Defining the Annual Fund Plan for Your Nonprofit
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by Jill Boyer
16h ago
Funds are an essential part of gift management. Funds are used to track gifts and pledges for financial purposes.  No matter what kind of nonprofit you run, the annual fund is always important. The more money you can raise, the better your chances are at achieving your organization’s goals. An annual fund helps to support a variety of programs and services that benefit your community in some way. If you are looking for ways to grow your revenues without having to ask donors for more money each year, then an annual fund plan is a great choice! What is an Annual Fund? An annual fund is a fu ..read more
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Develop Sustainable Strategies for Increasing Giving with a Donor Pyramid
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by Tamara Varner
4d ago
The Donor Pyramid is a tool for helping nonprofits understand their fundraising approach and evaluate its effectiveness. The Pyramid works by categorizing donors based on how often they give to your organization, from once-in-a-lifetime gifts down to individuals who make small donations each year. Each level of giving has different expectations and costs associated with it. Using this tool can help you develop strategies for increasing your revenue over time. A Donor Pyramid helps you see the relationship between one-time, annual, and major gifts. The Donor Pyramid is a framework for understan ..read more
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Amplify Your Fundraising with Luxury Travel Packages
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by Jill Boyer
1w ago
Luxury travel packages are becoming increasingly popular with fundraisers. With these packages, you can spotlight your cause and mission while raising money for your organization. Luxury travel packages are perfect for your silent auction, live auction, and paddle raise. A perfect way to hit your fundraising goals If you’re looking for a way to hit your fundraising goals, look no further than luxury travel packages. From fundraising for your nonprofit during a live or silent auction to engaging donors to give during a paddle raise, there are many ways you can use luxury travel packages during ..read more
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5 Secrets To Selling Out Event Admissions for Your Next Fundraiser
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by Taylor Rogers
1w ago
The best way to get people excited about your non-profit is to sell out your fundraising event. The more demand you can drive for your event admissions, the more money you’ll raise. But selling out an event isn’t easy. These tips will help you create a sense of urgency and drive demand for your next fundraiser: Sell event admissions early to insiders The first thing you should do is identify who your super fans are and make sure that they know about all ticket sales opportunities. Next, think about what those super fans would want: whether they are looking for the best seat in the house or si ..read more
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Create an Event Budget That Won’t Break the Bank
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by Taylor Rogers
2w ago
It takes a lot of time and effort to plan a successful fundraising event, and even more to make sure you’re maximizing your efforts. That’s why having a good grasp of your Event Budget and ROI (Return on Investment) matters so much for your fundraiser. These days, there are countless tools that can help you track expenses, compare costs against goals, estimate profits from ticket sales—and more! In this article, we’ll explain how to minimizing expenses so that you can reinvest in new ideas for future fundraisers without breaking the bank. Event Budget Basics. Before you even begin to plan you ..read more
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3 Reasons Why You Should Host a Fun Run or A-thon
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by Tamara Varner
2w ago
A fun run or A-thon is an excellent way of attracting new donors and volunteers, Hosting a Fun Run or A-thon is an easy way to raise funds for your cause. It’s also a great way to secure a reliable stream of revenue while engaging with your community. Here are three reasons why every organization should host one: Raise funds year-round. One of the best things about hosting an event or a-thon is that you can host it any time of the year. It will give you an opportunity to build a sustainable fundraising program that can grow for years to come. This makes it easier for people to become involved ..read more
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How to Use Nonprofit Awareness Days to Boost Your Visibility
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by Kiersi Burkhart
3w ago
An annual awareness calendar can offer your nonprofit lots of great promotional ideas throughout the year. National awareness days are a great way to spread the word about your nonprofit’s work by aligning your mission with a day that’s dedicated to a specific, relevant issue. Nonprofit awareness days allow you to generate visibility for your nonprofit and connect directly with your audience—often reaching beyond your typical supporter base. These issue-focused events offer great ideas for promoting your nonprofit, raising awareness and support for your cause, fundraising, and shedding more li ..read more
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2022 Recap: Articles That Will Help Your Nonprofit Raise More Money
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by Tamara Varner
1M ago
It’s time once again for a recap of the best articles about fundraising that we’ve published throughout 2022. We’re happy to share these with you and hope they help your organization raise more in 2023! Fundraising Trends to Watch In 2022, we saw a growing focus on donor retention. Donor satisfaction and experience are becoming increasingly important for nonprofits to focus on when raising money. In 2023, keep an eye out for these trends: Creating a Comprehensive Fundraising Plan for Your Nonprofit A fundraising plan is a document that outlines the strategies you will use to raise money for yo ..read more
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How to Get Lapsed Donors to give again…and again
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by Aidan Augustin
1M ago
Have you ever asked yourself “How do I get people to give again?”. Well, let me tell you. It’s not easy. In fact, it can be downright difficult. But the good news is that there are ways to do it! So we’ve compiled a list of some different strategies you can use to get lapsed donors back into your supporter pool and hopefully keep them coming back for more: Make it easy for them to give again In order to get your supporters to give again, you need to make it as easy for them as possible. The easiest way to do this is by using fundraising software in conjunction with a donor management system ..read more
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How to Tie A Bow on the Perfect Auction Package
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by Tamara Varner
1M ago
Silent auctions and raffles are some of the most commonly used fundraising revenue enhancers in the nonprofit world. However, many organizations don’t know how to make their packages enticing enough for people to want to bid on them. Your package display is important. Many Auction Committees will assign this task to one or more people to make sure their items are ready for display before your fundraising event. It can be difficult to find someone that has the talent to create a beautiful auction package or raffle basket. To help you out, here are some helpful tips! Stand out in a Sea of Aucti ..read more
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