DON’T MISS THIS: 70 Email Subject Line Ideas for Fundraising, Advocacy and Event Deadlines

Want your supporters to pay more attention to deadlines? Use one of these email subject lines: a race to the finish across the finish line almost over are you in? are you missing out? can we count on you? can you make it by midnight can’t be short can’t wait coming up short days left…

3 Things Successful Nonprofits Do NOW to Prepare for December Online Fundraising

The other day my daughter and I were walking down an aisle in a department store and she noticed a huge Halloween products display. “Oh come on!” she said. TOO SOON. I agreed, and we had a laugh about how I forbid holiday music until after Thanksgiving. Ah, the apple doesn’t fall far from the…

How Does Your Nonprofit’s Donor Retention Rate Stack Up?

In today’s post,we dive into the Individual Donor Benchmark Report by Third Space Studio and focus on donor retention numbers. ~Kristina Guest Post by Heather Yandow of Third Space Studio Do you ever wonder how you stack up against other nonprofits? What the average organization’s donor base looks like? Or what you can expect to raise from monthly giving?…

Carter Center versus Clinton Foundation . . . A Tale of Two Audiences (An #npcomm Showdown)

Earlier this summer, I mentioned that we’ve been tracking the communications of pairs of national nonprofits working in the same space. Where are the strategies in sync? Where do they diverge? What can you learn from that? We are calling it The Showdown, and we will often declare “winners,” but that part is really just…

Let’s Give! The Big List of National, Local and Collegiate Online Giving Days (2016 Edition)

[Updated Aug. 11, 2016] Are you thinking about participating in a Giving Day? Good news! There are so many organizations that have given it a try, and YOU can learn from them (the good AND the bad). Look at their websites, donation landing pages, countdown clocks, emails, social media accounts, images, and hashtags. Do a…

Marketing Fundraising Events: The Ultimate Checklist

Holding a fundraising event soon? Use these tips from Kerri Moore, Director of Marketing at Booster to get the word out. And add your tips in the comment section below ~Kristina Guest Post by Kerri Moore of Booster Marketing your fundraising event is a necessity to attract attendees. After all, if people don’t know about your event or…

Quit Wasting Time on a Failing Newsletter [Starts Tomorrow]

Are you just breaking even (or losing money) with your donor newsletter? That’s a pretty common trait among donor newsletters, but it’s not the idea of the donor newsletter that’s wrong – it’s how you’re approaching it that’s wrong. Is your donor newsletter longer than 4 pages? Are you sending it as a self-mailer? Did…

Straight Talk on the Give Local Crash from a Nonprofit Tech CEO #GiveDayLessons

I’ve encouraged an open conversation about the long-term impact of this year’s Give Local America Day fiasco, including inviting guest commentary. Jay Love, CEO of Bloomerang, took me up on the offer with today’s post. ~Kivi Online days of giving like Giving Tuesday, Brackets for Good, and Give Local America  have become wonderful fundraising tools for…