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3 Ways You Can Change Your Forms to Increase Donations

formsNonprofits have different needs, audiences, and missions, yet they tend to operate in a similar and predictable pattern. First, gather contact information. Second, communicate their activities to create awareness. Third, encourage participation in events and campaigns to build community. Fourth, ask for a donation. Technology supports that flow but usually discourages experiments to increase donations because changing anything may be costly. Your online forms, however, offer an underrated and inexpensive way to test new ideas. Read more...

3 Simple Data Practices to Cleaner Data & More Effective Fundraising

data cleaningOver the years, most nonprofits develop large databases filled with past and current donors, which becomes a valuable asset to a nonprofit’s fundraising program. The unfortunate reality is that over time database accuracy declines as donors move and their contact information changes. Mailings sent to incorrect addresses waste valuable resources and can result in inadvertent donor loss, making a nonprofit’s database maintenance an essential part of the fundraising equation. Better data hygiene ensures mailings are reaching their intended donors, which can translate to higher campaign revenue and more potential future revenue. Read more...

Navigating the Nonprofit Boomer Brain Drain

Brain-Drain-NewThe U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that 50.6 million jobs will open between 2012 and 2022; of those, 62 percent will be a result of baby boomers’ retiring. One third of New England's nonprofit leaders alone say they plan to leave their jobs in the next two years, and approximately two-thirds anticipate leaving within five years. As baby boomers age out of their leadership positions at nonprofits, these organizations are looking to the next generation to take the reins - but is that generation ready? Read more...

Is a Charity Challenge right for my nonprofit?

challengeThere are so many types of campaigns out there designed to help you raise lots of money in a short amount of time. For example, giving day and voting campaigns. But did you know that Charity Challenges are one of the most effective ways to raise a lot of money for your cause? Let’s dig into why they’re so great. Read more...

Online Catalogs Offer Tremendous Advantages for Charitable Intermediaries

InventoryEvery company that sells merchandise must address excess inventory from time to time. These products often exist because of overproduction or discontinuance, and determining what to do with this excess inventory is a constant struggle. Non-moving inventory is not only a financial burden for corporations, but it takes up valuable warehouse space.

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Instagramming for Donations

instagram-icon 1057-2227As of April of 2017 Instagram has 700 million users. And, a majority of those users are extremely active, often checking the site several times a day. Plus, Instagram’s users are more likely to engage with posts. In fact, engagement on Instagram is better than on any other social network, including Facebook. The average Instagram engagement rate is 50 percent higher than Facebook or Twitter. Read more...

Bringing ‘social impact’ to life

social impactA critical driver for any not-for-profit organization is the ability to raise funds. In the US, we see some 2 million non-profit organizations competing for more than $39 billion donated by individual and institutional donors who are increasingly interested in quantifying the actual social impact of the programs they fund.

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Year End Fundraising

20178Labor day is on the horizon. That means good bye lazy summer days and hello to that final fundraising push to meet your yearly goals. While each nonprofit has its own unique mission and donors, there is one thing they all have in common. The year end fundraising campaign. Read more...

Making the World A Better Place, One Child at a Time

Brett WeissMost of us think about how we can make the world a better place, but we all struggle with just how to do it. In 2009 I spent about two weeks in the tiny village of Dago, Kenya and came away determined to do what I could to improve the lives of these hard-working, incredibly kind but extremely poor people.   Read more...

Messaging Apps for Nonprofits

messaging appsWith Facebook reporting nearly 2 billion active users and Twitter not far behind with 328 million users, it is safe to say that social media is no longer considered an up and coming marketing channel. Many nonprofits embraced social media as a simple and affordable way to communicate with their constituents. Even the most conservative organizations have some sort of social media presence. Read more...

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