Fundraising Tips & Tricks

Maximizing Fundraising Event Participation Before, During, and After

Getting attendees engaged in event activities is the key to increasing contributions and securing commitments that will support your nonprofit’s work over the long term. Creating an event that delivers your fundraising message while emerging your guests in an all-encompassing experience will develop a deeper level of engagement that encourages giving long after the event… Read More »


Serving Your Best: Fundraising Event Catering and Bartending Best Practices

It’s been said that you win hearts through the stomach. If you’re an event planner you know that the quality of food and drink at a fundraising event can make or break the impression you want for the night. Presentation, taste, theme, and the level of service you offer guests contribute to the evening’s atmosphere… Read More »



Targeted Research for Potential Nonprofit Donors

The search for potential donors is a task that never ends. No matter how big your current donor list is, there’s always a need for more.   Common nonprofit marketing strategies can get the job done, but which tactics bring in long-term contributors? With good, targeted research you will uncover those reliable supporters while creating… Read More »



How Long Should Board Members Serve

Is it better to have long-time board members who have stayed with an organization for many years and understand its history? Or is it better to bring in new members regularly and generate fresh ideas? BoardSource surveyed more than 1,300 nonprofit organizations to find out the latest trends in its 2017 report Leading with Intent…. Read More »


10 Tips for Going Green at Your Next Fundraiser

Going green is a goal many fundraisers are considering as part of a larger effort to turn their nonprofit into a climate-conscious organization. Events offer a multitude of ways to achieve this goal to lower emissions, increase recycling, and support local groups focused on contributing to the effort to be more environmentally responsible. Here are… Read More »


Is there an Ideal Nonprofit Board Size?

What is the optimal size for a nonprofit board? Is it possible to have too few board members? Or too many? This and other questions are examined periodically by BoardSource in their Leading with Intent study. The 2017 report illustrated some interesting trends in the composition of nonprofit boards.   “Goldilocks” Board — Not Too… Read More »


9 Tips to Boost Generation Z Donor Engagement

The post-millennial generation has arrived on the scene, and there’s much for nonprofits to learn about “Generation Z” as they follow millennials into the workforce. With a drive toward supporting the global community and a life spent fully enveloped in technology, members of Generation Z or “post-millennials” (those born between 1995-2014) are confident early starters… Read More »


Local Giving Guides: Are you missing out on this holiday fundraising opportunity?

“Tis the season for giving.” Nonprofit organizations count on this old adage to hold true during the holidays as busy people wrap-up their year-end charitable giving. Indeed, the holiday season provides an opportunity for mission-driven organizations to capitalize on the inherently philanthropic, feel-good nature that defines this festive time of year through a local giving… Read More »