4 Tips for Fundraising after 2 Major Hurricanes

“What do I do?” This question came a few days ago from a client. We’ve been working for months on a new virtual fundraiser for her global nonprofit, planning to hold the event September 30 (less than 3 weeks away). And in the past few days… a major hurricane– on top of another major hurricane, brutal wildfires30

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4 Ways to Spice Up Your Fall Fundraising Appeal

  The rumors are greatly exaggerated.   People have been saying for years that direct mail is dead.   Nope. Not even close.   Sending out a fundraising appeal or letter is a GREAT way to tell your donors a story, inspire them to give, then offer them that chance.   The tough part is30

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5 Things You Should Never Write in a Thank You Letter

Thank you.   They’re two simple words, yet critically important to fundraising.   You see, thanking donors isn’t just a task you need to get done so you can mark it off your list.   Neglecting to thank donors upon receipt of a gift is not only rude, but it sends the wrong messages to30

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5 Things You Should Never Write in a Thank You Letter

Thank you.   They’re two simple words, yet critically important to fundraising.   You see, thanking donors isn’t just a task you need to get done so you can mark it off your list.   Neglecting to thank donors upon receipt of a gift is not only rude, but it sends the wrong messages to30

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Fundraising Lessons from the Inspired Fundraising Retreat

  The Inspired Fundraising Retreat was a mind-blowing, game-changing 3-day event designed to get people thinking about how to raise more money for their nonprofit’s important work.   With our focus on donors and donor relationships, we covered growing your donor base, messaging your work in a motivational way, building relationships in manageable steps, and30

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Running a Successful Text-to-Give Campaign: 7 Best Practices

Text giving campaigns have become incredibly popular fundraisers with the public’s increasing love for smartphones. And as a nonprofit, how you could pass up the opportunity to capitalize on your supporters’ favorite piece of technology? There are plenty of skills to master when it comes to your text-to-give campaign, and there’s a lot of information30

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5 Ways to Rise Above Your Competition when Writing Grants

This weeks article was written by Sheri Chaney Jones from Measurement Resources Company.   There are no participation trophies when it comes to grant funding.  Some organizations will win the funding and others will not.  Organizations that consistently get funded start from the funder’s perspective when developing the application.   Winning applicants understand that funders30

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From Lurkers to Supporters to Advocates:

How to Win More Donors and Cultivate Better Relationships By Dana Ostomel       With a crowdfunding campaign, your number one goal is to raise money—that’s a no-brainer. But have you considered that crowdfunding can help you accomplish other goals as well? I’ve had organizations tell me, “Of course we want to fundraise (with30

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Charitable Solicitations Registration – An Overview

This weeks article was written by Greg McRay from The Foundation Group.     One of the least understood compliance issues facing nonprofits is charitable solicitations registration. Consequently, this also makes it the filing that an organization is most likely to be delinquent concerning.  And that’s a recipe for trouble…trouble that is unnecessary and totally30

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3 Fundraising Strategies Every Small Nonprofit Should Avoid

When you the Lone Ranger in your nonprofit trying to raise money and do a hundred other things, it’s tough.   You have too many things to do and some days, you just don’t know where to start. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and fall into the Trap of Trying.   You try this. Then30

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