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Staff retention and employee burnout is a challenge for many nonprofits, especially when it comes to their fundraising team. In today’s podcast episode, we’ll look at some of the most common reasons for nonprofit fundraiser burnout, and how you can prevent burnout for yourself or your staff.
For most nonprofits, Calendar Year End fundraising is a crucial part of their annual fund program. For some, CYE donations account for the majority of their fundraising dollars for the entire year. In today’s podcast episode, we will review four of our favorite strategies to help our clients beat their annual fundraising goals.
As you think about your nonprofit fundraising program for 2021, remember that systemic change can rarely be achieved through service delivery alone. Find out how advocacy can make a difference to your mission.
In today’s podcast episode, we host a virtual panel of nonprofit fundraising consultants to discuss whether or not now is a good time to start a consulting business, the opportunities for consultants to actually grow their businesses during the pandemic, and how they themselves have adapted their own businesses to the changing landscape.
In today’s podcast episode, we’ll discuss what nonprofits should expect from Giving Tuesday this year, best practices for Giving Tuesday fundraising in a pandemic, and strategies to ensure their Giving Tuesday fundraising efforts have the greatest impact.
Advocacy opportunities give people the chance to try out a relationship with your nonprofit and see how they like it. Provided you respect that relationship and give them ways to engage on issues they care about, you can transform them from complete strangers into warm prospects for future fundraising.
In today’s episode, we discuss the 3 types of rapid response strategies every nonprofit should implement so you can be ready to engage donors when they suddenly care about your cause and are most inclined to give.
Your mission matters regardless of what is happening in the fundraising environment. Issues like poverty, child abuse, social justice, animal welfare, HIV and AIDS — just to name a few — don’t go away during an election year.
In today’s Q&A episode, IPM Advancement has assembled a panel of nonprofit fundraising experts to answer questions submitted by listeners on a whole range of nonprofit fundraising topics including fundraising during COVID-19, direct mail vs. digital, increasing donor retention, virtual fundraising events, cultivating major gift donors, and more.
In today’s episode, we’ll discuss strategies nonprofits can use during an election year to continue to advocate effectively for their causes, and even some ideas for how nonprofits can take what’s happening in this election year landscape and use it to their advantage.
Typically, a nonprofit’s advocacy strategy will focus on enrolling supporters and mobilizing them via a call-to-action. But there’s an oft-overlooked step in between that is crucial to the success of your advocacy efforts, and that’s keeping grassroots supporters engaged.
In today’s podcast episode, we’ll cover the fundamentals of creating an effective advocacy strategy for your nonprofit.
Continuing our discussion from last week’s episode, we explore the top 5 copywriting mistakes made by nonprofits and what you need to do to ensure that your copy inspires people to give.
In today’s episode, we discuss how fundraising messaging can go wrong and what you need to do to ensure that your copy feels compelling and authentic to those who care about your cause.
In Part 1 of this article, we made the case for why nonprofit organizations should enroll donors in monthly giving. Today, we’ll look at specific ways to create a successful monthly sustaining donors program that can help provide financial stability in any economy....
In today’s podcast episode, meet a virtual panel of representatives from different nonprofits to learn how they’ve adapted their capital campaigns to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While it will still be some time before we know the full effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on nonprofits, one strategy can help mitigate the impact, provide some predictability to revenue, and keep donors engaged and loyal: a monthly sustainer program.
In today’s podcast episode, we’ll look at strategies for effective donor engagement that you can put into practice right now to launch into the coming months with confidence.
Instead of generic emergency appeal messaging, consider putting the emphasis on your unique donor value proposition. Double down on the importance of cultivating a meaningful relationship with your donors.
In today’s episode, our panel of experts will provide practical advice that nonprofits can use right now to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and survive the economic effects of this pandemic.
In our podcast episode today, we’ll look at the state of annual giving and what nonprofits can do to sustain and grow their annual fund. We’ll also frame things in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has certainly brought up some new questions for nonprofits.
As nonprofit professionals and leaders in our respective communities, we have the opportunity to model a peaceful and measured response to the uncertainty and chaos many of us are confronting in our lives right now.
Fundraising in a Global Pandemic: Five Ways Nonprofits Can Weather the Impact of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
COVID-19, novel coronavirus, is poised to upend the financial stability of many nonprofit organizations in the U.S.
“Inside IPM” is a new series featuring the talented players who comprise the IPM Advancement team! Today, we’re talking to Rich Frazier, Senior Consultant.
Not every direct mail fundraising appeal is created equal. While the number of variables that can affect direct mail fundraising can be mind-numbing, there are proven ways to increase donor response rate and average gift amount. When working with a new client, we...
“Inside IPM” is a new series featuring the talented players who comprise the IPM Advancement team! Today, we’re talking to Jack Padovano, Owner & Lead Consultant.
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 turnover. Now let’s look at a strategy you can implement right away to improve staff retention: Give your employees a greater...
In surveys of nonprofits, staff retention is often reported as one of the top challenges. Some researchers estimate that the average fundraiser will leave their position every 16 to 18 months, costing nonprofits potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in hiring...
“Inside IPM” is a new series featuring the talented players who comprise the IPM Advancement team! Today, we’re talking to Samantha Timlick, VP of Client Services.
In nonprofit fundraising, there’s an important adage: Donors give to success. That’s why one of the most important goals of a nonprofit fundraising appeal is to emphasize the impact your organization makes on those you serve. You can do this by telling a powerful...
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