Online Giving Continues To Be Important

Online giving showed modest growth in 2018, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. A rather complex picture emerged over the course of the year, according to Giving USA’s Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2018. For instance, total giving increased 1.5% over 2017 and online giving grew only 1.2%. But the proportion of online giving… Read More »

5 Problems to Avoid at Check-Out

Throughout a fundraising event, there are many opportunities to cement an impression that encourages giving and portrays your nonprofit as an effective organization. Don’t let that image slip away at the last minute with a difficult and disorganized check-out. During event check-out guests are anxious to get their prizes and wrap up the night, but… Read More »

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Common Event Committee Roles [INFOGRAPHIC]

Common Event Committee Roles Big fundraising events can be complex, with lots of moving parts and plenty of details to coordinate. Having a clear idea of which roles need to be filled will help you create a top-notch committee with the right people in the right positions. This infographic was created based on our blog… Read More »

A Deep Dive Into Data Collection

Accurately entered donor information is invaluable to fundraising. It tells you who your contributors are and provide the foundation for all the strategies and tactics that will get you to your goals. Acquiring data at an event ensures you get the most current, accurate information. However, capturing the information that will best aid you in… 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 »

What Kills a Strategic Fundraising Plan?

The perfect fundraising strategy. It’s something that administrators spend months working on until all the right details are in place with the activities, dates, campaign objectives, communication schedules, tactics, and donor-tracking information ready to turn ideas into action. They are the plans you’ll use to get you, step-by-step, to your ultimate fundraising goals. If effective,… Read More »

Use Your Annual Event to Create Long-Term Connections

A well-attended, profitable fundraising event takes time to build—sometimes years go by before it generates a significant portion of an organization’s income. A long-term donor relationship also takes time to develop. Someone who gives to the organization regularly, who anticipates every fundraising event with excitement and loves to get involved is a donor who’s been… 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 »