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    4 questions to ask before funding a nonprofit project

    Posted on August 24, 2016 by Doron Barbalat

    Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

    You’ve succeeded in hitting your fundraising goals and are ready to turn the revenue into nonprofit impact.

    Your organization has a long list of goals you hope to achieve, and now have the funds to select a key project. After weighing multiple options and preferences, a consensus forms around a one priority to take on.

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    Topics: Fundraising Ideas, Strategic Fundraising, Non-profit Management

    6 topics to discuss when meeting a major donor prospect

    Posted on August 16, 2016 by Doron Barbalat

    Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

    Landing a meeting with a major donor prospect is a big deal! Your potential contributor is committing their time to you, which shows that they have a real, serious interest. Meetings like this are a big part of any nonprofit's donor development strategies.

    The first meeting should accomplish a few things. It should start to build a trusting and deep relationship, but also include productive takeaways for both parties as it relates to helping the cause.

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    Topics: Donor Stewardship, Fundraising Ideas, Major Gifts

    Infographics, storytelling, and other ways to show nonprofit impact

    Posted on August 10, 2016 by Doron Barbalat

    Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

    It seems that nowadays, the top word on every nonprofit’s mind is “impact.” Your donors, your board, and even your staff is eager to see the results of their contributions and work, leaving nonprofits and fundraisers with the challenge of demonstrating it.

    Your team works exhaustively to make a difference for your cause, with goals and targets which you are constantly measuring your successes against. So how can you take the end-results and show your stakeholders your impact in a way that will resonate with all of them?

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    Topics: Donor Stewardship, Strategic Fundraising

    4 strategies to simply fundraising event planning

    Posted on August 4, 2016 by Doron Barbalat

    Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

    Planning a fundraising event can be time-consuming, complex and stressful. With high stakes for supporter stewardship, cause awareness, and revenue generation, it’s no wonder why nonprofit event managers want to executive the perfect event.

    Whether you’re working towards a run/walk/ride, gala, golf tournament, or any other type of event, we have four strategies to help you simplify the planning process!

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    Topics: Fundraising Ideas, Fundraising and Tech

    Planning for a first meeting with prospective major donors

    Posted on July 26, 2016 by Doron Barbalat

    Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

    The major gifts officer plays a crucial role for nonprofits. While some fundraisers work on large-scale strategies to reach and appeal to large groups, major gift officers have to be a lot more specific in their tactics.

    In many cases, this involves formal meetings between a supporter and major gifts officer, the first of which is needed to set the stage for a long, strong and beneficial relationship.

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    Topics: Fundraising Ideas, Fundraising and Tech, Major Gifts

    How Twitter’s new rules will impact social media fundraising

    Posted on July 19, 2016 by Doron Barbalat

    Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

    We know how popular Twitter is as a tool for nonprofit engagement, outreach and fundraising, although many organizations have found other social networks, like Facebook, to be more effective.

    With some recently announced changes coming to Twitter’s ‘tweet rules’ – that may very well change!

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    5 ways to raise more money at your fundraising events

    Posted on July 11, 2016 by Doron Barbalat

    Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

    Most nonprofits rely on fundraising events to generate revenue for their cause, with registration fees or ticket sales helping to fund upcoming projects and initiatives.

    When event day comes, your event planners take center stage to help execute every aspect without a hitch, but your fundraisers should still play a significant role. With potentially hundreds of your best supporters on site, event day provides a real opportunity to continue raising valuable dollars.

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    Topics: Fundraising Ideas, Strategic Fundraising

    7 easy ways to promote your fundraising event on social media

    Posted on July 5, 2016 by Doron Barbalat

    Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

    When promoting a fundraising event, social media provides the perfect place to reach all of your potential attendees, from passionate supporters to those who might just enjoy the outing! Plus, you can do it all for little or no cost, helping your event’s revenues go directly to your cause.

    So how can you get started? Here are seven simple ways to make your event a success by promoting it on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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    Topics: Donor Stewardship, Fundraising Ideas, Social Media

    Why nonprofits should send more fundraising emails on the weekend

    Posted on June 28, 2016 by Doron Barbalat

    Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

    Whether it’s a fundraising request or business promotion, the rule-of-thumb has always suggested that middle of the week was best for sending emails. The logic is pretty sound: more people are near a computer from Tuesday to Thursday, making it the most likely time for them to open, read and act on your message.

    Nowadays, with readers opening emails on their smartphones from anywhere, it may be time to reconsider. For businesses, the weekday rule is still seen as the best way to go, as it is the best chance to find people engaged in their work and open to new ideas and products to help them. For nonprofits, however, there is a lot of evidence suggesting that sending fundraising emails on the weekend is becoming a better bet.

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    Topics: email fundraising

    How to have your nonprofit placed in Google’s Featured Snippet Box

    Posted on June 20, 2016 by Doron Barbalat

    Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

    By now, we’re sure you’ve noticed that Google is displaying key information right in its search results for many terms. For example, if you search for “how to tie a tie” on Google, you’ll get a list of instructions without having to click on any links. This is called the Featured Snippet Box, and it has been built by Google to provide the most relevant answers and content in a quick, easy-to-read manner.

    For nonprofits, this can be very, very useful. In addition to the increased exposure it provides for your donor development strategies, it is also a great way to get accurate information out to the public. For example, health care nonprofits can seek share preventative tips, while social services organizations can can have important statistics seen by the largest interested audience.

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    Topics: Social Media, Fundraising and Tech

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