Shining a Light on Volunteer Week 2024!
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by Aidan Augustin
2w ago
Celebrate Service: Shining a Light on Volunteer Week 2024! It’s that time of year again! From April 21st to 27th, 2024, we celebrate National Volunteer Week – a dedicated time to recognize the incredible impact volunteers have on our communities. This year’s theme, “Celebrate Service,” is a beautiful call to action, reminding us to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to give back. Think of volunteers as the heart of any non-profit organization. They are the tireless donors of their time, energy, and skills, making a tangible difference in the lives of others. On top of that ..read more
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Planning and Executing Outdoor Fundraising Events
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by Tamara Varner
2w ago
Spring into Action: Planning and Executing Outdoor Fundraising Events Spring is a time of renewal, and what better way to reflect that spirit than with an engaging outdoor fundraising event? As the weather warms and people crave sunshine, consider stepping out of the traditional banquet hall and embracing the season’s potential for a memorable and impactful fundraising event experiences. Why Go Outside? Outdoor events offer a unique blend of advantages that can benefit both your organization and your supporters: Fresh Air and Fun: Your Entertainment and Program Chair can be inspired by the Sp ..read more
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How To: Write Fundraising Auction Item Descriptions
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by Jill Boyer
3w ago
How to make sure you have the right fundraising auction item descriptions to entice your guests to bid on them. Auctions are a popular event for nonprofits to put on their fundraising calendars, whether hosted as a standalone affair or part of a larger function, such as a charity gala. Planning these events requires you to be thoughtful and detail-oriented, as they have many moving parts. One important yet often overlooked aspect of nonprofit fundraising auctions is the auction item description. You’ve only got a few brief seconds to engage attendees as they browse item displays, making item d ..read more
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4 Ways to Refresh Your Fundraising Strategies for Spring
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by Jill Boyer
3w ago
We are in the season of renewal, and it’s the perfect time for nonprofit leaders to re-evaluate their fundraising strategies for spring. As the world emerges from winter hibernation, donor behaviors and preferences might shift. To stay ahead of the curve and maximize your fundraising success, consider these four ways to refresh your approach for the new season: 1. Reassess Your Goals and Audience Align with Donor Preferences Spring cleaning isn’t just for closets! Take a fresh look at your fundraising goals for the year. Conduct surveys or focus groups with your existing donor base to underst ..read more
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Essential Traits of Effective Nonprofit Leaders
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by Taylor Rogers
1M ago
Leading with Purpose: Essential Traits of Effective Nonprofit Leaders The nonprofit sector thrives on passionate individuals dedicated to making a difference. But passion alone doesn’t guarantee success. Leading a nonprofit requires a unique set of skills that go beyond traditional management styles. Effective nonprofit leaders are purpose-driven, fostering a positive environment where staff, volunteers, and donors feel valued and empowered. This blog post explores the key qualities that distinguish great nonprofit leaders and how they cultivate a culture of purpose within their organizations ..read more
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Crafting a Winning Fundraising Plan for Your Next Charity Event
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by Tamara Varner
1M ago
Elevate Your Impact: Crafting a Winning Fundraising Plan for Your Next Charity Event As a nonprofit professional, you understand the importance of effective fundraising. A well-crafted fundraising plan can be the difference between exceeding your goals and falling short. But where do you begin? This blog post outlines the key elements for creating a successful fundraising plan for your next charity event, empowering you to maximize your impact. Setting the Foundation: Mission and Goals Mission: Start by clearly defining your mission statement. This succinctly expresses the purpose of your even ..read more
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4 Fundraising Tools to Maximize Impact
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by Tamara Varner
1M ago
Non-Profit Success Stories: Tools to Streamline Fundraising and Amplify Your Impact Nonprofits are the heart and soul of our communities, driving positive change on countless fronts. But fundraising, the lifeblood of your mission, can often feel like a juggling act. At Greater Giving, we understand the challenges you face, and that’s why we’ve developed a suite of fundraising tools designed to streamline your efforts and maximize your impact. Sell Tickets & Manage RSVPs Seamlessly Event planning is simplified with Greater Giving’s online ticketing. Create professional event pages, sell tic ..read more
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Data Privacy for Nonprofits and Fundraising Events
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by Dathan Montes
1M ago
Building Trust with Transparency: Data Privacy In today’s digital age, data privacy for nonprofits is paramount. Donors place their trust in non-profits to safeguard their personal information, especially during fundraising events. As stewards of this trust, understanding and upholding data privacy is crucial for maintaining positive relationships and ensuring long-term sustainability. Why Data Privacy Matters for Nonprofits Beyond maintaining a positive reputation, upholding data privacy offers a multitude of benefits for nonprofits. It’s an investment in trust, transparency, and ultimately ..read more
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Make Your Charity Gala Event a Donor Cultivation Powerhouse
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by Tamara Varner
1M ago
Beyond the Ballroom: Make Your Charity Gala a Donor Cultivation Powerhouse Fundraising events offer more than just glitz and glamour; they’re a potent tool for cultivating relationships with potential donors and qualifying them for future giving. By strategically leveraging engagement during your event, you can lay the groundwork for long-term partnerships and unlock hidden fundraising potential. So, how can you transform your next benefit or gala into a donor cultivation haven? Personalized Experiences Create Lasting Impressions Treat each attendee as a unique guest, not just a ticket number ..read more
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Post-Gala: Keeping Engagement After the Event
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by Jill Boyer
2M ago
Post Gala: Keeping the Sparkle Alive with Lasting Engagement The lights have dimmed, the champagne flutes drained, and the last guests have said their goodbyes. But for organizations like yours, the work doesn’t end with the closing dance at your annual gala. The real magic happens after the event, when you nurture the connections made and convert fleeting excitement into lasting engagement. So, how do you keep the momentum going and ensure your gala’s impact resonates beyond a single evening? Here are some post-gala strategies to spark engagement: Relive the Memories, Fuel Excitement: Photo ..read more
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