Key Performance Indicators - KPI

Google Analytics for Nonprofits – Website Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

In our previous post, “Google Analytics for Nonprofits—Getting Started”, we talked about configuring your website for Google Analytics reporting along with some initial concepts of analyzing your new data. As you begin to navigate Google Analytics (GA) and see what it can do, you’ll find that there are upwards of 100 reports available—without adding any… Read More »


Online Bidding

Top 10 Tips for Online Bidding Events

Auctions using online bidding technology for mobile bidding events and/or online auctions typically generate more revenue—nonprofits have reported an increase of up to 30%. Providing guests with the ability to bid via mobile devices will open your auction up to many benefits that will help increase the amount you can raise at your event (or anywhere… Read More »


Timing

3 Steps to Timing Your Sponsor Ask

This post is the second in a series designed to open you up to a new way of viewing sponsors and their role within your nonprofit’s overall strategy. These posts are based on the “Sponsorship Strategy: Recruiting and Keeping Sponsor Partners” eBook from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post focuses on a… Read More »


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Give Procurement a Boost with Hot Items

One of the hardest things to do when you’re planning an auction is to procure those hot items you know your audience wants—items so unique they can’t be found anywhere else. If you’re lucky, you already have an established group of donors who, year after year, give you exactly what you’re looking for. Yet the… Read More »


Nonprofit Compliance

4 Things You Need to Know About Online Fundraising Compliance

Fundraising compliance is a complex topic. Forty-four states have laws concerning fundraising, and forty-one states require charities to register to solicit donations. There are straightforward rules for nonprofits soliciting funds through traditional methods such as phone calls, mailings, and grants. However, online fundraising is a little more tricky. The advent of social media, email, mobile… Read More »


Pokemon Go

What Does Pokémon Go Have to Do with My Organization?

Are you seeing a stream of new faces in your building, searching for elusive invisible creatures with their phones? People everywhere have jumped on the Pokémon Go craze—a smart phone app that uses your actual surroundings to create a scavenger hunt for Pokémon. How can you capitalize on this unexpected traffic without losing your focus? Pokémon… Read More »


Sponsorship Strategy Stress

A Sponsor Strategy With Fewer Headaches

This post is the first in a series designed to open you up to a new way of viewing sponsors and their role within your nonprofit’s overall strategy. These posts are based on the “Sponsorship Strategy: Recruiting and Keeping Sponsor Partners” eBook from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post focuses on a… Read More »


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Fundraising Auction Planner [Infographic]

You’ve got a big fundraising gala coming up and want to make sure you have dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s. Organizing a successful benefit auction takes thoughtful planning and dedication. Based on our experience over tens of thousands of events nationwide, we have created this auction planning guide and companion infographic… Read More »


Instagram

Instagram’s new Business Account Features: 3 Smart Applications for Non-Profits

If your life includes smartphones, nonprofits, and a healthy dose of marketing, it’s likely that you’re familiar with Instagram. Instagram is one of the more popular social media applications offering an avenue of expression to your audience engaging with the digital universe through images—YOUR images. It is also very likely that you, or someone involved… Read More »


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A No Cost Nonprofit Event Space From Lagunitas

Photo: Portland Business Journal Are you in need of a space to hold your fundraising event? If you live in Portland (Oregon), San Diego or Charleston, you are in luck. In June of this year, Tony Magee, Founder of Lagunitas Brewing Company announced several new community initiatives, three of which provide free space for nonprofits…. Read More »