Snowball Fundraising

25
Feb

Virtual Fundraising Ideas: 60+ Campaigns for Online Success

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and seriously curtailed nonprofits’ abilities to host fundraising events in person, some organizations were already using virtual fundraising ideas in their regular programming. Virtual fundraising can greatly increase the scope of potential participants in your fundraising efforts, as they don’t have to be geographically near to your organization or event to get involved and

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25
Feb

Fundamental Grant Proposal Template: 8 Crucial Components

Is your nonprofit organization applying for structured external funding for the first time? Need help nailing down the essentials of your grant proposal? The competition can be fierce for nonprofit grants offered by governmental agencies, private foundations, and other grant-giving bodies, but following several best practices for grant writing will set you far ahead of the pack from the get-go!

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18
Feb

How to Keep Volunteers Invested in Your Work During COVID-19

Volunteers play an absolutely vital role in most organizations and are often the main workforce behind important programs and fundraising efforts. Now, volunteering has changed dramatically due to COVID-19. All nonessential in-person work has been paused, and volunteers are left sitting at home waiting for things to return to normal. For many volunteers, their work for causes they believe in

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27
Jan

Boosting Conversion Rates: A Quick Guide for Nonprofits

As marketing and communications increasingly migrate to digital space, nonprofit organizations are using innovative new techniques in order to spread awareness about their organization and mission. A popular avenue for digital marketing is Google Ads. These advertisements appear at the top of any Google search and allow organizations to bid on valuable keywords and compete for attention.  At Nonprofit Megaphone,

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21
Jan

Direct Mail for Churches: 4 Best Practices for Engagement

Community engagement is something that should be of utmost importance in your organization—especially if you are a church. When you have a large following, their engagement should be a high priority because, without it, they likely have no interest in your organization or your mission.  BIt’s important to recognize that engagement is a two-way street. If your organization is not

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21
Jan

Leveraging Donor Data to Make the Most of Your Fundraising

During the age of COVID-19, maintaining relationships with your supporters is likely full of more challenges than ever before. This is because when everything went virtual, your organization probably had to find some new methods of communication with your supporters.  Many organizations have struggled to fundraise during this time while others have flourished. No matter how your organization has done

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15
Jan

Strategies to Launch Your Digital Fundraising Beyond 2020

If 2020 has shown us anything, it’s that fundraising for nonprofits in the age of social distancing is a challenge. But, as the year has also shown, digital fundraising and virtual events can be just as effective (if not more!) if you finetune your strategy. Because live streaming, video conferences, and other digital methods of communication are on the rise

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18
Dec

10 Online Courses to Boost Your Fundraising Efforts

“Oh, if we only had the money for that!”  Really? Why not? There’s no reason to hold you back from providing a high-quality, robust mission that serves more people than you ever dreamed. You just need money.  “Easier said than done,” you’ve probably stated more than once. Sure, it’s not easy, but neither is your mission.  Besides, unless you’ve served

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16
Nov

3 Fundraising Tips for Cultivating a Generous Congregation

Generosity is a core element of Christian life and discipleship. From the financial perspective, God doesn’t need our money to further His Kingdom, yet the Bible says a great deal about how to be good stewards of it. Your church members want to obey God’s Word and support your efforts in spreading it, but many families struggle to understand how

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9
Nov

3 Rules for Working Smarter, Not Harder, on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is getting competitive. On Tuesday, Dec. 1 (Giving Tuesday’s 2020 date), your supporters will likely be inundated with dozens of donation requests from scores of organizations. Each year, more and more nonprofits jostle for limited attention and wallet share on this single day of fundraising. The old-school Giving Tuesday strategy involves spending months gathering campaign materials (emails, videos,

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