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7 Reasons Why Donors Give (and 1 Reason They Don’t) 

August 21, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Knowing what motivates your donors to give to your organization is vital to the growth and longevity of your relationship. Have they been personally affected by the issue? Are they eager for ways to give back to their community? Is it part of a family tradition, or did they learn about you through their social… Read More

How to Inspire Donors Across Generations 

August 16, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

The changing of the guard is as old as time. It can be a bumpy road if you don’t plan for it. The older donor generations can feel pushed out of the very causes they helped launch. Meanwhile, the younger generations cry out for change and inclusion. How do you reach across the generations and… Read More

Infographic: Bridging the Donor Generation Gap 

August 14, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Bridging the donor generation gap is a struggle every nonprofit faces. One of the constants of nonprofit work is the need to cultivate the next generation of donors and activists. At the same time, you don’t want to ignore donors who have been loyal, longtime supporters. Successfully engaging multiple generations ens… Read More

4 Messaging Strategies to Turn Advocates Into Donors 

August 9, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Every nonprofit fundraiser has a dual objective—cultivate existing donors and grow your base by prospecting and acquiring new donors. One area to focus on is activating your organization’s advocates or non-donor groups (volunteers, program participants and their families, community partners, etc) to donate. Not onl… Read More

3 Ways to Engage Younger Donors 

August 7, 2018

By: Liz Ragland

How can we get younger people to donate to our organization? What’s the silver bullet to getting more younger donors? This is a common issue that many nonprofits encounter regardless of how long they have been around or how big their donor base is.  Well, as we all know, there really isn’t a silver bullet… Read More

9 Tips to Write a Winning Nonprofit Message 

August 2, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Every nonprofit has multiple messages to tell, from your mission and organizational history to the story of the community you serve. You share your story every day—with donors, volunteers, staff, foundations, community partners, journalists. Think of the stories that keep people coming back time and again. They all h… Read More

How to Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story 

July 31, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Sometimes the trickiest part of telling your nonprofit’s story is simply getting the order right. Subplots and tangents have a way of derailing a good story and causing your audience to lose interest. But creating a compelling story arc doesn’t have to be difficult. Think back to you high school English classes… Read More

How to Use Storytelling to Engage Donors 

July 26, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Nonprofit storytelling is the basis of everything we do. It is how we know our personal and cultural histories, how we connect to the world around us, and how we understand each other. Story inspires, informs, and motivates us. A story that captures the imagination and motivates your audience to take action is the foun… Read More

Promote Special Projects with Mobile Giving 

July 24, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Nonprofits have a valuable opportunity to use mobile fundraising to increase giving by supporters who prefer using their mobile devices over a desktop or laptop. Integrate mobile giving tactics into all of your fundraising strategies. They’re especially impactful when you use them to fundraise for special projects or… Read More

Boost Your Fundraising Events with Text-to-Give 

July 19, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Most nonprofits rely on events as an important part of their fundraising strategies. Events help strengthen your relationship with your donors, and also help raise additional funds. Text-to-give is a popular form of mobile giving that nonprofits can use to boost the success of fundraising events. In this post, we’ll… Read More

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