Online Fundraising

Advancing the Nonprofit Landscape: Part 1
May 25, 2017 at 11:29 am

Use of the Internet to fundraise was launched in the late 1990s, and through a process of trial and error, nonprofit organizations have slowly been able to build donor’s confidence in the technology and grow their online database for giving...

Is a Great Website a Worthwhile Investment?
May 23, 2017 at 11:31 am

Do you think your digital presence is vital? Most of your potential donors, employees, volunteers and people who need what your organization offers will find you through your website. As a specialist in the nonprofit digital marketing field, one of the biggest issues I face with clients is their website...

Charitable Giving Expected to Increase in 2018
May 9, 2017 at 10:17 am

Ask your Magic 8-Ball about the state of charitable giving in the next few years, and there’s a good chance it’ll tell you “outlook good.” As long as it’s getting its info from Marts & Lundy and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, that is...

From the Mouth (or Fingertips) of Grant-Makers
May 5, 2017 at 1:59 pm

Starting my professional career as a program officer for a statewide grant-maker is a slightly unusual story, one that is filled with gratitude for my mentors. Leaving grant-making for grant-seeking and eventually grant consulting, another unusual twist in the story...

Technology Advances the Way People Give
May 2, 2017 at 1:01 am

There is no denying that technology plays an important role in the nonprofit sector. The evolution of technology has helped us strengthen our brand and reach out to our audience in a way that paper could not. It gives us a bigger voice—not to mention, a bigger platform—to project our mission to the world...

Top 5 Digital Skills For Nonprofit Professionals
April 27, 2017 at 9:12 am

Digital outreach is a crucial component of how nonprofits engage with potential donors. The importance and reach of a nonprofit’s digital efforts require a dedicated professional—or more—to maintain them...

Nonprofit Fundraising in the Internet Age: What You Need to Know
April 26, 2017 at 10:43 am

It’s no surprise that many nonprofits turn to the Internet to meet fundraising goals and connect with potential donors. But, does using the Internet for fundraising pose any legal issues? For example, if you have a nonprofit in Pennsylvania, but your online fundraising post reaches a donor in California, is your nonprofit now conducting business in California?...

The Best of Tech: New Platforms We Love in the Nonprofit Sector
April 25, 2017 at 11:01 am

The relationship between nonprofits and donors is always evolving. New, innovative tech platforms for fundraising and management continually emerge on the market. These can increase organizational reach and impact, but there are remaining barriers to new technology for many nonprofits...

The Future of Donor Acquisition Is Digital
April 25, 2017 at 10:53 am

Monthly giving is seeing double-digit increases in year-over-year growth, and for good reason. Nonprofits depend on a continuously scalable base of donors and revenue to fund their important missions and services. Among the many options in an organization’s fundraising portfolio, monthly giving offers a more reliable, steady income stream that is resilient to economic ups and downs...

#GivingTuesday Donations on the Rise
April 19, 2017 at 2:53 pm

The day after Thanksgiving, the holidays hit full-force. And it’s not just the radio stations blasting “Here Comes Santa Claus” every half hour—it’s the shopping frenzies of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Thankfully, (no pun intended) for the past four years, we’ve had a day to shift the focus away from materialism and back to the true spirit of the holidays: Giving Tuesday...