National Volunteer Month: Have You Thanked A Volunteer Lately

April is officially national volunteer month.  Volunteers are vital to every non-profit and they come in all shapes and sizes.   According to the Corporation for National Community Service, 25.3 percent of Americans volunteer and the average volunteer in America contributes 32.1 hours of service each year. Non-profits rely heavily on the service of volunteers which is why they need to be recognized for their contributions. [..]

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Three Simple Strategies To Make 2018 An Amazing Fundraising Year For Your Organization

Congratulations, you survived another fundraising year.  If last year was stressful or felt disorganized, now is the time to make changes.  Before you dive into special events, annual appeals and campaigns take time with your team to put thought into the year ahead.  We recommend these three simple strategies to make 2018 an amazing fundraising year.   [..]

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Keep Your Employees Engaged For Good During The Holidays

Let’s face it, December is a really hard time to keep employees engaged. Between online shopping, endless parties, vacation planning, not to mention endless distractions, even the best managers can find it challenging to keep your team focused on work. Instead of resigning to another year of getting nothing done, channel your teams energy while doing good in the community by engaging your employees for good. [..]

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The Rule of 7’s: How to convert your donors into raving fans

Saying thank-you never goes out of style. Fundraising is simply good manners; donors want to know that their contributions are appreciated and will be used for the exact purpose that the donor intends. Thank-you’s are also an opportunity to build a relationship with the donor and have the potential to catapult into additional and hopefully larger gifts. With the large number of non-profits in the community, it is important to differentiate your organization from others and build donor loyalty. [..]

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How To Maximize Your #givingtuesday campaign

If your non-profit isn’t capitalizing on #givingtuesday, your organization is missing out. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. In 2017, #givingtuesday is scheduled for November 28th and because most of the donations are online, you can take advantage of 24 hours of giving. [..]

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