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How to Ensure a Successful New Fundraising Year

Now that it is January, you may think that it is time to relax a bit after that hectic holiday season. However, now is the time to ensure that you have strong follow-up to your calendar year-end appeal. If you have closed out one fundraising year completely by doing the needed follow-up, you have established a strong base and set your organization up well for success in the upcoming calendar year's fundraising efforts...

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U.S. Government Shutdown: 33 Days and Counting…
January 23, 2019 at 11:45 am

Concerns over safety, health and economic uncertainty weigh heavily on all of America as we continue to live through the longest government shutdown in history. In addition to those fears, as a fundraiser, I can’t help but worry about how this will affect nonprofit giving in both the short and long term...

Your Guide to Nonprofit Fundraising Trends for 2019
January 23, 2019 at 10:46 am

This report brings you insights from nonprofit fundraising experts and deep dives into fundraiser and donor data. Topics include: motivating zero-dollar fundraisers, why DonorDrive programs in the top 30 were up 17% while the group was down $100 million overall, and proof that DIY actually boosts event retention.

How to Ensure a Successful New Fundraising Year
January 22, 2019 at 11:51 am

Now that it is January, you may think that it is time to relax a bit after that hectic holiday season. However, now is the time to ensure that you have strong follow-up to your calendar year-end appeal. If you have closed out one fundraising year completely by doing the needed follow-up, you have established a strong base and set your organization up well for success in the upcoming calendar year's fundraising efforts...

What I Learned About Monthly Giving on My First Uber Ride
January 21, 2019 at 11:50 am

I have a confession to make: until this week, I had not yet used Uber. As a woman often traveling by myself, I always felt it a bit unnerving to get into some stranger’s unmarked car. But when I was in Dallas recently, I had to try Uber as that’s what the hotel offered as the shuttle from the airport...

Happy Volunteers Boost Major Gifts
January 21, 2019 at 11:45 am

You need to re-orient your thinking and your practice, as it relates to volunteers, so you create a happy place for them. And what makes for a happy volunteer? Some colleagues we have worked with are taking important steps in two areas to make that very thing happen...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 72: The Effect of the Government Shutdown on Nonprofits
January 18, 2019 at 10:14 am

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: improving your nonprofit branding, hosting a successful fundraising event and surviving the government shutdown...

Effective Fundraising Through Meaningful Relationships
January 18, 2019 at 10:03 am

Our professional know-how drives organizational missions. Skillsets like creativity, resilience, adaptability and the power to create meaningful connections with donors are what truly distinguish effective fundraising professionals. The question is do we go to work, share our talents and go home each day?...

#MeToo: Coming to a Nonprofit Near You
January 17, 2019 at 1:11 pm

Most of the readers of our blog not only work in the nonprofit sector, but are also personal supporters of various charitable missions. Speaking for myself (Otis), I consider myself to be an “animal rights advocate” and make monthly donations to a variety of animal welfare organizations...

The Trouble With Securing Donor Meetings
January 17, 2019 at 1:05 pm

Are getting donor meetings more difficult for you than securing gifts? If so, that’s my experience, too. The fact is that if you get the meeting, your chances of securing the gift are relatively certain...

Free eBook: A Nonprofit’s Guide to Giving Days
January 16, 2019 at 3:20 pm

Giving Days are huge hits because they rally your community together to support your cause for 24 hours. We've got the perfect guide to help you build viral buzz and inspire more donations this year. Start planning your own Giving Day for 2019 today!