Nonprofit Blog Articles

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Draft a Winning RFP (Request for Proposal)

It’s a fact of life at most nonprofits that sometimes outside help is necessary. Help with annual fund fundraising, major donor fundraising,...

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When to Use Suggested Dollar Amounts in Nonprofit Fundraising

In the world of nonprofit fundraising, there’s been much debate about whether or not suggested dollar amounts work.

At IPM Advancement, we...

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[NPFX Ep. 3] Effective Donor Engagement: Launching into FY21 with Confidence

Welcome to The Nonprofit Fundraising Exchange, a podcast from IPM Advancement. Our mission is to help you raise more money so you can make the...

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Angry Donors Calling? Let’s Make Lemonade!

Let’s face it: an angry donor is probably a nonprofit’s worst nightmare. Even those hard-working organizations with the absolute...

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Sustainer Programs: One of the Most Valuable Pieces of the Fundraising Pie

You are familiar with the Field of Dreams quote: “If you build it, they will come,” right? However, what worked in Hollywood,...

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[NPFX Ep. 2] Fundraising during COVID-19: Practical Strategies for Success

Welcome to The Nonprofit Fundraising Exchange, a podcast from IPM Advancement. Our mission is to help you raise more money so you can make the...

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Lego Love: Building a Board Your Nonprofit Deserves

Over the years, I have had many conversations with executive leaders around the practice of finding and keeping talented board members. In fact,...

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Digging Deeper: Tools to Plan Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Outreach

You know “why” you do it. You also know why your supporters should give you money and volunteer.

But can you masterfully convey that...

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[NPFX Ep. 1] Is Annual Giving Dead? (COVID-19 Edition)

Welcome to The Nonprofit Fundraising Exchange, a podcast from IPM Advancement. Our mission is to help you raise more money so you can make the...

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An Open Letter to Nonprofit Professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Friends,

The world needs our leadership now more than ever before.

As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 spreads across the world, fear spreads...

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Fundraising in a Global Pandemic: Five Ways Nonprofits Can Weather the Impact of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

March 11, 2020
By Russ Phaneuf, Managing Director & Chief Strategist – IPM Advancement

COVID-19, novel coronavirus, is poised to upend the...

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Giving Tuesday 2019 Results and What Your Nonprofit Should Take Away

Another Giving Tuesday has come and gone, and the results are in: According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, nearly $2 billion was...

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