Nonprofit Stories

How to Keep Your Volunteers Fed and Happy!

Volunteers—they work hard, they play hard. You rely on them during every part of your fundraiser and they need a lot of energy to keep up with the excitement of your donors.   Keeping your volunteers feeling great and ready to act throughout your event is an important piece of your planning strategy, so don’t… Read More »


Stress is Your Greatest Enemy at Your Event

This is the third in a series of posts about running a successful fundraising event night, written by event service professionals. Event service professionals help troubleshoot technology, advise on using event software, and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible at auctions. Take it from a seasoned event professional: besides adequate preparation, stress is your greatest barrier… Read More »


Chaminade College Preparatory

Having outgrown both paper tools and PC software, Chaminade College Preparatory School needed better technology to move their fundraising to the next level. Chaminade is a Catholic day and resident school for young men in St. Louis, Missouri. Providing a well-rounded educational program, the school seeks to help each student develop his talents and discover… Read More »


Ridgefield Academy Celebrates a Generous #GivingTuesday

Achieving your fundraising goals is always a great feeling. It’s the culmination of your hard work and the shared passion that connects your community. It’s certainly something to celebrate, and Ridgefield Academy was able to do just that recently when they achieved, and even exceeded, their fundraising goal on #GivingTuesday! The staff at Ridgefield Academy… Read More »


Client Success Story | Bailey House

Frustrated with the limitations of using spreadsheets to manage fundraising event details, Bailey House Event Manager April McKenzie started looking for a better solution. Bailey House provides housing and services to homeless people and families living with HIV and AIDS in New York City. The organization was experiencing all the challenges that go along with… Read More »


Creating Positivity within Your Organization

Is your organization feeling the vibe? Are you engaged, happy, and productive at work? A positive working environment and culture may be one of the top factors determining whether or not an organization will succeed in their mission. Positive organizations are more productive, healthier, and attractive as an employer. Harvard Business Review reported that not only… Read More »


Expanding Your Fundraising Knowledge

Are you new to fundraising? Or maybe you’re a veteran fundraiser seeking to improve your skills? Wherever you are in your profession, there’s always a need to learn and grow. Not only does each individual have his own path of learning, but the entire industry is evolving and changing as well. Tending to your own… Read More »


Get Your Board on Board with Fundraising

Many times the biggest untapped resource inside a nonprofit are the board members. So what are you doing to engage your board in fundraising? Your board is already on board with what your nonprofit does every day. They love your mission, support the cause, and share the vision. There’s an incredible passion in your board… 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 »


Top 5 Organization Tips for Work (and life!)

When you work for a non-profit, staying organized is a valuable skill. With an ever changing landscape of priorities and a packed calendar, how can you stay on top of it all and give your all to your organization’s mission? Through the years, I’ve adapted a few tips from books, webinars and talking to productive… Read More »