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How to Design an Amazing Donation Receipt

Abby Jarvis January 22, 2018, by Abby Jarvis

Donation receipts tend to be pretty boring. They generally run something like this:

Dear Abby,

Thank you for your donation of $25 to our organization. Below, please find the details of your transaction for your records.

Snore.

Your donation receipts don’t have to be boring! Adding a few elements to your donation receipt will make a great impression on[…]

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Your Nonprofit’s To-Do List for 2018: 6 Ideas

Emma Wolfe December 26, 2017, by Emma Wolfe

It is no secret that the explosion of technology has changed the business world. It is hard for nonprofits to keep up, especially when working with limited resources. It can feel, because of the incredible work that nonprofits do, that investing in technology is unnecessary and donors will flock regardless. However, in 2018, not investing is no longer an[…]

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SMART Goals for Your Nonprofit

Emma Wolfe December 20, 2017, by Emma Wolfe

We have entered into the era of advertisement for nonprofits. It’s no longer enough to just do good you also have to attract donors and volunteers and to do so you NEED to design an awesome marketing campaign.

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Incorporate Matching Gifts into Your Online Strategy: 7 Tips

Adam Weinger December 15, 2017, by Adam Weinger

 Matching gifts are the pot of gold at the end of the nonprofit rainbow. While your donors have built your rainbow with their unwavering support, the potential to increase your donations even more is still waiting at the end.

To reap the full benefits of your donors’ matching gift

 programs, you’ll need to incorporate matching gifts into your online[…]

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8 Tips for Attracting Millennial Donors

Emma Wolfe December 13, 2017, by Emma Wolfe

The charitable giving landscape is changing. Millennials currently represent the largest portion of the population and are projected to have $30,000,000,000,000 of wealth transferred to them over the next 30 years. That's 30 trillion dollars in case you didn't have time to count all 13 zeros.

And although my generation is thought of as collection of[…]

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Managing a Multigenerational Workplace

Emma Wolfe December 04, 2017, by Emma Wolfe

For the first time in history there are 4 (almost five) generations apart of the American workforce. It was inevitable of course; people are living longer and retiring later.  While the the diverse talents of cross-generational offices lead to more creative problem solving and the creation of unique projects and friendships, these inter-generational[…]

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7 Day-Of Tips for #GivingTuesday

Emma Wolfe November 28, 2017, by Emma Wolfe

You’ve planned and prepped. You’ve come up with campaign themes, reached out to donors, optimized your website and now the big day is here. We know you all are busy today so we kept it short and sweet.

 

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How to Build the Absolute Best Online Donation Form

Abby Jarvis November 16, 2017, by Abby Jarvis

You work so hard to find new donors. You write appeals, you send emails, you schedule social posts, you build your lists, you do all the right things to find and inspire . But are your potential donors turned off by your lackluster online donation form?

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8 Tips for Making Online Donation Easy

Emma Wolfe November 14, 2017, by Emma Wolfe

It’s time to talk about the individuals who can’t use technology. Having tech skills may now be the norm but not everyone is comfortable interfacing with computers, tablets and iPhones.  And while some people may still struggle with touchscreen we want to make sure they can still participate in Giving Tuesday. 

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Year-End Fundraising: An Ode to Letter-Writing

Emma Wolfe November 07, 2017, by Emma Wolfe

In the age of #GivingTuesday and online donations, sometimes we forget about the old-school way of doing things. It’s true that most methods are no longer viable (I think we’re all glad that the age of the cold call is over), but don’t underestimate the value of a good-old letter writing campaign. We’re in not saying to drop your online efforts, but[…]

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