Don't put off fundraising planning to the fall!

Fundraising Coach

But taking a break from fundraising in the summer can kill your fundraising. We'll start in late August" Over the last few weeks, I've been hearing clients put off significant coaching and planning projects saying, "We'll start in late August or early September." Summer.

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The 5 smartest things you can do for your fundraising this fall

Wild Woman Fundraising

We know we have to do grants, appeals, events, sponsorships, major gifts, planned giving, online giving, the enewsletter, monthly giving, and more for our nonprofits. So, what are 5 smartest things you could be doing this fall with your fundraising program?

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2016 Individual Donor Benchmark Report: Interview with Heather Yandow

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today I have the pleasure and the privilege of interviewing Heather Yandow, who I interviewed last year about Third Space Studio’s Individual Donor Benchmark Report. Have a plan and. Welcome, everybody.

How to Plan for Your Year-End Appeal

Ann Green

Fall is a busy time for nonprofits, especially if you’re doing a year-end appeal. You can still savor the rest of summer, but you also need to start planning for your year-end appeal. Of course, you can use this for fundraising campaigns at any time of the year.

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Your Year-End Appeal Checklist

Ann Green

Fall is a busy time, especially if you’re doing a year-end appeal. Even though your mind may be focused on going to the beach and eating ice cream, you want to start planning your year-end appeal now. Of course you can use this any time you run a fundraising campaign.

The danger of seeking 100% online giving

Fundraising Coach

As you plan your fall fundraising, be sure to increase your emphasis on effective direct mail fundraising and in major gift fundraising. Ask Fundraising Secrets Internet & Social Media fundraising planning online fundraising online giving year end

Don’t Treat Thanking Your Donors as an Afterthought

Ann Green

Summer is in full swing, but fall is just around the corner. Writing cards will take more time, so you’ll need to plan ahead. Keep in touch now and throughout the fall, so you stay on your donors’ radar. Why You Need a Thank You Plan.

It’s Time to Start Planning for Your Year-End Appeal

Ann Green

People are already starting to talk about fall and back to school sales are underway, like it or not. Fall is a busy time, especially if you’re doing a year-end appeal. Get a jump start on your appeal and start planning it now. Do you have a plan? August is here.

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Ready – Set – Year-End Appeal

Ann Green

Fall is a busy time, especially if you’re doing a year-end appeal. You may have already set a goal in your 2014 fundraising plan (at least I hope you did) and perhaps you need to revise that goal. Make a plan. Accomplishments and plans for the future.

Are You on the Road to Improvement?

Ann Green

At the end of last year, I recommended Five Ways to Improve Your Fundraising and Communications in 2015. I’ll also share ways you can continue on this path throughout the summer and into the fall. Communications donor relations fundraising planning communications donor-centered

How to stay motivated when things aren’t going as planned

Get Fully Funded

I think one of the issues with getting things done, as well as keeping them going is that it is so disappointing to fundraise and not have anything come of it. As soon as they hear that the help in putting on a fundraiser is voluntary, they seem to disappear. First is trying to stay motivated when things aren’t going as planned. What I see frequently happen is that the activity wasn’t planned in enough detail or wasn’t executed well.

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How to stay motivated when things aren’t going as planned

Get Fully Funded

I think one of the issues with getting things done, as well as keeping them going is that it is so disappointing to fundraise and not have anything come of it. As soon as they hear that the help in putting on a fundraiser is voluntary, they seem to disappear. First is trying to stay motivated when things aren’t going as planned. What I see frequently happen is that the activity wasn’t planned in enough detail or wasn’t executed well.

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How to market the Charitable IRA Rollover?

iMarketSmart

Again, most planned giving websites are completely confusing when it comes to this issue. Otherwise your donors eyes will cross, they’ll get bored or they’ll fall asleep.

The 3 things that you should do for End-of-Year Fundraising Success!

Get Fully Funded

Now that it’s officially Fall, it’s time to kick-start your fundraising plans for the end of the year. . What have you got planned? I hope you have something planned so you can be proactive instead of waiting to see what happens. If your communication plans include a newsletter, make it a donor-focused on and include the information donors want to read. .

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

EveryAction

For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them. But it isn’t enough to have a rough idea of messaging, an incomplete timeline, some scheduled tweets, and an arbitrary fundraising goal.

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Don’t Blame The Boomers … It’s Our Fault

The Agitator

Lately, when I’ve written about fundraising and Boomers, Kn Moy, the ‘innovation strategy’ guy at Masterworks has responded with excellent commentary and data (as he did here back in January). Kn thinks heaps about ‘generational fundraising’ for his agency. You’re correct about the hard data — acquisition and retention is falling today. If acquisition and retention are falling, that’s our fault.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Marc Pitman tells you Don’t Put Off Fundraising Planning to the Fall! Happy Friday, everyone!

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Are You in the Joy Business? Maybe You Should Be

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I have to admit that I am a little depressed thinking about the upcoming fall fundraising season. ” Where can you add some joy to your marketing and fundraising this fall? Fundraising Messages and Tag Lines Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Personality Video

Are You Doing Better in 2018?

Ann Green

I hope your fundraising and communications are going well so far this year. Evaluate and plan. If not, do you a have a plan in place to get there? If you never made a fundraising plan for 2018, stop right there and put one together now.

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Sometimes, I Hate Being a Fundraiser.

Wild Woman Fundraising

I hate the way fundraisers are underpaid and under-appreciated. I hate the revolving door where fundraisers stay 12-18 months tops. I hate the cassandra-like way we have to try to convince our bosses to make a fundraising plan and then stick to the plan.

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3 Things Successful Nonprofits Do NOW to Prepare for December Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ah, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Year-end fundraising planning. For most of you, December is the biggest online fundraising month of the year. So stay calm and start planning. Plan to cultivate, engage and show gratitude in October and November.

4 things to stop doing once you discover your fundraising career strengths

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you tired of certain aspects of your fundraising work? At our online nonprofit fundraising career conference in April 17, 19 and 21st , we are going to cover how to manage up, and help your boss understand your strengths so that you can TRULY shine in your job.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fundraising. Gail Perry will show you Where to Find the Donors This Fall in a free webinar Tuesday, November 1st. Upcoming Webinars: 10/24: Multi-Channel Fundraising: Strategies and Tools to Engage Donors through Integrated Campaigns (with Rachel Hope Allison).

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Best Practices in Nonprofit Storytelling – How to Structure Your Stories

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling is not only a fantastic way to relate to other humans on a personal level, but it is also a fantastic marketing and fundraising tool. A comprehensive marketing and fundraising plan is of no use without the gasoline of good stories to fuel it.

Careers in Fundraising-What You Need to Know

Wild Woman Fundraising

Over the last five years, I’ve written a lot about how to get a good fundraising job, and how to keep from making the mistakes that I made. I got so psyched about fundraising careers that I wrote a book about it, called Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide.

Upcoming Events

Fundraising Coach

I'll be on the road quite a bit this fall. Register at: [link] Myrtle Beach - September 8 & 9 - Board strategic planning retreat This is a private event for members of the board of a nonprofit, helping them chart their organizational and fundraising plan.

What if your fundraising fails?

Get Fully Funded

Sometimes, despite your best effort and your most extensive planning, your fundraising effort falls flat. Or you hold a fundraising dinner for 200 people and only a few show up. It’s all about learning so you can move forward and become a better Fundraiser. The more skilled and confident you become, the more you’ll know exactly what needs to happen in order for your fundraising plans to bear rich, sweet fruit.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Next Fundraising Appeal

Fundraising 123

One of the major obstacles you can run into while fundraising online is sending out the wrong message. Many nonprofits fall into this category, where all of their communications read like an "About Us" page.

Takeaways from #GivingTuesday: Lessons Learned on a Collaborative Project

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Seven nonprofit arts organizations in Allentown, PA recently joined together for a cooperative fundraising venture engaging the fundraising movement that is #GivingTuesday. Earlier planning to incorporate #GivingTuesday into an overall annual campaign strategy is the way to go.

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Mixed Links: Good Stuff for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

After a busy week of traveling to Erie, PA for three presentations at Nonprofit Day and preparing for my upcoming planning workshop with Nancy Schwartz in DC next week, I am ready for some mixed links (and drinks)! Happy Friday to you all!

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7 Simple Steps to Fundraising

Get Fully Funded

For those just starting out in fundraising, it can be overwhelming to figure out. Fundraising is about engaging people in the work your nonprofit is doing. This is donor-based fundraising, and it provides long-term sustainability to nonprofit organizations. Make fundraising a priority. You must be organized and prepared when it comes to fundraising. You must have a plan and work it. Telling your story is key to fundraising, but what is your story?

7 Simple Steps to Fundraising

Get Fully Funded

For those just starting out in fundraising, it can be overwhelming to figure out. Fundraising is about engaging people in the work your nonprofit is doing. This is donor-based fundraising, and it provides long-term sustainability to nonprofit organizations. Make fundraising a priority. You must be organized and prepared when it comes to fundraising. You must have a plan and work it. Telling your story is key to fundraising, but what is your story?

6 Tips for Successful Special Events

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Special events have an important place in a good overall fundraising program. You want your events to be well-planned and effective. Use a planning timeline. Once you set the date for your event, use a timeline to back up from the event to plan all the details.

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5 New Steps to get you closer to that major gift, grant or sponsorship

Wild Woman Fundraising

Isn’t it time you started getting solutions to the serious problems that are holding you back in fundraising? Here’s a peek at what you’ll learn, in a lively video interview with Ellen Bristol talking about the 5 key ways you can start measuring your fundraising progress.

Spring Ahead, Fundraising Look Back

Marketing for Nonprofits

While I'm definitely looking ahead to longer days, azaleas, and tulips, from a fundraising perspective, I'm still trying to wrap my head around what happened last fall. billion in total fundraising. of total fundraising now comes from online giving.

How to Communicate In The Midst Of Tragedy: 9-Step Checklist

Getting Attention

I had a completely different post planned today, but wanted to respond a.s.a.p. Your own agenda must fall behind for the balance of the week, at the very least, unless there’s a real, organic link to bombing-related issues.

Interview: How can you start fundraising from nothing?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Ever wanted to learn how to start fundraising? Mazarine Treyz writes the Wild Woman’s Fundraising blog and is the author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising. A nonprofit fundraising consultant and trainer, she is also a social media trainer for the City of Austin, Texas.

How to create the ultimate donation page

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Are you thinking about your year-end fundraising plans yet? Just like it does with any other tool, the success of your donation page (and in turn, your online fundraising strategy) depends on how you well you use it. What to test and track with your online fundraising efforts.

#Interview: Mazarine Treyz of the Wild Woman’s Fundraising blog and author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising

Non Profit Marketing 360

Mazarine Treyz writes the Wild Woman’s Fundraising blog and is the author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising. A nonprofit fundraising consultant and trainer, she is also a social media trainer for the City of Austin, Texas. I think blogs fall in and out of people’s readers.

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Free Nonprofit Academy Telesummit

Fundraising Coach

This fall’s Telesummit is being held from September 26-28… right at your telephone! Mastering the Art of Conversational Fundraising, Kent Stroman. 6 Steps to a Simple Fundraising Plan, Sandy Rees, CFRE. c) The Fundraising Coach, LLC. Other Possibly Related posts: Nine Free Fundraising Classes. Last spring, I was privileged to be part of the first Nonprofit Telesummit. It was so popular, we’re doing it again.

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Your donors lose trust in you. Here’s why.

Wild Woman Fundraising

To get attention, you really have to stand apart and provide that ultimate customer service experience, which unfortunately due to fundraiser turnover and disorganization in a lot of nonprofits, donors don’t get that. MP: One thing that can turn this around is a strategic plan.

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Boss clueless about fundraising? Here’s what to do

Wild Woman Fundraising

So if you’re feeling a little bit of that burn, what can you do if your boss doesn’t have a lot of fundraising experience? KP: Another thing you can do when your boss doesn’t really know a lot about fundraising is to help them learn. You can fundraise.

Want To Fundraise Better? Put Processes Into Place.

Seeking Grant Money Today

The benefit of having created AND IMPLEMENTED a fundraising plan (also called a Development Plan) is not just that your organization's leadership has become active in planning your organization's fundraising future - it is a road map for what should get accomplished, by when, for what budgetary need, by whom. Whatever supplies you will need to conduct any of your fundraising will be indicated by your fundraising plan.