8 Must-Have Tools For Your Fundraising Toolkit

Having the right tools in your fundraising toolkit makes your life easier. And your fundraising more productive! Maybe you’ve heard this phrase: “When the only thing you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” It’s true. Sometimes we get one tool – one skill, one talent – and out of habit, we stick

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How to Predict Fundraising Revenue For Your Fundraising Plan

You can’t plan out your nonprofit’s impact this year without projecting your fundraising revenue. The two are tied together. In fact, you must plan your programs first so you know what your fundraising goal is. If you try to just raise as much as you can then figure out how to spend it, that’s backwards.

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Your Complete Guide to Planning Your First Special Event

It’s a milestone when you decide to hold your nonprofit’s first special event for the sole purpose of raising money.A fundraising special event will draw attention to your organization and give prospective donors the opportunity to learn more about your cause.Most importantly, a fundraising event will bring in money to fund your mission. Yay, right?But

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4 Supporters You Should Ask To Conduct Peer-to-Peer Fundraising During a Crisis

Typically, the burden of creating and promoting peer-to-peer giving pages falls on employees and key volunteers of your nonprofit. While there isn’t necessarily anything bad about that, it shouldn’t represent the totality of your Peer-to-Peer (P2P) strategy. Looking beyond employees, you’ll find loyal supporters of your organization who are well-positioned to raise funds from

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8 Questions for Building Your Culture of Philanthropy

Culture of philanthropy. We hear about it. Read about it. Talk about it. But what is it? I define a culture of philanthropy as: values and actions that support and nurture fund development at a nonprofit organization. If your organization requires outside financial support to survive and thrive – building a culture of philanthropy is […]

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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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10 Fundraising Lessons from Harry Potter

There are life lessons to be learned nearly everywhere you look. And as people trying to raise more money to change the world, we need those lessons, especially the ones that inspire and uplift us!   The beloved books and movies of JK Rowling teach us many things about life, love, and loyalty, and are

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A game of 20 questions for small nonprofits trying to grow

Fundraising people are full of questions.   Who, where, when, why, how much….. asking to seek knowledge and find ways to generate the revenue their nonprofit needs.   Questions are a good thing. They help you learn.   When you ask the right question, you can get information you need to make decisions.   But30

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A game of 20 questions for small nonprofits tying to grow

Fundraising people are full of questions. Who, where, when, why, how much….. asking to seek knowledge and find ways to generate the revenue their nonprofit needs. Questions are a good thing. They help you learn. When you ask the right question, you can get information you need to make decisions. But sometimes, Fundraisers ask the

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5 Old Fundraising Tactics Still Work Today (and 4 that don’t)

  Everything changes over time. Fundraising is no exception.   When I look back on my early days of fundraising (nearly 20 years ago), I see there are things we did then that we don’t do now. And vice versa.   When you’re new (or newish) to fundraising, it’s easy to choose something that you30

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