Topic: Fundraising

Fundraising Trends and Counting Deck Chairs on the Titanic

August 21, 2015
What we choose to measure, and how frequently, is all too often a symptom of what is current – a reflection of our immediate needs. On Wall Street, companies sweat the quarterly earnings; car dealers stress in the final days to hit their sales goals; and in nonprofits it is frequently our annual donation deadlines. Just like the lifeboat seats on the Titanic, impact metrics can often be forgotten until it’s too late.

Step-by-Step Guide to Cultivating a Community For Fundraising

August 20, 2015
The stronger your community is, the more trust they’ll have in your nonprofit. And the more trust they have, the more they’ll want to donate to see your cause flourish, or even better, become fundraisers through peer-to-peer fundraising.

The 5 Pillars of High-Growth Organizations and Other Insights from #NYNP2015

August 20, 2015
I recently returned from speaking at the DMANF Nonprofit Conference held in the heart of NYC. My conference experience started off with an unexpected gem. The scheduled keynote speaker was sick and unable to present, but the silver lining is that we got the pleasure of hearing from guest keynote speaker, Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, an organization that builds schools and increases educational opportunities in the developing world.

Fundraising Online 2015: Five key takeaways

August 18, 2015
Each May, the Resource Alliance brings together fundraisers from around the globe via our free virtual conference, Fundraising Online. This year, we were joined by over 3,000 fundraisers from more than 100 countries, including 16 speakers who shared their experiences of successfully adapting to and benefiting from technological change to enhance their fundraising.

Tales from the Individual Donor Benchmark Project

August 13, 2015
To build a successful fundraising program, nonprofits need to set goals, track outcomes, and learn from past performance. Collecting and analyzing this data in a vacuum only gives part of the picture—nonprofits also need to be able to compare themselves to others, as well as to the larger sector.

10 Things We Learned From Our Nepal Response

August 10, 2015
GlobalGiving was not originally established with disaster relief funding in mind, but with thousands of vetted nonprofit partners operating in more than 160 countries and a network of corporate and individual donors that trust us to get money quickly and efficiently to the ground, we have built a disaster response strategy that has helped us raise millions of dollars for our partners to support relief efforts.

5 Things You Need to Know About Millennials and Email

August 6, 2015
By now you may think you’ve heard everything you need to know about Millennials: their needs, their quirks, maybe even how they look at fundraising. Why spend some much time examining this particular generation? The reason is simple: In every way, Millennials represent the future of your organization.

The Secret to Funding Massive Change at Scale

August 5, 2015
Funding for social impact initiatives has seen a recent sea change, largely thanks to the Internet. Until the end of the 20th century, we were accustomed to foundations giving large grants as part of direct-action programs. Now crowdfunding is a $5.1-billion-dollar-a-year industry with 450 different platform options. But what, in the midst of all this change, is the role of the large philanthropic foundation in the 21st century?

Focusing on Fundraisers and Take Your Charity to the Next Level

August 4, 2015
In a space that used to be all about the donor, we're finding that the real key to engaging passionate supporters and raising more money for your cause is all about embracing the individual fundraiser. A fundraiser is a passionate supporter of your cause that may be engaged enough to not only give to your organization, but to fundraise and get other​ people to give to your cause.

Why I’ll Travel Across the Blue for the LCS

July 30, 2015
Having attended NTEN Conferences for the past five years and always coming back to Sydney with lots of ideas and inspiration, I am really looking forward to the Leading Change Summit.