Secrets of Working from Home Successfully

Working from home is a dream for many! The thought of not commuting, hanging out with your pets all day, being able to grab something from the fridge when you want, and following your own schedule sounds almost luxurious! Now that you may have no CHOICE but to work from home, the reality is

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How to Cultivate Donors and Ask From a Distance

Thanks to the coronavirus, many of us are working from home, maintaining social distance, and trying to stay healthy. We’re also trying to figure out how to cultivate donors when we can’t get face to face. As the world faces challenges that we’ve never experienced before, nonprofit leaders need to come up with creative

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How to Salvage Your Fundraising Event During the COVID 19 Crisis

Let’s just cut right to the chase: The entire world is facing a pandemic. International borders are closing, and officials in almost every state are asking people to practice social distancing and self-quarantine. The long-term economic implications are scary. For-profit businesses are definitely taking a hit, so it stands to reason that the nonprofits

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Understanding Why People Give (hint: it’s not what you think!)

Sometimes we get so busy trying to raise money that we lose sight of something important: Why people give. What makes someone pull out their credit card and click the ‘donate now’ button? Or mail in a check? What makes someone give to one organization versus another one? And more importantly, what makes someone

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How to prevent fundraising burnout in a small, growing nonprofit

Fundraising burnout is real and it’s killing too many small nonprofits. And what you’ll find at the core is “do it all” syndrome. Maybe you’re experiencing it now. You’re juggling 50 balls at once. You are managing your organization, coordinating volunteers, handling all the marketing and fundraising tasks, making sure programs are running, and

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How to sell out your fundraising event

For small nonprofits, the right fundraising event can be a great way to raise money. It can also be a LOT of work. And a little scary. A good fundraising event requires investing a lot of time, effort, and money upfront without knowing what the payoff will be. In some ways, you’re working on

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How to get a fundraising intern (for free!)

When there’s more to do than you can get done, one way to get some help is with a fundraising intern. Many founders and Executive Directors find themselves in the positions of doing EVERYTHING for their organization, from running daily operations to managing volunteers to raising money. And, if you’re like most, the budget

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How to structure your nonprofit social media plan

In the non-profit realm, social media is life. It’s the easiest, most effective, and most direct way to talk with your followers, educate those who may not know you yet, and most importantly – gain and ask for support for your mission. Contrary to popular belief, successful social media accounts are not run off-the-cuff!

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Which fundraising events bring in the most money for small nonprofits?

A very common “go-to” funding idea for small nonprofits is fundraising events. Events are great ways to bring like-minded people together and have a good time in the name of your cause! Some fundraising events are huge, drawing attendees and sponsors like moths to a flame. Other events are smaller, more intimate gatherings where

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Get more done in a day (and boost your fundraising productivity!) with these 12 smart hacks

Fundraising productivity is not just about how much money you can raise. It’s about focusing on the RIGHT activities. It’s also about creating effective systems and workflows so that you aren’t pushing through your day trying to get as much as possible done, because, yuck. The truth is that there will never be enough

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