It is officially gala season and I imagine – you, like me – are out on what I fondly refer to as the “charity circuit”. . Special events are a key part of a fundraising program – however, I will almost always recommend that nonprofits DO NOT start a new gala as a mechanism for … More Throwing a Party! (Gala Invitation Sample)
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Love is in the air. So, go ahead and use the excuse of cupid’s arrow to show some love to your donors. A couple years ago at the San Diego Alzheimer’s Association, we came up with a great idea to show love to a specific donor segment: payroll deduction donors and corporate match employee supporters. … More Show Your Donors Some Love
It’s January and hopefully you are coming off of a successful year-end giving season and that you made (or surpassed) your goal. Now it is time to report to donors on how their money is being put to good use. We call it “stewardship” in the fundraising business. Many nonprofits utilize Annual Reports to show … More Sample Annual Report: It’s That Time of the Year
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. … More New Year’s Resolution: Set Fundraising Goals