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Nov

5 Ways to Incorporate Animal Advocacy into Your Pet Business

Why did you choose to go into pet care? Often, the answer is simple: you love animals. You chose to create a safe and enriching environment for dogs, cats, or other pets. You understand the deep bond that can form between pets and their owners, and every day you dedicate yourself to protecting and caring for these furry friends.  But

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30
Jun

Pledge Fundraising | The Complete Guide for 2020 [with Tips]

Fundraising is an important (if not the most important) activity that nonprofit organizations must conduct on a continual basis. Yet finding new strategies, donation tools, and engagement techniques can be a struggle— especially while adapting to changing times. Even as you attract and retain a pool of devoted donors, volunteers, and supporters, it’s crucial that you continue to grow your

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30
Jun

Text-to-Tithe: The Ultimate Mobile Giving Guide for Churches

New technology has revolutionized churches. From the way congregants relate to one another to the processes involved in hosting a church service, and even to how we read the Bible, almost every aspect of our lives have been impacted by the digital age. Why should church giving be any different? You’ve likely heard of text-to-give fundraising— a popular technologically-driven method

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15
Apr

Virtual Fundraising: The Complete Guide for 2021 & Beyond

In the COVID era, we’ve had to sacrifice a number of events we looked forward to. This includes the vast majority of fundraising events. As we enter 2021, organizations continue to adapt to social distancing guidelines. This puts a damper on “normal” in-person events for an undetermined amount of time. As a result, many organizations worry about the stability of

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19
Mar

Nonprofit Productivity: 6 Tips in an Uncertain Time

So much goes into running a nonprofit organization on a day-to-day basis. Between managing team members, recruiting volunteers, raising necessary funds, and keeping daily operations in order, you’ll always have something to do. Not to mention when a global pandemic comes through and shakes everything up! So how do you make sure it all gets done? As a nonprofit professional,

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30
Oct

7 Must-Have Pages for Your Nonprofit Website

Are you venturing into creating or redesigning a website for your nonprofit?  Designing a nonprofit website can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Nonprofit web design looks a bit different from company and for-profit sites, so we put together seven essential pages for your website.  In this post, we’re going to take a deep dive into

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20
Sep

Church Communication Letters & Samples [With Useful Tips]

Communication is key. How you communicate with your congregation is vital for building and maintaining relationships. Trust between congregants and church leadership relies on open lines of communication so church members can participate in and understand their church’s practices.  After all, effective communication practices lead to a strengthened community and increased transparency, two essential factors for maintaining a spiritually prosperous body

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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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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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13
Jul

Increase Volunteer Awareness with 4 Easy to Implement Strategies

Increasing volunteer awareness of your nonprofit’s opportunities is one of the biggest steps your organization can take to be successful. According to The National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are an estimated 2.3 million nonprofits registered in the United States alone. This statistic reinforces the need to promote awareness to potential volunteers who have plenty of options for which to

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1
Jun

10 Mobile Giving Strategies — The Nonprofit Tech Carnival

As we explained in the announcement post, this month’s carnival theme homed in on the best strategies for mobile giving. (Read the full announcement here!) We were incredibly thrilled with the submissions that came in, and we can’t keep this great advice to ourselves! We’re happy to share 10 of those submissions with you all right here and now. Each

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23
Sep

6 Donor Abandonment Causes and Solutions: An Actionable Guide for Nonprofits

Every nonprofit already understands the inherent challenges associated with getting an interested supporter to the finish line, aka the donation page. However, many nonprofits underestimate how much effort it takes to get a donor to cross that finish line once they click the ‘donate’ button. In fact, many people who click on your donation button aren’t finishing the process. That

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11
Dec

Keeping the Spirit of Holiday Giving Alive

Even one week after the end of #GivingTuesday, the results of this incredible holiday continue to generate excitement for what the future holds. It’s been four years since the inauguration of this global day of giving, and reports on the record breaking participation in 2015  alone are enough to fuel fundraising inspiration as we come up on the final weeks of 2015 and the holiday giving season.

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20
Nov

#GivingTuesdayNM — Join the Movement

It’s been a few years since #GivingTuesday has become a national holiday on December 1st that encourages people all across the U.S. to give to their favorite charity. Not only does it encourage giving, it promotes the importance of volunteerism and philanthropy in our communities and in our world. And now, Albuquerque is joining the movement. Mayor Richard J. Berry has proclaimed

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13
Nov

Why You Should Use MultiChannel Fundraising in Your Year-End Campaigns

Tis the season! It’s that time of year again where holidays, festivities, and advertisements about fantastic shopping deals surround us in our daily lives. But in the midst of it all, its good to take a step back and reflect on what we’re thankful for and to take the time to give back. Now that it’s November and #GivingTuesday is coming up in less than a month,

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30
Oct

Trinity Episcopal Church Case Study

In February of this year, Trinity Episcopal Church decided to make a big change. Like many churches, Trinity collected tithes in the traditional manner—through collection plates at church services, through collection envelopes mailed in by parishioners each week, and through annual pledge drives. The historic church, located in New Orleans, is home to an active and growing congregation that brings together people from all across

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