Best Practices

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 not all CRM software is created equal. In order to reap all of these many benefits,

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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 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 consulting firm, 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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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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2
Mar

What is the Mobile Giving Foundation? (And Why You Don’t Need Them)

The Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF) is a nonprofit organization that’s been around since August of 2007. Started by former wireless industry executives, the MGF set out to change the way fundraising was done. They used their connections within the industry to make deals with the top mobile carriers in the country. They were an integral part in some of the

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