Live and silent auctions are a staple of non-profit fundraising for one simple reason: they work. People like to attend events and browse auction items… and they get a kick out of competing to win experiences, gift cards, sports memorabilia, … [Read more...] about How to Find Auction Donations for Your Next Fundraising Event
Every nonprofit is different, and thus every nonprofit uses different fundraising strategies to raise the money it needs to carry out its mission. That being said, as fundraising tactics and campaigns have been developed and tested over the … [Read more...] about Fundraising Ideas: My Top 5 Fundraising Tips for Nonprofits
Guest Post by Michael Rosen Planned giving programs come in various degrees of sophistication and scope depending on organization type, donor population, organization budget, and other factors. There are infinite varieties of such programs, … [Read more...] about 10 Things You Might Not Know about Planned Giving
Guest Post by Claire Axelrad What’s going on? That’s the question that has fundraisers everywhere scratching their heads. Donor retention over the past decade has been abysmal. It’s probably the biggest problem you have, though it may … [Read more...] about 3 Strategies to Stop Losing Your Non-Profit’s Donors
Guest Post by Claire Axelrad You’re working on a direct mail fundraising appeal for your non-profit. You’ve got a great story to tell, and your letter is well-written, emotionally compelling, and includes a strong ask. Good! But… could … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Nonprofit Appeal Opened: The Envelope Please!
While there is a science behind fundraising, it’s not rocket science. The vast majority of successful fundraising involves building relationships. That means identifying new prospects, engaging with them, cultivating a relationship with … [Read more...] about The Fundraising Secrets of Top Non-Profit Organizations