September 6, 2016
Give some thought to #GivingTuesday
The end of the calendar year is a busy time for fundraisers. With all the responsibilities you’re juggling, make sure to carve out time for yourself in advance to give some thought to #GivingTuesday so you can harness the power of the day and build…
August 2, 2016
Create spectacular donation forms your donors will love
Undoubtedly, you’ve heard that online giving is on the rise. And, I’m guessing that many of you have already dipped your toe into the online giving scene. But are you wondering if you’ve got it right? Do you have a donation form, but it’s…
June 24, 2016
How to Make Each Year’s Giving Day Better Than The Last
Participating in a 24-hour online giving day event such as #GivingTuesday or Give Local is a great opportunity for non-profits of all sizes to attract brand-new donors. While it’s important to plan ahead for your giving day to ensure its success, it’s just as important…
February 4, 2016
Are you participating in Give Local America?
May 3, 2016 marks a major day of fundraising across the U.S., kind of like a #GivingTuesday in the Spring. What started as a few local campaigns has blossomed into an enormous collection of fundraising efforts under the banner Give Local America! Many local foundations offer…
October 4, 2015
Get ready for a successful #GivingTuesday campaign
Each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. Each year's #GivingTuesday promises to be bigger than the next and we want to help your…
May 12, 2015
Learn how to make your 24-hr giving event a success!
Whether it’s Giving Tuesday in December, Give Local America in May, or a day specific to your own organization, 24-hour online giving events offer non-profit organizations an opportunity to raise money and awareness and can be a real boost to your existing development efforts. LGL…
January 4, 2015
How to awaken the sleeping giants in your donor database
By Erica Waasdorp, President of A Direct Solution and author of Monthly Giving - The Sleeping Giant. In this guest blog post, Erica Waasdorp, author of Monthly Giving - The Sleeping Giant, provides 6 tips to awaken the sleeping giants in your donor database: Monthly…
June 4, 2014
Can Giving Days help you raise more money?
Can 24-hour Giving Days help you raise more money for your nonprofit? If you're participating in Seattle's GiveBIG annual event, they can! To the many nonprofits in the Seattle area who've participated in the now annual matching donation fest known as GiveBIG, you know…
February 24, 2014
Do you know how to accept donations online?
This article describes at a high level what is needed for a nonprofit to collect online donations. Even with the simplifications I've made here, you'll see that there are a number of pieces to the puzzle. In the diagram below you'll see three important building…
January 4, 2014
How #GivingTuesday can fire up your fundraising plan
What exactly is #GivingTuesday? According to givingtuesday.org, #Giving Tuesday allows us as a society to focus on giving thanks. In the U.S., two days are all about getting deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). Now, there’s #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday,…