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How Nonprofits Can Get More Email Signups By Being More Conversational

Have you ever found yourself talking back to your television? Or when an annoying ad unexpectedly starts playing on a webpage, do you start asking it questions, like “Why! Where did you come from?!” Even though you know it’s not going to answer you? I know it’s not just me. Please tell me it’s not…

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How To Create Extraordinary Nonprofit Special Event Experiences

The most extraordinary special event experience is one where, throughout the evening, your guests find themselves exclaiming (aloud to others or silently to themselves): Wow! Wow! Wow! When it comes to nonprofit fundraising events, the road to success is paved with impress. In our last article we looked at how to create first and last…


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[VIDEO] How to Dramatically Broadcast Your impact with Facebook Live

In this webinar, John Haydon will show you how to use Facebook Live to engage supporters and raise more money. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, John, my watch just struck 1:00. Is it okay if I go ahead and kick us off officially? John: Absolutely. Let’s go. Steven: All right, cool. Good afternoon, everyone if…

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4 Questions to Ask Before Your Nonprofit Buys Software

I’ll be the first to admit that when I lead the volunteer management software search for my nonprofit in 2012 I was… how can I say this… a novice. Besides knowing we had a few administrative annoyances with how we tracked volunteers, I did not have many thoughtful questions to help me quickly differentiate between…


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The 8 Key Findings of “The Wake Up Call” Nonprofit Leadership Report

The recently released and breakthrough research report entitled The Wake Up Call – A Study of Nonprofit Leadership in the U.S. and its Impending Crisis can be found in its entirety here.  Nearly 1,200 nonprofit leaders participated in this research project that should sound a warning cry for nonprofit sector. The scope and recent timing…

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3 Questions That Will Identify Your Most Committed Donors

Asking your donors why they are passionate about the cause is always a good idea. But how often do you ask them how they feel about your organization? It might be a better idea than you think. Roger Craver of The Agitator and DonorVoice fame has developed a simple donor commitment survey that can predict…


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The Most Overlooked Part of Grant Writing

Here’s a secret: there’s more to grant writing than just “writing.” A lot more. Successful grant writing always starts with thorough research, and it ends with a thoughtful review. This post focuses on research – the most overlooked part of grant writing. If you’re new to grant writing, you might not know how to start…

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WOW Special Event Moments to Convert Guests to Loyal Donors

Let me begin with a true story that’s informed every single special event I’ve ever developed. [TRUE STORY] Early in my nonprofit career, before I ran my first special event, I attended an Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) luncheon (it was called N.S.F.R.E. at the time) where Charlotte Mailliard (now Charlotte M. Schultz, wife of…


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Maximizing Your Wealth Screening Data with Bloomerang

Getting your wealth screening data back can be exciting – look at all those high-level prospects! Yet after the initial enthusiasm wears off, we often see clients with wealth screening data that languishes in an Excel spreadsheet, forgotten in the day to day business of fundraising. Since wealth screening data ages quickly, it’s important to…

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Why Budgeting is Important for Your Nonprofit and How to Do it Properly

Understanding what a budget is and its importance is crucial for every organization because it can be a way to achieve financial sustainability. But what is a budget exactly? Some people see it as a forecast, meaning a prediction in the future. Others see it as a target or even a wish list. However, it…