Cultivation & Cocktails

  Raise a glass to creating a fun and social atmosphere in order to introduce potential donors to your nonprofit. Check out a great article by Stay Classy on the 8 Ways to Host the Ultimate Donor Appreciation Event and how to host a successful donor cultivation reception. Cheers!

How-To Develop a Fundraising Plan

    The New Year brings new resolutions and goal-setting to our lives. I bet you have already been thinking of how your organization wants to grow its fundraising goals. This blog will walk you through how to set your fundraising goals for the New Year.   First Fundraising Goal: How much do you need…

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: How-to-Instagram-for-Good

Did you know that 53% of donors will leave a nonprofit because of a lack of communication?  . Thanks to our modern technology, nonprofits can communicate in less than 140 words and with one photo to keep donors engaged. Instagram is a simple as snapping a photo and sharing it online. The key to making it an…

New Year’s Resolution: Set Fundraising Goals

The New Year provides an opportunity to reflect on last year’s fundraising efforts and how to make this upcoming year’s fundraising even better than the last. The economy is starting to turn around and giving to charities is on the rise. So, use this New Year to set your fundraising goals. 1. Set a Goal….

The Role of a Fundraising Consultant

So just what is the role of the fundraising consultant? This “demotivation” poster always cracks me up! It also demonstrates the confusion around the role of consultants. When nonprofit organizations seek to hire a fundraising consultant, there can be misunderstanding about what the organization can expect from working with a consultant. This article excerpt below (from…

Sample donation request letter and donation card

When your hand is out asking for donations, it is always nice to have a beautiful letter to express why you need donations and how a donor can help your organization. These beautifully crafted letters take time and creativity to author. To give you a head start, I’m posting my sample donation letter to give…

How-To-Guide: Kickstart your individual donor fundraising!

Do you want to start fundraising from individuals for your nonprofit, but not sure were to start? Here are some easy steps to kick start your individual donor giving program: First and foremost, you need a website! You can use free services like WordPress to create a website quickly and without needing to know all the…