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Why Community-Centric Fundraising Principles Are a Natural Fit for Our Organizations

It can feel scary to think about changing the way we engage with our donors.  We’re trying to serve our communities, after all. And donor-centered fundraising has been the modus operandi of our development efforts for a long time.  It stands to reason that celebrating our donors will keep them coming back – and, in […]

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WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER TO UP YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA GAME FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

We have all been there, and it is Monday morning; you have been watching other organizations posting on social media throughout the weekend. You know you should be posting every day but who has the time, what should you post about, and how do you get people to share your posts? The best way to […]

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How to Build a Social Media Strategy for Your Nonprofit

Does your nonprofit have a profitable social media strategy? Do you feel like posting on social platforms doesn't work for your organization? The truth is, social media is a powerful way to engage with people online, but many nonprofits aren't getting the full benefits of social platforms. Studies show that over 70% of nonprofits have […]

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Chamber of Commerce Membership Is Powerful for Your Nonprofit. Here’s Why.

Joining our local chamber of commerce is not often on the list of must-dos for nonprofits – but it can be a smart move when it comes to growing a loyal base of supporters for your organization. Cut through the noise of digital marketing. The internet is a great place to find and connect with […]

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Should your Nonprofit be Using Canva?

Creating social media posts and other types of communications for your nonprofits can be time-consuming. You know you need to do it, but it’s hard to find the time, and it’s stressful to come up with designs. Finding better ways to manage your organization's daily design requirements is essential to fulfilling tasks on schedule. We […]

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How To Successfully Welcome Back Your Volunteers After COVID-19

After a year of social distancing, many nonprofit organizations are beginning to welcome back volunteers after COVID-19 and resume pre-pandemic activities. But after a year of challenges and changes, what do we need to consider before opening our doors to our volunteers once again? Volunteer Safety After COVID-19 Even with larger numbers of people vaccinated, […]

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5 Ways to Retain Donors for Your Nonprofit

For many nonprofits, donor retention is a significant issue. After making their first donation, nearly 60% of all donors choose to give to another nonprofit or not to give altogether, and this rate is increasing, according to AFP Global. Luckily for you, losing over half of your donor base is preventable. It's easier to keep […]

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4 Creative Alternatives to Grants for New Nonprofits

Established nonprofits organizations have various avenues for funding in place – robust donor programs, multi-year grant awards, major event strategies.  But what about new nonprofits? Sure, there are foundations that set seed money aside for startups, and you can find federal opportunities at Grants.gov. You might have luck with state or municipal grant programs.  But […]

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Donor Retention

You did it! You got someone new to donate to your organization! Congratulations! Give yourself a hand!  You can now begin the process of transforming that one-time gift into a long-term relationship that benefits not only your nonprofit organization but your donor as well.  Blackbaud Institute 2020 Charitable Giving report shows that only 29% of […]

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3 Examples of Excellent Nonprofit Monthly Giving Programs

We found three nonprofit fundraising organizations with successful recurring giving programs to help you establish the right plan for your nonprofit. Consider these examples and how you can use specific techniques to create a solid foundation for monthly revenue. Monthly donations are on the rise! Because online buying habits are starting to lean more towards […]

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Pro Tips for Creating a Rock-Solid Social Media Policy for Your Nonprofit

Social media can be a great way to stay connected to program participants, donors, and supporters of our organizations – or it can be a minefield of potential disaster. From embarrassing typos and factual errors to bad judgment calls and problematic commenters, the specter of trouble can overwhelm even the most seasoned nonprofit pro. You […]

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