Nonprofit Blog Articles

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The Reality of Digital Fundraising

Since the advent of online giving, many people have touted grand promises from the “digital fundraising revolution.” Some have even...

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What Should I Write About in My Next Fundraising Appeal?

Let’s say you and your team have created a strong annual fund strategy for the year. Part of that plan involves sending regular appeals...

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Nonprofit Staff Retention, Part 2: How to Attract and Keep the Best Employees

In Part 1 of this article, we investigated the question of whether or not higher salaries are the answer to the problem of nonprofit staff...

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Nonprofit Staff Retention, Part 1: Are Higher Salaries Really the Answer?

In surveys of nonprofits, staff retention is often reported as one of the top challenges. Some researchers estimate that the average fundraiser...

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Writing a Great Thank You Letter: The First Step in Successful Donor Stewardship

So you’ve written a winning fundraising appeal. It has a compelling case for support, it makes readers feel the urgency of your cause,...

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The Secret to Nonprofit Advocacy Success: Keeping Grassroots Supporters Engaged

A key takeaway from our recent podcast on nonprofit advocacy is: If your nonprofit wants to create lasting, systemic change, you...

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Quick Tips to Boost Response from Direct Mail Fundraising

Not every direct mail fundraising appeal is created equal. While the number of variables that can affect direct mail fundraising can be...

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Make the Donor the Hero of Your Fundraising Story

In nonprofit fundraising, there’s an important adage: Donors give to success. That’s why one of the most important goals of a...

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How Nonprofits Succeed by Focusing on Others, Part 2: Emphasize Donor Impact

In Part 1 of this article, we explored the importance of your mission statement in keeping you focused on effectively serving...

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How Nonprofits Succeed by Focusing on Others, Part 1: Learn to Say No

Your attention gets pulled in many different directions in the day-to-day management of your nonprofit. On top of that, high-level concerns...

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Nonprofit Monthly Sustainers, Part 2: 8 Tips for a Successful Monthly Giving Program

In Part 1 of this article, we made the case for why nonprofit organizations should enroll donors in monthly giving. Today, we’ll...

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Nonprofit Monthly Sustainers, Part 1: Financial Stability in Any Economy

The percentage of Americans giving to charities has dropped to a historic new low, as reported by a Gallup survey conducted in April...

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