Week In Review: #GivingTuesday Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

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#GivingTuesday may only be a couple of years old but it has already become one of the most significant giving days of the year for many nonprofit organizations. In 2012, 2500 nonprofits took part in #GivingTuesday. In 2013 that number leaped to 10,000. Overall, nonprofit organizations saw a 90% increase in donations from the first […]

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How to Craft a Compelling Story for Your Year-End Campaign

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Compelling donors to give starts with helping them understand the heartbeat of your cause. Too many donor communication pieces fail to adequately engage donor passion for the mission. Every communication piece to donors should aim to inspire them by how our work is changing lives. Harnessing donor passion will drive giving long before the latest […]

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4 Keys to Leading Organizations through Extraordinary Change

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“ If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy Change. The mention of the word can elicit emotional responses—some positive, some negative. Yet change is at the core of organizational health. Organizations that survive and thrive do so because they learn how to leverage change […]

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Case Study: Generate 33% of Online Giving Revenue on #GivingTuesday

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We know you want to maximize the opportunity for year-end giving. Where do you start? The key is to be intentional about maximizing the two most important times of the year:  #GivingTuesday and the last two days of the year. Today we want to share with you a profile of one of our own clients, […]

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The “Secret” to Digital Fundraising Success

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For many nonprofits, digital fundraising is an innovative way to create a catalytic event to drive future donor behavior. An edutainment experience can be hugely successful in terms of acquiring and upgrading donors during the campaign. However, the real secret to success is having a premeditated follow up strategy to create a long-term impact for […]

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Week in Review: 3 Resources to Transform Your Nonprofit Board

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A highly-engaged and proactive nonprofit board can become one of the most valuable assets for any nonprofit organization. However, developing a board of directors that makes a significant impact for your organization is a lot easier said than done. Over the past few weeks, our very own Rachel Muir has been on a mission to […]

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How to Convert, Retain and Upgrade Your New #GivingTuesday Donors

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A successful #GivingTuesday campaign demands a lot of planning. In fact, planning what you will do AFTER #GivingTuesday is just as important, if not more, than all the planning you put into the big day. Do nothing, to meaningfully convert your first time #GivingTuesday donors into making a second gift and you just wasted all […]

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5 Keys to Creating a Powerful Digital Fundraising Campaign

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. 5 […]

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10 Ways Nonprofits Can Embrace the New Rules of Donor Engagement

“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” – Stephen Covey How do you decide if you should trust a person or an organization? That question is on the mind of every potential donor. So what does that mean for fundraising […]

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How to Make Your #GivingTuesday Campaign Stand Out Above the Rest

#GivingTuesday may only be a couple of years old but it has already had a profound impact and shows no sign of slowing down. In 2012, 2500 nonprofits took part in #GivingTuesday. In 2013, that number leaped to 10,000. According to the UN Foundation, the nonprofit industry saw a 53 percent increase in donations on the […]

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