What is #GivingTuesday? An online fundraising opportunity for your nonprofit organization coming up this Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Why is #GivingTuesday a “thing”? Giving Tuesday began in 2012 as a day dedicated to giving to nonprofits. It is observed each Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday… More #GivingTuesday
Tis the season for your year-end appeal… it is the most wonderful time of the year to fundraise. Below are the 10 MUST DO key elements of a year-end appeal. #1 Compelling story in the letter about a recipient of your organization’s services. #2 Eye catching facts and figures since most readers will simply skim the letter, highlight what… More The Best Nonprofit Direct Mail Pieces
I am excited to be leading this seminar on How to Get Your Board “On Board” graciously hosted by Cavignac & Associates Insurance Brokers… which means they are making it free to YOU!! This seminar is for you if you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions: Do your board meetings run for… More October 14 seminar: How to Get Your Board “On Board”
Check out my guest blog over at Stay Classy and learn about how to “love up” on your donors.
According to Network for Good, online giving constitutes 10% of total philanthropic giving. The average online gift is $146 compared with $38 for the average direct mail gift. Garner Online Donations Place a prominent “donate” button on the header of the website that is easily visible in the same place from page to page. Offer… More Donating Online: How to Set Up Your Website for Fundraising Success
Did you know that San Diego is home to 600 grant making foundations with $3,085,409,601 in assets? In 2010, these foundation gave $287,917,313… which accounts for 9% of their assets – exceeding the required amount by 4%! The Caster Center at USD just published its latest study “The Grantmaking Report: Foundation Giving in the San… More San Diego Grant Resources
Corporate philanthropy works best when there is a true partnership in place. As we know from my Huff Post article, there needs to be a return on the investment for the corporation. What if the ROI brought not only dollars, but also volunteers and meaningful skilled labor to the organization that directly benefitted the nonprofit’s… More TeamBuilding through Corporate Philanthropy