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#NPPTrendingNow Ep. 28: How to Use Optimization in Your Online Fundraising Efforts
January 5, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: how best practices are killing your online fundraising, the future of galas and ways to attract and keep donors through text messaging...

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...

Fundraising Events: Ensuring Exponential Results
December 18, 2017 at 11:13 am

I cut my professional teeth as an event fundraiser nearly 20 years ago. There was no better way to learn how to fundraise. I was forced to ask for money, form relationships quickly and articulate a case for support over and over again. Plus, I got to eat a lot of free food, which in my early 20s was a significant financial benefit! It laid a tremendous foundation for the fundraising career that followed...

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...

The Tale of a Successful Radiothon
December 8, 2017 at 11:26 am

I am writing this blog post on a Sunday morning, which is 17 hours after the 23rd annual WIBC Radiothon benefitting The Salvation Army Indiana Division ended. This important event provides a great deal of visibility for The Salvation Army in the community and promotes the mission, focus, programs and services The Salvation Army provides on an ongoing basis...

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...

2017 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study
September 27, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here’s what we’ve got going on for you this week: how best practices are killing your online fundraising, the future of galas and ways to attract and keep donors through text […]

NPP P2P Power Session Spotlight: The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
September 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm

There is a staggering number of young adults between the ages of 20 and 39 who are diagnosed with cancer each year. Specifically, that number is over 60,000—and that’s in the U.S. alone. Even more heart wrenching, approximately 9,000 young adults pass away each year from cancer...