Best Practices

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

6 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 six ways to increase your fundraiser proceeds, using modern

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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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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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25
Feb

Tips for Crafting the Most Effective Church Fundraising Letters

There’s nothing better than opening the mailbox to find a beautifully written letter personally addressed to you. About your passions. Your interests. And how you can help make the world a better place. But how do you communicate those same things to your church members in just one, concise letter? We’ve got some concrete tips for crafting the best letters

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