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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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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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28
Jan

Fundraising Feasibility Studies: 6 Things to Learn About Your Donors

    Fundraising feasibility studies are targeted interview efforts that precede a capital campaign or a large project. They’re often conducted by schools and universities or other large nonprofits like health-based organizations. Usually, a fundraising consultant will interview 20-40 stakeholders about their perceptions of your nonprofit and the campaign you’re proposing. (Click the resource above to learn more about hiring a fundraising

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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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15
Oct

The Problems with Email Fundraising

Because of the rate of technological innovation, many might imagine that email will soon become irrelevant. When nonprofit fundraising emails decline in performance, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that this must be because email is losing efficacy. However, the problem lies not in the power of email itself, but in HOW nonprofit email marketing programs are run. There are two main problems with many

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7
Sep

Matching Gift Databases: What to Look for (Plus Our Top Picks!)

Whether you’re accepting donations with text-to-give software or are using standard donation pages to receive funds, you can promote matching gifts to your donors. However, you’ll need to enlist the help of matching gift software and a matching gift database if you want to truly make the most of the “two-for-one deal” of the fundraising world. To help you get

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5
Sep

How Does It Make You Feel?

Feelings are important. Emotions drive many of our decisions—large and small. And yet, we’re taught not to be “emotional”. Nonprofits take this admonition very seriously as they make their rational—some might say over rational—appeals for investments in their cause. Prove it with data. Show that we’re on top of this problem. Demonstrate we have THE solution to a great social

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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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