Using Effective Communication to Improve Employee Satisfaction and Retention

Published July 1, 2022

By Sarah Dave, Managing Director of Operations at Grants Plus Across the country, organizations seem to be grappling with the same workplace challenge: how can you retain your workforce in the midst of “The Great Resignation?” Recent surveys conducted by Pew and MIT concluded that some of the top reasons employees are leaving include a general lack of respect and […]

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Five Ways to Leverage Giving USA 2022

Published June 27, 2022

Contributed by Kaitlin Robb, Communications Manager at The Curtis Group, a Giving Institute Member Firm and Giving USA 2022 Benefactor While it is no secret that our world has been forever changed by the events of the last several years, it remains true and constant that Americans are incredibly generous, giving $484.85 billion (a 4% […]

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Board Engagement: Mapping Your Board for Fundraising Success

Published June 21, 2022

By Dwayne Ashley, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Bridge Philanthropic Consulting By Sylvia White, Chief Operations Officer at Bridge Philanthropic Consulting     Your firm’s role in mapping board relationships The lifeblood of any fundraising program is finding, cultivating, and keeping your donors. Unfortunately, too many organizations approach fundraising from a need-based mentality. Their immediate inclination […]

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Volunteers’ Investment

Published June 17, 2022

By Derek Alley, CFRE, Co-Founder and President of Arthur Alley There are many reasons to appreciate your volunteers. This selfless group of individuals gives their time and talent to propel your mission forward. While the time commitment of a volunteer may range from a one-day project to a board seat, many nonprofits neglect to empower […]

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Why Brand Strategy?

Published June 10, 2022

By Rick Dunham, Founder and Chairman of Dunham+Company In an increasingly cluttered market and changing fundraising landscape, it’s imperative to recognize the need to take your brand to its next level of growth. Differentiating your organization will build long-term sustainability and greater brand effectiveness. What is a Brand Strategy? As enduring brands—meaning ministries, organizations, and companies—have […]

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Online Fundraising for Nonprofits: 7 Best Practices to Help You Raise More

Published June 3, 2022

By Tiara Stephan, Content Marketing Specialist at Qgiv Online fundraising has quickly dominated the fundraising world, with virtual events and digital campaigns driving donations for nonprofits everywhere. While online fundraising has become a big part of every organization’s fundraising strategy, not everyone knows how to maximize the impact of their online fundraising efforts and campaigns. However, […]

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4 Ingredients for Success in Establishing a Planned Giving Program

Published May 27, 2022

Insights from experts at Advancement Resources Implementing a planned giving program at your organization is important for both your organization AND the donor. Why? Doing so provides an avenue to realize maximum impact together. The organization can leverage planned contributions through investments and endowments to amplify impact. Donors who might otherwise feel that making a transformational […]

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How Fundraisers Can Turn a Giving Moment into Lifetime Retention

Published May 20, 2022

By Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand at Neon One The average person receives 10,000 advertisements per day; a nonprofit organization needs to think about tapping into a moment where someone wants to give and turn it into long-term momentum. To best help fundraisers understand these shifting patterns in communication and donor behavior specifically, we will outline […]

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How Donor Advised Funds Work & How Nonprofits Leverage the DAF Ecosystem to Drive Philanthropy

Published May 13, 2022

  By Peggy DeAngelo, Director of Development at John Chambers College of Business and Economics West Virginia University Foundation   By Adam Miller, Senior Vice President at CCS Fundraising   Donor Advised Funds – or “DAFs” – have firmly established themselves as a philanthropic vehicle in the donor toolbox. A recent special report from the […]

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