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How To Get Donations? 14 Reasons Why People Donate 

October 6, 2015

By: Network for Good

We want to get back to basics and remind you why people convert from supporters (or even skeptics) to donors.… Read More

Fear Factor: Help Your Board Conquer Fundraising Phobias 

July 10, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

“Fundraising is the F-word to many board members.” —Gail Perry, Fired Up Fundraising It’s all too common for board members to avoid fundraising for your nonprofit because it can cause a lot of anxiety—even downright fear. We asked Rachel Muir, vice president of training at Pursuant and founder of Girlstart, t… Read More

5 Traits of Great Board Members 

June 23, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

A great board member offers so much to your organization, from specialized professional expertise to high-level fundraising. It can be a challenge to build an A-team board—or even know what to look for—so we asked Rachel Muir, vice president of training at Pursuant and founder of Girlstart, to shine some light on t… Read More

The 5 Cs of Great Nonprofit Storytelling 

May 26, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

Crafting a fundraising campaign that tells a story about your organization’s mission or successes is a super-effective way to make emotional connections with your donors. But what goes into writing an email that tells a great nonprofit story? Five things, to be exact. Conveniently, they all start with C: Core message… Read More

3 Ways Visuals Make Your Nonprofit Annual Report Shine 

April 3, 2015

By: Andrea Brody

Your nonprofit annual report is an excellent opportunity to show supporters the great work you’re doing and make them feel good about their decision to donate to your nonprofit. However, many organizations get caught up in the finances and program metrics that are included in annual reports and forget to feature the … Read More

Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Monthly Giving Program 

March 4, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

When you’re investing your nonprofit’s limited resources in donor acquisition and marketing, it’s crucial to find ways to maximize that investment. The secret is to build value over time with your monthly giving program. You want to get new donors in the door, but it’s even more important to get them to stick a… Read More

5 Crowdfunding Lessons You Can Put Into Action Right Now 

February 25, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

Want to test the crowdfunding waters? Instead of jumping in head first with, say, your big end-of-year annual appeal, try applying this quick and easy crowdfunding checklist to a targeted campaign. 1. Set a single goal. Rally donors around a single goal that’s relevant to your organization. Let’s use the example of… Read More

The Art and Science of Donor Relations 

October 4, 2014

By: Caryn Stein

What’s your donor retention rate? At the average U.S. nonprofit, the percentage of first-timers who come back to give again the next year is just 27%. We’re losing seven out of 10 new donors every year. On top of that, it’s seven times more expensive to replace a donor than to keep the one you… Read More

Your Recurring Gift Cheat Sheet: 3 Tips for Boosting Donor Buy-In 

September 6, 2014

By: Caryn Stein

Your monthly giving program is great way to reach smaller donors who aren’t comfortable writing a big check but are happy to give $10 or $20 per month. Are you maximizing its potential or just hoping people will notice the “give monthly” checkbox on their own? Here are three best practices for making the most… Read More

Amplify Your Fundraising with Recurring Gifts 

September 6, 2014

By: Caryn Stein

Does your nonprofit offer donors a recurring giving plan? If not, you’re leaving a lot of money on the table and ignoring some very dedicated supporters. Small monthly gifts can add up to a hefty sum at year end—maybe as much as four times your current donation rate. If you’re looking for a path to… Read More

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