[Guest Posts] 10 Tips for Creating a Highly Effective Planned Giving Appeal

Today’s guest post is from planned giving expert Tony Martignetti. Tony is the host of Nonprofit Radio and the creator of the Planned Giving Accelerator. Both as staff and as a consultant, he’s helped nonprofits raise over $100 million. You can follow him on Twitter @TonyMartignetti 10 Tips for Creating a Highly Effective Planned Giving

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[Guest Post] 6 Lessons Learned by Attending Virtual Fundraising Events

On a recent call, I heard a concept that really impressed me. Amanda Herlihy is the Director of Development South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities Foundation. She knew that she was going to have to shift her fundraising events to a virtual format. So in addition to reading about virtual events and

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[Guest Post] Expanding Your Money Mindset

Changing the way you think about money is a vital key to becoming successful at fundraising. In this guest post, Andrea Waltz points out an important area for us to address. Andrea is the author of “Go for No! Yes is the destination, No is how you get there” – an important book in helping

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What Nonprofit leaders need to know about the brain

Nonprofit work is stressful. So often we go about our work without realizing the effects of that ongoing stress on our brains. But Jessica Sharp does. The founder of Sharp Brain Consulting, Jessica helps leaders and the people they serve. Here she gives insights into what we should know about the brain to help our

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[Guest Post] Using your data to build real relationships

Today’s guest post is from Neon One’s Tim Sarrantonio. He’s a fundraiser, a database whiz, and regular conference speaker. A more complete bio comes after this article. You can see his most recent thoughts GIFs on Twitter @midwesttgs How to use data to build authentic relationships with prospects by Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Strategic Partnerships

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5 Tech Strategies for Making a Multi-Channel Fundraising Ask

You already know the importance of fundraising for your nonprofit. Without financial means, it’s more difficult—or even impossible—to achieve your mission. To get there, you’ll need to perfect the art of making a fundraising ask. That is, the process of soliciting your donors and securing gifts for your cause. But, what is the most effective

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[Guest Post] 3 Surprising Things I Learned From Making Recurring Donations to 115 Nonprofits

Monthly giving is important for nonprofits. But are we doing it well? To test, Brady Josephson ran an experiment involving giving to 115 nonprofits. And I’m honored that he agreed to write about his findings. Brady is the Vice President of Innovation and Optimization at NextAfter – a fundraising research lab. No stranger to nonprofits

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Digital Fundraising + Social Media: Your Guide to Raising More

If you’ve been paying attention to recent trends in philanthropic giving, you’ve probably noticed that digital fundraising and online giving have become more and more popular among donors. But how can you make this trend work for you? Digital fundraising never stops innovating and changing, so how can you know what the best options are?

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Spring Forward With 5 Fundraising Ideas for Savvy Nonprofits

With spring finally here, your organization is likely looking for ways to boost your fundraising efforts to reach new supporters and fund projects crucial to your mission. Whether you’re an experienced fundraiser or are new to the game, you can always use some inspiration to refresh your fundraising ideas and come up with new ways

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