Best Practices

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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4
Nov

4 Best Practices for Your Upcoming Dance Studio Fundraisers

Businesses and organizations of all shapes and sizes have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many are turning to strategic fundraising efforts to keep revenue flowing. As a dance studio owner or class instructor, you’re surely aware of this phenomenon. Some dance studios are taking up this practice for the first time. If that’s you, you might not

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16
Oct

Optimizing Your Donation Letters in 4 Steps with Snowball

The annual appeal donation letter is a tried-and-true tool for nonprofits of every size. In fact, it should be a major tent-pole of any year-end fundraising campaign. Why? It’s a proven, simple, and effective way to drive donations. And if you do a few things right, you’ll raise a ton of support for your mission. Let’s walk through the four

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7
Oct

4 Ways Your Nonprofit Website Can Drive Donations

In 2020, nonprofit organizations of all shapes and sizes have learned beyond a doubt that online engagements and efforts are invaluable to fundraising and outreach efforts. With a global pandemic and social distancing guidelines in place, focusing on your online fundraising strategy is more important than ever. Your nonprofit website is a crucial component of your online fundraising, acting as

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5
Oct

Two Quick To-Do Items to Raise More This Giving Season

September has come to a close, which means Giving Season is right around the corner. You know that the last few months of the year are critical for nonprofit fundraising. But did you know that a third of all nonprofits raise between 26%-50% of their total funds just from end-of-year giving? That’s a whole lot of money (and pressure) on

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5
Oct

Make the Most of Your Network with P2P Year-End Giving

Many nonprofits fall into the idea that the organization does all the work, while supporters simply give money. If that’s you, it’s time to flip the script. The most effective campaigns leverage a network of top volunteers and supporters to help do the fundraising work on behalf of the organization. That’s because each and every current supporter represents their own

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22
Sep

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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30
Aug

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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17
Jul

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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