Best Practices

22
Jun

Donation Kiosks: 5 Profitable Fundraising Event Tips

There’s a ton of planning and organization that goes into any fundraising event because of the opportunity to connect with donors in person and rally support (and funds!) for your cause. As you rely on donations to fund your projects and your cause, you may have invested in a giving kiosk as a quick and easy way to help accept contributions

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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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6
May

5 Show-Stopping Salesforce Event Management Strategies

Nonprofits who regularly plan fundraising events know that donor data is one of their most valuable resources. By using data to better understand your donors, you can plan an event that’s appealing and exceptionally lucrative. For Salesforce users, having data on-hand during the event planning process couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is work with an event management

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17
Apr

Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Blog Carnival – We’re Hosting!

Technology is trending mobile. And that means that nonprofit technology is trending mobile as well. From text-to-give to donation pages optimized for smartphones, there’s no shortage of mobile fundraising opportunities. We’ve written a lot about the topic. So, when we decided to host this month’s Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival, the choice for what our focus should be was

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6
Jan

Nonprofit CRMs: 7 Essential Features Every Organization Needs

Nonprofit CRM software is the most robust and comprehensive piece of technology that organizations can buy. CRMs boast an extraordinary range of benefits, from enabling your organization to better organize and leverage data to freeing up more staff hours to cutting down on errors and inaccuracies. But where do you start? There are so many providers and not all CRM software

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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
Nov

 7 Tips for Working Successfully with a Fundraising Consulting Firm 

If you’ve decided to hire a nonprofit consulting firm to help you with your fundraising, you’re probably wondering how you can work together successfully. A strong partnership will ensure that you receive a solid return on your investment. To work well with a nonprofit consultant, you need to find the right professional that can address all of your concerns. So, we’ll

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16
Nov

Nonprofit Website Design: The Beginning Designer’s Checklist

With more and more donors preferring to engage with nonprofits through mobile and digital channels, designing a captivating website for your nonprofit is more important than ever before. A strong website can help your organization convey its mission, establish trust with your supporters, build stronger relationships with present and potential donors, and ultimately, capture more online donations. However, in order

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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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