4 Grant Writing Tips to Bolster Relationships with Foundations
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by Austin Heineman
1M ago
Grant writing is a time-consuming process. It can also be nerve-wracking if you’re inexperienced or working on a particularly important grant. Jeff Kutash, the executive director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation in Omaha, Neb, deals with grants on a daily basis. What does the head of a foundation that gave $18 million in grant money last year have to say about grant writing and the relationship between foundations and nonprofit professionals? Don’t get trapped One of the many mistakes Kutash routinely sees in grant writing is that the applicant looks at the application as a set-in-stone document ..read more
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Diversify Your Fundraising Strategy to Grow Support in 2023
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by Amanda Cummins
1M ago
Diversify Your Fundraising Strategy to Grow Support in 2023 As we head into the new year, your nonprofit organization is likely prioritizing your top fundraising strategies. While the social impact sector is continuously adapting to the current economic climate, what might be different about 2023? Let’s discuss some opportunities this year brings to update your strategy for growing support.   Increase your reach by diversifying your fundraising strategy in the four following areas: Events Donor pool Payment options Funding sources 1. Events         &nb ..read more
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Save Time By Planning Your Next Event Now
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by Lisa Thompson
1M ago
You plan, prepare, promote and pull off an amazing fundraising event, and then what? Naturally, you breathe a sigh of relief and go home—that is, if you’re like most event planners. And, of course, that makes sense: Planning and pulling off a successful event is a Herculean task. You deserve some rest. But what if you tried something different that could get you miles farther than a sigh of relief and en evening on your couch? Instead of simply packing up your leftover swag, patting your volunteers on the back and turning off the lights on your current event, you could (don’t hit me)—get ready ..read more
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The Ultimate Nonprofit Lingo Guide
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by Nicolas Long
2M ago
The Ultimate Nonprofit Lingo Guide   The Ultimate Nonprofit Lingo Guide No one has time for jargon. We’ve thoughtfully compiled a list of words and acronyms used within the nonprofit industry that you probably hear often. The Ultimate Nonprofit Lingo Guide is excellent for newcomers and experienced nonprofit pros who are looking to avoid embarrassment or save time during meetings. This guide has over 100+ terms and acronyms to add to your nonprofit toolbox! Tired of nodding your head in agreement or rushing to Google a quick search of what you just heard? (We’re not here to judge) Give ..read more
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The Ultimate Online Donor Acquisition Guide
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by Nicolas Long
2M ago
The Ultimate Online Donor Acquisition Guide   The Ultimate Donor Acquisition Guide Donor acquisition is the lifeline of nonprofit fundraising. Not only do new donors help you grow and expand your nonprofit’s efforts and programs, but low donor retention rates mean you have to keep acquiring new donors just to maintain. This is where donor marketing comes in. While there are plenty of “best practice” blogs and guides on donor marketing, this guide is going to show you how to build a sustainable donor acquisition program that is cost-effective, digital-first, and proven to work. Learn eig ..read more
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Stay Productive and Refocus for a New Year
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by Randy Hawthorne
2M ago
Positive EOY staff morale + Strong organization leadership = New Year Success Let’s face it, the last few months of 2022 are a vital time for organizations! You’re trying to reach new goals, set new initiatives, and plan for the incoming year. During this planning, your staff can feel burned out. Consider your staff’s workload, scrambling to make year-end goals, and let’s not forget: their personal lives going into the holiday season. Don’t fret; we’ll be going through some initiatives to take to stay productive and refocus for a New Year. How to Stay Productive Throw a Holiday Party It doesn ..read more
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Why Illustrating the Impact of $1 is Such Effective Fundraising [VIDEO]
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by Marc Koenig
2M ago
“3 dollars can feed an entire family for a week.” “A dollar a day can buy a polio vaccine.” “For the cost of a latte, you can cure a child’s blindness.” You’ve heard these kinds of illustrations before—you might even have used them yourself. They’re incredibly effective, but it’s important to understand WHY they’re effective. It’s not the words themselves but the strategy behind them. And once you understand that strategy, you can use it throughout your fundraising to create powerful messages for your donors. Why Illustrating the Impact of One Dollar Works So Well for Fundraising: IK – Marc ..read more
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Transform Your Donation Landing Pages for Year-End Giving
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by Randy Hawthorne
3M ago
This fall, you’ll probably be ramping up for year-end giving, hoping to maximize your reach and visibility through email marketing, direct mail, social media and maybe even an event or two. At least, I hope you will. But one thing that tends to fall through the cracks amidst all the hoopla surrounding this last quarter is your website, more importantly, your donation landing pages. Have you looked at it lately? It may be in great shape and fully prepared for all the donations that will pour in during November and December. Or it might be in need of a little TLC. All your hard work driving supp ..read more
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Simple Strategies to Create a Merry Year End
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by Janice Fonger
4M ago
Seasons Giving:  7 Simple Strategies to Create a Very Merry Year End! “To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven. . . .”  A time . . . . To go back-to-school. To watch Football. A time . . . For warm Sweaters and crackling fires. For everything Pumpkin Spice. A time . . . To put the finishing touches on your Christmas list.  And a time . . . to plan for a Merry year-end. Is there a time to plan? Many organizations will send a letter after Thanksgiving. They do ‘Giving Tuesday’. They meet our goal. That’s the way they do it every year. What if ..read more
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5 Free Tools for Nonprofits
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by Amanda Cummins
5M ago
5 Free Tools For Nonprofits to Save Time and Money If your nonprofit is looking for ways to streamline projects while you grow awareness for your mission, you’re not alone. Nonprofits of all sizes often struggle with not having enough hands on deck to complete large projects and handle all sides of  communication.  Since your organization runs on charitable donations, you’ll naturally want to lower the amount you have to spend on business tools. This is why free business tools are essential to preserving those funds for your life-changing work.  We’ve compiled a list of 5 free t ..read more
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