Annual Campaign Trilogy Part II: 6 Tips to Improve Fundraising Results

Yesterday Sean King gave us some steps to get started with a successful annual campaigns. Today we talk about getting better results from your fundraising. ~Kivi Guest Post by Sean King of YEA! Making the decision to use a wide variety of media means that you have a toolbox full of nuggets and information for your…

Donor Centered + Great Storytelling = A Newsletter That Raises a Lot of Money [Interview]

Today we have a guest “interview” instead of a guest post. Pam Grow talked with Michelle Brinson of Nashville Rescue Mission about how her organization’s newsletter brings in $2 million a year. We loved her approach so much, we asked Pam and Michelle to allow us to share an abbreviated version with you. You can read the full…

Nonprofit Annual Reports on YouTube and Pinterest

I’m updating my lists of examples of nonprofit annual report infographics and video annual reports as I prepare to teach a new webinar next week at CharityHowTo:  Advanced Annual Reports: Video Annual Reports and Infographics to Share Your Results with Donors. I’ll keep adding to the list as more come out in the next few…

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…