Peer to Peer

2017 NonProfit PRO Gold Award Winner: Peer-to-Peer
January 11, 2018 at 12:06 pm

The Charleston Animal Society’s annual Chili Cook-Off and Oyster Roast surpassed its initial predictions by a mile … and a half! It resulted in an income of over half a million, which exceeded its estimated $375,000 goal by a whopping 34 percent...

Does the Gala Have a Future?
December 27, 2017 at 10:16 am

Thanks in large measure to Donald Trump, during the last year there has been a lot of attention focused on charity galas. It got rolling when it was reported that The Arc of Palm Beach County had held its 2016 Cowboy Ball at the President’s Mar-a-Lago estate, where “the posh of Palm Beach, the grandeur of Texas and the thrill of Vegas come together...

The Tax Bill’s Poison Pill
December 20, 2017 at 12:07 pm

By now, pretty much everyone is aware of the massive tax bill that is expected to be voted into law this week by Congress. If you are a hedge fund manager, you are pretty happy right now. If you are a nonprofit CEO or CDO, well… not so much...

The Truth About Your Nonprofit’s Swag
December 13, 2017 at 11:35 am

Your swag may be hurting your mission. When asked about people wearing a nonprofit’s swag, most fundraising professionals will respond, “The more the better!” But when it comes to the buttons, ribbons, wristbands, t-shirts—all the stuff that people wear with a nonprofit’s brand—more is not always better. Sometimes, more can be, well, less. Here’s why...

Constituents Do More Than Wear Your Wristbands
November 22, 2017 at 11:02 am

Most people think that anything that gets people to focus attention on their nonprofit leads to good things happening. Increased attention = increased revenue. And no matter what your mission is, you can find ways to connect with prospective constituents. Facebook, of course, is the biggest fish in the pond...

4% Increase in Revenue: The Easy Way
November 15, 2017 at 11:45 am

We were listening to a presentation at the NonProfit PRO Peer-to-Peer Conference in Washington D.C. last week when the topic of “suggested fundraising” amounts came up. There is a lot of thought given to registration fees (don’t do it!) and minimum fundraising requirements...

Peer-to-Peer Conference Keynote Spotlight: John Foppe
October 30, 2017 at 11:46 am

Inspiration can come in many different shapes and sizes—even people. And as members of the ever-changing nonprofit community, we are constantly seeking inspiration to improve our society and inspire those around us to do the same...

5 Ways to End Your Fundraising Year With a Bang
October 18, 2017 at 1:16 pm

Approximately one-third of all donations are made during the last two months of the year. People tend to be in a giving mood during the holidays and are taking stock of their contributions before the year-end. Since the final months of the year can make or break a nonprofit’s budget, marketing messages to raise important funds kick into full swing beginning as early as Labor Day...

NPP P2P Power Session Spotlight: Susan G. Komen Greater NYC
October 11, 2017 at 12:15 pm

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While we all should be more cognizant of how breast cancer affects those who are diagnosed with it and their family and friends, it’s easy to get lost in our own daily lives...