October 5, 2022 4 must-do’s before GivingTuesday
If you plan to participate in GivingTuesday this year, it's important to tackle these 4 must-do's in advance. 1. Build your form Create an online payment form that supporters can use to make their GivingTuesday contribution. The form should be simple and easy for donors to… Read Article
September 21, 2022 Practical ways to deepen donor relationships
One of the most effective ways to raise more money for your nonprofit organization is to deepen relationships with existing donors. It's not easy to know how to do that, though. If you're looking for practical ways to deepen those relationships, we have some expert… Read Article
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
September 6, 2022 Free ebook: Guide to appeals in Little Green Light
There are so many components to a successful appeal that it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why we’ve put together a free ebook that you can use as your guide to managing them in LGL. The Guide to LGL Appeals ebook covers… 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 28, 2022 5 internal uses for a case statement
A case statement is a succinct and jargon-free summary of your organization’s work that compels people to support it. In essence, it’s an invitation to give. You may feel that unless your organization is preparing for a capital campaign, you don’t need a case statement.… 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 28, 2022 How to create an annual report for your volunteers
Organizations focus a lot of effort on conveying gratitude to financial donors. Sometimes the essential and important work of volunteers can appear invisible to other stakeholders. Why not showcase the impact of your volunteers, too? By creating an annual report for your volunteers, you can… 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
June 9, 2022 Is it ok to use spreadsheets to track donors?
As a new nonprofit organization you may be wondering, "Is it ok to use spreadsheets to track donors?" If you’re working on capacity building for a brand-new nonprofit, you will likely be tempted to track your list of potential donors in an Excel spreadsheet or… Read Article