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Recurring Gifts: The Key to Sustainability 

May 17, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

We all have certain seasons, or months, with lower cash flow than other times of the year. Imagine if that were no longer a concern. Imagine if there were a way to guarantee contributed income without the additional effort of events or multiple campaigns. A monthly, or recurring, gifts program provides the regular inco… Read More

4 Essential Nonprofit Messaging Secrets 

May 10, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

Want to know a secret?  There’s a trick to crafting the perfect marketing message for your nonprofit. Put your audience first. We all know people who are all about “me, me, me.” We tolerate them when we need to, but we avoid them as much as we can. On the other hand, we gravitate towards… Read More

Convert Website Visitors into Donors in 5 Easy Steps 

May 3, 2018

By: Linda Lombardi

It’s a busy world, full of distractions caused by the onslaught of notifications popping up on our computers and smartphones. As a result, nonprofits that hope to convert online visitors into donors need to focus on their overall website experience. Each element in the process of making a donation, from reading t… Read More

Hygge for the Holidays 

December 25, 2017

By: Lisa Bonanno

As the holiday season peaks and the daylight hours dwindle, it’s time to close our laptops, swap shoes for slippers, and share the gift of time with family and friends. The sounds of clinking glasses and happy voices fill our homes. We know you’ve worked hard all year, especially during year-end, to make a differen… Read More

End Strong 

December 14, 2017

By: Lisa Bonanno

As December 31st approaches, keep your fundraising momentum with these 8 tips: Don’t Make it Hard for Donors to Get to Your Donation Page When you ask a supporter for a donation, direct them exactly to your donation page. Don’t make them hunt for it. In a store setting, customers never have to climb a flight of… Read More

The Afterglow: 6 Steps to Follow After #GivingTuesday 

December 6, 2017

By: Lisa Bonanno

Congratulations on a stellar #GivingTuesday! Now that you’ve had a chance to catch your breath and high-five your team, it’s time to tie up loose ends, take stock of the day, and maximize your efforts going forward. Big opportunities for furthering your cause lie in the long-term potential of your giving day suppor… Read More

Choose the Right Annual Report Format for YOUR Donors 

January 27, 2017

By: Nancy Schwartz

When many of us hear “annual report,” we immediately think of a big book. You know what I’m talking about, a text-heavy, 12- to 24-page booklet printed on thick, glossy stock. I don’t know about you, but my eyelids are growing heavy just thinking about it. Let’s agree right now to step away from the… Read More

4 Thank You Musts for Monthly Donors 

April 27, 2015

By: Caryn Stein

You’ve put a lot of work into recruiting recurring gifts from your supporters. Once you have monthly donors on board, you can just coast, right? WRONG. Even though they have set up and committed to a recurring gift, you still need to cultivate and build relationships with these donors. While thanking monthly dono… Read More

3 Ways to Encourage Monthly Donors & Givings 

June 25, 2012

By: Caryn Stein

Want to enable your donors to give more and stop consistently asking them for money? Working to convert annual donors into monthly donors is one of the smartest things you can do as a fundraiser. Imagine thanking people every month instead of hitting them up for a donation. (Sounds pretty great, right?) Plus, you could… Read More

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