Category Archives: Fundraising

How to Gain Support for Your Niche Organization

Some organizations’ causes don’t attract donations as much as solving world hunger or helping abused animals, but it doesn’t mean they’re any less important. If your nonprofit has a niche cause and you’ve been struggling to find new supporters, these

11 Fail-Proof Ideas for Holiday Fundraisers

With the holidays just around the corner, spirits are high, our sense of community is strong and people are on the hunt for fun, festive activities—especially when they’re for a good cause. These holiday fundraisers are sure to help you

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

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

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

How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses

When nonprofits and local businesses work together, both parties reap the benefits. The nonprofit gets the word out about its cause and expands its donor base, and the business boosts its sales and exposure in the community. It may sound

7 Fall Fundraiser Ideas

The leaves are changing, the air is chilly and you can’t escape the smell of bonfire no matter where you go—it must be fall! With a new season upon us, we present you with seven wallet-friendly fall fundraiser ideas that