Fundraising & Development

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Meet your donors where they are

June 1, 2017
The data indicates that SMS donations can increase your overall reach, giving you new audiences that you wouldn't otherwise be able to connect with. As younger audiences have begun to move away from traditional giving and towards mobile giving, adding this technology to your fundraising mix means your nonprofit will be better positioned to meet prospective donors where they are.

How many fundraising platforms do you have?

May 25, 2017
When it comes to fundraising platforms, it's all too easy to start using a shiny new tool and end up with several systems that don't talk to each other—leading to extra expenses and duplication of work. Find out how one organization evaluated and consolidated platforms, saving time and money.
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How to create a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign on Facebook

May 11, 2017
5 quick steps to empowering your supporters to fundraise for your nonprofit.
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Wanted: Your Fundraising and Marketing Know-How

December 23, 2016
NTEN is again teaming up with M+R on its Benchmarks Study: an in-depth look at nonprofit data, strategy, and trends. The study helps nonprofit fundraisers, organizers, and marketers make smart decisions based on the experiences of their peers. But we need your help.
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Finding and Retaining Donors: Cultivating Your Relationships

November 28, 2016
The average organization’s donor retention rate is 60%—how can nonprofits increase retention and find more new donors? From the Individual Donor Benchmark Report, some steps for cultivating relationships and tracking donors.

Sustaining vs One-Time Donors

September 19, 2016
This infographic shows trends in sustaining donors as compared with one-time donors, based on data from DonorPerfect.
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Is It Time to Ditch That Event?

July 22, 2016
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?
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The Busy Board Member’s Guide to Fundraising

July 19, 2016
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.

The Building Blocks of a Successful Fundraising Landing Page

July 7, 2016
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?
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Avoid Technology Traps to Achieve Fundraising Success

July 6, 2016
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.