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Creating a Fundraising Culture in Your Nonprofit

There are several points during the year when donors expect to interact with a nonprofit they support —the lead up to an event or the conclusion of a major project, for example—but choosing to only be in contact with your donor community during those special moments may be undercutting your efforts to deepen relationships with… Read More »



How to Nail the Perfect Elevator Pitch

You have just 2 minutes with a prospective donor. It’s time to #NailYourPitch. One of the most common situations you’ll find yourself in working in the nonprofit field: Having a casual conversation with someone—someone who might even be a prospective sponsor or major donor!—and getting the question, “So what does your organization do?” This is… Read More »


Top 11 Fund-A-Need Auction Killers

You’ve put a lot of work into planning your Fund-A-Need campaign. How do you ensure it will be successful? In our recent webinar, 7 Essentials to Fund-a-Need Success with Auction brio LLC, Mark Schroeder shared his insights. Tapping into years of experience as a certified benefit auctioneer, Mark listed the things to watch out for… Read More »


Smart Ways To Retain Donors

You work hard to attract new people to support your cause every year. But how many actually come back? Across the country, 75% of all first-time donors don’t return to the organization the following year. What can you do to turn this statistic around? Mark Schroeder, certified benefit auctioneer, shared with us his strategies for… Read More »



Fund-A-Need: How to Choose the Right Need to Fund

In this first of a series of articles, we’ll explore how to create a compelling Fund-A-Need that connects with your audience and inspires them to give. The Fund-A-Need is a valuable tool for any organization. It can raise funds for anything from classes to a whole new building in a very short time. Essentially, you… Read More »



Raise More by Hiring an Auctioneer

You’ve put quite a bit of effort into planning your fundraising event. You’ve spent a lot of money, too. You may be wondering whether it’s worth it to spend those last remaining dollars from your event budget on an auctioneer. After all, you do have an emcee, so why can’t he or she lead the… Read More »


The Good News and Bad News About Segmenting Donors

Segmenting donors into specific categories is a common practice used by nonprofits as a way to organize, strategize, and economize their funding campaigns. It assists in targeting those specific groups that are most likely to respond to the message they want to deliver. It’s a good strategy if executed correctly, but there is a downside… Read More »