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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Improve your volunteer program's health with these program metrics!

Even when a volunteer program seems to be running smoothly, there can be major issues bubbling under the surface. Over time, as these issues accumulate, they can cause significant damage to your nonprofit organization. The good news is that there’s plenty you can do now to avoid common volunteer program pitfalls. Instead, plan to regularly check your

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nonprofit work from home

In the past several months, COVID-19 has significantly impacted almost every aspect of day-to-day life, from social distancing guidelines to a looming economic recession. Similarly, businesses and organizations everywhere have seen radical shifts in management strategies as entire workforces transition to work-from-home. While there are several major advantages to remote working practices, one of the

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Streamline Your Volunteer Management: 7 Registration Tips

Volunteer management comes with several challenges. You need to keep track of which volunteers are accomplishing which tasks, assign appropriate projects to the right people, and coordinate schedules, all while monitoring a variety of other moving parts to the program. You’ll also need to align your volunteers with your nonprofit’s goals, ensuring they have the

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6 Key Features for Your Volunteer Program’s Liability Waiver

Your volunteers allow your nonprofit to accomplish a variety of important projects, from working on your program initiatives to helping out with fundraising campaigns. Of course, before your volunteers can get to work, they’ll need to complete your volunteer registration process, which might include a waiver.  While waivers might not be the most exciting part

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It seems obvious why fundraising is important: to raise funds for needed items, services and programs. Yet, raising funds has so many other benefits besides the obvious. Often, budgets get cut, or less than ideal family situations mean that children have to go without things or activities that their classmates receive, and later life opportunities

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volunteers group

If you still need volunteers for your holiday and end-of-year events, or you simply need some fresh ideas for your ongoing volunteer search and recruitment, read on for 16 ways to find and recruit volunteers now! 1. Make Volunteers Part of Your Strategic Plan According to industry experts, strategic planning is a critical key to

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There is no doubt that without a volunteer force, local, nationwide and worldwide charitable groups wouldn’t be able to do most of their good work. Volunteers are priceless and it would be hard to imagine a world without them! If you’re running a fundraiser, or leading a group of volunteers, what can you do to

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It’s easy for groups to get stuck in a fundraising rut, especially when a fundraiser has consistently proven successful. There is danger in running the same fundraiser over and over, or in never making changes within the organization to improve their fundraising strategies. Over time, the ‘same old same old same old’ breeds stagnation, disorganization,

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Small fundraising organizations often suffer from a lack of available volunteer resources; even large organizations have difficulty finding enough volunteers at times. A lack of volunteers can severely limit the scope of fundraising efforts, and in turn the amount of funds raised. The good news is that small and volunteer-poor organizations have a larger well

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Fundraising meetings can be productive, inspiring affairs or they can be colossal wastes of time. Anyone who has been to or even held any type of meeting knows that meetings can go either way. The goal is to make your next fundraising meeting as productive as possible. (More info about planning and taxes.) How To

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fundraising consultant

Fundraising consultants are hired by large and small organizations to help with their campaigns. If you think your organization may benefit from working with a fundraising consultant, there are several things to consider: What Is a Fundraising Consultant? A fundraising consultant is an individual (or firm) whom your organization can contract with to run a

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For obvious reasons, volunteers are essential to the success and profitability of any fundraising campaign. But finding willing and able volunteers can be a tricky thing; sure, every parent or member of your group should want to see your organization succeed and meet its fundraising goals, but people are busy and good volunteers are often

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In a perfect world, all benefactors of your fundraising campaign would step up every time to do their part in your fundraising campaign. But ours not being a perfect world, that’s probably not going to happen. To make the most of your fundraiser, it often pays to give your volunteers extra reasons to sign up

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