Best Practices

30
Nov

Charity Auctions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Maximize Donations

So you want to host a charity auction. That’s great! Auctions can be a fun way to engage your supporters and raise funds for your worthy cause. Plus, bidding on a unique item can be just the right motivation your donors need to give. If you’ve started planning an auction, you know that it can take a lot of work.

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30
Sep

How to Manage Invitations and Guest Lists for Fundraisers

The success of any fundraising event relies on its guests. Perhaps more than any other kind of event, the ability to effectively manage your guest list is crucial for a fundraiser. You’ll want to ensure that the flow of invitations and responses, as well as your communication with attendees, goes smoothly or else you’ll risk losing out on donations. The

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17
Jun

Top 5 Tips for a Successful Mobile Crowdfunding Campaign

Top 5 Tips for a Successful Mobile Crowdfunding Campaign Crowdfunding was made for a mobile world! Crowdfunding is online fundraising housed on a platform that is built to be social – it has all the elements that “feed the herd” mentality and get people to give when they visually see others giving. Features like a goal thermometer, recent activity feed

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15
Jun

5 Tips for Planning a Successful Outdoor Fundraiser

5 Tips for Planning a Successful Outdoor Fundraiser As the weather warms up, non-profit fundraisers take to the great outdoors in the form of runs, walks, and golf outings, as well as other, less traditional event types. Here are a few tips for planning a successful outdoor event: 1. Start planning early: If you are thinking about an outdoor event,

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25
May

5 Ways to Increase Your Proceeds Using Modern Fundraising

With online and mobile fundraising becoming more popular each year, it’s no surprise that traditional fundraising methods are starting to see exciting changes. But while online and mobile fundraising certainly offer a variety of benefits for your cause, not everyone immediately understands the value of adopting modern fundraising methods. That’s why we created our top five ways to increase your fundraiser proceeds, using modern fundraising

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1
Mar

How to Secure a Golden Donation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Acquiring a Second Donation

What is a “golden donation”? Great question! According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s 2015 Survey, only 19% of new donors give again after their first donation. However, once a new donor gives a second time, 63% will give again. That second donation, the one that means that a donor will be more than three times as likely to give again,

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25
Feb

8 Types of Excellent Church Fundraising Letters [Free Sample]

Churches need to raise money for any number of reasons. The roof is leaking. The youth group wants to send a few members to Uganda to help build a school. There aren’t enough books in the Sunday school library. Whatever the case may be, your church needs to raise money, and a well thought-out fundraising letter is the way to

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25
Feb

Church Fundraising Letters: The Basics

It is better to give than to receive. This adage has withstood the test of time. There’s truly nothing more rewarding than giving to a worthy cause and seeing the seeds of your contributions blossom into fruits of change. This is where church fundraising letters come in. With the help of a well-thought-out fundraising letter, your church can reap all

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25
Feb

9 Essential Church Communication Letters [Free Sample]

Communication is key. That’s why it’s fundamentally important to have open lines of communication with your church members. It all starts with your first impression: the church welcome letter. And it continues for as long as your members receive your weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual newsletter. How you communicate with your church members is vital for building and maintaining relationships.

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25
Feb

Sample Church Fundraising and Communication Letters [Free]

Now that you’ve gathered a few tips and know a little bit more about how to draft the perfect church fundraising letter and the perfect church newsletter, it’s time to dive into some prime examples. You may feel free to copy and paste these sample letters into your own word processor and edit them as you see fit. The more personal you

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