Jamie L.

5
Dec

Marketing Planned Gifts: 4 Effective Strategies and Tools

One commonly used explanation of various types of donations is the donor pyramid. While this pyramid might have some inherently debatable aspects, it is a great representation of the importance of planned gifts. The donor pyramid is generally represented looking something like this: This pyramid means that for most nonprofits, the majority of people who give are occasional donors and

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1
Nov

How to Start a Church: a Comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide

Starting a church is more than it may originally appear. It’s important to keep in mind your original purpose: to gather together in the name of the Lord for worship. Then, you can consider all of the other details in order to make the church successful. This step-by-step guide is designed to help you work through the planning, fundraising, paperwork,

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12
Sep

Church Planting: 8 Effective Principles to Guide You

If you feel a calling to plant a church, then you truly are in for an incredibly rewarding spiritual adventure. Too many times, people get caught up in the excitement of their church planting experience, get overwhelmed with all the moving parts, or don’t conduct all of the necessary research to ensure success. No matter how honorable their intentions, the

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12
Sep

11 Ways to Improve Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Today

Using peer-to-peer campaigns and events is a great way to extend your fundraising reach. But, what do you do if your peer-to-peer (p2p) results aren’t what they used to be, or aren’t as impressive as you’d like? Here are some impactful things you can do to today to improve your peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns and events: 1. Make your website easier

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10
Sep

Auction Fundraising and Beyond: The Essential Guide

Auction fundraisers have become a popular fundraising tool for raising money and awareness for a cause. Additionally, auction fundraisers are a perfect launching pad to easily transition bidders and donors into long term supporters. Auctions draw in the ‘regular’ givers and also attract attention for expanding a new audience. Gala or party event auctions tend be very social and people

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3
Sep

How to Create Awesome Content for Your Nonprofit Website

Website content. Even the most seasoned of development directors shiver at the sound of the word. We at Elevation are here to break down the myth of “scary content” and instead talk about all the good that it can do for your nonprofit’s website. Your nonprofit website content is your digital personality and making sure that it represents you and

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28
Aug

6 Common Roadblocks to Church Growth and How to Fix Them

In Matthew 28, Jesus says to go out and make disciples of all people, and that’s just what your church is doing. But the necessary church growth associated with this command isn’t easy. Whether you recently planted this church from the ground up or if you’ve been established for years, the same issues are often associated with church growth. Many churches

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25
Jul

Managing Your Members: 7 Tips for a Seamless Strategy

Your members are one of the most important parts of your organization. They help keep your doors open and your lights on. But how can you make sure that they’re being taken care of? Managing your members can seem like an overwhelming task, but by breaking it up into smaller, manageable sections, you can see how easy it is to

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28
Jun

How to Collect Pledges: 6 Steps for Securing Pledged Support

You put so much work into your pledge campaigns! You developed special pledge conditions, chose the perfect tools, and promoted your drive to the community. Your team worked hard to keep up momentum and drive your campaign to completion. Now comes one last tricky step: learning how to collect pledges.  Once your deadline has passed and the campaign draws to

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27
Jun

Fundraising Pledges Vs. Donations | What’s the Difference?

Fundraising is an important (if not the most important) activity that nonprofit organizations must conduct on a continual basis. Finding new strategies, donation tools, and engagement techniques can be a struggle. Even as you attract and retain a pool of devoted donors, volunteers, and supporters, it’s still crucial that you continue to grow your base of support. After all, reaching new

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