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16 10, 2018

It’s Not Too Late for Giving Tuesday Planning

By |October 16th, 2018|blog, Development, news|0 Comments

This year Giving Tuesday is on Tuesday, November 27th. I'm sure you've got everything together, and you're finalizing your plans for what to do for the most significant fundraising day on the calendar! If you're looking for final ideas about what you should be doing, download the free Funds2Orgs digital resource guide. Don't miss Giving [...]

18 09, 2018

Your Nonprofit Must Use Snapchat to Target Young Audiences

By |September 18th, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on Your Nonprofit Must Use Snapchat to Target Young Audiences

TeroVesalainen / Pixabay Facebook may be the king of social media, but it's not the one that people under the age of 30 turn to when they use social networking sites. The social media platform for audiences under 30 is Snapchat. In fact, Facebook continues to lose market share to Snapchat with the [...]

4 09, 2018

Where to Find Start-up Nonprofit Money

By |September 4th, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Where to Find Start-up Nonprofit Money

nattanan23 / Pixabay A few days ago I read a post about a small community nonprofit organization that was seeking advice on how to get funding. Creating a nonprofit is tough, and figuring out where to find the money needed to operate it can be a challenge. New charities rarely have any ability [...]

28 08, 2018

Create a Volunteer Program for Millennials

By |August 28th, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on Create a Volunteer Program for Millennials

rawpixel / Pixabay Today I read a Forbes article titled “How Millennials Are Changing Philanthropy,” and a few of the interesting points that you should keep in mind if you’re a nonprofit fundraiser are the following: By 2020, Millennials will be the largest generational workforce in the U.S. 84 percent of Millennial employees donated [...]

21 08, 2018

Don’t Do This On Facebook Groups

By |August 21st, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Don’t Do This On Facebook Groups

geralt / Pixabay Most nonprofits understand that Facebook is the largest social networking platform on the planet and they make it a point to spend even a little time posting onto a Facebook page. But, there’s one thing that would set many nonprofits apart: A Facebook group! Although a Facebook page is excellent, [...]

17 07, 2018

Nonprofit Donors and Privacy, The Dirty Secret

By |July 17th, 2018|Development, news|Comments Off on Nonprofit Donors and Privacy, The Dirty Secret

stevepb / Pixabay In 1999, the CEO of Sun Microsystems said, "You have zero privacy…Get over it".  In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg stated that privacy was dead. I think Zuckerberg must feel a sense of irony with what he's experienced this year over privacy and the transfer of Facebook users’ information to Cambridge Analytica. [...]

10 07, 2018

5 Easy Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits

By |July 10th, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on 5 Easy Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits

Today I want to give a shout-out to Nonprofit Pro. If you're a nonprofit leader or fundraiser, this is a source you should be taking time to read each week. In 2018, they experienced growth in readership of 18 percent to over 71,000 readers because they provide excellent insight and working with them closely has [...]

3 07, 2018

When A Donation Goes to Fundraising and Not Programs

By |July 3rd, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on When A Donation Goes to Fundraising and Not Programs

Lalmch / Pixabay Some time ago I spoke to a nonprofit executive who had great news. She had been talking to an influential person in the community who asked her a simple question. “If you could do one thing to expand the work you’re doing in the community, what would it be?” Her [...]

26 06, 2018

Donors Are Giving Less: Here’s What You Can Do

By |June 26th, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Donors Are Giving Less: Here’s What You Can Do

PublicDomainPictures / Pixabay As was reported recently by CBS News, fundraising for 2018 is down. Unfortunately, the new federal tax law that came into effect earlier this year was expected to depress giving to charity, and sure enough, that seems to be the way it is playing out so far in the year. [...]

5 06, 2018

How to Get General Donors to Support Your Nonprofit

By |June 5th, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on How to Get General Donors to Support Your Nonprofit

HeatherPaque / Pixabay Fidelity Charitable published a report, which had some notable findings for nonprofit executives. Some of the results included the following: Two-thirds of donors want to increase their giving to philanthropy. 95 percent of philanthropic supporters would increase their giving under what they consider to be the "right circumstances." What’s keeping [...]