4 Tips To Recruit Volunteers For Your Next Major Event

Between working out all the logistics, sending invitations, and actually hosting your event, there’s a lot that goes into a successful nonprofit event. Recruiting and screening volunteers might seem like just another time-consuming task to add to your already massive to-do list, but our guest blogger Addison Waters of Galaxy Digital outlines four key pointers

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My Fundraising Best Friend

Today I’m sharing MY fundraising best friend with you. I know your time is valuable and your plate is full. You need a best friend to make your life easier and even make you look good. Most importantly, my friend will help you exceed your major gift fundraising goals. What…

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The biggest mistake with major gift asks

One of the biggest mistakes I see with major gift solicitations is incredibly easy to fix. If you’ve ever made an appointment for a major gift ask, you’ve probably felt the stress of “getting it wrong.” The worry that you might offend the other. Or that you won’t have the answers they want. Or the

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Planning a Fundraising Auction: Steps from Beginning to End

This week I’ve got a special step-by-step guest post to help you plan your fundraising auction — by Joshua Meyer, Director of Marketing at OneCause If you’re looking for an engaging fundraising activity, a charity auction is one of your best choices. Not only do auctions raise a ton of…

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How do Volunteers Fit Into Your Nonprofit Strategy?

Volunteers are the heart and the workforce behind most nonprofit organizations, and these amazing programs help make the world a better place. Volunteers fill all sorts of roles in nonprofit organizations, from administrators and board members to event staff and community outreach ambassadors. Volunteers even come from all walks of life with various skills and

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6 Guidelines for Planning Your Hybrid Silent Auction

When it comes to key fundraising events for your nonprofit, auctions can be a highly effective avenue for increasing donations to your cause. However, when embarking on an auction-planning journey, it helps to have guidance to get started. Karrie Wozniak, CMO at OneCause, outlines six essential tips in this article. Karrie has more than twenty

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Fundraising Kick: Don’t Grow Weary

This issue of the weekly Fundraising Kick seems to have come at the perfect time for subscribers. So I’m sharing it here as well. Fundraising Kick coaching emails are written for busy nonprofit CEOs and my private coaching clients. The goal is to remind people who have full schedules to keep working on major gifts

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Using Filler Words: When Did Um Change to I Think?

Like you, I listen to people talk all day long. While I enjoy talking and listening, some words are distracting. In meetings I’ve been known to count the number of times um was used. Lately, I’ve noticed we’re inserting different filler words. My question is when did um change to…

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