3 Supporter Engagement Opportunities for Your Nonprofit
April 12, 2018 at 12:29 pm

Nonprofits are always looking for ways to increase donor retention rates and supporter engagement—and for good reason! New donors are great, and your nonprofit needs a healthy flow of new donors to ensure a steady rate of growth...

Breaking the Nonprofit ‘Middle Child Syndrome’
April 4, 2018 at 11:14 am

Does your organization suffer from the “middle child syndrome?” Middle children often feel that they are neglected—that it doesn’t matter what they do, they are never going to be great. They sometimes can’t figure out how to be extraordinary. They can’t break out of the middle child syndrome...

10 Ways to Save on Nonprofit Overhead Costs
April 3, 2018 at 12:20 pm

If you’re involved in a nonprofit that’s doing a tremendous amount of good in the community, but is perpetually strapped for cash, you’re not alone. Luckily, there are numerous ways to keep nonprofit overhead costs down without sacrificing the effectiveness of your work...

Best Practices to Avoid ‘Cookie-Cutter’ Fundraising
March 29, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Too often, we see campaign strategy and development plans that are cookie-cutter. There are proven best practices in fundraising, as well as new and innovative strategies in communication and technology. We have formats for various plans with many variables and update these continually after every client engagement and through concentrated work groups comprised of our team members on a regular basis...

5 Online Fundraising Best Practices to Retain More Donors
March 28, 2018 at 11:49 am

When it comes to perfecting your online fundraising strategy, nonprofits often focus on leveraging software to enable convenient digital donations. Making giving easy for your online supporters is certainly important. However, if your nonprofit wants to bolster your online fundraising strategy over time, you need to take into account the way these software strategies can boost donor retention rates...

Donations Amid Disaster: 3 Nonprofit Marketing Strategies That Work
March 27, 2018 at 11:59 am

Nonprofit organizations focused on supporting victims are striving to raise donations and community engagement, but with a limited budget, this is especially difficult. However, it’s not impossible to develop effective nonprofit marketing strategies...

Maximize This Season
March 22, 2018 at 11:49 am

Seasons are an important reminder. As we transition through them, it’s a good time to pause, reflect and get away. Spring, as the season of rebirth and renewal, is an especially good time to get a fresh perspective on an opportunity or a challenge. With one-fourth of what I hope will be a stellar year for you behind us, take time now for some personal and professional reflection...

5 Story-Driven Marketing Tips for Nonprofits
March 21, 2018 at 11:59 am

Storytelling is an integral part of sharing your nonprofit’s mission. What spurred passion in you to devote your time to serving this mission? Likely, helping a person in need or hearing an emotive story is what spurred your emotional connection to join or start the foundation...

Nonprofit Strategy First, Tactics Second
March 15, 2018 at 12:14 pm

Too often, folks look at tactics and forget about strategy and leadership in fundraising. This happens at any size organization when you don’t have a plan grounded in research, with sound strategy and clear, accountable goals...

Make Integrity the Bottom Line
March 8, 2018 at 12:49 pm

For 30 years now, I have seen the incredible value of properly conducted campaign planning and feasibility studies. It is amazing what a leader who understands the concept and is trusting will share—and how then you can use that confidential insight to better the client organization and increase the success (both in dollars and in brevity) of a pending campaign...