September 8, 2022 How to attract new supporters and convert them to donors
In order to grow your donor base, it’s essential that you attract new donors. As Erik Hanberg writes in The Little Book of Gold, “the amount of time it takes to solicit 3,000 people via a mailing is not much different than the time it… Read Article
August 29, 2022 Are you tracking grants effectively?
When it comes to managing a grants program for your nonprofit, do you have a way of tracking those grants effectively? For many nonprofit organizations, applying for grants from private foundations can be an important component of their annual fundraising plan. Ideally, the process of… Read Article
July 15, 2022 Are you ready to solicit major gifts effectively?
Is your nonprofit organization ready to solicit major gifts? Whatever its scale, your organization probably already has the support of some major donors. The term “major donor” is relative, so whether a major donor is someone who gives $250 or $25,000, it’s important that you’re… Read Article
June 15, 2022 Can events meet your nonprofit organization’s needs?
Events can sometimes seem like the best way to meet some of your nonprofit organization’s needs. You’ll raise money, you’ll welcome new donors and prospects, and more people will be familiar with your organization’s mission. Perfect solution, right? In some carefully planned cases, yes. But… Read Article
May 9, 2022 What do you need to run a successful fundraising appeal?
It’s hard to be an effective fundraiser if you don’t have the tools to help you plan and manage a successful fundraising appeal. There are so many components to an appeal: Deciding who to solicit, crafting an effective appeal letter, getting your mailing out the… Read Article
March 24, 2022 What essential fundraising systems does your nonprofit need?
In order to successfully advance your nonprofit's mission, it is imperative to have a few key fundraising systems in place. Behind every successful fundraising operation, there are systems and workflows that make its accomplishments possible. Those operations may not seem as impressive or exciting as… Read Article
February 24, 2022 How to maximize your fundraising success
Are you looking for ways to maximize your fundraising success? It can be a real challenge for busy nonprofit professionals to find the time to research and implement new fundraising strategies. That's why we've created a new blog series called Fundraising Essentials, based on the… Read Article