A Simple, But Powerful ‘Thank You’ Can Make a Big Impact
July 10, 2017 at 9:26 am

Jeff and I have talked quite a bit about “taking the donor to the scene,” the phrase that describes using words and pictures to help the donor understand, feel and “see” the need. The same thing is true on the backside of giving—the stewardship side. If you can show the donor what his or her giving has done, through a picture and a story, it can have a tremendous impact...

National Audubon Society's "Small" Direct Mail Control
July 7, 2017 at 9:01 am

“If you are moved to such a degree that you feel the pain, and that you can feel the tears running down your face, then you’re looking at an opportunity to make a change, to make a difference in the world.” — John Francis I love this quote by John Francis, because it captures what […]

9 Ways You Can Improve Your Writing Skills
July 6, 2017 at 11:01 am

Business writing skills are more important than ever before. In a world full of emails and messages, you need to be able to get your point across in writing. If you feel you need some help with your business writing skills, here are nine tips that will help you improve...

4 Keys for a Killer Cycling Event
July 5, 2017 at 11:14 am

I have spoken at and attended many of my clients’ national leadership meetings, supporting their peer-to-peer income streams. I have been in a lot of bars (for the sake of science), have been in a lot of conference hotels and have spoken with a lot of volunteer leaders about how they came to be there...

Attribution: Where Do You Stand?
July 5, 2017 at 11:10 am

The nonprofit industry is becoming more diversified and complex and as donor behaviors continue to evolve, it is imperative that direct-response fundraisers adopt new methods and/or solutions for quantifying the impact of their marketing investments. The days are gone when fundraisers could measure a campaign’s effectiveness or performance in a single media/channel view...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 8: Creative Ideas for an Awesome Swag Bag
June 30, 2017 at 8:49 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. Topping the ranks this week is from guest blogger Sam Momin, where she gives you some really creative and valuable tips for putting together an awesome swag bag. Angela Struebing shares…

How Mobile CRM Helps Your MGOs
June 27, 2017 at 10:40 am

When your major gift officers end their meetings with major donors or prospects, what do you think is the first thing they do? You probably guessed right. Your team member grabs his or her mobile device to check emails and social media. We live in a world that is all about on-demand information...

Keep Donors Coming Back With Memorable Swag Bags
June 23, 2017 at 9:08 am

Everyone loves getting free swag, particularly if it is unique and useful. Fundraisers are an essential way for organizations to raise money for their cause, and swag bags are critical to getting donors to the table and interested in your event...