Blog posts tagged with Fundraising
As outlined in this post by HubSpot, it is essential to provide multiple options when crafting a call to action. Not all of your supporters will be able to join a march or have time to conduct calls, so provide them with flexible ways to express support, and ensure that helping you is easy and quick-to-follow. For example, provide clear instructions, and do not muddle your call to action with too many steps. When asking them to sign a petition, simply provide them with the link they need to follow. There is no need to send them to your website, which then prompts them to click on another link to the petition site.
Whatever you think about Facebook, the platform launched (and continues to improve) a powerful fundraising tool that takes advantage of online networks you have personally, but that you may not have in your organization’s database. Anyone who uses Facebook, even occasionally, has seen these campaigns in their feed. You’ve probably been invited to donate to them on a friend’s behalf on their birthday. Even if you find these fundraisers annoying, they are a powerful way to raise money quickly from new donors and engage new individuals as volunteers and donors.
Donor clubs can be a powerful tool to increase individual donor giving. Find out what a donor club is, and learn more about how to start one.
On March 20, Lisa Hoffman, social sector coach and consultant, led a conversation at Foundation Center West: A Day in the Life of a Major Gifts Officer. She spoke with two major gifts officers: Shernaz Polad Boga, director of donor engagement at the ACLU Foundation of Northern California; and Leigh Illion, director of leadership gifts at the San Francisco Marin Food Bank. Boga and Illion shared their experiences and best practices for succeeding in their current work cultivating and securing major gifts for their respective organizations. A recording of the event is available here.
Learn why it's so important to build meaningful relationships in order to get the attention of donors, and strategies for doing so.
Strategies that help empower and inspire your board members to embrace fundraising success.
Which donors should you engage with before the end of the year? Data-driven strategies can help you figure that out. Hear from Zach Shefska, Director of the Fundraising Report Card, to learn tactics for helping you focus your attention on the right donors at the right time to maximize your capacity to raise money.
Funders are increasingly focused on measurable results, and technology initiatives are not exempt from this expectation. To prove an investment is worthwhile, nonprofits must show that the net gain will be more than the cost.
Forty-one states require registration for nonprofits that solicit contributions within their borders. That includes grants. Harbor Compliance answers the top 5 questions they get in regards to grant applications and state registration requirements.
A capital campaign is an effective strategy for raising the millions of dollars necessary to complete large projects. However, due to their complexity and the sheer amount of funds that need to be raised, they can span multiple years and strain an organization’s internal operations. Here are six tips to succeed and maximize nonprofit capital campaigns.