Donor Asks, ‘Do You Miss Me?’

The donor made a $5,000 pledge, payable at $100 a month. She stopped giving, and the organization said nothing! This is an amazing story of ignorance and neglect.

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The Secret to Building Empathy in Your Nonprofit Stories

The last thing you want to do is hit publish on a story you know is lacking in emotional power. Great storytellers will always pay attention to the emotional journey of their audience; not just the hero’s journey of their

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How to Get Your Nonprofit Into the News During the Holidays

Smart organizations are planning ahead for another year-end tradition: increased coverage of charities during the holidays. Learn what you can do to get the word out.

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Finding the Sweet Spot of Shared Leadership Where the CEO and Board Work in Harmony

How can an organization find the ideal shared, governance-as-leadership experience? Who leads the charge when it comes to strategic planning? Fundraising? Operations? Read some best practices to find out how your organization can achieve this harmony.

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The Key To Founding A Successful Non-Profit: Having A Heart

What’s the secret ingredient for starting, growing, and prospering as a successful non-profit? Read lessons learned from founding a nonprofit from scratch, and the main factors required for success.

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Constantly Review Your Strategy on Facebook Or You Can Get Lost in the Clutter

Facebook has recently tweaked its News Feed algorithm, which is nothing new, but it requires review and some strategizing of your nonprofits social media strategy to stay ahead of the game.

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What Every Good Microfinance Business Should Track and Why

Many microfinance impact investors are not monitoring the social components of the financial service providers they finance, but doing so can make a substantial difference to business success.

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Three Steps You Can Take Now to Lay the Foundation for December Fundraising

Plan ahead for December fundraising by getting your best stories ready, engaging and cultivating donors in October and November, and making sure that your donation landing page is simple and easy to use.

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Altruism or Social Pressure? Why People Really Give

Donating to simply feel good isn’t the whole story behind why people give. Like most everything else with people, motivation to give is tangled up in the sea of social relationships.

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How to Create a Donor-Centered Fundraising Letter

Are you getting ready to write your year-end fundraising letter. Read tips on how to nail your year-end letter by making it donor-centric.

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The Power of Handwritten Notes

In today’s digital world we sometimes forget that small gestures like hand written notes go a long way. These notes can be written to inform your donors of leadership changes, or simply to say thank you for donating.

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Get Buy-In for Your Volunteer Program and See it Grow

Facing challenges getting buy-in from leadership or co-workers to build a volunteer program? Elisa Kosarin from Twenty Hats debunks three popular myths on getting buy-in, and how to reframe conversations to achieve your goals.

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For Fundraising Success-The Secret is in the Plan

What is the fundraising potential for smaller nonprofits and how can these organizations expand individual donor programs to see an increased level of success? A guide to fundraising success is here for you.

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Harness the Power of Tiny Asks to Retain Donors

Asks need not always be for donations, tiny asks can be effectively used to build relationship with donors and retain them from year to year.

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Inside Goodwill’s #LaborofLove Campaign

The Labor Day Weekend not only symbolizes a great holiday, but all of the accomplishments Americans participating in the labor force have achieved socially and economically. Goodwill launched the #LaborofLove Campaign last week. Beth Kanter gets the inside scoop.

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5 Ways Board Members Can Boost Year-End Fundraising

Trying to boost year-end fundraising way above your goal? This is the post for you. Gail Perry discusses how board members can complete some easy jobs to meet and further exceed your fundraising goal approaching this fall.

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