7 Tips for Keeping Donors Engaged Using Fundraising Communications

Keeping donors feeling connected to your work through fundraising communications is critical to your fundraising success. It’s pretty simple really – when donors feel like part of your team, they give bigger and more frequent donations. When they feel like a number in your database, they’ll stop giving and leave. If you’re seeing lower

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A Strong Message for Fundraising = More and Bigger Donations

If you’re trying to raise money but all you’re hearing is crickets, you may need to work on your message for fundraising. When it comes to convincing people to give, your message is everything. It’s how you explain to a potential donor who your organization helps, what problem you are working to solve, and

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5 Top Strategies for Better Member Communications

When nonprofits think about improving member communications, they often think of it as a separate task from the rest of their operation. However, the most effective communication is directly informed by and integrated into all of your functions and the nonprofit tools you use.  Your member relations shouldn’t be an afterthought. Rather, they should

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How to Use Storytelling for Nonprofits to Tug Heartstrings and Raise Funds

Everyone loves a good story, and your skills in storytelling for nonprofits can make the difference between getting big bucks and donation requests that fall flat. The good news is that great stories are all around you. EVERY nonprofit has stories to tell! And you don’t need to be a professional writer to craft

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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 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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5 Steps To Selecting Donor Management Systems Everyone Can Do

Every single nonprofit that engages in fundraising will, at some point, face the task of selecting the best Donor Management/CRM System for the organization. This task does NOT need to be daunting! After all, we are living in an age where more information than we will ever need is literally a few keystrokes away.

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