3 Questions Every Nonprofit Should Ask About Data

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“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” – Arthur Conan Doyle Retailers understand the value of relationships and they use data to personalize their interactions with you. And it works. Major companies invest significant resources collecting and analyzing data for the purpose of improving the way they interact with their customers. […]

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WSJ Covers Decline in Church Buildings: Quotes RSI’s Joel Mikell

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Over the past five years, almost every nonprofit organization has been impacted by the changing landscape of fundraising. One of the groups that have been impacted the most is churches. According to Giving USA Foundation, inflation-adjusted charitable contributions rose 10% between 2001 and 2013, but giving to religious organizations made no gains. Faith-based groups that received […]

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True or False: Your Nonprofit has a Culture of Philanthropy

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  It doesn’t matter if you are the CEO, major gift officer, program director, communications VP, CFO or Board chair, we are all in fundraising.  We may not all be soliciting gifts but we are all in development. One of the best parts of my job as vice president of training services is getting to […]

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(Almost) Everything a Nonprofit Should Know about Year-End Campaigns

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Rethinking your year-end fundraising strategy may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. As we look ahead to the final days of the year, we want to share some bite-sized information you can implement into your year-end campaign. Today, we wanted to share some of the most practical insights from our […]

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5 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Digital Fundraising

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Digital fundraising has become one of the hottest topics among nonprofit leaders and fundraising professionals. But it’s more than a fad. Online campaigns are a proven and valuable opportunity for nonprofit organizations looking to engage potential and current donors. However, investing in a digital fundraising campaign because it is the “trendy” thing to do is […]

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Week in Review: (Almost) Everything You Should Know about Digital Fundraising

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Digital fundraising campaigns have become an innovative way for nonprofit organizations to create these type of catalytic events as a way to engage donors in the 21st century. Whether it’s a social game, online quiz, or another edutainment experience, digital fundraising campaigns provide nonprofits with an innovative opportunity to engage donors in unique ways. (Almost) […]

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5 Questions to Ask Before Your Next Digital Fundraising Campaign

Digital fundraising has become one of the hottest topics among nonprofit leaders and fundraising professionals. But it’s more than a fad. Online campaigns have proven to become a valuable opportunity for nonprofit organizations looking to engage potential and current donors in the 21st century. The key to acquiring and upgrading donors online is simple: create […]

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3 Keys to an Effective Year-End Campaign Communication Strategy

Simply sending a letter and an envelope to each of your donors this December will not get you results any more. Your year-end campaign communication strategy should be creatively and thoughtfully planned to reach your audience through multiple channels. By putting more effort into the strategy, you will reap much greater rewards. An integrated approach […]

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3 #GivingTuesday Follow Up Tips Every Nonprofit Should Know

Happy #GivingTuesday! Up until this point, you’ve probably learned that a successful #GivingTuesday campaign demands a lot of planning. However, planning what you will do AFTER #GivingTuesday is just as important, if not more, than all the planning you put into the big day. 3 #GivingTuesday Follow Up Tips Every Nonprofit Should Know In order […]

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VIDEO: How to Upgrade Your First-Time Donors to Major Donors

Converting a first-time donor into a major donor has typically been a fundraising idea that’s a lot easier said than done. However, it an im is easier than you think! A few weeks ago, our very own Rachel Muir had the chance to sit down with our friends at Bloomerang as part of their monthly webinar […]

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