July 2016: Fundraising

venus fly trap

Avoid Technology Traps to Achieve Fundraising Success

Submitted on Wed, 7/6/2016 - 12:02pm
While working with our nonprofit clients, I consistently come across some persistent traps that I see nonprofits fall into when choosing and implementing technology. These traps can be avoided.
By Paige Van Riper

The Building Blocks of a Successful Fundraising Landing Page

Submitted on Thu, 7/7/2016 - 12:55pm
None of your online channels will be effective if the landing page they link to fails to communicate clearly or move respondents efficiently through the donation process. How do you build a landing page that converts?
By David Blyer

Should You Use a Custom Donor Management System?

Submitted on Fri, 7/8/2016 - 1:54pm
Nonprofits' donation management technology used varies dramatically, from simple spreadsheets, to robust, all-encompassing, donor management products.
By Tom Lehman
Gaoliang Bridge

Technological Bridges Connecting Funders & Nonprofits

Submitted on Tue, 7/12/2016 - 4:30pm
Increasingly, funders want to go beyond doing good—they want to focus on achievement through measurable outcomes that demonstrate that their investments (in the form of donations, grants, etc.) have improved the situation for the intended population.
By Michelle DiSabato
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The Busy Board Member’s Guide to Fundraising

Submitted on Tue, 7/19/2016 - 12:31pm
As a board member you have a responsibility to the organization, and that includes helping to make sure the doors are kept open and the programs are financially supported.
By Emily Logan
Letter with wings approaching a "danger" sign

Managing State Registrations for Email Fundraising

Submitted on Thu, 7/21/2016 - 4:53pm
It's a fact: Thirty-nine states as well as the District of Columbia require charities and other nonprofit organizations to register in order to solicit donations within their jurisdictions. That means email.
By Carolyn Emigh
"Special event ahead" sign.

Is It Time to Ditch That Event?

Submitted on Fri, 7/22/2016 - 3:01pm
Too many small nonprofits get on what I call the "special event hamster wheel" and they go from one event to the next. How do you know when to get off the wheel?
By Sandy Rees

Are You Creating a Culture of Philanthropy Among Your IT Staff?

Submitted on Tue, 7/26/2016 - 4:16pm
Creating a strong culture of philanthropy requires everyone on the team to participate—including your IT staff.
By Deanna Ackerman
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3 simple email improvements to make more money during EOY fundraising

Submitted on Wed, 7/27/2016 - 1:01pm
What if I told you that bad email deliverability practices could be dragging down your EOY campaign before it even begins?
By Marcella Vitulli
Juno the kitten and a Christopher Walken pillow

Things We Like (July 2016)

Submitted on Thu, 7/28/2016 - 11:56am
Transit passes embedded in acrylic nails, yacht rock, bubble soccer, and more in this month's Things We Like.
By Steph Routh – Content Manager