Year End Fundraising Essentials Tool Kit

Fundraising Essentials to Maximize Your Year-End Giving Campaign

Know you need to try something new but don’t know where to start? This curated list of essential fundraising training, guides, and podcasts will help you raise the bar and raise more funds this year-end. Don’t repeat what you did last year! Instead, invest time to discover what experts are finding works.

YE Guides on Fundraising Essentials

If you learn best with a step-by-step guide, check out these top-downloaded guides written by industry experts. Whether you’re going to get specific with Giving Tuesday appeals or looking for the ultimate year-end giving guide, you’ll find them both below. Stock donations? Yes, you need to be prepared before year-end. Email campaigns? Yes! Just make sure you use the proven template created by Next After.

Ultimate Year-End Giving Guide (Blog)

Get Started with Giving Tuesday (???? PDF Guide)

The Ultimate Stock Donation Guide (???? PDF Guide)

Fundraising Email Template (???? PDF Guide)

Lessons from Experts

Don’t take our word for it! Listen to a podcast interview with Tim Sarrantonio or learn through a webinar taught by fundraising guru Rod Arnold. Tim will tell you the truth behind where donor behavior is moving and what is trending, and Rod will help you understand how to build a campaign that starts early and ends strong.

Understanding the Future of Individual Giving (????️PODCAST)

Year-End Giving Starts NOW! (????️ WEBINAR)

Other Favorites

Read a few of our team’s favorite year-end-themed articles:

11 Fail-Proof Ideas for Holiday Fundraisers (BLOG)

Boost Your End of Year Fundraising (BLOG)



Fundraising Essentials Toolkit

Katie Appold

Katie’s nonprofit career includes a variety of leadership roles for human service, foundation, and publishing-related nonprofits as well as many volunteer roles. Under Katie’s leadership, nonprofit organizations have developed new programs related to free healthcare, affordable and accessible housing and literacy programs for K-12 students. In her first Executive Director role, Katie increased the annual revenue of the organization she led by 300% and received the top grant prize in the nation for affordable housing through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis. Today, she leads Nonprofit Hub and Cause Camp, which collectively serve more than 50,000 nonprofits throughout North America. Her educational background includes an undergraduate degree in business administration and a masters degree in nonprofit leadership. Katie serves as the board president of Gracious Grounds, a housing organization serving individuals with disabilities. She is an active member of the Grand Rapids Young Nonprofit Professionals, the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Cause Network, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

September 21, 2022

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