The Best Practice Fundraisers Aren't Practicing

There are many obstacles to overcome to become a master fundraiser. But the biggest roadblock for many is fear. Fear of failure. Fear of alienating your donors. Fear of being perceived as something you are not. Fear of rejection. Thankfully, there are a few key practices you can use to conquer your… Read more

Creating Nonprofit Visual Impact

Hack your nonprofit's "elevator pitch" with visuals to attract donors more quickly and effectively. In today's high-speed world, attention spans are shorter than ever. (Even shorter than that of a goldfish.) Nowadays, instead of getting our news the old-fashioned way — 60 Minutes, anyone? — media outlets are now emitting bursts of information through updates… Read more

How To Win Giving Tuesday

It may seem hard to believe, but #GivingTuesday is almost here! Now in its fourth year, Giving Tuesday has already become known nationwide as the anti "Black Friday". Taking place the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday taps into the backlash against the commercialization of the holiday season that has steadily built up over the last… Read more

The Care & Feeding of Major Donors

However you define them, major donors mean big business for nonprofits. This is why major donors can often seem intimidating to many fundraisers, even seasoned development officers with great track records. But it doesn't have to be this way! Read on for step-by-step instructions for how to locate, engage, and retain major… Read more