10 Reasons Nonprofit Donor Research is So Important

10 Reasons Nonprofit Donor Research is So Important

May 19, 2016 0 Comment

Nonprofit donors: 10 reasons to do your research Research is the foundation of your nonprofit’s donor development. While current donors and supporters bring new donors to your cause and successful relationship management builds loyalty, reliance solely on your existing donor database limits your fundraising efforts. Investigation into donors’ resources and affiliations may seem callous and […]

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How To Find Nonprofit Board Members

How To Find Nonprofit Board Members

May 12, 2016 0 Comment

Nonprofit Boards: How to get effective members on  your team Board members bring individual skill sets, expertise and expectations to the table and each can contribute to or detract from your organization’s success. The key to building a strong, contributory board lies with the board itself–how they recruit new board members and their criteria for […]

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Fundraising Best Practices

Fundraising Best Practices

May 5, 2016 0 Comment

10 Best Practices for Nonprofits Don’t be shy about asking visitors to your organization’s website to give. After all, it’s the reason the site exists, isn’t it? Sure, you have compelling stories and evocative images, but if a visitor becomes sidetracked, loses interest and leaves your site, some other nonprofit will get the donation. Convert […]

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Should You Hire a Grant Writing Consultant?

Should You Hire a Grant Writing Consultant?

April 28, 2016 0 Comment

A Grant Writing Consultant Could Make the Difference Between a Winning Proposal and Failure Eventually, your non-profit will wonder whether to hire a grant-writing consultant.At first blush, it might seem more cost effective to utilize existing staff, but grant writing is a time-consuming effort that requires more than a passing knowledge of research and writing—grant […]

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The Nonprofit Giver That Keeps on Giving- Part 2

The Nonprofit Giver That Keeps on Giving- Part 2

April 21, 2016 0 Comment

Social media, as mentioned in part one of this two part discussion, is an easy and inexpensive way to keep in touch with tech-savvy donors. Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are obvious choices; also consider Reddit, Instagram, Digg and StumbleUpon—even BuzzFeed. Which social medium you choose depends on your message, to paraphrase Marshall McLuhan. In other […]

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The Nonprofit Giver that Keeps on Giving- Part 1

The Nonprofit Giver that Keeps on Giving- Part 1

April 14, 2016 0 Comment

How to get Your Nonprofit Donors to Give and Give Again   As with for-profit business, repeat revenue is the cost-effective foundation for nonprofit funding. Giving USA’s annual report[i] found individual donors make up 70 percent of a nonprofit’s total donations. It takes less staff time, money and effort to invest in donor stewardship than […]

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Mission & Vision For Your Nonprofit

Mission & Vision For Your Nonprofit

March 31, 2016 0 Comment

How to Craft a Compelling Statement of Mission and Vision for your Nonprofit A well-written vision and mission statement will allow you to share your vision for your nonprofit with the world. If your nonprofit is your baby, your mission statement is the blanket that you wrap it in when you present it for the […]

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The Value of a Great Story-

The Value of a Great Story-

March 24, 2016 0 Comment

How Story Telling can Raise the bar on Donations to Your Nonprofit A story, when told well, has the ability to touch the reader, perhaps evoking an empathetic response in them. When this kind of storytelling is leveraged properly by a nonprofit, that empathy can turn into real dollars in the form of donations to […]

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7 Valuable Lessons New Nonprofits Can Glean from Crowd Funding

7 Valuable Lessons New Nonprofits Can Glean from Crowd Funding

March 17, 2016 0 Comment

By following the examples set by successful crowdfunding campaigns, nonprofits can learn some valuable lessons The idea of crowd funding, where one can put their product or cause to the masses, and ask for help in gaining the necessary capital to fund them, is not a new one. It has, however, brought about some smart […]

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Business Basics for the Nonprofit

Business Basics for the Nonprofit

March 10, 2016 0 Comment

10 Tasks You Must Tackle to Open Your Nonprofit Business Office You have the board ready, the mission statement prepared and your first marketing campaign ready to go; one of the final – and most important – pieces of the puzzle is where your nonprofit will call its home. Building a strong and organized business […]

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