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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

3 Quick Tips to Maximize Your Fundraising Efforts 

January 8, 2014

By: Melissa Raimondi

Nonprofits can benefit from many types of donations, gifts, and support from their community—particularly in the new year. Whether in the form of cash donations, in-kind offerings, Credit: eBay Giving Works or even by volunteering for a favored cause, there are numerous ways to encourage supporters to show their comm… Read More

3 Special Ways to Show Your Donors Some Love 

December 30, 2013

By: Melissa Raimondi

Sending thank you notes and providing tax receipts are important steps to building good donor relationships—but they’re just the beginning. Here are three ways you can go above and beyond with your donor appreciation. 1. Say happy birthday! Food Finders Food Bank in Lafayette, Indiana, asks a surprising questio… Read More

How You Can Encourage Mobile and Online Giving 

December 3, 2013

By: Melissa Raimondi

When communicating to donors online or via mobile, it’s crucial to quickly make a compelling case for giving. So Google’s One Today app incorporates many fundraising best practices that any cause can use. Here are some examples of featured nonprofit projects and what they’re doing right! Features an i… Read More

5 Tips to Help You Tell Better Stories 

November 25, 2013

By: Melissa Raimondi

Your nonprofit’s story should stir people to take action. Without the proper storytelling elements, you won’t create that emotional spark that leads to the act you want: a donation, volunteer time, or a signed petition.                 Credit: Abee5 Keep these five storytelling tips in mind t… Read More

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