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Corporate Social Responsibility and You – How A Corporate Partnership Can Help Your Nonprofit Thrive

Looking to change the world, and get your message out to more people than ever before? Consider partnering your nonprofit with a corporate sponsor – here’s why. The fact that you’re running a nonprofit organization, whatever your end goals, is awesome. You’re trying to change the world, and that’s incredible. But even if you’re an…

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Thoughts On “12 Reasons Why You Should Gracefully Resign From A Nonprofit Board”

This outstanding article mentioned in the title and linked to below outlines most of the reasons every nonprofit board member should consider before even thinking about going to the next board meeting. Honestly, if everyone read the article found here, at least a few people would resign from a nonprofit board they serve on versus attending…


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[VIDEO] The 1 Hour Nonprofit Board Makeover

In this webinar, nationally recognized speaker, trainer, nonprofit founder Rachel Muir, CFRE will help you prune dead weight board members and show tools can help you ensure a successful board transition. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Rachel, okay if I go ahead and get us started officially? Rachel: Absolutely. Steven: All right, cool. Well, good…

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Upgrade Nonprofit Donors Using DIY Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

This is a three-part series to help you raise more money from current donors. In Part 1 we covered monthly giving programs. Today we’ll cover DIY (do-it-yourself) P2P (peer-to-peer) programs. Finally, we’ll look at some additional upgrading strategies in Part 3. First, let’s define our terms.   What is DIY peer-to-peer fundraising? It’s pretty much…


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5 Takeways Fundraisers Can Learn from Professional Quarterback Negotiations

You may not care one bit about professional football. Even if you do, you probably aren’t overly concerned about the off-season trades and signings of multi-millionaire players. This blog post isn’t going to convince you otherwise. However, I recently read a detailing of the lengths that the Minnesota Vikings leadership went to in order to…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The State of Nonprofit Bequest Marketing 2018

Did you know that bequest marketing produces the most ROI (return on investment) of any fundraising activity? In fact, it’s “kind of off the charts” according to Tom Ahern. He goes on to say that “While a good major gifts officer can bring in 10 to 20 times her salary, the average major gift is…


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Get Started Upgrading and Retaining More Donors through Monthly Giving

There are two annual fundraising strategies I recommend you add (or rev up) this year. Seriously, if you prioritize even one of these strategies you will see significant growth in giving. They’re the best ways I know to move the needle in improving your mid-level giving program, and they also serve as a pipeline to…

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4 Ways to Boost Your Nonprofit Website’s Credibility

In the age of digital it becomes even more important for nonprofits to demonstrate their credibility on the web and beyond. Propagating a positive, reliable image is key in making sure that potential donors convert into actual ones. There are so many ways to prove your organization’s credibility through your work in the community and…


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[VIDEO] How to Design a No-Fail Capital Campaign

In this webinar, Amy Eisenstein & Andrea Kihlstedt will reveal three truths you need to know for a successful capital campaign, including how to design a no-fail capital campaign, as well as letting you in on closely held secrets of campaign consultants. Full Transcript: Steven: All right. Amy and Andrea, is it okay if I…

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4 Metrics To Help Evaluate Your Nonprofit’s Fiscal Year

Are you successful? How can you tell? Isn’t it great, to look back on a recently completed fiscal year, and say, “yes, we did it!  We were successful!” But  many fundraisers can’t ever experience that little bit of euphoria. Nor can their chief executives or their governing boards.  It’s not because they didn’t raise a…