You’re a fundraiser. Now what?
When I was a fundraiser, and especially when I was just starting out, it often felt like the big ideas and dreams that drove me to work in nonprofits were crowded out by the necessary minutiae of our day-to-day work. Are my packets for the board meeting all organized and complete? Did I get everyone’s Read More »
So you’ve lost funding. What now?
How to Diversify Your Fundraising Portfolio to Prepare for Emergencies There are so many reasons nonprofits lose access to once-reliable funding. Perhaps a major donor who consistently gave year after year needed to take care of their grandchild’s unexpected medical expenses. Perhaps a family foundation changed priorities, and your nonprofit is no longer eligible for Read More »
Work Smarter, Not Harder: 6 Tips for Scrappy Fundraisers
If you’re the sole fundraiser, passionate founder, or full-time volunteer of a small nonprofit, you already know how to turn a little into a lot. You’ve got a special type of drive, grit, and determination that elevates communities and makes real, positive change in people’s lives. But as dedicated as you are to your mission, Read More »
7 Ways to Grow Your Donor Email List
Consistent communication is key to building strong and lasting relationships with your constituents. Specifically, email is a great way to keep them up to date on your organization’s activities, share inspiring stories, invite them to events, and ask for donations. It remains effective for nonprofits, but many only have email addresses for a small percentage Read More »
Worried About Over-Soliciting Your Donors? Don’t Be!
Donors who give their second gift within three months of their first gift have a lifetime value nearly double that of donors who give every twelve months
Retain Donors With a New Donor Email Welcome Series
According to Philanthropy News Digest, many nonprofits neglect to focus on retention, which is one of the single most effective development strategies for organizational growth. Your constituents came to you because they believed in your mission. They will stay with you if you prove they can continue to trust in your organization and fully commit Read More »