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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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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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The Perfect Pair: #GivingTuesday and Year-End Fundraising

Emma Wolfe October 31, 2017, by Emma Wolfe

The establishment of #GivingTuesday in 2012 altered the traditional end-of-year donation landscape for nonprofits. We know that charitable giving has been on the up and up for some time now but #GivingTuesday totally changed the digital fundraising game.Yes, year-end fundraising is basically clockwork for any seasoned nonprofit development director. You[…]

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Bitcoin Donation for Nonprofits

Nathan Christenson October 04, 2017, by Nathan Christenson

Bitcoin and other leading ‘cryptocurrencies’ have gained mainstream news attention with exponential spikes in trading value. Aside from investment benefits, there are specific advantages that Bitcoin can offer nonprofits.

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How Good Design Leads to More Donations

William Schmidt September 21, 2017, by William Schmidt

As today’s websites continue to heighten the standard for good design, peoples’ expectations of your own site and campaign pages are raised just as high. It’s essential for your organization to not only meet this new standard of excellence, but to truly “wow” your supporters with well-designed materials.

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How to Fund Your Nonprofit Website

Sara Lowe September 07, 2017, by Sara Lowe

This post was updated from a previous post from June 2016. 

Today, people instinctively turn to the web to gather information about almost anything, whether they are getting the latest world news, seeking advice, or simply looking for an address. The web is where it's at, making your nonprofit’s website a crucial element for your organization. It’s not[…]

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Getting Board Members to Fundraise…Without Asking for a Gift

Rachel Muir July 21, 2017, by Rachel Muir

The minute the words came out of my board member’s mouth I saw my development director roll her eyes.  My board member thought she was being helpful.  She suggested we could reach our fundraising goal if we “just asked Oprah.”   Sure.  I’ve got her on speed dial, right?  The room was so quiet you could hear a pin drop.  That is, until the chorus of other[…]

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