Four Keys to Nonprofit Success

Published November 5, 2018

By Bill Jacobs, Founder & Managing Partner AnalyticalOnes I’ve recently read Cecile Richard’s new book, Make Trouble. She offers some simple but great advice for anyone working to start any organization, but I think it’s particularly appropriate for nonprofit organizations. Ms. Richard’s points are: 1. Set concrete goals that can be achieved Too often in […]

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How To Use Data To Manage Your Nonprofit

Published September 11, 2018

Operate more like a business while staying true to your organization’s mission Some people don’t like to think about running their nonprofit like a business. Nonprofits are different, after all, they have no shareholders and are not ‘supposed’ to make a profit. But when it comes to managing nonprofit finances, the most successful nonprofits focus […]

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Major Gift Metrics Blog

Important Considerations for Establishing Major Gift Metrics

Published August 28, 2018

By John T. Keith, J.D., Consultant, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates Fundraising success is increasingly a vital component of an organization’s ability to fulfill its mission.  Campaigns have increased in prevalence and frequency and often are dependent upon 90% of the dollars being contributed by 10% of the donors.  (In higher education, this can reach 95% […]

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Next Level Donors: Three Strategies to Inspire Annual Donors to Give More

Published August 22, 2018

By Ryan McCarvill, Content Manager, iWave Congratulations!  You secured another $10,000 gift from longtime donor, Jane Smith.  Years ago, you worked hard to solicit Jane’s first major gift to your organization.  And now it only takes a few touchpoints during the year to secure the same gift amount year over year.  In fact, when you […]

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GUSA 2018 Infographic

See the numbers – Giving USA 2018 Infographic

Published June 14, 2018

Who gave and who received in 2017? See the numbers and major giving trends on Giving USA‘s infographic. [Click to view full-size]

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Giving USA 2018

Giving USA 2018: Americans Gave $410.02 Billion to Charity in 2017, Crossing the $400 Billion Mark for the First Time

Published June 13, 2018

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Stock market, economic conditions helped drive solid growth in contributions across the board CHICAGO [June 12, 2018]— Powered by a booming stock market and a strong economy, charitable giving by American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations to U.S. charities surged to an estimated $410.02 billion in 2017, according to Giving USA 2018: […]

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Jump Start Your Nonprofit Feasibility Study: 5 Strategies

Published June 11, 2018

By Bob Happy, President, Averill Fundraising Solutions For nonprofits large and small, feasibility studies are a staple of most of your major fundraising efforts. Whether you’re planning a capital campaign or creating a new annual fundraising plan, conducting a feasibility study is generally seen as a cornerstone of campaign planning. Yet, although most nonprofits agree […]

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6 Facts to Learn About Your Fundraising Event Attendees

Published June 6, 2018

  By Sarah Tedesco, Executive Vice President, DonorSearch Tracking just a handful of useful metrics at your events will help refine nearly every aspect of how your nonprofit interacts with its supporters. Your fundraising events can and should serve multiple purposes! Most importantly, this includes identifying prospective major donors within your list of registered attendees. You already work to develop relationships […]

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Skin in the Game: The Importance of Board Giving

Published June 4, 2018

By Avrum Lapin, President, The Lapin Group, LLC When we engage with new clients, we always begin with the imperative – up front and with clarity – that in order for the campaign or fundraising project to be successful, 100% board participation is required. Board members, as the legal stewards of the organization, must lead by example. […]

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