There is so much data sitting right in front of your eyes. If you work for a non-profit, you probably look at your donor database many times a day, or maybe not. Maybe you have come to love your excel spreadsheet more and more because your database has let you down.Read more
Thinking back to our blog post from a few weeks ago, “8 Key Fundraising Strategies Your Non-Profit Needs to Have in Place This Year,” a post on Donor Engagement Scoring seems aptly timed. When your organization puts together those smart fundraising goals and plans, it is vital to be able to keep track of their efficacy, which is why the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) recommends measuring engagement to determine how your organization is doing with your donor base by measuring what can be measured, assessing the importance, and assigning points.Read more
Good planning is the foundation of good fundraising. Far too many non-profits “fly by the seat of the pants” when it comes to fundraising. They try to do too much, they incorporate every idea they get from their board, management, and major donors, and they fail to evaluate the return on investment for their various fundraising programs. This leads to staff and board burnout, donor fatigue, and a feeling that there’s got to be a better way to fundraise.Read more
There’s no doubt about it… making asks can be one of the most intimidating tasks for any fundraiser. The thought of sitting down across the table from someone and asking them to give your organization $5,000 or $50,000 is enough to make many people eschew the profession all together.Read more
Donor churn is the percentage of your donors who choose not to donate again. Donor churn is an important nonprofit metric to measure and take steps to reduce the number of donors who will not make a donation the following year.Read more
The vast majority of non-profits are struggling when it comes to fundraising. They may be raising enough money to keep their programs going, or even growing… but they’re doing it with too much stress, constant staff turnover, and constant friction in their development program.Read more
Microsoft Teams application is now available for Office 365 users.
So what is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is the new chat-based workspace for teamwork in Office 365.Read more
What's in it for me?
In this "what's in it for me" world, you can usually tell when someone only wants something from you.
Well, guess what. So can donors.
The nonprofit overhead debate rages on as organizations and their rating agencies take a closer look at what it means to be an effective nonprofit.
In 2013, three major agencies that evaluate and serve the nonprofit industry co-authored an open letter to the American donor. GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the BBB Giving Alliance wanted to address "the false conception that financial ratios are the sole indicator of nonprofit performance".Read more
Are donors more cash-strapped during an election year? Survey says...
Now that the national nominating conventions are over for the country's two largest political parties, many nonprofits are left wondering how the coming general election will shape their own fundraising campaigns.Read more