Category Archives: Strategic Planning

How to Motivate Donors to Continue to Give?

  Donors of all types are increasingly demand information about what you are working to achieve and how you will know if you succeed. Here are some best practices to help you fully inform donors of your organization’s strategy to help you motivate and inspire them to continue to give: Share multiple types of data, …

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9 Steps to Corporate Fundraising

  Corporate fundraising is an essential component of nonprofit sustainability that you don’t want to ignore. According to Giving USA’s Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2014, Americans donated an estimated $358.38 billion – a 60-year high – with 5 percent coming from corporations. Specifically, corporate giving totaled $17.77 billion, an increase of 13.7 …

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Are You Writing a Nonprofit Case Statement? Here’s What It Should Answer

The case statement is a core document that outlines the most important facts about your organization so donors can understand the value of investing in it. The document also serves as a plan for long-term strategic direction and should include the following: the organization’s history, the problem (and proposed solution) to be addressed, goals and …

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Top Nonprofit Crowdfunding Sites

Causes: A platform for individuals and nonprofit organizations who want to change the world Crowdrise: Named the “Top 25 Best Global Philanthropist” CauseVox: A startup social site that focuses on helping small to mid-sized nonprofits raise funds and have a social impact DoJiggy: A complete online event registration/donation management system where constituents can fundraise Fundly: …

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Deciding on a Crowdfunding Site? Use this Checklist

  ✓ Aesthetics: Are the fundraising pages/template appealing to donors? Can you post videos and pictures?   ✓ Ease of Setup: How easy is it to create the fundraising page and are there technical skills needed?   ✓ Methods for Making Donations: Can donors make contributions through credit cards or e-checks and how quickly are …

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Crowdfunding 101: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

While crowdfunding should not be used exclusively as the solution to annual fundraising success, it is an effective new approach to raising awareness and funds for a specific nonprofit project or initiative. What is crowdfunding? A fundraising method using networking through online social-media platforms and Internet technologies to secure small to medium monetary donations from …

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8 Strategies to Drive Donor Dollars

There’s a growing demand for nonprofits to articulate to funders the results they hope their work will achieve and to track whether those results are actually happening. Organizations are being asked to show the outputs of their efforts, including the number of people served, the number of services provided, and so forth. The good news …

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Keys to Ensure Your Next Special Event Is a Success!

A poorly executed and disorganized special event can have the potential of generating unfavorable publicity for your nonprofit, faith-based organization, or agency. Here are some pointers to make sure your event is a success:   Select a chairperson who is qualified and will work hard Solicit volunteers who are organized and ready to help Choose …

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The ABC’s of Marketing Nonprofit Special Events

When marketing your special event, it’s important to use both traditional formats – such as sending out direct mail and soliciting print, radio, and TV media outlets – as well as untraditional. Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube): ►Connect with and engage your audience via special giveaways, early-bird registration fee, and announcements of special …

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9 Special Event Strategies for Nonprofit Capacity-Building

Special events are a great way to build awareness of your organization or cause, raise funds, and recruit board members and volunteers. They can also be time-consuming, costly, and lead to staff burnout if not approached strategically. Before you launch headlong into a special event, consider these tried-and-true capacity-building tactics: ►Hold a “signature event,” something …

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