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[VIDEO] Using “Bright Spots” to Build Donor Relationships

What’s the true meaning of relationship building and how can nonprofits leverage that to build better relationships with their donors? In this video, Amy Eisenstein sits down with Kim Klein, an internationally known nonprofit trainer, speaker and author, to discuss how to build the best relationships with donors and learn from nonprofit Bright Spots. We’re…

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The State of Donor Retention in One Image

A picture truly is worth a thousand words. The data from the most recent Fundraising Effectiveness Project report certainly tells a story, and has certainly generated no shortage of commentary. Allow me to add my own 1,000 words to the mix: Average Donor Retention: 46% If you have worked or been associated with a nonprofit…


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[VIDEO] What Does It Take To Keep Your Nonprofit Compliant?

Charitable solicitation compliance is not optional. It is the law. In this webinar, Brock Klinger of Harbor Compliance covers how to keep your nonprofit compliant when it comes to asking for a donation, including fundraising online. Full Transcript: Steven: All right. Brock, my watch at 1:00. Is it okay if I go ahead and kick…

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We Want You Back! A Simple Strategy for Reactivating Lapsed Donors

Most non-profits see lapsed donors as a bad thing… and rightfully so. If your organization is having trouble retaining donors, it’s a clear sign that you need to change your donor cultivation and stewardship strategy. The truth is, though, that lapsed donors also represent a significant opportunity for your non-profit. Reactivating lapsed donors (those who…


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Don’t Have 100% Board Giving? #GivingTuesday Might Be The Answer

100% board giving eludes many nonprofits. Our own Bloomerang survey found that only 59% of nonprofits saw all of their board members pledge or give a gift in the past year. According to Leading with Intent’s 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices, the percentage of organizations who require board giving is also 59%. That…

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[FREE DOWNLOAD] 12 Year-End Fundraising Checklists

It’s going to be busy in November and December. So plan ahead to keep yourself sane. Nearly 30% of nonprofits raise 26-50% of their annual fundraising from their year-end ask. Nearly a third of all annual giving happens in December, and 12% of all giving happens in the last three days of that month! You…


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13 Year-End Nonprofit Fundraising To-Do’s

You’re coming into the home stretch!  It’s the end of the calendar year. This is the time when your annual fundraising goals will likely be met, surpassed or put onto life support. Because even if you operate on a fiscal year, now is the time when most people do most of their annual giving. Did…

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3 Important Reasons To Review Your Nonprofit’s Bylaws

A dear friend by the name of Kent Stroman recently authored and published what I consider a must-read book for every nonprofit CEO and Board Member: “The Intentional Board – Why Your Board Doesn’t Work and How to Fix It.” Kent covers so much extraordinary ground regarding board governance. However, one key concept caught my…


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[VIDEO] Soliciting Bequests Using Direct Marketing Techniques

In this webinar, Leah Eustace, M.Phil, MInstF, CFRE, ACFRE outlines some of the ways that successful bequest direct marketing is being done, including case studies, results, and learnings from leading charities. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Leah, is it okay if I get started officially? Leah: Yeah. I’m ready. Steven: All right. Well, good afternoon…

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Fundraisers: Be Different to Rise Above the #GivingTuesday Noise

For many, GivingTuesday has become a crucial campaign in their drive to achieve an annual fundraising goal to fund their mission. Others have taken advice like Roger Craver’s and other’s, opting to explore creative ways to bypass the norm, either in favor of ignoring it altogether or using it in a totally different way (ThankingThursday,…