Got Time? Time Management Tips for Nonprofit Pros

Guest Post by Shannon Terry “Creative people organize their lives according to repetitive, disciplined routines. They think like artists, but work like accountants.” ~David Brooks, New York Times, 2014 We’ve all had a day where we get lost down the Internet rabbit hole, trying to focus on our work, only to be interrupted by a […]

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How Your Best Volunteer Could be Your Next Donor

Volunteers are an integral part of so many nonprofit organizations. You rely on their help with fundraising events, social media buzz, and getting others engaged in your brand. Your board of directors and decision makers are often also made up of volunteers. Both volunteers and nonprofit organizations have an amazing opportunity to mutually benefit and […]

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How to Get Your Nonprofit Colleagues to Care About Research

You’ve probably heard the term “software as a service” or “SaaS”. It refers to a web-based software solution or delivery model which allows a customer to purchase software and access it online. I have always found this term to be interesting. Normally, when I’m thinking of a service, I think of a delivery service or […]

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Who Gives to a Donor Advised Fund?

Guest Post by Michele Borucki, Helen Brown Group What is a DAF?  A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable giving vehicle administered by a public charity created to manage donations on behalf of organizations, families, or individuals. DAFs are not new in the philanthropic realm, but they are certainly on the rise. According to […]

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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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