New Facebook for Nonprofits Misses The Mark

Earlier this month, a new Facebook site geared toward nonprofits debuted to fanfare and media exposure. This new website, aptly named Facebook for Nonprofits, aims to help organizations by making it easier for nonprofits to set up and manage a Facebook page. Social media can be a great tool in any nonprofit's… Read more

Workplace Giving in 2016 and Beyond

Workplace giving serves as the fundraising backbone of many nonprofit organizations. Indeed, the solvency of many federated funds depend on it. Some companies choose run their own workplace giving campaigns while others partner with local nonprofits to help handle the logistics. The concept of corporate philanthropy as a facet of corporate social… Read more

Workplace Giving in 2016 and Beyond

corporate social responsibility (CSR) is gaining traction, particularly among employers whose workforce is increasingly populated by the so-called Millennial Generation. That is why it is perhaps unsurprising that, from 2014 to 2015, large companies reported a nearly 60% increase in year-round giving opportunities through the workplace. Not only do charitable… Read more

REPORT: Creating Better Donor Relationships

Why donor relationships? Relationship-based fundraising is at the heart of StratusLIVE's core philosophy. It influences the way we build software from the ground up because we believe building strong relationships with donors is the key to healthy, sustainable nonprofit growth. The argument for donor relationships was recently lent some additional support following… Read more

REPORT: Creating Better Donor Relationships

It's not easy to build lifelong donor relationships. Doing so requires a commitment to change your fundraising culture by moving past outdated methods and toward a more comprehensive view of donor relationships. It can sometimes be a daunting prospect to shift from transaction-based fundraising to relationship-based fundraising. However, nonprofit organizations are beginning to… Read more

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

The Best Practice Fundraisers Aren't Practicing

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 fears and help your nonprofit fuel its mission. Let's Get R.E.A.L. World-renowned fundraising coach Marc A. Pitman has… 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

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

3 Keys to Getting Along with Search Engines

"How much am I going to have to pay to be number one in search results?" Unfortunately, that was not a rhetorical question. Nor was it sarcasm. That was a real question I recently heard a business person ask a web development team. He truly believed he could just write a check… Read more