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Shouldn’t Giving Be All About the Donor?
September 20, 2021 at 9:45 am

I’m an avid scanner of mail samples. I’m particularly intrigued by how organizations approach the monthly gift option on their reply forms. If you’re at all interested in growing your number of monthly donors, planting the monthly giving seeds on your appeals has become a best practice...

Should You Have a Donor Account for Monthly Gifts?
August 9, 2021 at 11:45 am

If you know that the typical number of people who finish a gift is only 21%, that means 79% do not give, even though they go to your organization’s page to donate. What’s preventing donors from making the gift? Is it something you do? Can you stop doing it?...

Have No Fear! Monthly Giving Help Is Near
August 21, 2017 at 10:05 am

Over the past few months, I hope I showed you how monthly giving has become so much easier for nonprofits to organize and then actually start. That’s because so many payment processors and donor bases now have built-in tools to create giving pages, add the recurring/monthly option and capture new monthly donors without a lot of jumping through hoops...

Donations Through Mobile Devices Continue to Rise
June 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm

The integration of online technology in the nonprofit sector has played its role in advancing and increasing the way people give. If you’re not convinced, let’s take a look at Blackbaud’s “2016 Charitable Giving Report...

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?...

More Donors Starting Funds Rather Than Giving Directly to Charities
April 19, 2017 at 9:13 am

For the first time on record, the nonprofit that received the most in donations in the country is not what you typically think of as a nonprofit—and that has some in the nonprofit sector worried that the new model is upending traditional philanthropy. Giving accounts allow donors to get an immediate tax benefit when they…