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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

Share the Joy: It’s Irresistible (Giving Day Case Study) 

October 28, 2015

By: Nancy Schwartz

Take a look at these Facebook posts sharing unforgettable moments from the 2015 Giving Challenge, a “24-hour giving event supporting more than 400 nonprofits serving (Florida’s) Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.” These folks went all night—hard. These Facebook outtakes are fun, energized, and s… Read More

Your 5-Weeks-‘til-#GivingTuesday Game Plan 

October 27, 2015

By: Caryn Stein

We’re at the end of October and it’s time to ramp up your efforts to crush it on #GivingTuesday and have your best giving season ever this December. Feel like time is running out? Here’s a cheat sheet to help you get everything order in the next few weeks to take advantage of this giving… Read More

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