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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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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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Ultimate Guide to Convert Event Attendees Into Donors

Think you got a break with a stand-alone event? Think again. Plan ahead and build-in “what’s next” in your event timeline to remain connected, and build relationships with your new and existing attendees, or else you are falling short of the momentum you created.  

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Monthly Giving Pop-Ups and Do-Nots

Pop-ups work, but they can also have a negative impact on your one-time donations if used incorrectly. Think of the best places to put a helpful pop-up without spamming your website visitors.

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising to Help Grow Your Year-End Giving

Thinking about how to reach new donors? If so, ask yourself, are these people responding to organizations or people? Response to peer-to-peer fundraising is about 25% while response to organizations is between 1-2%. People trust people more than they trust another

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Raising More From Your Annual Fund: 6 Donor-Centric Strategies

Annual giving is one of the most important aspects in any nonprofits fundraising efforts. Don’t see this as a one-time event to raise funds only, use it to build more meaningful and valuable relationships with your donors that will help with future efforts.  

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3 Books About Writing That Every Fundraiser Should Read

VANESSA CHASE tells us about her favorite writers who motivate her writing and how stories can help nonprofit organizations engage and inspire their donors.

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Taking Your Story Multichannel

PAMELA GROW elucidates on the power and importance of nonprofit storytelling through ‘Stephen’s Story’. It is certainly imperative to tell your story effectively, and going multichannel is the way ahead.

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