Mr. Earl Jackson at Loyola Univesity Annual Haiti Assistance Conference

Mr. Earl Jackson at Loyola Univesity Annual Haiti Assistance Conference

2016 donations raised more than 5 million dollars in supplies. More »

 

Preparing for #GivingTuesday 2018

After nearly a year of anticipation, we’re excited and relieved by the fast-approaching day of dedication to nonprofits. #GivingTuesday is a global movement allowing for a time and a space to support organizations that make a difference in our communities.

Your Ultimate Year-End Giving Guide

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Rejoice, fundraisers—after months of hearing “I only give toward the end of the calendar year,” donors are finally in the spirit of giving. Fifty percent of nonprofits receive the majority of

How to Tell Your Donors Where Their Money Is Going

There’s no better way to gain the trust of your donors than by being transparent with them about where their contributions go. If people decide to part with their hard-earned money, they want to know where it ends up. Plus,

6 Must-Haves for Your Nonprofit Website

Now more than ever, a sleek and functional website is essential to your nonprofit’s brand. Things as seemingly trivial as a long load time, lack of mobile compatibility or dated design could be enough to stunt your site’s growth. But

3 Ways to Gauge the Success of Your Next Fundraiser

As fundraising professionals, we’ve all experienced that awkward moment when a VIP donor comes up with the “best fundraising idea ever” and, in reality, it’s much closer to the worst idea.  In “15 Really Bad Real Ideas from Real Nonprofits”

Takeaways From the Year-End Nonprofit Fundraising Survey

Last year over 1,300 organizations responded to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative’s year-end Nonprofit Fundraising Survey (NFS). This annual report collects data on everything from overall sector growth, to fundraising goals, to regional data, to projections for the future. It’s thorough,

Make the Ask: How to Write a Fundraising Letter

During the holidays, many people celebrate by getting together with family and friends, eating too much, exchanging gifts and drinking lots of hot cocoa. In the nonprofit world, the end of the year usually also means sending a fundraising letter

5 Ways to Use Donor Data to Increase Retention

There’s no easy answer when it comes to the age-old question of how to improve nonprofit fundraising outcomes. Making strategic decisions for your cause takes time, effort and experience. However, having the right donor data on hand can really improve your

How to Read the Minds of Your Donors

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Whenever I’m asked to choose an icebreaker question at a networking event, I fall back on an old favorite: If you could have any superpower, what would it be? There are

Should Your Nonprofit Start a Print Publication?

Digital communication is convenient, but there’s something personal and unique about holding a print publication in your hands now-a-days. You may have to carve out a little extra room in your budget, but usually it’s worth it. Getting your organization’s