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5 Tips for Creating Effective Online Fundraisers

In general, the most successful online fundraisers prioritize the donor experience from start to finish. Seasoned nonprofit professionals are used to managing donor experience during in-person fundraisers, but doing so in a digital space takes some special considerations. This article shares five tips to prioritize donor experience and make online fundraisers as effective as possible!

Tags - Fundraising
5 Tips for Telling Nonprofit Stories

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article explains how to tell a story that will drive engagement and donations, by presenting readers with five practical storytelling tips.

Tags - Communications and Networking
5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Research to Breakthrough to Success

This free guide has insights, tips, and real-life case studies showcasing how nonprofits have and can use research to amplify their good work, demonstrate meaningful impact, and show a return on investment that justifies continued or increased funding.

Tags - Evaluation
6 Best Practices for Engaging Your Donors Year-Round

Is an article written by Michael Stein for GrantSpace. In the article, Stein discusses the specific tactics that are needed to drive donor engagement year-round.

Tags - Fundraising
6 Considerations Toward Improving Volunteer Management

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article offers recommendations for how organizations can best manage their volunteers.

Tags - Management
6 Must-Haves for Your Nonprofit’s Website

Is an article written by Noah Barnett for TechSoup. The article presents several different options for increasing donations and building support through an organization’s website.

Tags - Communications and Networking
6 Steps to Collaboration

Is an article written for The Nonprofit Times. In the article, Pamela Green discusses the value of organizational collaboration and identifies six tips for achieving it.

Tags - Collaboration
6 Tips to Improve Your Next Fundraising Campaign Using Digital Storytelling

Is an article written by Michael Stein for TechSoup. The article details six tips for nonprofits that want to use digital storytelling to engage donors and boost giving.

Tags - Fundraising
6 Tips to Select the Right Online Fundraising Platform

Is an article written by Michael Stein for TechSoup. The article provides six tips to guide individuals through the online fundraising platform selection process.

Tags - Fundraising
6 Ways of Tracking Web Performance

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article offers tips for organizations assessing website performance and tracking performance.

Tags - Evaluation
7 Emails to Send That Aren't Fundraising Asks

This is an article written by Taylor Elizabeth-Rose for NTEN. The article discusses the importance of using email marketing for effective storytelling and offers email suggestions built to engage supporters without over-asking.

Tags - Communications and Networking
7 Guiding Principles for a JDEI Policy That Isn’t Just Hot Air. Plus, a Free Sample Policy!

There have been JDEI (Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) assessments, JDEI-driven strategic planning processes, and formal statements in response to important individual events, but strangely there isn’t a lot of guidance for organizations that want to create a binding, board-approved policy that incorporates values, action plans, and accountability. Here are seven guiding principles to go beyond reactive or one-off statements in order to create a DEI policy that indicates a gen

Tags - DEI/ Anti-Racism
7 Ideas for Pushing Your Board Forward in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

While nonprofits say they support improving diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) actually doing it requires getting the board to buy-in to the need for culture change. There are many reasons DEIB efforts fail including not being a part of the strategic plan, lack of board champions, and lack of budget. The solution starts with measuring outcomes and holding the executive director and board accountable.

Tags - DEI/ Anti-Racism
7 Keys to a Donor-Centered Approach

Fundraisers know a lot about fundraising, usually, but many of them neglect to think of the people from whom they are trying to extract money. This article offers a perspective to donating from the donor’s perspective.

Tags - Fundraising
7 Reasons Millennials Give

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article offers the top reasons why Millennials are motivated to give and briefly discusses their potential impact within an organization.

Tags - Fundraising