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6 Ways Your Fundraising Message Isn’t Making The Cut + Quick Refresh Checklist

Fundraising is all about evolution. So is your fundraising message. You evolve your annual calendar to reach your donors more efficiently. You evolve your story to capture the ever-growing impact your cause provides to the community. And you evolve the ways you solicit to ensure you’re relevant and you can stand out in an economy…

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Monday Mixtape 018: How Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Impact Charitable Giving?

Monday Mixtape 018: How Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Impact Charitable Giving? Here’s your Monday Mixtape, a weekly newsletter from CauseVox designed to jumpstart your week, challenge your thinking, and inspire you to keep at it. Each week, we’ll hand-pick must-read articles, thinking, resources, and stories for nonprofit fundraisers and leaders and drop it in…


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The Power Of Thank You

From the server who draws a smiley face and “thank you!” on the back of your check, to giant brands like Zappos going on a “thank you tour” businesses understand the power of  “thank you.” Are the businesses who go out of their way to thank their customers simply very polite folks? Maybe, but in…

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Monday Mixtape 017: Monthly Giving Best Practices & Tips

Monday Mixtape 017: Monthly Giving Best Practices & Tips Here’s your Monday Mixtape, a weekly newsletter from CauseVox designed to jumpstart your week, challenge your thinking, and inspire you to keep at it. Each week, we’ll hand-pick must-read articles, thinking, resources, and stories for nonprofit fundraisers and leaders and drop it in your inbox. Have suggestions or questions?…


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Nonprofit Jargon: Do Your Supporters Understand Your Fundraising?

If someone told you to, “Write a year-end appeal with two soft asks and a hard ask at the end, aimed at recurring donors, with a mention of planned giving” would you know what to do? If so, congratulations! You’re probably fluent (or at least conversational) in nonprofit jargon. You understand the specialized language that…

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How CCAN Used Peer-to-Peer Event Fundraising To Raise Over $128,000

In their mission to fight the impacts of climate change in some of the most vulnerable communities, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) works with policy experts and community organizers across the Chesapeake region to promote progressive climate policies. The heart of their work is ”rooted in community organizing,” according to Kelly McLaughlin, Director of…


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4 (Proven) Fundraising Strategies To Help You Grow Funding This Year

With all the advancements in donor engagement strategies, fundraising techniques, and retention efforts, it’s nice to have reports like the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) to help break down the facts and to provide a thorough look into our data-heavy industry. To be honest, I get giddy every time I know the latest quarterly installment and…

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Monday Mixtape 016: Summertime Fundraising Planning

Monday Mixtape 016: Summertime Fundraising Planning Here’s your Monday Mixtape, a weekly newsletter from CauseVox designed to jumpstart your week, challenge your thinking, and inspire you to keep at it. Each week, we’ll hand-pick must-read articles, thinking, resources, and stories for nonprofit fundraisers and leaders and drop it in your inbox. Have suggestions or questions? Let us know…


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Donor Management: A Guide To Effectively Managing Your Nonprofit’s Donors

I don’t know about you, but I love donor data. I’ve gotten absolutely giddy over moves management functions, cross-referencing, and year-over-year comparisons. This is all part of smart donor management. It is possible I am a big nerd. You may think about donor data as a necessary evil you have to track so you can…

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Volunteer Management: Engagement, Retention, and Maximization

You’ve recruited some volunteers. Congratulations! That’s awesome! Volunteers make the nonprofit world go round. At their best, they’re advocates for your cause, relieve burdens from your staff, and expand your organization’s reach and impact. Let’s do a small dance of joy right now. WOOHOO! WE’VE GOT VOLUNTEERS! So, how are you going to keep them?…