How to Avoid Being Ghosted by a Donor
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by GiveSmart
1w ago
Improve Your Donor Retention with Strategies Informed by The Fundraising Effectiveness Project  Are you feeling like your donors are swiping left after just having swiped right? You are not alone.   Recent research from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP), a collaboration among fundraising data, providers, researchers, analysts, associations, and consultants to empower the sector to track and evaluate trends in giving, continues to show that nonprofit organizations are retaining fewer and fewer donors in the post-pandemic era. High donor retention rates indicate that an ..read more
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4 Key Factors for a Successful Fundraising Event
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by GiveSmart
1M ago
While each event is unique, successful fundraising usually comes with a few foundational elements. These components can help you plan an engaging event, reach your target audience, solidify relationships with donors and sponsors, and achieve your goals. With some thoughtful planning and these four elements, you can boost your chances of success at your next fundraiser. 1. Creative Ideas One of the most important components of any event is creativity. Getting someone to donate to your cause means standing out amidst a sea of other worthy charities. Creative concepts help you get seen. These ide ..read more
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Navigating Fundraising Data: How Custom Reporting Can Help
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by GiveSmart
2M ago
Understanding your fundraising data set is integral to fundraising success. The right reporting helps you measure success and discover trends so that you can improve future campaigns. Being able to see at-a-glance what is working at your events or how an adjusted online form setup is driving increased donations helps you more effectively plan.   Out-of-the-box reports are helpful in that they often cover the basics of what you need, but they are not timebound and the formatting is fixed. The often-required manual manipulation by your admin team wastes time and makes at-a-glance read ..read more
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Choosing Incentives for Your Next Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser
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by GiveSmart
2M ago
Peer-to-peer fundraising is an excellent way to acquire new donors and increase fundraising. Supporters feel a sense of belonging when they can raise funds for their favorite nonprofit. Your donors are a part of your community, so it’s important to show your appreciation for them. An essential part of any peer-to-peer fundraising idea is incentivizing participants to come and support your mission.  There are several types of incentives that you can use to encourage your donors. First, you must understand what they like and what motivates them, be it gifts or recognition. Then, y ..read more
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Maintaining nonprofit compliance with fundraising software
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by GiveSmart
2M ago
As a nonprofit, it is essential to understand the compliance standards that apply to your operation and why they are in place. Ignoring these rules can be detrimental to your organization and how outsiders perceive it. With the help of a high-quality fundraising software solution, your nonprofit can stay organized and ensure every important need is met to continue growing and serving your mission. We are breaking down compliance considerations for nonprofit organizations and the ways fundraising software can help streamline compliance management. Why Nonprofits Must Understand Compliance All n ..read more
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Taking Stock in Nonprofits: The New Imperative for Fundraisers   
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by Linda Marquez
2M ago
Fundraisers in 2023 are facing numerous headwinds. The good news is that stock gifting represents billions in untapped support. Nonprofits have the key to unlock a new source of funding – they just need to use it.  Charitable giving reached record levels in 2020 and 2021. Fueled by stimulus spending, a surging stock market and groundswell of generosity, the industry was awash in cash. In 2022, everything changed.   A Perfect Storm   Due to a confluence of events, charitable giving fell 13% (adjusted for inflation) in 2022. Unfortunately, the outlook for 2023 is also cloudy ..read more
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“3 Tips On Making A Meaningful Impact This Giving Tuesday”
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by Kathy Nothnagel
2M ago
Nonprofits seek support in many ways. Money is just one of them. This article by Cara Dickerson, GiveSmart’s Vice President of Customer Success and Account Management, originally appeared in The Observer on November 28, 2023. It shares tips on the best ways to make an impact on Giving Tuesday as an individual. “Nonprofits seek support in many ways. Of course, there are revenue-generating campaigns. From general online gifts to peer-to-peer registration for events like a 5K walk or membership drives, financial support is a cornerstone of Giving Tuesday. But, you don’t have to give si ..read more
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Giving Tuesday: Find Sustainable Success in 2023
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by Kathy Nothnagel
2M ago
This article by Cara Dickerson, GiveSmart’s Vice President of Customer Success and Account Management, originally appeared in Alliance on November 23, 2023. It shares how investing slightly more energy in your plan and communications can make a significant difference in your success on Giving Tuesday. “Some organizations view Giving Tuesday as a waste of time because they find it difficult to break through the noise of the day. But did you know that organizations that promoted on Giving Tuesday activated 40 percent to 60 percent more donors over the whole end-of-year giving season ..read more
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Why is it Important to Import Fundraising Data into Accounting Software?
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by GiveSmart
2M ago
Planning nonprofit events and initiatives can be challenging without data. How do you know if your previous campaign worked? How do you improve your next endeavor? Accurate data and insights like fundraising growth, return on investment, cost of acquisition, and financial health are integral components of planning successful fundraising. Integrating your fundraising data into accounting software allows you to make better investments and meet your organizational objectives.  What is Fundraising Data in a Nonprofit? Fundraising data in a nonprofit is metrics or KPIs like donor con ..read more
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GiveSmart Again Honored by Annual TrustRadius Best of Awards
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by Kathy Nothnagel
3M ago
GiveSmart has been recognized by the 2023 TrustRadius Awards as a Best of product in the Feature Set, Relationship, and Value for Price categories.   The TrustRadius Best of Awards is a leading award program spotlighting the best in B2B technology products. The awards recognize the most highly rated digital platforms and tools as chosen by the businesses and professionals who use them, empowering customers’ voices and centering users’ experiences.   This recent recognition is in addition to Community Brands’ 2023 Trust Radius Tech Cares Award, given to companies that demons ..read more
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