Creating the Annual Report Your Supporters Really Want to See

Creating an annual report might be a daunting task, but it is a nonprofit management best practice. Your donors want to know what you have been doing with their money before they will give again. And if you aren’t looking at your annual report as a fundraising tool, then you need to think again. Your…

How Better Community Engagement Led to This EXTREME Fundraising Event

This is definitely not your average fundraising event! See what happened when the Millionair Club Charity made a stronger effort to get out in the community to meet new people and form a wider diversity of relationships. ~Kivi Guest Post by Tim Takechi of Millionair Club Charity. In the early morning of August 11, 2013, Seattle businessman Larry Kaminer…

How Often Should Nonprofits Send Email and Direct Mail?

In this year’s Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2014, we are asking the questions about communications frequency a little differently. We’ve split appeals with a call to action (like “donate now”) from newsletters or other informational communications. We’ve heard from 605 nonprofits so far (our goal is 2,000), and here’s what the preliminary results tell…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers November 15, 2013

I hope everyone had a good week and Happy National Philanthropy Day. Let’s have some Mixed Links… We have opened our 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey. Take the survey now and you can be among the first to receive the full Nonprofit Communications Trends Report when it’s released in January. Jeff Brooks wants to…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers November 1, 2013

Happy Friday! Let’s chase all that Halloween candy with some Mixed Links… A few weeks ago, we shared the giving habits of Canadians versus Americans to shed some light on the differences (and similarities) between the two countries. This new infographic reviews the differences between Canadian and American media consumption habits. The end of the year will…

Fundraising with the Undead – Nonprofits Embrace the Zombie Apocalypse

If the Zombie Apocalypse is not really a thing, then why are zombies everywhere? The Walking Dead, World War Z (the book – I am not acknowledging the movie unless they change the title. Plus, zombies don’t move that fast!), Shaun of the Dead, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Warm Bodies, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Resident…

Giving, Impact, and Happiness

Thanksgiving is coming up, which means lots of nonprofit messaging around gratitude. But have you thought about whether your organization has a spirit of gratitude for others? In this guest post, Ross Johnston reflects on the power of sharing both gratitude and impact, and how that can change the results you get in fundraising and…

Branding for Nonprofit Fundraising Events – Part 2: Out of the Box Event Ideas

Yesterday, Julia Reich of Stone Soup Creative gave us tips for organizing a successful, well-branded fundraising event.  Today, Julia shares some more ideas on throwing a unique event that will be sure to sure to make your occasion unforgettable. ~Kivi Guest Post by Julia Reich of Stone Soup Creative Charity supporters flock to witness or participate in fundraising…