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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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14
Aug

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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28
Jun

9 Strategies to Brand Your Next Church Fundraising Event

9 Strategies to Brand Your Next Church Fundraising Event The term “branding” gets a bad rap in the nonprofit industry and within the faith-based organization community. It’s typically seen as an inherent part of business—and therefore as something that churches shouldn’t and don’t have to worry about. But that just isn’t the case! Churches, just like businesses, have to keep

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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

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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9
May

Measuring Impact: Why “Impact Reporting” Matters More Than Ever

We live in a world where it is no longer acceptable to be socially unaware. With new markets touting their ethically sourced and sustainably developed products, it’s no wonder that consumers have placed a greater focus on their consumption and their resource allocation. Profitability is second to the impact of the product being offered. Will a consumer choose one handmade

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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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