Master the skill of writing for fundraising with these tips

Fundraising is based on relationships. Relationships are built through communication and trust. That means if you’re not communicating with your donors, you will lose them, plain and simple. Since most of your donor communications will be in print, that means writing for fundraising is key to your success. Think about it: Donors keep up

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4 Important Things to Know About Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Looking for the perfect way to get your nonprofit’s supporters more involved with your fundraising while expanding your social circles? There’s a great way to do this: through peer-to-peer fundraising. What is peer-to-peer fundraising? Peer-to-peer fundraising is a powerful social fundraising method where nonprofits recruit volunteer fundraisers to raise money on their behalf. But

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How You Can Use Nonprofit Storytelling to Increase Donations and Involvement

Words are everything in fundraising. The way you tell your story and engage people in your message can make or break your fundraising efforts. We’re talking about nonprofit storytelling here. What do we mean by storytelling?  And why is it so important in the nonprofit sector? At its most basic level, storytelling is a

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How to raise money: 3 steps to creating sustainable funding for your new, young, or small nonprofit

Most founders start their nonprofit because they want to make a difference or solve a problem in the community. They quickly realize that knowing how to raise money is the key to fulfilling their mission. The problem is that they don’t know much about fundraising except what they’ve seen others do. That’s why most

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Yes, It’s Time. Start Thinking Year-End Fundraising Appeal

Yes, it’s the first week of June, and we’re talking about your year-end fundraising appeals. It’s never to early to start planning.

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Common Fundraising Mistake: Talking Too Much

It’s true, when we’re nervous we tend to talk too much, to ramble.

Asking for a contribution makes most people nervous which causes rambling. Put these together, and we have the perfect storm to make the most common fundraising mistake: talking too much.

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5 Tips to Stop Ignoring Your Monthly Donors

After reading this excellent post about How to Keep Your Monthly Donors by colleague Erica Waasdorp I was reminded of my frustrations with monthly giving donor stewardship. So, before I share 5 tips to stop ignoring your monthly donors, let’s take a look at the numbers.

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A New Way to Find What You’re Looking For

I didn’t realize how important the search capability of my website was to readers, until it broke. While I use it dozens of times a day to share posts with clients, to research presentations, and to supplement webinars, I quickly learned I wasn’t the only one!

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