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Goodbye Spreadsheets: A Donor Management Software Success Story 

April 19, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

Learn how Ohio's Ovarian Cancer Connection is saving 2-3 hours per day with the right tools.… Read More

Crash Course: Your 7-Step Nonprofit Fundraising Plan 

April 8, 2016

By: Iris Sutcliffe

What’s the number one predictor of fundraising success? According the Individual Donor Benchmark Report, it all comes down to creating a nonprofit fundraising plan. In short, it’s not the fundraising plan itself, but the act of planning. Simply taking time to reflect and put goals in writing is the leading indicato… Read More

Don’t Be That Kid: Develop Better Donor Relations with Segmentation 

April 6, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

Last summer, I was wandering through Chicago’s famous Field Museum when I felt a small arm grab my leg. I wasn’t visiting the museum with any kids, so this was a surprise. I turned around and saw a little girl. The girl assumed I was an adult she knew. She started asking me about lunch… Read More

Best Practices in Donor Thank Yous: Q&A with Pursuant’s Rachel Muir 

March 23, 2016

By: Emily Wang

Expert tips for making the most of this valuable donor communication.… Read More

4 Steps to Closing the Communications-Fundraising Divide (Case Study) 

March 8, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Communications and fundraising are two halves of a whole. But when they don’t operate that way, the results are far less than they could be. Separate silos are a huge barrier to serving up consistent messages to the full range of audiences every nonprofit must engage for its various purposes. To optimize impact and r… Read More

How to Host a Donor Thought Circle 

February 29, 2016

By: Iris Sutcliffe

As nonprofit fundraisers, you work hard to attract new donors to your cause. The real challenge begins after they’ve made a gift: How do you keep donors engaged and giving over time? We learned some great ideas from Rachel Muir in our webinar Turn Year-End Donors into Year-Round Supporters. One of our favorites: Host… Read More

How to Inspire More Donations at Your Fundraising Events 

February 26, 2016

By: Caryn Stein

Try these tactics for giving donors a great experience and getting more support for your mission.… Read More

3 Ways to Shrink Your Communications-Fundraising Divide 

February 22, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

There’s strong evidence that integrating communications and fundraising into a single team is a real success factor. For many organizations, that shift is far, far away or absolutely out of the question. Even so, you can take small steps to shake up your silos and build productive partnerships. Try any or all of thes… Read More

How to Create a Fundraising Event Plan 

February 16, 2016

By: Caryn Stein

The first step to planning a successful fundraising event is to take a step that is so tempting to skip:  Clearly articulate your grand plan. To create a useful fundraising event plan, ask yourself: Who is my audience? What venues are the best to reach them? What do I want them to do? Is an… Read More

Who’s Your Nonprofit BFF? 

February 10, 2016

By: Liz Ragland

Take our quiz and find out which nonprofit expert you would "click" with. … Read More

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