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7 Questions To Ask When Determining Your Fundraisers For This Year

It seems like only yesterday we were in the throes of the 2016 presidential election and Thanksgiving. And now, it’s 2017 and it’s time to start planning fundraisers for the next 12 months. Here at CauseVox, we realize that you’re just ending the busy year-end fundraising push. However, there really is no time like the…

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How To Develop And Maintain Your Fundraising Calendar

Seasoned fundraisers are well aware that fundraising involves a lot more than simply asking for donations. Donor cultivation takes a whole lot of time and resources. Managing this process can be difficult, especially if you are working on a team. It is sometimes hard to keep track of your correspondence with donors when it isn’t…


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How To Update Your Nonprofit’s Guidestar Profile

Guidestar is a great resource for any nonprofit. This online service, which has been around since the mid-90’s, provides information ranging from mission statement to financials for close to 2 million charitable organizations in the United States. Donors aren’t the only audience interested in your Guidestar profile. Volunteers, board members, and even grantors reference Guidestar…

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Heather Mansfield On Fundraising Trends To Watch In 2017

Fundraising Trends in 2017 On this episode we talk with Heather Mansfield. She is the founder of the Nonprofit Tech for Good blog and author of the best-selling books Mobile for Good and Social Media for Social Good. Over the last 10 years, she’s helped trained fundraisers at more than 30,000 nonprofits, NGOs, and charities…


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How To Update Your Nonprofit’s Charity Navigator Profile

Charity Navigator (CN), self-billed as “your guide to intelligent giving” is a donor-centered database that allows visitors analyze the financial transparency and responsibility of over 8,000 charitable organizations in the United States. To be rated within CN’s system, your nonprofit must be located in the US and meet a number of criteria. Per the Charity…

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The 8 Most Popular Podcast Interviews We Published For Fundraisers In 2016

2016 was our first year hosting Rally & Engage, a podcast about online fundraising for nonprofit leaders, fundraisers, and marketers (you can read more about why we did this here). Over the course of the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to bring insights and ideas from 25 top nonprofit leaders and fundraising consultants to thousands of listeners made…


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Social Media, Activism & Other Engagement Trends From The Latest 2016 Millennial Impact Report

Millennials, the demographic of adults born between 1980 and 2000, represent the newest generation of donors, volunteers, advocates, and leaders for your nonprofit or charity. As a millennial myself, I’ve been somewhat disheartened by the constant onslaught of negative opinions about our generation (how “millennial” of me). We’re generally thought of as entitled, idealistic, and…

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3 Reminders For The Last 3 Days Of The Year

Numbers vary from study to study, but the percentage of total annual giving that takes place in the final three days of December is estimated to be 11-15%. That’s right. The last three days of December are huge for giving. Whether it’s last-second tax breaks, or the tail-end of holiday spirit, people are ready to…


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[Podcast] 11 Ways To Boost Your Year-End Fundraising Results

Year-End Fundraising Emails On this episode, I wanted to share the audio from a recent training I hosted. During the training, I shared 11 ways you can get more of your supporters to open, engage, and respond to your year-end fundraising emails. With only 1 week left of the year, I thought this was a…

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50+ Subject Lines That Will Get Your Fundraising Emails Opened On December 31st

As the end of the year approaches, the pressure is on to convince potential donors that your nonprofit deserves their attention. You know that email marketing is one of the best ways to reach out to this target audience, but so does every other nonprofit. A study for the Huffington Post found that December 31…