Category Archives: Fundraisers

Your Cause Camp 2018 Lineup is Here

The moment is finally here! We’re beyond excited to share the speaker lineup for Cause Camp 2018, held on March 26th and 27th in Lincoln, Nebraska. We’ve assembled a stellar group of experienced and diverse speakers, and we hope you’re

3 Mistakes Nonprofits Make When Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is becoming increasingly common in organizations’ strategic planning. When crowdfunding campaigns are run correctly, nonprofits can realize incredible returns versus traditional fundraising methods. However, don’t expect the “if you build it they will come” result. Crowdfunding campaigns involve more

4 Things We Learned from #GivingTuesday 2017

Five years ago, at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City, #GivingTuesday started as a response to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday crazes that follow Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday lives online through social media—as evidenced by

Field Notes from an Executive Director: Help Your Board Help You

I’ve had the privilege of volunteering and sitting on over 10 nonprofit boards as a member of my community. As I’ve transitioned into becoming a nonprofit professional the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to assemble a board of my

The Benefits of Nonprofit Coworking

Coworking spaces have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and now most cities have an array of options for organizations looking for an affordable place to work. But coworking is a lot more than just prorated office space;

How to Use Social Influence to Inspire Action

Persuading people is never easy, but it can be a game-changing skill in the nonprofit world. You might think that persuasion is a trait you’re born with or just pure luck — and you aren’t alone — but Dr. Robert

To Nonprofits Everywhere: Thank You

Well, it’s getting to be that time of year again: the season where we sit down with everyone we care about and remind ourselves of what we’re truly grateful for. It sounds cliche, but it’s an important thing to acknowledge.

4 Grant Writing Tips to Bolster Relationships with Foundations

Grant writing is a time-consuming process. It can also be nerve-wracking if you’re inexperienced or working on a particularly important grant. Jeff Kutash, the executive director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation in Omaha, Neb, deals with grants on a daily

Why Competition in the Nonprofit Sector is Frustrating

For a long time, the nonprofit sector was largely insulated from the pressures of competition common in the for-profit world. As more and more organizations enter the nonprofit arena, however, attention from donors and volunteers becomes increasingly precious. Competition between

Four Steps to Writing the Best Content on your Nonprofit Blog

Maintaining a blog is like running a marathon. You can’t just do it on a whim—you have to be in it for the long run, otherwise you won’t be rewarded. So how do you write the right content on your