Year-End Fundraising Decisions to Make Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m coaching a fundraising team at a national nonprofit that wants to revamp its annual communications calendar. As part of that process, we are looking at their editorial calendar for their year-end fundraising campaign, which will include direct mail, email, and social media. Before they can develop that plan, however, they have several strategic decisions to make, and this is the time of year to be making them.

A List of Specific Fundraising Methods Particularly Helpful At the End of the Calendar Year

Seeking Grant Money Today

We are fast approaching the end of the calendar year and there are certain fundraising methods that are particularly important at this time of year for any nonprofit to consider conducting. Sometimes a given grant donor will find, at the end of their fiscal year (which can fall, of course, on the end of the calendar year for some grant donors) that they have money left to give in order to meet either this oversight rule or to meet the giving budget for the year.


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3 (Foolproof) Ways to Set Data-Driven Fundraising Goals for 2019

Fundraising Report Card

Not all organizations run on the calendar year, but if yours does, you know that we've entered "crunch time." Budgets are set, the fundraising calendar is in place, and 2019 is looking you squarely in the eyes. During these last few weeks of the calendar year it's important you feel confident in your fundraising goal for 2019. The post 3 (Foolproof) Ways to Set Data-Driven Fundraising Goals for 2019 appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Analysis

6 Simple Steps To Your Annual Fundraising Audit

Fundraising Report Card

Preparing for the end of year is stressful. No matter what, 2019 will be here before you know it, and the beginning of the calendar year is a great time to audit your annual fundraising performance. Executing your end of your strategy can be even more challenging. We get it. The post 6 Simple Steps To Your Annual Fundraising Audit appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Analysis

Calendar Confusion: Year-End Communications on a Summer Fiscal Year

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How do you handle calendar year-end (November-December) communications when your nonprofit’s fiscal year actually ends June 30? Here’s the conundrum: If you try to talk about your accomplishments from the last 12 months in December, you are technically in the middle of your operational year. That question came up today during our Sharing Your Progress Accelerator program.

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Optimized Mobile Donations Now with Apple Pay


Despite this increase in mobile traffic, up from 44% last year, mobile users accounted for just 30% of gifts, and 21% of revenue. With web traffic clearly trending towards mobile, the visibility of nonprofit mobile donation pages is set to increase year over year. Mobile is an increasingly valuable medium for nonprofits. According to the M+R Benchmarks Reports , in 2018 mobile accounted for 48% of all traffic to nonprofit websites.

5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns


Annual giving campaigns, sometimes referred to as “cornerstone campaigns,” form the backbone of many nonprofit fundraising programs for good reason; they provide a structure for the yearly schedule and a reliable and predictable source of income, making life easier for Development staff at all levels. With campaigns that will be on your calendar year after year, you’ll spend less time planning your schedule and more time fundraising.

6 MORE Proven Fundraising Asks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It also works well when a new schedule is about to start, e.g. getting ready for the new calendar year, or new school year, or new season. Caution: Don’t talk about your fiscal year. Frame it as a programmatic year in some way.). Your gift today ensures that we will be there, next week, next month, and next year, ready to respond. This is the only thing holding us back from helping another 300 squirrels a year.

Forecast Of 2014 Giving

The Agitator

for the calendar year, and 4.3% This week the Atlas of Giving released their most recent month-by-month giving forecast for 2014. They forecast that national giving is expected to grow 5.3% for the next 12 months through January,2015. The Atlas tracks giving across all charitable sectors including higher education and religion. It then uses a series of econometric and propriety models to arrive at its forecast.

Start Your Year-End Fundraising Now

Getting Attention

I’m thrilled to be planning and writing the year-end appeal for the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless (ECHH). That’s a memorable differentiator to feature in the year-end appeal. Because if you want to motivate the greatest year-end giving, you to have to start shaping your campaign (and asking) way before year end. How do you structure your year-end campaign?

How To Raise Donations and Different Methods and Tools To Do So

Seeking Grant Money Today

Bring In Donations From Many Different Kinds of Sources Gates Foundation Donations vs. Foundation Investments (about how a donor to your nonprofit operates and whether that can effect your organization's reputation and potential to raise other donations) A List of Specific Fundraising Methods Particularly Helpful At the End of the Calendar Year Recommended Content, Layout, and Uses of the Nonprofit Donation Remittance Envelope, And Why. What Motivates Giving?

Fundraising in the last days of December

Fundraising Coach

Year-end is a huge time for nonprofit's fundraising. There's a debate if the spike in giving is because we ask so much more frequently at this time of year or if it's because people are more generous because of the mix of public and religious holidays combined with the end of the tax year. What ever the cause, this is the time of the year nonprofit's need to be clearly engaging with donors. It's definitely not a time of the year to wing it!

Educating donors is not fundraising

Fundraising Coach

To illustrate the point while talking with this year's winners of L'Oreal Paris' Women of Worth, I asked, "How many of you have family and friends who know about your nonprofit?" Nothing happens without an ask As another board member told me years ago, "Nothing in life happens without an ask. As you finish the calendar year, review your communications with donors.

Sharing Client Wisdom: Top Ten Survival Tactics for Year-End Processing

JCA Insights

It’s that time of year again. Donors respond with awe-inspiring transactional volume to our organizations’ missions before calendar year-end. We surveyed advancement services leadership at some of the nation’s largest organizations – here is their wisdom about how to handle the demands this time of year : The Top Ten List. How hard can it be for a new person to understand split gifts, pledge payments, and coding the $10 check with the three-year old appeal card?

Make the most of the summer

Fundraising Coach

Happy New (fiscal) Year, Kickers! For many nonprofits, July 1 is the new fiscal year. That’s a good thing to check even if your calendar year didn’t end on June 30.). How many did you have at this time a year ago? Last week, I sent my Fundraising Kick subscribers a couple ideas on how to make the most of the different pace of the summer. Although Kicks are written for nonprofit CEO's, I thought this might be helpful to a larger group of people as well.

4 things to check as you begin 2016

Fundraising Coach

If your nonprofit typically includes the current year but it doesn't say 2016, make sure that gets updated too. When I mentioned this to colleague Lauren Girardin , she said: Yikes, don't do this manually every year. Here's code that updates the year automatically. So now, at the beginning of the calendar year, check your plan. I find it helpful to review the calendar year even when it's different than my organization's fiscal year.

Don't put off fundraising planning to the fall!

Fundraising Coach

Because of our learned rhythm from our school years, this feels good. Unfortunately, this thought process ignores two things: the actual amount of time change really takes, and the calendar. Like finding out that extra fundraising appeal you're adding to the calendar will drop when the already scheduled event invitation does.) Donors give on the calendar year More importantly, donors make donations based on the calendar year, not your nonprofit's fiscal year.

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M+R Benchmarks Study

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

They had 154 nonprofits participating in the study who contributed data for the 2017 calendar year. The M+R Benchmarks Study came out last week. As always, it’s jam packed with lots of insightful information that will help you better understand the online world and how it works for nonprofits. They analyzed the results of almost 4.7

Wonderful Response from the American Heart Association

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you what kind of communications I received from twenty different national nonprofits after giving year-end gifts in the last days of 2011. Our online strategy, especially with our year-end donors, includes monthly mission messaging following their gift and the year-round plan includes 2-3 online solicitations – usually during Heart Month (Feb.),

3 things to do now that #GivingTuesday is over

Fundraising Coach

3 Post #GivingTuesday Suggestions Start planning 2017's #GivingTuesday If you've determined #GivingTuesday should be part of your fundraising calendar, start planning 2017. If you're calling to make a year-end gift, thank you! If you have any questions about year-end giving, I'm here to help. I remember receiving a $25,000 donation one December 30, simply because a board member was told he needed to give more in the calendar year!

The Accounting Basics Every Nonprofit Team Member Should Know

NonProfit Hub

The statement showed that the organization would have a handsome net income at the close of the year. Creating a separate budget for this event and measuring performance against this budget helps you predict what will happen in future years.

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Data! Data! Data! Where to Start?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you have already implemented donor-centric newsletters and built a strong communications calendar, but are still looking for that extra edge in nonprofit communications to help you raise more dollars, then don’t look further, look inside – into your world of data. But measuring new donors who mail in checks throughout the year can get a little tricky if you do not have a donor database. Retained Donors – How many donors are you retaining year after year?

What the Pros Aren’t Saying About Cheap Essay and How It impacts You


Only 78% of employers said they spent social media, when compared with last calendar year. Whatever They Told You About Cheap Essay Is Dead Wrong…And Here’s Why. Truly, using habit written essays has a lot of positive aspects, which will soon be emphasized within the subsequent report. Whenever you get the aid of internet essay author, it’s obvious that you would love to obtain the cheapest price quote potential.

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What You Must Know About Research Essay Samples


Our site is readily designed for your requests daily and night, seven times per week, 365 days each calendar year. Since you are able to view, we have offered you plenty of links to receive articles that can offer you more info when researching for a certain matter. It’s of the utmost importance to adhere to the topic. The topic also needs to function as one which gives the students sufficient to compose. When creating a paper, you initially must decide to a topic.

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5th Grade Book Summary – Is it a Scam?


If you’ve gained a few years of expertise, then it’s imperative that you mention only the quantity of decades of experience that you’ve got and the preceding company you worked out for. When handling groups analyze that a provider’s operation, they often times work with sort of variance report that compares financial stats to learn the method by which they change from 12 months contrary to the functioning of another, the calendar year.

#FUNDRAISING: The Holiday Season For Donations Begins Now. Ready?

Non Profit Marketing 360

To celebrate the good work you have been doing for the last six months, and to energize yourselves for the critical holiday season of solicitation and fundraising that should hit its peak in mid-November and continue right through the new year. The economy continues to send mixed signals (if you have Democratic sympathies) or dire warnings of a need to change course (if those sympathies are Republican), but giving has been going up the last couple of years.

Raise More Money With a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

Year-end fundraising season is starting to gear up. This is a year-end like no other. If you’ve always relied on year-end for the bulk of your revenue, but are thinking about sitting this one out, please don’t do that. You’ll have a lot of competition since you’re not the only organization seeking year-end donations. Of course, you can adjust the time frame as needed and use this for campaigns at other times of the year. Once is not enough, especially this year.

Put Some Shine On Your Nonprofit For the Coming New Year - Helpful Tools to Improve Next Year's Organizational Outcomes, Savings, and Successful Fundraising.

Seeking Grant Money Today

As we are approaching the end of the calendar year many nonprofit organizations are also at or about to reach the end of their fiscal year. This is a great time to be certain proactive plans are in place for all aspects of the coming year''s operations (from volunteer management to fundraising to programs and so on). best practices year end fundraising how to saving money leadership fundraising

Global internet statistics for 2018

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

It’s that time of year again when digital stats aggregators update their numbers and various annual summary reports come out based on research conducted in the previous calendar year. If you’re interested in the data sources, I covered my favourites in this blog post last year. billion users spending this amount of time, 1 billion years will be spent online in 2018.

Why You Need a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

Year-end fundraising season is here and it’s the busiest time of the year for most nonprofit organizations. You’ll have a lot of competition since you’re not the only organization seeking year-end donations. Plus, you’re competing with a deluge of email and social media posts from a variety of sources, even more in the US since it’s an election year. Fundraising in an Election Year: Much ado about (almost) nothing.

The New Bother About Penning Essays


Almost every early spring, applicants and school teachers turned into burned out and merely perform the very least number of hard work expected to get through the near among the faculty calendar year. You’re gonna be flanked by writing articles industry experts over the plan of arrangement positioning, and just after you choose to purchasing essay and pick and choose an designated journalist, important things may very well get far more inspiring.

3 inexpensive tools to make your year-end giving amazing

Fundraising Coach

Even for those like JNF that have religious holidays in the coming weeks, the end of the calendar year can be when a nonprofit''s budget is made. So here are three things to do now to make sure this is the best year-end yet! best year-end yet. It''s not too early to plan for year-end fundraising. Ideally, you''ve spent the summer getting your year-end fundraising plans finalized. Love (Stewardship) year end In creating an Ask Without Fear!

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End of Year Is Here: Where to Focus Your Attention Right Now


As with every year, time seems to move by quicker and quicker. With the end of year among us, today’s blog post will focus on helping you recapture soon-to-be lapsed donors. With only a few more months left in the calendar year, your time is more precious than ever. I know you’re probably inundated with blog posts, webinar promotions, and links to all sorts of “end of year” content (‘tis the season), but we’ll try and keep this one short, sweet and to the point.

#Aging: Medicare’s Support To Home Health Agencies Likely To Be Cut 3+%

Non Profit Marketing 360

cut in payments to the nation’s home health agencies (HHA) to begin next year. percent decrease in Medicare payments to home health agencies (HHAs) for calendar year (CY) 2012. But one question almost no one is asking about reducing the federal budget is, “Why not cut back on our three ongoing wars rather than on those seeking medical care in their later years?&#. With government cuts (or default) looming, everyone is talking about cuts.

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Using Metrics to Boost Your Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

As a fellow fundraiser, let me begin by giving you my congratulations on completing an unprecedented fundraising year. Although the end of a fiscal year can bring a sense of relief, the start of a new year can understandably cause anxiety.

How to Bounce Back When You’re Told No

NonProfit Hub

Many people only give toward the end of the calendar year or are swamped with other expenses, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t interested in donating in the future. Here’s a hard truth: at some point, if it hasn’t happened already, a potential donor will tell you “no” when you ask for money. It stings, but it’s a normal part of life in the nonprofit sector.

#PHILANTHROPY: Evidence Of ‘Emerging Charitable Markets’ & How To Tap Into Them

Non Profit Marketing 360

An article on yesterday’s E-Jewish Philanthropy caught our eye because the authors did a really interesting bit of research into the top givers in US in this calendar year. The study by Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin demonstrates how useful a careful parsing of statistics can be for fundraisers, and how that parsing can uncover shifting trends in the philanthropic world.

Donor Relationships: 5 Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Ann Green

Create a communications calendar so you can be sure to space out fundraising asks and ensure a variety of opportunities throughout the year. It impacts their finances less while still resulting in the same final donation at the end of the year. by Steven Shattuck.

November/December Fundraising Tasks

Fundraising Breakthroughs

A few years ago, I wrote up a list of to dos and themes for each month of the fundraiser's year. I still refer to it at times when I need a breather or a spark.

Once is Not Enough,and Why You Need a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

You’ll have a lot of competition since you’re not the only organization seeking year-end donations. Of course, you can adjust the timeframe as needed, and use this for campaigns at other times of the year. That said, I do recommend starting your year-end campaign sooner than later. Let them know your year-end appeal is underway and they should receive a letter from you soon. Thanks so much to all of you who donated to our year-end appeal.

Once is Not Enough – Why You Need a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

Year-end fundraising season is starting to gear up. Of course, you can also send email appeals, but you’ll need to plan to send more than one appeal due to the enormous volume of email people receive, especially at this time of the year. . You’ll have a lot of competition since you’re not the only organization seeking year-end donations. Of course, you can adjust the timeframe as needed and use this for campaigns at other times of the year.

Rhode Island Colony Economy

Fundraising Breakthroughs

assuming there is a new slang or a portion of overtime should be calculated using their W2 or gross income to the rhode island colony economy it affords while trying to place the rhode island colony economy in the rhode island colony economy an entire calendar year. Per the Rhode Island payroll law requires that involuntarily terminated employees must be 10 percent more or less than 30 islands situated in Narragansett Bay.

How to Refocus for the New Year

NonProfit Hub

Congratulations on your successful end-of-year fundraising campaign! After all the hard work put into the final fundraising push of the year, you definitely deserved that extra plate at Christmas dinner and the extra drink (or drinks ) on New Year’s Eve—cheers. Here are a few things you can focus on in the first few months of the new year to ensure success for your nonprofit. Use the leftover momentum to start the year off on the right foot. Plan for next year.