Fundraising Tips

A More Appealing Annual Appeal

Twenty-twenty-one — like its predecessor — has certainly had its share of challenges. The continuing threat presented by the COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench in just about every facet of our lives, as schools, workplaces, weddings, family gatherings and entertainment outlets either went virtual, were postponed or were canceled outright. Sans the service and travel …

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Give Directions – Little Ideas for Big Impact

When you run a physical event the first and most important thing is to effectively communicate to your audience where the event is taking place, how to get there, and what is expected of them from when they arrive. Is it a costume ball at a historic venue, a business casual mixer for young professionals …

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Kilter Rewards – Changing the Equation

  Time, Treasure & Talent. It’s the phrase every fundraiser knows, and possibly the oldest saying in nonprofit history. But what if you changed it to – Talent + Time = Treasure That’s the concept Kilter Rewards is bringing to nonprofit fundraising, and it’s been taking off like wildfire. Simply put Kilter is an app …

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Virtual Fundraising – Little Ideas for Big Impact

Current events have made abundantly clear what some nonprofits have learned the hard way in the past; events can sometimes be cancelled because of circumstances beyond your control. What used to be an isolated incident due to a venue closing, a vendor going out of business or other reasons is rapidly becoming the new normal …

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Creative Mind + Passionate Cause = Fundraising Success

I can feel like new ideas are hard to come by in fundraising. Galas, auctions, appeals, raffles – lather, rinse, repeat. You can get so caught up in the everyday “grind” of getting to the next milestone, or through the next crisis, that it’s easy to just assume what you’ve been doing is all you …

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