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." Change takes time - so build time in If you're planning on making "big changes," start now. Building in extra time to your planning allows you time to sort through these unintended consequences. Summer.

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Get a Head Start on Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

Pandemic or not, we still have seasons and fall is traditionally fundraising season for nonprofit organizations. If you had a campaign planned for this fall, but are thinking against it, don’t do that. Yes, it will be harder, which is why you should start planning it now.

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How to Get Ready for Your Year-End Appeal

Ann Green

You don’t need to mourn the end of summer yet, but you should start planning for your year-end appeal. You can also use this for fundraising campaigns at other times of the year. You may have already set a goal in your 2019 fundraising plan (at least I hope you did) and perhaps you need to revise that goal. Do you have a plan? Put together a plan for your appeal that includes a timeline, task list, and the different channels you’ll use.

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

Ann Green

If you think you can send one fundraising appeal and then wait for the donations to pour in, you’re in for a rude awakening. Or, they may not see your fundraising email in their ever growing inbox. Your fundraising campaign will be more effective if you use a combination of mail, email, social media, and phone calls. Not to mention,election season is in full force but, thankfully, will be over on November 8. Week of November 7. Week of November 14.

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. If you just send one fundraising letter and then wait for the donations to pour in, you’re in for a rude awakening. Of course, you can also send email appeals, but you will need to plan to send more than one appeal due to the immense volume of email people receive. Week of November 6. Week of November 13. Week of November 20.

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Your Year-End Appeal Checklist

Ann Green

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. You may have already set a goal in your 2015 fundraising plan (at least I hope you did) and perhaps you need to revise that goal. Do you have a plan? Put together a plan for your appeal that includes a timeline, task list, and the different channels you will use.

It’s #Giving Tuesday Not Asking Tuesday

Ann Green

By now you’ve heard about #GIvingTuesday.This year it’s on November 29 and it’s billed as a global day to give back. Fundraising and donor relations are a year-round effort. As Fundraising Coach Mark Pittman points out, #GivingTuesday is to going to happen anyway. I realize the purpose of a fundraising appeal is to ask for donations, but don’t forget to build relationships, too. donor relations fundraising planning building relationships

How to Plan a Multi-Channel Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

But your fundraising campaign will be more effective if you use a combination of these. Week of November 2. Week of November 9. Week of November 16. Week of November 23. Week of November 30. You don’t want the only messages your donors receive to be fundraising appeals. The end of December is the busiest time of the fundraising season. Take time to plan your strategy to ensure a successful year-end campaign.

How to Plan for Your Year-End Appeal

Ann Green

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. You may have already set a goal in your 2018 fundraising plan (at least I hope you did) and perhaps you need to revise that goal. Do you have a plan? Put together a plan for your appeal that includes a timeline, task list, and the different channels you will use.

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Ready – Set – Year-End Appeal

Ann Green

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. Put together a plan for your appeal that includes a timeline, task list, and the different channels you will use. In the beginning of November? Accomplishments and plans for the future. Your appeal letter should highlight some of the year’s accomplishments and state what you plan to do next year.

Are You Ready for Your Year-End Appeal?

Ann Green

Get a jump start on your appeal and start planning it now. Of course, you can use this for fundraising campaigns at any time of the year. You may have already set a goal in your 2016 fundraising plan (at least I hope you did) and perhaps you need to revise that goal. Do you have a plan? Put together a plan for your appeal that includes a timeline, task list, and the different channels you will use. At the beginning of November?

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

Ann Green

Get a jump start on your appeal and start planning it now. Of course, you can use this for fundraising campaigns at any time of the year. You may have already set a goal in your 2017 fundraising plan (at least I hope you did) and perhaps you need to revise that goal. Do you have a plan? Put together a plan for your appeal that includes a timeline, task list, and the different channels you will use. At the beginning of November? August is here.

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Do Something Special For Your Donors and Hold an Open House

Ann Green

A good time to have your open house is before you launch your year-end appeal, so you could hold one sometime between mid-September and early November. Your executive director or board chair should thank the attendees and share some accomplishments and plans for the future. Communications donor relations fundraising planning open house supporters . Nonprofit organizations need to find ways to thank donors all year round.

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When and How to Pay Yourself a Nonprofit Salary

Get Fully Funded

Fundraising becomes much more high-stakes. What forms of revenue do you have now or do you have planned? How much money are you planning to bring in this year? In many cases, as much as one-third of revenue comes in during November and December.

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Upcoming Events

Fundraising Coach

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. They've planned quite a day for training and learning. This event has been transforming the way nonprofits communicate, inspire advocacy, and fundraise. I'll be on the road quite a bit this fall.

Don’t Be A Premature Solicitator

Sea Change Strategies

December fundraising planning has begun. And while this Virgo is all in favor for early and exhaustive planning (particularly for year-end when most organizations raise 50-60% of their online revenue), I’m concerned about a trend I’m seeing amongst my clients — premature solicitations. And just because organization X sent their holiday catalog appeal on November 1, doesn’t mean they are raising any money with it. Best Practices FundraisingWait for it.

Asking for Money AND Something Else

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Rachel Hope Allison of Big Duck presented a great webinar for us last week on multi-channel, integrated marketing and fundraising. Need More Help with Integrated and End-of-Year Fundraising? I’m teaching Your End-of-Year Email Fundraising Plan on Wednesday in the Nonprofit Marketing Guide webinar series. The Direct Mail for Small Nonprofits E-Clinic with Tom Ahern starts on November 8.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Year-end fundraising planning. For most of you, December is the biggest online fundraising month of the year. So stay calm and start planning. Here are 3 things successful nonprofits can and should do in September to get a leg up on year-end online fundraising. Plan to cultivate, engage and show gratitude in October and November. Fundraising Nonprofit CommunicationsSource: https://flic.kr/p/8q7cDb. p/8q7cDb.

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)! Check out these two great fundraising guides to get you started: A Procrastinator’s Guide toYear-End Fundraising by Network for Good. And once you have your fundraising plan in place, join Network for Good’s 2010 Year-End Fundraising Challenge !

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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). 11/2: Your End-of-Year Email Fundraising Plan. 12/1: Trends for 2012 and Your Marketing Plan for the New Year.

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Why Your Year-End Ask Should Last 12 Months

NonProfit Hub

To reserve your free copy of our November/December issue on creating a solid marketing plan for 2015, sign up today. . ———————————————————————————————. Don’t let the name fool you, the end-of-year ask fundraiser for nonprofits is not about the end of the year. Jerry Krueger is the vice president of branding/operations for Alpha Dog Marketing, a firm that coordinates fundraising campaigns, newsletters and mailing for nonprofits across the country.

Fear Not: There’s Still Time to Put Together a Year-End Ask

NonProfit Hub

Believe it or not, it’s November. Usually this season elicits two emotions: excitement to put into action the fundraising plan to cap off a great year or “CRAP! Here are some tips to make sure you incorporate an ask during the last months of the year into your fundraising campaign. Just because you don’t have plans already in motion doesn’t mean you can pass on the end-of-year ask. So sitting out the rest of the year is a bad plan for your nonprofit.

Grants for Professional Nonprofit Fundraising Help, Mentoring, and Resources for U.S. Nonprofits

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: November 12, 2010 Grants Available to Help Nonprofit Organizations With Fundraising Achieve , an Indianapolis-based consulting firm that provides fundraising, strategic planning, and management counsel to nonprofit organizations, is offering service grants to nonprofit organizations seeking assistance with fundraising. Tags: RFP grants the foundation center fundraising From The Foundation Center. [If

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. of all online giving takes place in October, November and December. What this means for your nonprofit While online fundraising is still a drop in the bucket compared to snail mail, it grows exponentially each year.

Spring Ahead, Fundraising Look Back

Care2

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. of all online giving takes place in October, November and December. While online fundraising is still a drop in the bucket compared to snail mail, it grows exponentially each year. Online Fundraising

The Southern Oregon Historical Society Has Raised Some Eyebrows. What Could They Have Done Differently?

Seeking Grant Money Today

According to the article,on November 28, the Medford, Oregon based Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) auctioned off in San Francisco, a block of items comprised of Lakota Sioux artifacts. To further quote the Times piece, "Against the growing resistance, Allison Weiss, the executive director of the historical society, said the society has had to rethink some of its plans.

Grant Writers, Commissions, Best Practices, and the "Why?" of it All.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Maya Norton, author of The New Jew: Blogging Jewish Philanthropy is hosting the November 2007 Giving Carnival, a virtual discussion about philanthropy, that we'd love to have you join. All of the details are available on her post, "Announcing November's Carnival of Giving." My husband and I were at a fundraiser (as supporters) and per chance sat at a table with one of the organization's board members. See my post, "Fundraising Isn't Optional, Nonprofits."