven ways to get the insights you need for stronger connections with your donors.… Read More

How to Do Donor-Focused, Short-Term, High-Impact Fundraising 

May 13, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

When I heard about Infant Crisis Services’ simple 10-day fundraising campaign that raised more than $14,000, I had to learn more. Jo Lynne Jones, ICS’ director of development and communications, graciously answered my questions about this campaign’s development, execution, and results over the last seven years. K… Read More

Real-World Peer Fundraising Tips from the #CloseTheGap Campaign 

May 5, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Learn top tips from one nonprofit's first peer fundraising campaign.… Read More

How Fundraising with Spreadsheets Got Me Fired 

April 29, 2016

By: Brian Lauterbach, CFRE

Learn why you need to spend less time "spreadsheeting" and more time fundraising.… Read More

3 Steps to Quick and Easy Story Collection for More Effective Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns 

April 26, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Need stronger stories? Follow these 3 steps in the nonprofit storytelling process.… Read More

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