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7 Tips to Attract Corporate Sponsors

Effective charities do not just ask for corporate funding for their causes, but they attract it. Every year corporate America gives more and more to charity – a total of more than $23 billion for nonprofit work, according to IEG. Corporations do not just respond to solicitations, however. They seek strategic partnerships with agencies that… Read More »


How Does Your Non-Profit Handle Restricted Funds or Unrestricted Funds?

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Unrestricted vs. Restricted Gifts Providing donors with more options about how to give—either unrestricted or restricted gifts—can both encourage your top donors to give more and attract new support to your cause. If you are like most nonprofits or charities, you don’t think much about what kind of… Read More »


Simplifying the Donation Process

Simplifying the Donation Process Every nonprofit has an online donation page nowadays. But once you click that “donate now” button, the similarities can quickly end. Not every donation page is the same– and the more complicated the page, the more likely a donor is to stop filling out the form altogether. No nonprofit wants to lose donations… Read More »


Amplify Your Social Media Messaging

This post is part of our #Share4Schools social sweepstakes series, designed to help schools engage supporters in social circles to promote fundraising—and possibly win cash prizes. While some of these articles reference #Share4Schools, the concepts are universal. Images Amplify Your Message and Stir Action For the last several years, photos on social media have outperformed… Read More »


Donate Now Buttons That Pop!

Looking for a simple way to increase your revenue? Make donating easy with a “Donate Now” button on your website. You’ve put a lot of effort into building relationships with your supporters and driving traffic to your site. Now capture that energy by making it really simple for people to find your donation page with… Read More »


Pitching for a Yes, Part 3: Making the Ask!

This post is the seventh and final 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 »


Increase Your Year-End Fundraising Donations

Is your end-of-year fundraising campaign feeling lackluster? Are you having trouble getting donations from new donors—even from existing donors who gave last year? Before December 31st hits, here’s how you can amp up your capital campaign to encourage last-minute donations and meet your year-end fundraising goals. Start by refining your message Establish a clear call… Read More »


Increase Engagement in Your End-of-Year Campaign

You have successfully held events, applied for grants, organized volunteers all year long, but there is still one more task to complete before year-end. It’s time to start getting serious about your end-of-year donation campaign. Here are some tips to help you reach your supporters and make that final push a success. Engage supporters across multiple mediums Your campaign… Read More »


Drive Donations on Social Media Networks

Driving Donations with Social Media

People know the world needs help and they wish they had a way to do something about it. Luckily, you have an answer for them. Make it easy for people to do some good in the world by engaging with them on social media. Connect them to your cause and to like-minded people. Provide them… Read More »


Web Buttons That Get Clicked

Creating Web Buttons That Get Clicked

You have several buttons on your website that are key to your fundraising activities and general fulfillment of the organizational mission. Donations, registration, volunteering, surveys—Here are a few tips on creating buttons that will get more clicks. Current Brand Styles Your brand standards and guidelines are an important part of the user experience. Building trust… Read More »