Showing Off Your Non-Profit: A Word About Tours

A Small Change

It gives you a place to give a brief introduction to the organization (make sure your introduction is brief as the donor is there to see the non-profit not just hear about it). A donor tour is possibly one of the most exciting parts of fundraising. Tours give you the opportunity to show off your organization and talk to your donors face to face. They provide you the chance to share all your organization’s wonderful stories and provide a context for the work that you do.

Video Making for Fun and For (Non)Profits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

is a non-profit musical youth organization that teaches life lessons through music. A serial entrepreneur at heart, Sean King has been consulting with small businesses and non-profit organizations for over 20 years. a non-profit organization based in Allentown, Pa.

The 4 Best Examples of Non-Profit Video Storytelling - Guest Post

Social Media Bird Brain

When it comes to non-profits, it’s an impossibly effective medium for really. Here''s the second of three guest posts on the subject of storytelling for your nonprofit through videos. Guest blogger Madeleine Hammond is a Marketing Executive at Skeleton Productions, a UK based corporate video production company. An oldy but a goody - the storytelling arc is a proven staple to video marketing. video storytelling video production Madeleine Hammond Skeleton Productions Small nonprofi

Translating skills from the for-profit world to non-profit

Get Fully Funded

Skills/concepts that translate: Marketing concepts are the same in for-profit as in non-profit. This is troublesome, because in the for-profit world, it’s a commonly accepted practice. In the for-profit world, it’s all about me, me, me. In the non-profit world, it’s about what’s in the best interest of the organization.

Canada’s only Public Sector & Non-Profit Marketing Forum

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

For all of you newbies, the MARCOM Annual Forum is the only event in Canada that caters specifically to government, non-profit and association marketers and communicators. Let’s face it, the public and non-profit sectors often face unique marketing challenges , which naturally require unique solutions.

REVEALED: Jerry Panas’ secrets of attracting wealthy supporters


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What a terrific advertisement!


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Are you in love with your organization’s mission?


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The Major Donor Formula: How to Find, Cultivate and Ask Major Donors to Give to Your Non-Profit with Joe Garecht

Wild Woman Fundraising

Webinar Title: The Major Donor Formula: How to Find, Cultivate and Ask Major Donors to Give to Your Non-Profit. About the presenter: Joe Garecht is a consultant, author and speaker that helps non-profits raise dramatically more money to fund their work.

Where are you spending your marketing dollars?


If your organization has 10,000 active donors, it’s very likely they’ll be categorized as follows: A small number will generate 80-90 percent of the revenue. Mid-level donors will have a lot of potential for major giving.

Why You Should Hire a Fundraising Consultant – Episode 15


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What's Your Non-Profit's Bottom Line?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Is your non-profit succeeding in its mission? Large for–profit corporations spend millions of dollars each year gathering data to compare the success of different approaches in advertising, audience targeting and product offerings. Imagine what would happen to businesses if, instead of using a bottom line to analyze their success, they used the type of information commonly cited by non-profits: anecdotal evidence, raw output and how much they cared.

Top 10 Ways You Can Benefit from Conducting a Donor Survey


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Is donor qualification more important than donor identification?


Identification. If you are a major or legacy gift fundraiser, you’re probably responsible for a group of donors on your caseload or portfolio.

Donation Usability: Increasing Online Giving to Non-Profits and Charities

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User research finds significant deficiencies in non-profit organizations' website content, which often fails to provide the info people need to make donation decisions. Non-profits would collect much more from their websites if only they'd clearly state what they are about and how they use donations. In 2008, non-profits got about 10% of their donations online, according to a survey by Target Analytics.

What makes a great Gift Officer great? 4 traits


Great Gift Officers have common traits. Here they are: Genuine curiosity. They ask donors questions and they truly care about the answers. They don’t sound like interrogators. Rather, they get supporters to think introspectively often saying, “Hmm. No one has ever asked me that before.”

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Is shaming an effective fundraising strategy?


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Who is more important… your donors or the beneficiaries of their gifts?


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Should legacy gift notification forms die?


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Are you hunting mice or antelopes? [Guest post from T.J. McGovern]


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Is the person who answers your phones your weakest, lowest paid employee?


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What your donors hear Vs. What you tell them


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Start Up Non Profit? Need Seed Money? Starting Fundraising? Here's help.Part 1 of 2

Seeking Grant Money Today

Getting a non profit off the ground is tough. If you aren't sure what a start up non profit is, read "Life Cycle of an Exempt Organization" on the IRS website. The sooner that your organization is on its feet, the sooner you will have cash flow, organizational growth, and success. __ While you and your colleagues started the organization and have been, without fail, doing important work in your community - a non profit organization is a legal entity.

Welcome to Non Profit Silo-ville. Population You.

Sea Change Strategies

Non profits are organized in ways that don’t make sense to most external audiences. Still non profits stubbornly hold onto internal organizational chart silos that seep into everything organizations communicate externally. Do your supporters care that you have: A communications team; A development team; An advocacy team; A programs team; and. An operations team?

12 astounding ways engagement fundraising can help you right now


Here are a dozen ways engagement fundraising helps nonprofits all around the world. Focus on your oldest supporters and Legacy Society members who have no children and capacity (this is the essential component of the strategy for generating revenue quickly).

Top 7 Fundraising In’s and Out’s for 2018


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February’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Going Beyond Resolutions

J Campbell Social Marketing

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Are you being forced to measure something unmeasurable?

Wild Woman Fundraising

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The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

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2 marketing Jedi Masters tell us why fundraising IS marketing/selling


Non-profits make change, and the way they do this is by letting us tell ourselves stories that nurture our best selves.” Fundraising IS marketing and selling. Yet some fundraisers think it’s different from other forms of marketing and sales when it isn’t.

My Gift To You This Holiday Season


A lot of people have asked me, “Can you really achieve planned gift marketing success online ?” ” They didn’t believe me when I first came on the scene and some still don’t believe me now. “Older donors don’t go online,” they’d say.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Going Beyond Resolutions (Call for Submissions)

J Campbell Social Marketing

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Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is a classic fundraiser , but it is classic for a reason: It’s remarkably easy and it is a near sure-fire money-maker. Better yet, it is so simple to organize and execute that it can easily become a recurring fundraiser (and who doesn’t like recurring income?).

How MarketSmart Works With Partners


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Can non-profit organizations meet all the needs for-profit businesses currently meet?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I just came across an interesting blog post by Stephen Monrad with title of " Can non-profit organizations meet all the needs for-profit businesses currently meet? " His conclusion is that "If a non-profit organization wanted to produce toothbrushes, there is no reason in principle that it couldn't." A nonprofit can also run a for-profit business. In this case, the IRS sees the profit from that enterprise as "Unrelated Business Income."

Top Fundraising Ideas for Health Related Non-profit Organizations

Exactask Marketing

If your non-profit hasn’t updated its fundraising structure in several years, you may be missing out sources of income that will be easy to add on. Because of the always changing political climate, it can be scary to think about where funding will come from in future years.

Fundraising Events: Food Bank Scavenger Hunt

Fundraiser Ideas

Fundraising Websites: Create Non-Technical Websites for Your Organization and Events. This is a fun fundraising idea , particularly in support of a homeless shelter or food bank. It is a great way to stock the shelves of a food bank very quickly.

Announcing Finalists for the 1st Non-Profit Film Festival


is hosting the 1st non-profit film festival July 31-August 2 at the University of Texas at Austin. I wish you, all attendees and the non-profit organizations themselves, the very best. If I could, I would be here in a heartbeat. Lights. Camera.

Announcing Finalists for the 1st Non-Profit Film Festival


is hosting the 1st non-profit film festival July 31-August 2 at the University of Texas at Austin. I wish you, all attendees and the non-profit organizations themselves, the very best. If I could, I would be here in a heartbeat. Lights. Camera.

Trivia Night Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

If your organization partners with the right bar or pub, you might be able to convince the owners to split the night’s profit with your organization. Lots of bars and pubs hold trivia nights.