Annual Gifts and Major Gifts Don’t Need to Be Mutually Exclusive

Annual gifts support the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization.  Major gifts, by nature, are much larger gifts with a focus on the future.  While many organizations dream of getting that one big gift that will solve everything, most nonprofits depend on a combination of annual and major gifts to meet short-term needs and long-term goals. The […]

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The iWave Roundtable Returns!

Welcome to another edition of the iWave Roundtable, where we gather some of the best minds in the nonprofit community to discuss all things prospect development and fundraising. This time around, we are joined by an esteemed group: Vidya Kagan — Director of Data Management and Research, Menlo School Paul D’Alessandro — President, D’Alessandro Inc. […]

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Do You Focus on Women? It Matters to Your Bottom Line.

Guest Post by Kathleen Loehr I am committed to growing women’s philanthropy. Why? I’ve been in the philanthropic sector for 35 years as a woman donor, fundraiser and nonprofit leader. In that time, I’ve seen women’s power and earnings grow – and the philanthropic sector repeatedly fail to take full advantage of this new reality. […]

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5 Reasons to Screen Small, Screen Often

When planning your next wealth screen, you may wonder how many donors and prospects you should include.  Is it better to screen a thousand names?  Ten thousand?  Your entire donor database? Generally speaking, no wealth screen size is “better” than another.  The size of your screen depends on a variety of factors including project goals, […]

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How to Make Better Sense of Your Wealth Screen Results

We all know a wealth screen is a powerful tool in a nonprofit professional’s toolbox.  But the results you get back can often be complex.  Without the right know-how, it’s easy to get confused.  Here are some proven strategies to better organize and evaluate your wealth screening results. Picture This Let’s imagine we just received […]

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Five Things You Need To Know About Women’s Giving Behavior

Guest Post by Kathleen Loehr Women give differently than men, but they definitely give. Take a look at these statistics: Single women are more likely than similarly-situated single men to give to charity. Women give significantly more than similarly-situated men at almost all income levels. Women have a significant impact on household giving patterns. For […]

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Fundraising Intelligence Isn’t Just for Large Nonprofits

If you work with a hometown nonprofit with only a few staff and a small pool of donors, you may think a fundraising intelligence (aka prospect research) platform is out of your league.  You may even think that since your nonprofit has relatively modest fundraising goals, you don’t need an FI tool in the first place. […]

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Finding Passionate Volunteers with Prospect Research

Every nonprofit depends on monetary donations to survive and thrive.  But where would nonprofits be without passionate citizens eager to lend a helping hand? Good volunteers are hard to find and even harder to keep.  That’s why it’s important to find the “right” volunteers with skills and interests that are aligned with your nonprofit’s mission.  […]

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Optimize Your Nonprofit Newsletter to Attract More Donations

Effective communication is a vital component of relationship management.  This is especially true with relationships between nonprofits and their donors.  If an individual, company, or foundation contributes a donation of any kind, they deserve to know where their money is going and how it’s helping your mission.  If a donor is “in the know”, they […]

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