How to Connect with Local Businesses About Your Auction

Published February 10, 2022

By Karrie Wozniak, Chief Marketing Officer at OneCause Holding a special event is a great way for your organization to generate fundraising proceeds and build awareness for your cause. Including an auction as part of this event can take this experience to the next level! When planning a fundraising auction, one of your nonprofit’s top priorities is […]

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Decoding Donor-Advised Funds: From Data to Day-to-Day

Published February 3, 2022

By Keith Curtis, President of The Curtis Group   Donor-advised funds (DAFs) began in the 1930s, but in recent years these funds have become the fastest growing vehicle in philanthropy. Giving USA recently released a highly anticipated Special Report on Donor-Advised Funds.  You can access the full report on the Giving USA Foundation website. My colleague Victoria […]

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5 Tips to Plan An Effective Nonprofit Board Retreat

Published January 21, 2022

  By Aly Sterling, President & Founder at Aly Sterling Philanthropy Your nonprofit’s board is the motor that keeps your organization’s administrative operations going. When everyone is on the same page, your board functions like a well-oiled machine, efficiently driving your nonprofit toward its goals. However, when your board experiences disharmony or confusion, it can throw […]

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Trends that Will Shape Philanthropy in 2022

Published December 16, 2021

    By Jessica Browning, Principal and EVP at Winkler Group The last two years have been anything but predictable. Will 2022 be another aberration or will we return to pre-pandemic trends in giving? Below are nine trends we expect to shape philanthropy in the coming year, and how we will advise our clients to leverage […]

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What new research tells us about how donors give in December (and year-round!)

Published December 2, 2021

By Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Partnerships at Neon One The following is an advanced excerpt from the upcoming Neon One industry report entitled “Donors: Understanding The Future Of Individual Giving.” This report will examine the who, what, when, where, why, and how of individual donor behavior and the changes we have seen across the sector throughout […]

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The Responsive Fundraising Framework You Need to Connect with Your Donors

Published November 30, 2021

By Noah Barnett, Chief Marketing Officer at Virtuous How do you choose a new dentist, find a groomer for your newly adopted rescue dog, or purchase your first gas stove? For most of us, the answer is very different than it was twenty years ago. These days, we read reviews or solicit opinions from our friends […]

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Fundraising Email Measurement in an Age of Digital Privacy

Published November 2, 2021

By Jonathan Sills, VP Digital & New Media Strategy at TrueSense Consumer privacy has advanced enormously in the past five years. The pace of change appears to be increasing: 2016: The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law 2019: California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) becomes law May 2021: Apple launches iOS 14.6 that gives users […]

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The Importance of Metrics and Dashboards for Your Planning

Published October 15, 2021

By Carrie Dahlquist, Director of Strategic Information Services at Campbell & Company Developing a set of metrics to drive and evaluate development work is challenging. Many of us struggle to find time to document work undertaken in the CRM, and sometimes, we are challenged to extract that data once it is entered.  There’s also the issue, for […]

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3 Ways to Design a Donation Experience That Will Improve Donor Retention

Published October 8, 2021

By Abby Jarvis, Nonprofit Education Manager at Qgiv Did you know you can start retaining donors before they make their first gift? You can! Many donor retention strategies focus on what happens after a donor makes their gift. Thank-you notes and impact reports remind donors that their gift made a difference. Social media posts and longer […]

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