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This post was contributed by Wayne Elsey, founder and CEO of Elsey Enterprises.I think one of the great aspects of living in the digital world is that as I’m writing this and thinking ahead to next year, within a year’s time so much could happen in the advancement of technology more »

The 5 Essential Elements of a Successful Annual Appeal

The 5 Essential Elements of a Successful Annual Appeal

In 2015, Americans donated more money to charities, $373 billion to be exact, more than ever before in history. More and more, people are realizing that traditional programs aren’t enough to solve all societal ills. Of course, the number of donations an organization receives depends largely on its annual appeal more »

How to Turn your Fundraising Event Attendees into Donors

How to Turn your Fundraising Event Attendees into Donors

This post was contributed by Robin Cabral, “Hire a CFRE!” Learn more at www.developmentconsultingsolutions.com. Spring and fall is the season of gala events or so it seems. And, rightly so, the weather is just beautiful these times of year. I am often asked by organizations that are holding galas or other more »

Updated Features: Monthly Giving Alert and Numeric Field Format

Updated Features: Monthly Giving Alert and Numeric Field Format

At DonorPerfect, we’re just as concerned about the day-to-day details of your nonprofit as we are about the big picture. In this weekend’s upcoming release, we’re focused in on the details! We’ve improved some key items you told us were important to your organization like improving alerts for Monthly Giving more »

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Appeal to Millennials

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Appeal to Millennials

Marketing to millennials has become a standard want for many brands and organizations today and for good reason. This generation now has trumped Baby Boomers as the largest demographic in the United States at approximately 75.4 million people, as of 2015. The millennial generation is also the largest generation in more »

Donor Relationships: Transform Major Donors into Partners

Donor Relationships: Transform Major Donors into Partners

This post was contributed by Jeffrey Byrne, President & CEO Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc. A Board member once asked me if I considered our major gifts donors to be “donors” or “partners.” I answered by saying they are both. Every nonprofit has donors, but the really successful ones expand more »

Tips, Ideas, Advice, and Expert Content for Any Nonprofit on Nonprofit Expert

Tips, Ideas, Advice, and Expert Content for Any Nonprofit on Nonprofit Expert

Tips, Ideas, Advice, and Expert Content for Any Nonprofit on Nonprofit Expert Nonprofit Expert has a fresh new look and valuable new content designed to help any nonprofit learn and grow. The site has been revamped for maximum browsing ease, so all of the relevant information your nonprofit relies on more »

Precisely How to Determine and Calculate Your Major Gift Goal

Precisely How to Determine and Calculate Your Major Gift Goal

This article was written by fundraising consultant Amy Eisenstein and originally published on amyeisenstein.com. Mostly I hear organizations say they set their fundraising goal based on the “need” or the hole in their budgets. This, of course, has nothing to do with their ability to raise money. Let me say more »

4 Metrics to Measure the Success of Your Major Gift Program

4 Metrics to Measure the Success of Your Major Gift Program

This article was written by fundraising consultant Amy Eisenstein and originally published on www.amyeisenstein.com. Let’s not sugarcoat it… measuring impact can be hard. The issues we tackle in the nonprofit sector are challenging. How Do You Know if You’re Making a Difference? It’s difficult to measure a reduction in homelessness, more »

3 Key Outcomes of Your Nonprofit Feasibility Study

Your nonprofit has toyed with the idea of starting a capital campaign for a while now, and you’ve finally decided to take the leap—congratulations!However, after considering the long road of planning, teamwork, and execution ahead, you may be wondering (and rightfully so) if this ambitious endeavor will ultimately deliver in more »

4 Big Benefits of Using Integrated Online Donation Forms

4 Big Benefits of Using Integrated Online Donation Forms

Taking donations once meant you had to meet someone face-to-face or wait for Good Samaritans to mail in their contribution. Luckily, technology has made the entire donation process much simpler, and now organizations can accept contributions online. Easy, right? Even better, you don’t have to stop at easy, because integrated more »

Fundraising Trend Report: July 2017

Fundraising Trend Report: July 2017

Hosting a fall fundraiser? It’s never too early to start planning, but don’t go at it alone! Get our most popular fundraising guide free! Download How to Plan a Nonprofit Fundraising Event on a Budget. Feeling burnt out? Check out these 3 things to consider when fundraising loses its fun more »

5 Ways to Re-engage Donors Who Stopped Giving

5 Ways to Re-engage Donors Who Stopped Giving

When you run a nonprofit, you probably depend on the goodwill of generous donors to help you achieve your organization’s goals. While you may or may not rely on donations to get by with your budget basics, it’s always helpful to have a team of committed people behind you, willing more »

Most Liked: How to Make Your Fundraising Campaign Go Viral

Most Liked: How to Make Your Fundraising Campaign Go Viral

Many people who start fundraisers merely strive to get noticed locally. In many cases, this is the best they can hope for. Every now and then, however, a lucky social warrior will hit the jackpot when their cause gets widespread attention. While there’s no guaranteed step-by-step manual on how to more »

Let the Data Talk to You: 7 Reports You Should be Monitoring Regularly

Let the Data Talk to You: 7 Reports You Should be Monitoring Regularly

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. The trick is to measure things that matter. What really matters? What are the things that will help drive your fundraising forward? Here are 7 reports you should be running at least monthly and monitoring the results, so you can tweak your fundraising more »