Category Archives: Fundraising

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

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

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

Donor Trips as a Different Way of Fundraising

Face-to-face interaction is an important aspect of any organization, especially when it comes to fundraising. If your donors come from all over the world, that interaction isn’t always possible. That’s where donor trips come in. Donor trips are a different

5 Free Ways to Amp Up Your Online Fundraising for #GivingTuesday

Sponsored by Give Lively #GivingTuesday is approaching fast and we want nonprofits to be prepared. We know that many organizations are unable to take full advantage of the digital movement due to the high cost of online fundraising tech. Last year’s

[SPECIAL EDITION PODCAST] How America Gives | Ft. Stacy Palmer

In this special edition podcast, Randy talked with the editor of Chronicle of Philanthropy, Stacy Palmer. Chronicle just released their 2017 Special Report titled How America Gives. It’s a comprehensive look into giving trends nationwide through exclusive analysis of Internal Revenue

Tips to Successful Fundraising: Put Donors First

Donors lay the framework for sustaining your nonprofit. You can’t do much of anything without them—they give your organization the strong foundation that it needs to build upon. But once you have a solid network of donors, how do you

7 Simple Steps to a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign

Donors are making their lists, they’re checking them twice and they’re gonna find out which nonprofits have been naughty or nice. That’s right: nonprofits receive 50% of their annual donations in the last three months of the year. Is your

[PODCAST] Tips and Tricks to Year-End Fundraising | Ft. Sandy Rees

“You have to be transparent with your fundraising. Think if the decision you’re making would be on the front page of the local paper tomorrow and your mama saw it. Would you want your mama to see it?” – Sandy