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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

Your Year-End Campaign: 5 Right-Now Steps for a Strong Finish 

September 4, 2014

By: Caryn Stein

We’re at the beginning of the end… of the year. Now’s the time for you to bear down and give birth to the most compelling fundraising campaign you have in you. Start to test and tweak now so that your email appeals are spot-on for the critical year-end giving season. Email outreach is, of course,… Read More

How to Create a Grantseeking Calendar 

June 19, 2014

By: Melissa Raimondi

Content calendars are all the rage. They’re an effective way to track your content production and marketing efforts, but have you ever thought about making a grantseeking calendar? Building a grantseeking strategy around a thoughtful, strategic approach will save you the time and heartache of applying for grants … Read More

5 Ways to Use Stories to Increase Donations 

April 28, 2014

By: Melissa Raimondi

There are infinite ways to tell your nonprofit stories, but do you know which ones will lead to more donations? Check out these great tips shared in our free webinar, How to Use Content to Boost Your Donations.   1. Tell personal stories through video. Many organizations are hesitant to make a video; it can… Read More

Looking for Major Donors? Build Better Bridges With These Financial Tools 

April 24, 2014

By: Melissa Raimondi

Nonprofits stand to build better bridges to affluent donors—leading to valuable long-term philanthropic partnerships—if they understand the various tools used by wealth advisors in charitable giving. Developing working relationships with financial advisors, especially those who work with high-net worth clients, wil… Read More

Fiscal Sponsorship: A Solution for New Nonprofits 

March 25, 2014

By: Melissa Raimondi

You just filed for your 501(c)3 designation so the IRS will recognize your group as a tax-deductible nonprofit organization. Congrats! Now you’re ready to start fundraising, but there’s a catch: Your donors can’t give to a tax-exempt organization, and you’re not eligible for grants yet because y… Read More

The 4 Ways to Reach Women Donors Taking Control of Their Wealth 

March 7, 2014

By: Melissa Raimondi

Women today make up just under half of the nation’s millionaires. Over the next 20 years, through divorce, the death of a spouse, or inheritance, American women will control some $25 trillion dollars.   This shift in wealth creates an incredible opportunity for much good to be done in the world. In my practice, … Read More

The Top 10 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Visuals 

January 22, 2014

By: Melissa Raimondi

It might be old news, but it’s still true: Visuals trump text. Content with compelling images experience 94% more views on average than content without images. Nonprofits can harness the power of visuals to help boost their online presence, generate an engaged social media following, and share information with su… Read More

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