Best Practices


Political Campaign Fundraising Plan: Handy Guide + Template

Any successful fundraising campaign starts with a detailed and actionable fundraising plan. Political fundraisers are no different! That’s why it’s crucial that if you’re looking to plan and host a fundraiser for your upcoming political campaign, the first step is ensuring you have a comprehensive political campaign fundraising plan. A fundraising plan contains pertinent information relating to your forthcoming campaign

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Nonprofit Payment Security Practices: The Essential Guide

Online fundraising has been on the rise for a while, accounting for 8.7% of total giving during 2019. Now, with a global pandemic requiring social distancing guidelines and most in-person donor engagements are on a pause, your online fundraising is more essential than ever and your best bet to filling the gaps in your nonprofit revenue. As your virtual fundraising

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5 Ideal Solutions for Raising Funds During COVID-19

Every single person in the nonprofit sector is concerned about the impact that coronavirus has on business, its function, and its management. Nonprofit fundraising has also been greatly affected by the crisis; the economic collapse and the pandemic pose an existential threat.  It is pretty evident that most CEOs are stressed. This is expected, as it is unknown how many

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How to Create a 1-Page Fundraising Plan to Minimize Chaos and Maximize Revenue

This post was contributed by Sandy Rees from Get Fully Funded. If you don’t have an annual fundraising plan, you’re not alone. Most folks in small nonprofits have no fundraising plan to speak of. Or maybe they have a few ideas about what they want to do during the year, but nothing is fleshed out or written down anywhere, which

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Text-to-Give | Complete Guide for Nonprofits and Fundraisers

Text-to-give is a modern fundraising method that enables donors to give to nonprofits via their mobile phones. Using their phones’ native texting applications, donors can instantly text donations to their favorite nonprofits. In 2010, one of the first publicized text-to-give campaigns was The Red Cross’s relief efforts after Haiti’s devastating earthquake. For months, “Text HAITI to 90999” flashed across Americans’

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20 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Ideas: A Complete Guide

Modern fundraising calls for innovative, technological ideas and methods. Even though trying something new may be daunting to some organizations, the potential results of peer-to-peer fundraising are undoubtedly worth it. Simply put, peer-to-peer campaigning puts the responsibility of fundraising on your supporters. During these campaigns, supporters create their own fundraising pages that they share online with their personal networks. Their

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Church Newsletters | Complete Guide for Modern Communication

Church newsletters are a staple of congregations everywhere. No matter the size or denomination, churchgoers want to stay in the loop. Whether you’re sharing scripture, messages from church leaders, or photos from recent events, the possibilities are endless. Best of all, church newsletters foster a sense of community, encouraging your congregants to stay connected with one another and with church

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Low-Cost and Free Nonprofit CRM Software: Picking a Platform

Whether your nonprofit is well-established or just now finding its footing, the right CRM will help you develop valuable relationships with supporters. Think of it this way: this database is your central hub for all your constituents, from donors to volunteers to sponsors to staff members. Because the nonprofit tech world is rapidly developing, CRM software is something you just

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Your Donation Website: 7 Steps to Boost Conversions

Put yourself in a prospective donor’s shoes, and take a close look at your donation website. Can you easily find the resources you need? Does it compel you to give? If not, it may be time to rethink your website. After all, your donation website’s usability and overall experience could mean the difference between acquiring a gift and losing a

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Online Fundraising in 2020 | Complete Guide and Resources

More people are fundraising online than ever before, and the same will be true in 2020 and beyond! The internet has completely changed how we connect with each other, conduct business, and look up information, so it’s little wonder that it’s also become one of the most important (and effective) ways for nonprofits and individuals to raise money for their

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