Tag Archives: Fundraising

The Generous Generation: Millennials & Nonprofits

October 27, 2015 — 

It’s tempting for nonprofits to court Millennials. For starters, there are over 80 million of them. In fact, 2015 marks the first year that Millennials outnumber Baby Boomers as the largest living American generation. Earlier this year, they surpassed Generation X to become…Read more…

Nonprofits And New Technology

September 30, 2015 — 

In the early days of the California gold rush, Americans with urgent messages for the western frontier were confronted with a problem. The westernmost United States Post Office was located near the very heart of the country in St. Joseph, Missouri, barely 200 miles west of the Mississippi…Read more…

Empower Your Nonprofit Staff to Perform Higher Value Work

August 14, 2015 — 

Instead of having to “do more with less,” here’s how your nonprofit can better allocate resources to “do more with more.” Since the Great Recession, nonprofit organizations have grown in both size and number. Donation participation and gift totals are at an all-time…Read more…

Use This Checklist To Help Donors Get The Message

July 31, 2015 — 

There are plenty of ways to send a message. You could make a call, pay a visit, rent a billboard, write a letter, or even send a fax. The ability of your nonprofit organization to ensure that your message actually reaches its…Read more…

5 Fundraising Lessons from 2016 Presidential Candidates

July 24, 2015 — 

While most nonprofits can’t enlist the help of Super PACs to raise millions, there are still plenty of fundraising and marketing lessons to learn from the current crop of presidential hopefuls. According to the Federal Elections Commission, over $400 million has already…Read more…

Nonprofits Are Too Important To “Buy Cheap”

June 29, 2015 — 

When buying nonprofit software, it’s important to account for all expenses and savings—not just upfront costs. When I was growing up, I remember my parents doing whatever they could to save money. After the leftover Thanksgiving turkey was wrapped in plastic and…Read more…

[WEBINAR] Workplace Giving Success Stories

January 28, 2015 — 

2014 StratusLIVE Online Workplace Giving Campaign Software Success At StratusLIVE, we understand how critically important online workplace giving campaigns are to the United Way community. That’s why we decided to check in with United Ways who had recently implemented StratusLIVE’s Online Workplace Giving software….Read more…

5 Biggest Benefits of Bulldozing Your Data Silos

January 15, 2015 — 

Nobody likes silos—well, except maybe farmers. Many nonprofit organizations continue to put information into silos. We call these disconnected applications “point solutions”: one product for marketing, another for volunteer and event management, and something else for donor profiles. These silos have a direct…Read more…

[WEBINAR RECAP] StratusLIVE Nonprofit Business Intelligence

September 5, 2014 — 

Focus Your Fundraising The amount of digital information continues to increase with each passing second. So how can your nonprofit cut through all the noise and get the information you really need to make faster, clearer, better decisions? StratusLIVE is proud…Read more…

Why Do People Give To Charity? (Hint: It Pays To Tell A Friend)

August 25, 2014 — 

Tell your community of supporters about your campaign & ask them to share with their friends. Just as community involvement is a key aspect of your nonprofit, so should social media be an integral part of your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts. People and businesses choose…Read more…

5 Principles for Building Strong Donor Relationships

August 13, 2014 — 

People give to people. Everything in your organization should revolve around building stronger relationships. From your staff, to your board, to your donors, to your corporate sponsors, everything should be about relationships. Principle 1:  Build and maintain relationships. Relationships are risky…Read more…

How Are Nonprofits Using Business Intelligence?

July 11, 2014 — 

Is your nonprofit ready for the donor data revolution? We’ve all heard how important “big data” is to improving the reach, accuracy, and effectiveness of marketing outreach and sales efforts. Business intelligence (BI) is the next generation of comprehensive data…Read more…