How Strategic Research Leads to New Donors and More Money

A challenge for so many nonprofit organizations is developing a strategic plan to find new donors. Your organization could be in its first few years, or maybe you’re part of an organization that has been around for many years. Knowing how to approach your donor database – whether that’s an established list, a disorganized list […]

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Fundraising Events & Sponsorship: 5 Steps to Making the Ask

Guest Post by Chris Baylis, The Sponsorship Collective For nonprofits, the fundraising grind can be difficult. Asking for money and simply offering “feeling good about your donation” in return, can be a tough sell. That’s where sponsorship comes in. Sponsorship is about offering your potential sponsors a value, an asset for supporting your amazing cause. […]

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The Case For Moves Management

Moves Management is a hot topic throughout the nonprofit industry. And rightfully so! Taking unknown individuals and turning them into life-long major gift donors should be an important focus for every nonprofit, regardless of their organizational mission. This process is even more important after the changes in giving revealed in Giving USA 2019 report, which […]

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7 Ways to Fundraise For Arts & Culture Organizations

If you had to pick just one thing nonprofit organizations have in common, it would most likely be something along the lines of “doing good in the world”. And what a thing to be proud of! Nonprofit organizations have this amazing privilege of serving their communities whether it’s through educating the next generation at a […]

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Fundraising in Higher Education: Back to School

I know, I know. Summer just started right?! But as we all know, summer is coming to a close and that means fall is about to hit. It also means that school’s back in session. Heading back to school is a great opportunity to refocus, plan, and look ahead to a great year. And for […]

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Finding Wealth Indicators in iWave: Prospects of Wealth

iWave’s data is the best in the biz. Seriously, we are so proud of the high-quality data we’re able to provide to our clients, to help you do the amazing world-changing work you do, even better and faster! If you’ve never explored iWave’s datasets before, it’s well worth the expedition. We have carefully selected each […]

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Leveraging Board Member and Donor Relationships with RelSci

Guest Post by Emma Griffin and Cheo Rose-Washington, RelSci Nonprofits spend a lot of time and valuable resources on fundraising, but as this iWave paper on prospect screening points out: “About 90% of your major gifts will come from less than 15% of your donors.” The key to successful fundraising is focusing on the highest-potential […]

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Many People Give to People, Not Logos

Buying local. Farm to table. Getting involved in your child’s school. Sharing videos on social media. All of these things have something in common. They are all dependant on a connection to a cause.  If you buy local, you probably understand and care that a local entrepreneur’s business is going to succeed because you shop […]

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