John Killoran

John Killoran


10
Feb

5 Great Tips for Holding the Perfect School Fundraiser

Whether your school is raising money for a favorite charitable cause or helping one of your own organizations or teams reach their goals, a fundraiser is an effective way to get everyone involved in the effort. A well-organized school fundraiser gets students excited about a good cause and has a positive impact on your school or community. How can your

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28
Jan

The 5 Best Strategies for Reeling in More Major Gifts

Your nonprofit depends on the support of those in your community. They show their appreciation for the work that you do through their contributions of both time and money, and your nonprofit is all the better for it. You work hard to ensure that your community trusts your organization to steward their contributions effectively. All levels of contribution are important

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28
Jan

Donor Management Software: A Buyer’s Essential Guide

Your nonprofit juggles all sorts of information. You have information about your donors, the gifts they give, restrictions on those gifts, and more. Keeping it all straight may seem like a challenge, especially for a small organization trying to grow. Luckily, nonprofit donor management software is specifically designed to help keep your nonprofit organized. However, each database is designed with

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8
Jan

Nonprofit Event Management Software: Choose the Right Tools

Events connect the great work your nonprofit does to the needs and interests of your community. At your organization’s event, you’ll have the opportunity to teach your attendees more about your nonprofit’s activities and update them on your most recent progress. Interacting with your supporters in-person will inspire them to donate, and you can use nonprofit event management software to

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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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