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

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.

Inside IPM: Meet Rich Frazier

Inside IPM: Meet Rich Frazier

“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.

Quick Tips to Boost Response from Direct Mail Fundraising

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 mind-numbing, there are proven ways to increase donor response rate and average gift amount. When working with a new client, we...

Inside IPM: Meet Jack Padovano

Inside IPM: Meet Jack Padovano

“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.

Inside IPM: Meet Samantha Timlick

Inside IPM: Meet Samantha Timlick

“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.

Make the Donor the Hero of Your Fundraising Story

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 nonprofit fundraising appeal is to emphasize the impact your organization makes on those you serve. You can do this by telling a powerful...

Inside IPM: Meet Russ Phaneuf

Inside IPM: Meet Russ Phaneuf

“Inside IPM” is a new series featuring the talented players who comprise the IPM Advancement team! Today, we’re talking to Russ Phaneuf, Managing Director & Chief Strategist.

How Nonprofits Can Use Infographics to Engage Donors

How Nonprofits Can Use Infographics to Engage Donors

An infographic is a visual presentation of information that instructs or educates the reader on a specific topic. When infographics are done well, they grab our attention, teach us something we didn’t know, and can even motivate us to take action on what we’ve...

Inside IPM: Meet Diana Gardner

Inside IPM: Meet Diana Gardner

“Inside IPM” is a new series featuring the talented players who comprise the IPM Advancement team! Today, we’re talking to Diana Gardner, VP of Client Development.

Giving Tuesday 2019 Results and What Your Nonprofit Should Take Away

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 collected by U.S. charities, breaking all records from previous years. Nonprofits reported an increase of both donations and donors this...

What’s the Lifetime Value of Your Donors?

What’s the Lifetime Value of Your Donors?

There’s a saying: If you want to achieve your goals faster, measure your progress more frequently. This is especially true for fundraising. Measuring and tracking your fundraising efforts tells you which strategies are working and which ones aren’t. With that...

The Reality of Digital Fundraising

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 predicted utter doom for traditional fundraising (especially direct mail). Cue movie preview voice … “In a world where urgency trumps...

What Should I Write About in My Next Appeal?

What Should I Write About in My Next 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 to donors and prospects. The question then comes up: What exactly should we write about in our appeals? When there's...

The Secret to Keeping Your Donors Giving: Make Them Feel Special

The Secret to Keeping Your Donors Giving: Make Them Feel Special

You put a lot of time, energy, and money into acquiring new donors. So it's frustrating when the majority of them give just once or twice and never again. It's not uncommon these days to find yourself fighting a continuous uphill battle of acquiring donors who never...

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