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18
Jan

8 Innovative Fundraising Ideas Your School Should Try

Hosting a profitable fundraiser can be a big challenge for elementary, middle, and high schools. With so many tired school fundraising ideas floating around, your school may need a bit of inspiration to engage your students and donors. That’s why we’ve compiled the top 8 innovative fundraising ideas for schools: Text-to-give Custom t-shirts Giant sundae Read-a-thon Corporate sponsors Prospect screenings

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30
Nov

 7 Tips for Working Successfully with a Fundraising Consultant Firm 

If you’ve decided to hire a consultant firm to help you with your fundraising, you’re probably wondering how you can work together successfully. Having a rewarding partnership will make sure that you receive a solid return on your investment. To work well with a consultant firm, you need to find the right professional that can address all of your concerns.

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30
Nov

Picking a Crowdfunding Platform for Nonprofits: 5 Questions to Ask

Picking the right crowdfunding platform sets the groundwork for your campaign. When you create a fundraising page on a platform, that’s where you’ll direct donors to learn more about your project and potentially make a donation. Therefore, your fundraising page should capture your supporters’ attention and have all the necessary elements so that you can make the most out of your

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23
Sep

6 Donor Abandonment Causes and Solutions: An Actionable Guide for Nonprofits

Every nonprofit already understands the inherent challenges associated with getting an interested supporter to the finish line, aka the donation page. However, many nonprofits underestimate how much effort it takes to get a donor to cross that finish line once they click the ‘donate’ button. In fact, many people who click on your donation button aren’t finishing the process. That

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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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20
Dec

How to Retain Donors After Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser

Congratulations! You hosted a successful peer-to-peer fundraising campaign! You raised more than your goal, and your existing supporters had a great time raising money on your organization’s behalf. So what now?  Many organizations would go about their merry way, satisfied with the outcome. But your nonprofit isn’t like most nonprofits, is it? If you want to retain donors from your

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11
Dec

Keeping the Spirit of Holiday Giving Alive

Even one week after the end of #GivingTuesday, the results of this incredible holiday continue to generate excitement for what the future holds. It’s been four years since the inauguration of this global day of giving, and reports on the record breaking participation in 2015  alone are enough to fuel fundraising inspiration as we come up on the final weeks of 2015 and the holiday giving season.

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20
Nov

#GivingTuesdayNM — Join the Movement

It’s been a few years since #GivingTuesday has become a national holiday on December 1st that encourages people all across the U.S. to give to their favorite charity. Not only does it encourage giving, it promotes the importance of volunteerism and philanthropy in our communities and in our world. And now, Albuquerque is joining the movement. Mayor Richard J. Berry has proclaimed

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13
Nov

Why You Should Use MultiChannel Fundraising in Your Year-End Campaigns

Tis the season! It’s that time of year again where holidays, festivities, and advertisements about fantastic shopping deals surround us in our daily lives. But in the midst of it all, its good to take a step back and reflect on what we’re thankful for and to take the time to give back. Now that it’s November and #GivingTuesday is coming up in less than a month,

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30
Oct

Trinity Episcopal Church Case Study

In February of this year, Trinity Episcopal Church decided to make a big change. Like many churches, Trinity collected tithes in the traditional manner—through collection plates at church services, through collection envelopes mailed in by parishioners each week, and through annual pledge drives. The historic church, located in New Orleans, is home to an active and growing congregation that brings together people from all across

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