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How a Gift Range Chart Can Help Small Nonprofits Raise More Money

One might think that gift range charts are just for large projects such as capital campaigns or for significant fundraising efforts. And, while, yes, there is some truth to that, gift range charts can be used effectively in even the smallest of fundraising shops. A gift range chart will tell you exactly how many gifts AND…

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And The Bloomie Goes To: Indy Reads

The Bloomies are our award for outstanding donor communications in the nonprofit sector. Periodically, we’ll feature a newsletter, email, direct mail piece, acknowledgement, solicitation or social media post that caught our eye. Nominated by: Kristen Hay Tell us about the fundraiser and/or organization you are nominating: Max Goldenberg, Indy Reads Indy Reads is a not-for-profit…


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Want to Learn About Your Donors? Ask Them Questions!

How many hours have you spent reviewing the results of online donor screening? How much time do you spend on the internet trying to track down information about donors? Now, here’s the critical question. How much time do you spend out of your office actually talking to donors and asking them about themselves? If you…

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[VIDEO] Think Bigger and Get Bolder with Your Nonprofit Growth

In this webinar, Mazarine Treyz looks at the current state of fundraising (using research from the Atlas of Giving), what is causing a giving downturn, and what we can do about it. In case you missed it, you can watch the full replay here: Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Mazarine, okay if I get us…


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4 Signs A Nonprofit Should Start Looking at Grants

Would it surprise you to know that some nonprofits have never – and will never – turn to grant funding as part of their development plan? I have worked with nonprofits that have been around for over 50 years and are just now venturing into the grant world. They usually take the journey because of…

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Board Members and Capital Campaign Solicitations: Do They Really Go Together?

Several years ago I was working with a secondary school to conduct a $30 million capital campaign. Looking through historical information I came across a campaign plan from an existing large consulting firm dated 1969. I read through it only to find that the plan presented is no different than so many of the campaign…


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5 Tips to Boost Donor Retention Through Fundraising Events

For nonprofits, the importance of donor retention can’t be overstated. While acquiring new donors is still important (and always will be!), finding ways to inspire those first-time donors to become long-term supporters is more vital than ever. After all, new donors require significant resources to attract and secure, and over 60% of those hard-earned first-time…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Nonprofit Social Media Benchmark Survey 2017

Social media continues to be a significant part of the modern marketing toolkit. We were curious how the average nonprofit uses social media, so we recently surveyed over 500 nonprofit marketers to find out what networks, goals and policies/procedures they have in place. You can see the results in the infographic below: Takeaways: An overwhelming…


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3 Reasons To Attend the 2017 Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

Despite being only a few years old, the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference has become one of our favorite annual events, along with Cause Camp and the #DonorLove Rendezvous. This small but powerful event is poised to help fundraisers become better storytellers; a somewhat unsung – but crucial – goal. Here are three reasons why you need…

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Why a Chief Relationship Officer for Bloomerang?

The C-suite of any organization denotes the highest level of commitment to any given specialty required for the success of that organization. This is includes the more common C-suite designations of Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Technical Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. Each of the officer roles mention carry some…