Build your Fundraising Strategy – Start with a SWOT Analysis

It’s the season to plan, to submit new budgets, to analyze year-end results, and improve upon them for next year. It’s also the season of resolutions. We resolve to face our weaknesses and turn them into strengths. It’s SWOT analysis season!

2020 is the year to ask your donors for gifts of stock!

Whether you’re a small nonprofit new to end-of-year fundraising or the impact of the pandemic has left your organization understaffed and behind in planning, now is a critical time to ramp up your efforts. Half of all nonprofits receive a majority of their annual donations during the last three months of the year – with 31% of those donations happening in December according to Network for Good.

10 Tips for Last-Minute Year-End Fundraising

Whether you’re a small nonprofit new to end-of-year fundraising or the impact of the pandemic has left your organization understaffed and behind in planning, now is a critical time to ramp up your efforts. Half of all nonprofits receive a majority of their annual donations during the last three months of the year – with 31% of those donations happening in December according to Network for Good.

Making the Case for Virtual Galas in 2021 and Beyond

Virtual galas – events so incredibly effective in raising funds and so dramatically less labor-intensive, costly, and time-consuming to produce, this new channel might just outlast the pandemic.

Mid-Level Giving 101: Case Studies for Success

A healthy mid-level giving program is critical to the success of your overall program. Using a mix of different techniques across channels can help you zero in on the best cohort of mid-level donors – and then move them up the donor pyramid.

Planning for Effective Donor Meetings in the “New Normal”

Donor meetings are an essential component of major gift fundraising, providing invaluable opportunities to learn more about the individuals who make your programs possible. There are some fundamentals you should consider when preparing for these meetings – and new factors to keep in mind during the “new normal” of major gift fundraising in the time of COVID-19.

4 Tips for Maximizing Your Monthly Giving Program

Monthly giving programs have become a lifeblood of nonprofits, creating a foundation for consistent, predictable revenue for your organization. But too many organizations are missing these low-hanging fruit: A recent study by Salesforce shows that only 14% of organizations prompted one-time donors to upgrade to recurring gifts when these donors would likely be interested in budgeting their gifts throughout the year. Additionally, 27% of organizations made no attempt to retain a recurring donation from a monthly donor after a credit card was canceled.

Addressing Multilingual Audiences in Digital Communications

English might seem like the primary language on the web, but for many nonprofits, multilingual digital communications are important to build trust and engage with online communities of donors and prospective donors. Here are the best practices to help lay the groundwork to implement a multilingual digital communications strategy.

How To Test in Acquisition Without Breaking the Bank

New donor acquisition is the most expensive area of any fundraising program, and zeroing in on the most effective control package requires constant testing and re-testing. There’s no need to break the bank to improve acquisition results – small tweaks and tests can make all the difference.