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2019 Fundraising Planning: Building a Strategy Using What You’ve Learned

Fundraising in 2018 was driven by online giving both through online giving platforms and social media. Instagram is growing as one of the top social platforms — they hit one billion users in 2018 and aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. Currently, around 30 percent of nonprofits are using this platform as a space …

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Get More Donations for Your School with an Online Raffle Fundraiser

How to Use a High School Raffle Fundraiser to Raise Funds and Drive Engagement in Your Community For high schools looking to raise money, whether it be for scholarships, athletics, or the arts, a raffle fundraiser is a great option to help everyone in your community get involved. High school raffle fundraisers have taken off, …

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Getting Your Holiday Giving Catalog Fundraising-Ready

How is Your Team Gearing up for Giving Season? The holiday season is hectic for any industry, and it’s just around the corner. If your nonprofit is planning a holiday giving catalog, there are some important details to consider before setting one up. First, what is a giving catalog? It’s a single page or platform …

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Donor Marketing 101: Sending the Right Messages to the Right Audience

Use Your Messaging to Inspire Action in Your Audience Donor marketing can make or break the success of your nonprofit because this is how you’re building awareness and inspiring donors to join your cause. With the right strategy, you’re lighting a fire in your audience and motivating them to become an advocate for your cause. …

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The Fundamentals of a Successful Giving Tuesday Campaign

Use Giving Tuesday to Build Awareness for Your Cause It’s almost that time of year when you won’t be able to escape an ad or promotion for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For nonprofits, commercial holidays usually don’t provide a lot of benefits, but a Giving Tuesday campaign could be the catalyst you need to …

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Monthly Giving: Why It Matters and How to Do It Effectively

What’s Monthly Giving, and Why Is It Important? Fundraising isn’t an easy task for nonprofits. If it were, there probably wouldn’t be any development or fundraising departments and teams working late hours, calling and meeting in person with current donors, communicating with prospective donors, meeting with business owners and leaders to secure sponsorships, seeking endowments, …

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How to Support Donor Motivations While Keeping Fundraising on Track

Your Organization Has a Mission — Donors Do, Too Today’s donor motivations are strategic in how philanthropy is approached. People give to the causes they care about the most. And while your organization likely has more than one opportunity for donors to give, donors nonetheless have specific interests that they want to see their hard-earned …

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Corporate Membership Program: A Winning Proposition

Creating a Corporate Membership Program can help your organization nurture relationships with corporate partners by providing an employee perk that’s simultaneously cost-effective, easy to administer and philanthropic.   Employee Perks = Employee Retention Employee turnover costs companies time and money.  So it’s no surprise that retention and engagement are two of the most pressing concerns for …

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Step-by-Step Guide To Creating & Sharing A Custom Slideshow

You’ve probably received emails with embedded custom slideshows.  They’re slick.  They’re engaging. They’re also really easy to create using entirely free tools.  I’ve put together step-by-step instructions to walk you through the entire process.   CREATE YOUR CUSTOM SLIDESHOW Collect compelling images for your slide show. Login to google and CLICK HERE to visit your …

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How To Use Pinterest To Drive Online Giving

  Pinterest is not just for crafters, fashionistas and people looking for good short haircuts.  Used well, it’s a powerful way to use images and video to get your nonprofit’s message in front of 100 million people. It can be time consuming (but so fun!) to generate and post the visual content that’s generally consumed …

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