Fundraising is a critical piece of the nonprofit sector. Regardless of your position in an organization, it is vital to look for new opportunities to increase revenue and build your donor base.
There are proven strategies to do this that have been used for decades, such as engaging with your local community and targeting potential donors. However, the increasing digitization of society presents numerous new challenges and opportunities to boost fundraising.
While many organizati [...]
With the unprecedented realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, nonprofits of all sizes have faced the new challenge of taking their fundraising events online. Virtual events, though brand new undertakings for many organizations, can be extremely effective ways to engage with supporters, spread awareness of your cause, and raise money from anywhere.
Thankfully, online fundraising and communication platforms have made [...]
Being in nonprofits for 10+ years, I quickly learned that the engagement of your supporters goes a long way. Another thing that I learned is that engagement doesn’t have to be hard. You just have to learn the basics and decide to do them right. As the title of this blog suggests, successful engagement is a multistep process that centers around the following five steps.1. Get to Know Your Donors A crucial step in any good relationship is laying the right foundation. Wh [...]