Category Archives: Fundraisers

10 Nonprofit Marketing Experts’ Best Fundraising Strategies

Marketing and fundraising at a nonprofit is tough.  You’ve got a tight budget, a small team, a handful of tools, high expectations, and lots of people who want your organization to succeed.  Right now you’re likely dealing with a major

5 Ways to Get Parents Involved in School Fundraisers

As a general trend over the past several years, public schools have seen repeated budget cuts at the federal, state and local levels. Nonetheless, school needs are as great as ever. Budget shortfalls often lead to fewer extracurricular opportunities, outdated

Justin Wheeler : A Tale of Two Nonprofits

From a nonprofit tech perspective, I’d like to share a story that I’ve seen play out countless times, and I challenge you to be honest about which description fits your organization.  Imagine two nonprofits — you probably already know them.

Silent Auctions: What to Remember Day-Of

Silent auctions are a popular and effective fundraising event for nonprofits. However, that doesn’t mean that these events are easy to pull off! There are many moving parts to juggle in the quest to make sure you’re raising maximum funds

Marketing Automation: Your Key to Boost Donor Development

Nonprofit organizations are almost always looking to increase their fundraising revenue. Marketing is a major factor in securing ongoing donations, but funding pressures and staff limitations can make it a challenging task. Luckily, there’s this little thing called marketing automation

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Nonprofits

When you think of nonprofits, you don’t always associate them with “high-tech.” But that might be changing soon. With artificial intelligence becoming a major part of private businesses, nonprofits have also started using AI for automating the procedures and tasks.

What Form 990 Do You Need? A Nonprofit Guide

Tax season is complicated. You might think nonprofits would have an easier time, being tax-exempt, but that isn’t necessarily true. Every year, nonprofits are required to submit their Form 990, which is what allows the organization to maintain its tax-exempt

Lynne Wester : The Four Pillars of the Donor Experience

We have a huge problem facing our sustainability in nonprofits and that is donor retention. With first-time donor retention rates hovering below 30% and overall donor retention less than 50%, we are in danger of losing our donor bases. We

Balancing Your Network: Quantity vs. Quality

This post was sponsored by Sticker Mule “Your network is your net-worth.” I’m sure you’ve all heard that phrase. Connectivity is king in the modern workplace, just as it has been for years. It just may look a little different

4 Tips for Maximizing Association Membership

Similar to how nonprofit organizations implement donor retention strategies, associations work to keep members renewing each year.  They’re not only “members” in the sense that they get discounts or a subscription ― it’s about belonging. Your members are everyone involved