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How to get more engagement during your next virtual event

How to get more engagement during your next virtual event

Virtual events debuted widely at the onset of COVID-19 and since then, nonprofit event organizers have moved into a space of in-person, virtual and hybrid fundraising. Fact is, virtual events are here to stay, pandemic or not. As you get ready to host your next virtual event, think about how you can maximize your time […]

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P2P case study: Feeding the Carolinas triples their annual event’s fundraising goal

P2P case study: Feeding the Carolinas triples their annual event’s fundraising goal

Of the 200 Feeding America foodbanks across the country, 10 are in North and South Carolina. As an advocate to raise awareness around food inequities in these states, Feeding the Carolinas was developed as a 501c(3), state association of these Feeding America foodbanks. A portion of Feeding the Carolinas work goes toward raising resources (financial […]

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Raise more online with the right fee systems

Raise more online with the right fee systems

While there isn’t a way to get around credit card processing fees altogether when offering your donors the ability to make donations online, there are ways to ensure that your nonprofit keeps the bulk of what it raises without succumbing to exorbitant fees. Whether you’ve always offered online giving to your donors or you’re looking […]

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Customize your CRM: Using personal data to optimize donor touchpoints

Customize your CRM: Using personal data to optimize donor touchpoints

Creating strategic touchpoints throughout the year with your donors (or prospects) is an important part of the fundraising process. While the best way to retain donors is by building strong relationships with them, how do you ensure you readily track that information? A donor CRM is a great place to start. What’s more? With a […]

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Using the ‘Story of One’ to convert donors on your blog

Using the ‘Story of One’ to convert donors on your blog

Facts and statistics do not entice donors. People do—the story of those people do. And more specifically, the story of one of those people at a given moment. When we present the larger issues or problems our nonprofits are trying to solve, we overwhelm our donors. If we break those problems down and name them—by […]

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Facebook fundraising for 2021: Where does it fit in your mix?

Facebook fundraising for 2021: Where does it fit in your mix?

As the behemoth social media platform, Facebook has a lot of options for getting the word out about your nonprofit—including raising funds directly through the platform itself. And while you can raise funds for nonprofits and personal causes through Facebook Fundraisers there are specifics to note about payouts, fees and donor information. Here are 5 […]

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How to choose the right payment processor

How to choose the right payment processor

Creating a seamless process for your donors or event attendees to make donations and payments online is an easy way to provide great customer service (and keep your donors coming back). Part of that process is identifying the right payment processor for your nonprofit. When you collect online payments through donations or event registrations, a […]

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How to sell nonprofit event sponsorships

How to sell nonprofit event sponsorships

Virtual and in-person nonprofit events can benefit from sponsors as a way to raise more money, to increase brand awareness and to give clout to new organizations or new events. Learning how to sell nonprofit event sponsorships can be an effective way to boost your overall fundraising goals throughout the year as well. Keep your […]

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Cause awareness days 2021: A planning calendar for nonprofits

Cause awareness days 2021: A planning calendar for nonprofits

Each year we create a calendar with updated key dates, holidays and monthly themes pertinent to nonprofits across the globe. This year, we have updated that list that includes daily, weekly and monthly observances, to help in your donor communication and content planning. Download our free 2021 Cause Awareness Days Calendar Knowing these key dates […]

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The final push: Year-end giving tips

The final push: Year-end giving tips

There’s still time to meet your annual fundraising goals. So, before the calendar flips to January, what are some ‘right now’ things your nonprofit can do as a final push to solicit year-end gifts? Check out our list of 8 easy-to-manage fundraising solutions to get you through December. 1. Use current finances to create urgency […]

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