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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6 Ways to Get Your Nonprofit Website Ready to Boost Holiday Giving

The holidays are coming soon and that means you need to be ready to make the most of it, starting with getting your nonprofit website spiffed up, donor friendly, and ready to receive donations. But, if you’re like most people, you haven’t looked at your website in a while. That’s a problem. You see,

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Ideas You Can Use To Thank Donors During the Holidays

The season of gratitude is upon us and there is nothing more important you can do than thank donors for their support this year. After all, the season of giving is also almost here and before you start asking and asking, do some thanking first. Here’s why: go back to basics for a minute.

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100 Fundraising Email Subject Lines That Will Get Donors to Open Your Email

A good fundraising email subject line can make or break your request for a donation. You see, most people who are trying to raise money just focus on the email itself and the subject line is an afterthought. Big mistake. You see, if the email doesn’t get opened, you get no donations. Read that again.

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Five Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits That Don’t Work (or Why You Aren’t Raising Enough Money)

We hear from folks all the time who are looking for new fundraising ideas for nonprofits, especially fundraising ideas for a new nonprofit. They’re excited to get their fledgling organization off the ground, and they need the funds to do it. They’ve tried what they know to raise money, but it just isn’t working.

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Stellar year-end fundraising strategies for busy nonprofit leaders

It’s that time of year! Fundraising season is upon us and it’s time to set some big year-end fundraising goals and go after them! Yep, there’s a marathon of opportunity coming up and you don’t want to miss the chance to raise big bucks for your nonprofit. You see, the end of the year is

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How to Plan a Fundraiser for Your Small Nonprofit

We all know that running a nonprofit requires fundraising, but how do you plan a fundraiser? Where do you even begin? No matter how large or small, every fundraiser or fundraising activity requires structure and planning to be successful. Whether you want to plan an online or in person fundraiser, large or small, local

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How to structure your nonprofit social media plan

If you want people from your social media to support your nonprofit’s activities, you need a nonprofit social media plan. You already know this: In the nonprofit realm, social media is life. It’s the easiest, most effective, and most direct way to talk with your followers, educate those who may not know you yet,

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Get Your Board to Help With Major Giving

One of the most important ways your Board can help your nonprofit is by helping you raise money, especially connecting you to potential resources and engaging in the work of major giving. But, if you’re like most, when you ask Board members for prospect names or to help you ask people for money, they’re suddenly

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