June 2, 2017

Your Donor Sweetheart + My Nonprofit Comms Edit

by Caroline Avakian

Today is my 10 year wedding anniversary and it got me thinking about how we value and place importance on anniversaries. That the action of acknowledgement is important. It recognizes a significant commitment and bond. It communicates that through the years, I continue to choose you. Pretty big stuff. It then got me thinking about how we, as nonprofit communicators … Continue reading

May 19, 2017

The Friday Edit – Links I’m Loving

by Caroline Avakian

fotomica/Shutterstock / Park Guell, Barcelona It’s the Friday Edit, aka, things I’ve been reading or watching around the web that I found interesting, useful, or downright funny. I hope you enjoy them, too. I have to start with the funny because, well, it’s needed this week! I saw this movie trailer for NGO – Nothing Going On from Poverty to Power and it seems … Continue reading

May 15, 2017

4 Creative Summertime Fundraising Projects

by John Haydon

In June, everyone shifts into summertime mode. The kids are done with school. Summer camps and vacations are anticipated.And for many nonprofit marketers, work slows down or takes on a different pace. How can you make the most of your summertime mode?Here are a few creative summertime fundraising projects to get you inspired:   Tip 1: Get Into The Summertime Spirit Where is … Continue reading

May 12, 2017

The Friday Edit – Links I’m Loving

by Caroline Avakian

As we get ready to wind down for the weekend, I wanted to share some links from around the web that have inspired me, taught me something new, or given me a hearty laugh. Hope they do the same for you. Happy Friday! The buildOn Instagram account is endlessly inspiring to me. A great one to follow. +Acumen just launched … Continue reading

August 1, 2016

3 Ways to Make a Lasting Impression with First-Time Donors

by John Haydon

According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, most first-time donors never come back to make a second gift. Nonprofits as a whole are losing 57% of their donors every single year. And 71% of first-time donors never return!1 Any fundraising professional will tell you that retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new donors. The quickest and surest way to a positive net revenue … Continue reading

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July 14, 2016

How to Double Online Giving in Six Months

by Guest

By Darian Rodriguez Heyman More and more nonprofit donations take place in today’s digital landscape, but how can causes ensure their online storefront is not only open for business, but optimized? As I explored this critical issue in my new book, Nonprofit Fundraising 101, I interviewed Roderick Campbell, the CEO of nonprofit fundraising platform CommitChange. He shared a few takeaways … Continue reading