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.

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.

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? That question came up today during our Sharing Your Progress Accelerator program.

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.

A List of Digital, Tech, and Media Trend Reports for 2017

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

One thing I really like about the first quarter of the calendar year is that plenty of new statistics and trend reports are made available concerning the field I work in.

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.

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.

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. Let's say your fiscal year starts July 1. Summer.

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!

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?

Using Stories in Fundraising: What Would You Do?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

At the Wisconsin Historical Foundation, we tend to run three major fundraising appeals each year — in the spring, fall and at the end of the calendar year to raise support for the Wisconsin Historical Society. Love using storytelling in fundraising?

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!

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.

Don’t Forget to Thank Your Donors

Ann Green

If you haven’t shown gratitude since your year-end appeal, you need to do something soon. and this is a great time to connect with your donors and plan the thank you component of your year-end appeal. Share your mid-year accomplishments. Get ready for year-end.

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A 2-step fundraising letter audit

Fundraising Coach

As we move into the last few weeks of the calendar year, it’s easy to get lost focusing on our “need” and forget about the donors that brought us where we are. This week, in the midst of all the year end deadlines, challenge yourself to write one thank you note a day.

There’s still time!

Fundraising Coach

In December, donors need to buy a whole lot more gifts than at any other time of the year so their budgets are probably tighter. It’s been a long year. Make two lists, both lifetime giving and just last fiscal year. Fiscal year or calendar year doesn’t matter.

Big Mac® Fundraising

The Agitator

According to the current World Giving Index, Australia is the most generous nation in the world, based on interviews conducted in the calendar year 2011.

How to Plan a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

Year-end fundraising season is upon us. This is the busiest time of the year for most organizations and you need to plan carefully. You’ll have a lot of competition since you’re not the only organization seeking year-end donations.

3 tips for fundraising in the last week of the year

Fundraising Coach

Christmas is over but there are still a few days before the end of the tax year. And the end of the calendar year is a powerful deadline. 3 fundraising ideas for a strong finish to your fiscal year. Crafting subjects for year-end fundraising emails.

Year-End E-mail Fundraising

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Katya Anderson of Networking for Good explains why and says schedule an e-mail solicitation for the last few days of the calendar year.

3 fundraising ideas for a strong finish to your fiscal year

Fundraising Coach

For many of us, June is the end of the fiscal year. There is still time to make sure you finish this year strong. Last year a friend told me about a campaign she was working on. LYBUNTs are people who gave last year but unfortunately not this year.

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Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale

Fundraising Coach

” It’s theday that most stores have sales so they can end the calendar year “in the black” (as opposed to being in the red). Here in the United States, today is called “Black Friday.”

How to Plan a Multi-Channel Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

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. This is especially relevant if your fiscal year ends on December 31 or your donor wants to give before the end of the calendar year. Take time to plan your strategy to ensure a successful year-end campaign. Communications fundraising planning communications multi-channel year-end appeal

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?

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. billion users spending this amount of time, 1 billion years will be spent online in 2018.

Go Multi-Channel for Better Year-End Success

Ann Green

Most of you are about ready to launch your year-end appeal. Let them know that your year-end appeal is underway and they should receive a letter from you soon. Thanks so much to all of you who have donated to our year-end appeal.

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.


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

Suggested Money Saving and Money Raising Methods.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Many people look, at the end of the calendar year, for donations to give to create a larger tax deduction for themselves for that year (as taxes will be due in April of the coming new year). Some more suggestions for for your nonprofit to both save money and raise some new money. __ In whatever method you use to regularly reach out to your donor base, volunteers, and clientele or the beneficiaries of your organization's work (e.g.

First step in strategic communications planning: Communications audits


If you already have a plan, the second half of the year is a good time to revisit it for fine-tuning or mid-course corrections. For clearer insights, arrange them horizontally according to when they occur during the calendar year and vertically according to audience.)

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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.

#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 pools are open and busy.

Award for Works Addressing Racism and Diversity

Seeking Grant Money Today

Only books written in English and published in the preceding calendar year are eligible. From The Foundation Center. Deadline: December 31, 2009 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards to Honor Works for Addressing Racism and Diversity The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize books that have made important contributions to the understanding of racism and/or the appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. The annual awards are administered by the Cleveland Foundation.

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?

How To Learn What Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Grants Are Available, & How To Apply for Them

Seeking Grant Money Today

Often, applying for government grants all year round but especially at the end of the calendar year (which can coincide with the end of the fiscal year for some government agencies), is a also really good way to raise yet another large single donation (a grant), just like applying for a grant from any other type of grant donor (i.e. Why is the end of the year an especially good time to apply?

AIDS HIV Grants for American, Canadian, Carribbean, Central, or South American Nonprofit Doing Specific Work

Seeking Grant Money Today

For this funding round, as in previous years, EJAF invites LOIs from any proposed project that is aligned with EJAF grantmaking priorities including HIV programs focused on gay men's health and rights, African American health and rights, youth mobilization for sexual health and rights, syringe access and harm reduction, prisoner re-entry, and scale-up of quality HIV programming in the southern United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. From The Foundation Center. [If

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.

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#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.

Rhode Island Democratic

Fundraising Breakthroughs

With the rhode island democratic of the rhode island democratic or the rhode island democratic in his or her discretion to go and before you go ahead and hire such a serious offense, it is a loss of your health insurance and the rhode island democratic of adjusted gross income over an entire calendar year. By calculating gross income over an entire calendar year. Apart from drawing droves of well-heeled citizens to its wide-ranging attractions.

#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.