How to Renew Lapsed Donors

Even though you do everything you can to keep your donors happy, you’re still going to have lapsed donors. It’s crappy, because: You are donor focused. You thank and appreciate your donors. You share success stories that touch their hearts. You send out annual reports to let them know that you’re using their money

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How to Craft a 1-Page Nonprofit Annual Report

It’s that time of year – time to create your nonprofit annual report. Why? Because your donors like knowing how you’re doing. And you need to keep them updated. An annual report is a great way to give both donors and the community an overview of what your nonprofit accomplished during the year, but

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Top fundraising tips 2019

As the year winds down, I thought we’d take a look back at some of the top fundraising tips 2019.Catch them now if you missed them earlier this year or re-read them now to see if there’s more you can glean.Each one is PACKED with golden nuggets to help you raise more money.SO, without further

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The Practice of Personal Gratitude in Fundraising

Holidays around a nonprofit can get pretty stressful! There are year-end fundraisers, volunteer parties, donor thank-you letters, and last-minute appeals to send out. Some nonprofits programs rev up around the holidays, providing meals and gifts, keeping the homeless warm, or preparing for an influx of post-holiday pets that need homes. Add to that the

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7 Fundraising Ideas to Cover Startup Costs or Special Projects for Your Small Nonprofit

Anytime you’re faced with a financial challenge, you do what everyone else does: start looking for some good fundraising ideas. Whether you need money to start a nonprofit, fund a program, or cover the cost of a special project, raising money can be daunting if you don’t know what you’re doing. But it doesn’t

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8 Ways to Find Major Donors for Your Small Nonprofit

If your fundraising plan doesn’t include a strategy for finding major donors and asking them for a donation, you’re missing out on some big gifts for your small nonprofit. Larger gifts equal more net revenue which means you can do more good. It’s the old 80/20 rule at work: according to Donor Search, studies

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8 Ways to Find Major Donors for Your Small Nonprofit

If your fundraising plan doesn’t include a strategy for finding major donors and asking them for a donation, you’re missing out on some big gifts for your small nonprofit. Larger gifts equal more net revenue which means you can do more good. It’s the old 80/20 rule at work: according to Donor Search, studies

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How to Start a Nonprofit Blog

The internet is the first place people go for information these days, especially when they’re considering making a donation to a nonprofit that’s new to them. Your website is your online storefront for your supporters, donors, potential donors, volunteers, and members of your community, so they can see who you are. From your website,

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7 strategies for keeping your nonprofit donor database clean

Successful fundraising depends on keeping your nonprofit donor database clean. You’ve probably heard the saying “garbage in, garbage out.” And it’s true. Clean data gives you the best shot at reaching people, prevents offending donors with misspelled names, and keeps you from wasting money on bad addresses. With today’s highly mobile workforce and employee

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How To Manage Your First Board of Directors

If there’s one thing that can drag down a small nonprofit, it’s a broken Board, especially when it’s your nonprofit’s first Board of Directors. Maybe you’ve been there – busting your can to grow your small nonprofit and you’ve got Board members who don’t show up, don’t want to lift a finger to help,

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