Virtual Meeting

The Dos and Don’ts of Virtual Meetings

Published April 15, 2020

By Jeffrey Byrne, Co-Founder and CEO at Byrne Pelofsky Let’s face it – virtual meetings are our new reality. At least for the time being. With the global health crisis in full swing, businesses and nonprofits are adjusting to a new way of doing business. That is, through virtual meeting platforms like Zoom, GoTo Meetings, […]

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How to Steward Recurring Gifts in Economic Uncertainty

Published April 14, 2020

By Brian Zive Consultant, Analytical Solutions at Marts & Lundy Recurring gifts have become a steady stream of revenue for many nonprofits. While principal and major gift donors typically make decisions based on the wealth of their assets, recurring donors’ philanthropy is tied to their income. An economic downturn and the threat of unemployment can […]

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Data Takes the Spotlight

Four Ways Data Takes the Spotlight Amidst Disruption

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By Sarah Clough Consultant at Marts & Lundy Tensions are high. Floods of opinions saturate facts. Information overload happened long ago. As institutions across the world are impacted by COVID-19, many are seeking answers to unfamiliar questions. To see our everyday lives dovetail with health care has been a shock to many but familiar territory […]

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Time for Change

Responsive Fundraising: The Time for Change is Now

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By Gabe Cooper Founder and CEO at Virtuous Software “No one can see a bubble. That’s what makes it a bubble.” This prophetic warning came from an investor in the critically acclaimed film The Big Short, a tell-all, true story about the mortgage collapse of 2008. The movie lays out the bleak story of the […]

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Don't Forget the Offer

In an Emergency — Don’t Forget the Offer

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By Marcy Auman Vice President at TrueSense Marketing Here is how TrueSense feels about offers: Make them tangible and make them as specific as possible. Your gift of $XX will provide YY. Right now, in the face of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, nonprofits face a new emergency. It’s important to consider: Does the appeal […]

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Importance of Phone

Your COVID-19 Fundraising Strategy Needs to Include Phone. Here’s Why

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By Kurt Worrell Vice President at TrueSense Marketing The new coronavirus has dramatically altered our landscape, and the world, in just a matter of weeks. We face daunting uncertainty in our everyday lives. Many nonprofits right now are asking, “How should I reach my donors in this rapidly changing environment?” While COVID-19 presents challenges never […]

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Meet With Donors

Do These Nine Things While You Can’t Meet With Donors

Published April 13, 2020

By Victoria Dietz Vice President at The Curtis Group During these incredibly challenging and uncertain times, we want our nonprofit community to know that we are here to help make you successful. I have spoken to many of you, and I am in awe of your creativity and commitment. Through ongoing dialogues and teamwork, we […]

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How the Social Good Community Can Navigate These Uncertain Times

Published April 9, 2020

By Ashley Thompson, Managing Director at Blackbaud Institute As the global COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly, the social good community finds itself navigating an unprecedented landscape. Organizations are grappling with seismic shifts to their programming: major fundraising events have been canceled, service delivery has been altered to adhere to government guidelines while meeting constituents’ […]

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COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Includes Charitable Giving Incentives: What This Means for Donors

Published April 8, 2020

By By Jennifer Shin, MBA, CFRE, Consultant at The Alford Group Over the past few weeks, we’ve held our breath as Congress worked to pass a $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or “stimulus package”) on Friday, March 20, 2020. While the enduring impact of COVID-19 and the reach of […]

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