Thanking donors is NOT an activity report

Fundraising is filled with things that seem to make sense, but don’t. One of those areas is when it comes to thanking donors. When we thank donors, we think we need to prove to them that we did great work. So we fill our donor newsletters with Statistics (we fed X many people) Staff accomplishments

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3 Reasons Why Your Non-Profit Should Add a Blog to Your Website

Every non-profit wants to raise more money online. But most non-profits struggle to get traction raising money on their websites. One of the reasons why organizations struggle online is because they simply don’t have enough people visiting their websites… and if people aren’t visiting your website, they’re not going to donate on it.In my experience,

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Asking is (almost) more about listening

In the last few weeks, I’ve had interesting conversations with people about asking. CEOs who think that asking is a “schpeal” – a precise formula of words that will get the prospect to give generously. Or that asking is a step by step process so precise that they can let the staff do the relationship

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How to Set Up Your Nonprofit Accounting System RIGHT So it Helps You Grow

When set up right, your nonprofit accounting system will help you manage your nonprofit and streamline processes like budgeting, projecting cash flow, and even hiring. The problem is that if you’re like most, you haven’t paid a lot of attention to your accounting system. Most people who start or lead nonprofits aren’t numbers people.

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Fundraising in a Pandemic: 4 Key Tips for Your School

Many schools rely heavily on donations from generous families, community members, and alumni to supplement limited government funding. If you’re a teacher, parent, or volunteer at such a school, you surely know that coming up with the funding you need can be difficult. And now, in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, effective fundraising

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