Deadlines drive donations

One of my favorite fundraising colleagues, John Donovan, once said, “Deadlines drive donations.” As we approach the end of June, this truth can help your fundraising efforts. Many nonprofits in North America end their fiscal year in June. The end of a fiscal year is a deadline. Chances are, there are people in your sphere […]

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Apple’s Privacy and your nonprofit’s email marketing

Have you noticed a change in your email open rates? Do they seem to have drastically increased? That increase isn’t what you think. Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection Even if you’re not an iPhone user, you may remember all the news about a year ago when Apple shared its new privacy protections, particularly with email. As […]

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Integrating Your Nonprofit Website With Social Media: 4 Tips

This article is contributed by Murad Bushnaq, Founder and CEO of Morweb.  Your nonprofit’s website and social media profiles are two important tenets of your online presence. For instance, social media enables you to connect with your supporters through regular posting and sharing. You might share photos from your last volunteer appreciation event or post […]

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You don’t need to be in crisis!

Last week, I heard board members make a classic blunder. They were worried that they couldn’t fundraise any more. Why? Because they weren’t in a crisis. They had good reserves and the finances were very well managed. So they couldn’t see why anyone would donate to the cause. Do you know what they started talking […]

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Why high-achievers find fundraising hard

As a leadership coach, I work with a lot of high-achievers. People who’ve experienced success enough times to be promoted to the head of a team, a department, or even the head the organization. One of the oddest things about leadership is in the Western model is that, you lose positional supervision just as your […]

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The 2 things to avoid in year end fundraising

With 4 weeks left in the calendar year, staying focused is more important than ever. Rather than feeling like you’re living out a well planned fundraising year, these last four weeks can often feel like you’re missing out on everything. That you’re falling short everywhere. The 2 Things To Avoid In Year End Fundraising It would

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Fundraising is leading – from within

I’ve said for years that fundraising is all about leadership. And we all have leadership opportunities, even if we don’t have leadership titles. One of the best ways to grow in our ability to lead is to get clear on our values. Both personally and organizationally. When we know what we value, it makes it

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Future of Fundraising: 5 Nonprofits That Are Leading the Way

This article is contributed by Cassie Losquadro, Solutions Executive at GoodUnited. Cassie has spent the last 5 years in the fundraising technology space. Cassie is energized by working with nonprofit leaders and changemakers who are to a person, saving the world through their initiatives.  Fundraising is a constantly evolving struggle to engage donors and drum

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