Thanking Donors: It's Not Optional

Donor retention is essential to a nonprofit's success. But when you get too wrapped up in always soliciting and securing the next donation, it's no wonder why donors become exasperated and feel like…


Turn Volunteers into Nonprofit Fundraising Champs

How to Turn Volunteers into Nonprofit Fundraising Champs

A successful nonprofit has many players, all performing different functions and at varying levels of commitment. Whether it's a full-time staff member or a Board Member, every person involved with an…


How to Fight a Nonprofit Fundraising Drought

How to Fight a Nonprofit Fundraising Drought: Problems and Solutions

Fundraising is the lifeblood of typical nonprofit. Over the course of this blog, we've covered a ton of helpful ways to keep donations sure and steady. The nonprofit sector has created many excellent…


The Importance of Mobile Optimization for Donor Engagement

If you've heard the buzz about the importance of mobile optimization for donor engagement, it's for good reason. According to a 2015 study by the PEW Research Center 64% of Americans adults own a…


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3 Tips for Starting a Monthly Online Giving Program

Is your nonprofit struggling to budget and plan because of unpredictable giving patterns? Cultivating recurring donors can help counteract this and setting up a monthly online giving program is a…


Nonprofit Donor Cultivation: Get Serious about Recurring Donors!

If you've been in the nonprofit game for a while, you know that one of the most common challenges for organizational budgets is the fact that cumulative donations can change every month. And…


Nonprofit Donor Cultivation: 3 Emails to Secure Your First Gift

Donor cultivation. If you want your nonprofit to survive, those two little words are likely at the heart of all your development and fundraising conversations. But did you know that donor cultivation…


Engagement: Power of a good store

Supercharge Donor Engagement: The Power of a Good Story

Whether it's star-crossed lovers, swashbuckling pirates or wild-west cowboys, everyone loves a good story. They are powerful in their ability to connect with readers on a personal level and inspire…


How to Create the Perfect Donor Email

We love a great email! It's one of the most powerful and inexpensive ways to supercharge donations to your organization by reaching donors in one of the places most likely to catch their attention,…


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The Nonprofit Thank You Letter

A great donor experience starts with the thank you letter. The thank you letter provides an opportunity to have yet another interaction with your donors, it indicates your organization is well run…