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Unicorn Leads Record-Breaking Fundraising Campaign 

September 12, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Ah-mazing! When the May 2016 Give Out Day (national LGBTQ day of giving) was indefinitely postponed, Family Tree Clinic in St. Paul, MN had to scramble to find a way to fund its LGBTQ programs. The Clinic couldn’t risk losing these vital donations. Here, Development and Communications Director Wendy Brovold, shares t… Read More

3 Mistakes That Could Derail Your Year-End Campaign Before It Even Begins 

September 5, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Over 30% of all donations to small nonprofits are given during the last few months of the year- primarily in the month of December.  It’s the busiest and most crucial time of year for small nonprofits- many of which don’t have the time and resources available to take full advantage of this opportunity. T… Read More

5 Questions to Start Planning Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign 

August 30, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

When I was a kid, I would start writing my Christmas list in August. I wanted plenty of time to edit and revise the draft until I was sure that Santa would understand exactly what I wanted (and which items took priority). I even remember getting a little stressed one year because school was about… Read More

Children’s Museum Brings in 85% New Donors with First P2P Campaign (Case Study) 

August 24, 2016

By: Nancy Schwartz

Hands-on Executive Director, Jillian Shaver, who also founded the new-ish Children’s’ Museum of Oswego (CMOO) shares tips from CMOO’s first peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising campaign. CMOO built its campaign on this gorgeous image that beautifully captures the organization’s mission and a clear, doable call to act… Read More

3 Ways to Create Board Members Who Love Fundraising 

August 19, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Does your board take an active role in fundraising for your nonprofit? If you said no, you’re not alone.  Many small nonprofits struggle with how to engage their boards in fundraising. The truth is that your board members would love to do more to support your mission, but they don’t know where to start or… Read More

3 Things You Need Now for a Successful Giving Season 

August 17, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

The next 120 days are going to be the busiest of the year–and the most important for nonprofit fundraisers. Now is the time to start laying the groundwork so you can crush your goals and land in the black by December 31st. Your organization’s fundraising strategy will be as unique as your mission, donors, … Read More

Transform Your Nonprofit Board into a Fundraising Machine 

August 14, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

For a foolproof plan to get your board on board with fundraising, check out our on-demand webinar: 5 Simple Steps to Turn Board Members into Fundraisers. Let me tell you a little secret. Your board wants to fundraise. Really, they do. They care about your cause, they care about your success, and they want to create i… Read More

7 Questions to Jumpstart Your Fall Fundraising Campaign 

August 3, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

Fall is around the corner. Have you considered launching a fall fundraising campaign? Seasonal campaigns are a great way to make up for funding shortfalls, build support, and most important, advance your mission. For many small nonprofits, running an effective seasonal campaign may seem too difficult with limited time… Read More

3 Quick Tips to Improve Donor Retention 

July 27, 2016

By: Connie Poulos

You’ve put so much work into getting new donors, so how do you make sure they turn into lifetime supporters? 1. Make sure you’re thanking your donors properly. When you receive a gift, how do you acknowledge the donor? Whether you’re sending an email, a personalized note, or picking up the phone to ca… Read More

Why Your Donors Leave (and What to Do About It) 

July 24, 2016

By: Caryn Stein

Improve your donor retention rate by understanding why donors stop giving and create a plan to win them back.… Read More

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