maximizing travel packages at events

3 Ideas for Maximizing Travel at Your Auction - Webinar Recap

This week we had the honor of hosting our friend from Winspire, Ian Lauth, to talk about how to maximize the use of travel packages at your benefit auctions. We’ll go over a quick summary here, but…


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Why It's Important to Understand the Donor Journey

Any time you meet someone new, there are a few stages you go through. First, you’re acquainted with the person, then you begin to learn more about them. Maybe you share a few similarities, and have…


fundraising mistakes

5 Fundraising Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Whether you forgot to call a friend on their birthday, ran late to a meeting, or called someone by the wrong name (for days), we all make mistakes – and sometimes they’re downright embarrassing. But…


engaging donors

Engaging Donors to be Lifetime Advocates - Webinar Recap

Yesterday, we chatted with our friends at Winspire about how nonprofits can turn donors into lifetime advocates through engagement. In case you missed the webinar, here’s a quick recap. We dive into…


planning a fundraising event

5 Simple Steps for Planning Next-Level Fundraising Events

This is a guest post from our friends at BidPal.  Let’s face it: there are probably a million so-called “surefire” ways to improve your event fundraising strategies, but at the end of the day,…


Why a Face-to-Face Ask Can Be Better, But Not Best

Why a Face-to-Face Ask Can Be Better, But Not Best

I recently realized that in my variety of roles as a fundraiser and nonprofit leader, there is one thing that never ceased to make me a bit uncomfortable, yet at the same time produced the greatest…


best nonprofit website

Build Your Best Nonprofit Website Webinar Recap

Last week, we published a webinar with our friends at SnapShot Interactive, "Build Your Best Nonprofit Website." In case you missed it, or if you'd like the cliff-notes version, here are the key…


build donor relationships

This Stylish Flyer Totally Missed its Audience

Over the last two weeks, I wrote 3 blogs about messages I received from an organization after going to a few of their concerts. You can read the original and most important blog about the first email…


know your donors

You Won’t Believe What This Org Asked Me to Buy

Last week, I wrote a blog about two messages I received in a series from an organization after going to a few of their concerts. You can read the original and most important blog about the first…


target your messaging

2 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Call Me, Maybe

A few days ago I wrote a blog about the first of a recent string of messages I received from an organization after going to a few of their concerts. You can read my full synopsis of the email here,…