Many nonprofits struggle with board member engagement. Board members are often busy people with a lot going on in their lives outside of the boardroom. However, they’ve made commitments to your mission, and getting them engaged should be a priority for your organization. Fundraising is a particularly common pain point when it comes to board

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Use these five strategies to optimize your Giving Tuesday digital communications.

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. This day offers an unparalleled opportunity for nonprofits to bring in significant funding in a short time span.  In fact, 35 million adults in the U.S. participated in Giving Tuesday 2021, raising $2.7 billion for charity. Giving

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Like many schools, yours is likely always thinking up new fundraising ideas to keep your programs running while also creating memorable experiences for your students. After all, school carnivals, read-a-thons, and talent shows are all fundraisers and many students’ favorite school experiences.  One school fundraising idea that’s always memorable are t-shirt fundraisers. In addition to

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While many of us have participated in school fundraisers in the past, schools are not generally the first organizations we consider when we think about fundraising initiatives. Nonprofit organizations are generally better known for their prowess at launching impactful fundraisers.  Nonprofit organizations raise money for their initiatives by planning various fundraising events and activities throughout

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Try these six ideas to get started with fundraising for your performing arts program.

As a performing arts program administrator, you’re likely familiar with the challenges of securing funding. Selling tickets to performances and soliciting major gifts are just two parts of bringing in enough donations to make your program the best it can be. Determining how to fundraise effectively requires lots of planning, strategy, and relationship-building. Plus, you

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What to know about POINT's corporate giving platform

We’ve written before about the importance of corporate giving vendors in nonprofit fundraising. One such platform is POINT. In this guide, we’re going to dive deeper into that solution and see what you, as a nonprofit fundraising professional, should know about it. Specifically, we’ll cover the following key points (no pun intended!): What is the

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Fundraising is an integral part of how churches work. They provide spiritual services, community, and programming to congregants for free, and rely on generous donations and tithes to keep their doors open. When they have a reliable revenue stream, churches can give back to their communities in impactful ways.  With the large number of programs

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In this post, you'll learn three strategies for improving the user experience on your website.

Your nonprofit’s website is your “home” on the internet and the main area where supporters interact with you. It serves a number of supporter engagement functions, from collecting donations, to sharing educational resources, to facilitating advocacy campaigns. That’s why it’s crucial for your site to provide a stellar user experience. If your site is useful

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Matching gifts and annual giving - here's how you can incorporate matching gifts in an annual giving campaign.

Annual giving is a hot topic for nonprofit fundraising, and organizations like yours are always looking for new and improved ways to bring their efforts to the next level. And that’s why matching gifts and annual giving campaigns go hand in hand. In this guide, we’ll cover everything your nonprofit needs to know, including: The

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Corporate gift matching software can be a game changer for your CRM

It is no secret that nonprofits thrive off of the relationships they build with their donor base. Nonprofit organizations are fueled by the support, time, and dollars given by their donors. The maintenance of these donor relationships is crucial, but the best way to grow these relationships is constantly evolving. As you think about this

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Corporate Giving Vendors and Their Importance In Fundraising

Billions of dollars of corporate giving revenue are left on the table each year⁠—largely through workplace giving programs such as matching gifts, volunteer grants, and more. In order to aid with closing the funding gap, more and more nonprofits are beginning to proactively target available corporate giving opportunities. And for many, that means equipping their

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Q+A With The Experts: Matching Gifts and Higher Education

At Fundraising IP, we know a lot about matching gifts and how they go to elevate fundraising at institutions of all shapes, sizes, and missions. Here, we’ll focus on matching gifts and higher education organizations like colleges and universities. Unfortunately, research by matching gift experts reports that billions of available matching dollars go unclaimed by

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How to Navigate Workplace Giving: Top Ways to Help Your Donors

Workplace giving programs are incredibly impactful forms of corporate philanthropy offered by thousands of businesses across the globe. These initiatives enable a company’s employees to have a direct say in their employers’ charitability—including the amount contributed overall and the specific organizations that receive funding⁠—through their own giving efforts. As a result, donors love partaking in

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In this post, you'll learn three mistakes to avoid for your next capital campaign.

A capital campaign is a large-scale fundraising campaign that a nonprofit carries out over a set time period (usually several years) in order to bring in a large amount of money. This money is typically used to secure new equipment or construct a new facility, but is sometimes used for other purposes such as building

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Corporate philanthropy statistics: top facts for any nonprofit

Corporate philanthropy is a powerful business practice that ultimately benefits nonprofits in significantly positive ways. Yet many organizations fail to realize the potential of these fundraising practices or even the extent to which they are available. That’s why we’ve put together this list of top corporate philanthropy statistics that will “wow” any fundraiser looking to

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