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GUIDE: Making the most of your data. How to revive and revitalize your fundraising database.

Letting your database become dominated with people who have never donated, and are unlikely to engage with your organization in the future, could be costing you time and money. But, don’t hit delete just yet. In this guide, we will walk you through six questions to help you inspire action from the most promising prospects […]

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GUIDE: How to Develop Stronger Donor Relationships—Four Pathways to Fundraising Success

Trust. It’s pretty important in any relationship. And for nonprofits and their donors, it’s paramount. Yet, during these uncertain times, we can’t take it for granted. As with all good relationships, the one between donors and nonprofits needs to be a two-way street, with honesty and respect on both sides. It’s no longer enough for […]

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Leveraging Social Data for Fundraising: What, Why and How

Social data can be a vital tool for fundraisers to leverage existing data to connect with more potential donors and to create more valuable, longer lasting constituent relationships. In fact, according to NonProfit Pro’s State of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Report 2017, social media plays a role in 35% of all donations. However, most nonprofits aren’t utilizing […]

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Mastering Major Donor Relationships

You get out what you put in. The old maxim fits many aspects of fundraising, but perhaps rings most true when it comes to major donors. If you want someone to make a substantial commitment to your organization, you’ll need to invest some time and effort in that relationship. Understand major donors’ motivations People will […]

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How to Sell Your CRM to Your Nonprofit’s Executive Team

A CRM is one of the most important purchases an organization makes. As a fundraiser, the benefits are clear, but with 42% of CRM projects “failing,” there’s more than a little risk attached. Your Executive Team is wise to question this investment, and you need to have the answers. Know why you want it: Following […]

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Donor Engagement Checklist—8 Questions to Ask Before Your Next Campaign

Behind every successful fundraising campaign, you’ll find a significant amount of research, planning, and internal persuasion. If you want to see results, remember to ask yourself and your colleagues the following questions before you start! 1. What do we want to achieve? Have we set specific goals that are centered around our supporters or potential […]

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GUIDE: How to Develop Stronger Donor Relationships—4 Pathways to Fundraising Success

Trust. It’s pretty important in any relationship. And for nonprofits and their donors, it’s paramount. Yet, according to a recent Chronicle of Philanthropy poll, over a third (35%) of Americans say they have little or no confidence in charities. Clearly, there is some work to be done. As with all good relationships, the one between […]

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An Event Management Guide for Nonprofits: Where to Start?

So you’ve decided to put on an event. The budget has been allocated, your team is prepped, and the flipchart is ready. The only question now is… what next? There is nothing more daunting than a blank piece of paper. That’s why the Institute of Fundraising created a great event checklist that will help you […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of CRM Procurement

Purchasing a CRM system for your nonprofit—whether it’s an educational institution, healthcare foundation, charity, or membership organization—is a long-term decision. The CRM system you purchase today should meet your needs for about ten years. If it doesn’t, it will most likely be because of problems experienced early on with your procurement and implementation processes. With over […]

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Mobile CRM on the Go

Mobile devices have become an integral part of our everyday lives, allowing us to micro task without a second thought. For fundraisers, that means that your donors are very much at home with the idea of using their phone to transact. This has resulted in the advent of mobile fundraising channels (such as giving websites […]

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