Easter Seals

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Among Minnesota's Fastest Growing Retailers
April 28, 2014

While many big merchants are struggling to sustain their sales, one of the fastest growing retailers in Minnesota is a nonprofit. Sales at the thrift stores of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota have been soaring thanks to a surge in the opening of new stores beyond the urban core. Consumers' growing frugality is also boosting sales. In the past three years, Goodwill's retail sales have jumped about 75 percent to $67 million, a growth rate any business executive would be happy to brag about.

Circle Up at the Engage Roundtables!
April 7, 2014

What I love about the roundtables is that they are almost completely attendee-driven. The moderators say a quick hi and share an overview of the topic, but then the discussion is steered by the questions posed by the guests at the table.

9 Underutilized Emails That Improve Donor Retention
January 16, 2014

Donor retention is often overlooked, and because of this, nonprofits aren’t using email as a key retention tool. That likely means more email “asks” this year (donations, event registrants, advocacy actions) and fewer retention emails, like reporting back to donors and building relationships.

The risk this poses is if most emails ask for something, people may start tuning out everything. To make “ask” emails more effective, constituents need to also see results consistently from your organization. They need know that progress is being made and feel the momentum.

Meet Our 2014 Editorial Advisors
December 1, 2013

FundRaising Success is blessed and proud to work with some of the brightest stars in the fundraising firmament. Meet our latest 2014 Editorial Advisory Board members.