So you are one of those wonderful dreamers who is working toward making their vision a reality by pouring all your energy into a nonprofit, but you think you have one problem: you’re a little quiet, a little introverted.

Even enthusiastic volunteers are at risk of experiencing burnout. Stay proactive to keep your NPO’s volunteers energetic, passionate, and eager to participate.

Peer pressure—not so good. Peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising, though? Downright awesome! It’s a concept that’s caught on like wildfire with nonprofit organizations, and it’s fueled by the power of social media. P2P makes it easy to turn your entire base of supporters into fundraisers.

How to Reengage Lapsed Donors

November 29, 2016

Lapsed donors are great prospects for nonprofits who want to boost fundraising. Learn how to reengage constituents who have stopped sending gifts to your NPO.

Executive Directors have a great deal of responsibility to the entire staff at a nonprofit organization. It’s literally in the title: they must execute all programs, policies, strategies, initiatives, operations, and communications of the organization.

How do you build better relationships with high value donors? Understanding their motivation is crucial. DonorCommunity shares the 4 main motivational factors.

Nonprofit retention rates have fallen steadily over the last decade. Discover what can your NPO do to retain donors and cultivate more meaningful relationships.

Donors only need one reason not to donate the first time they encounter your nonprofit, and more often than not, that one thing prevents future encounters from occurring.

Which nonprofits successfully use donor profiles to improve fundraising? Donor profiles pair well with social media strategy. DonorCommunity gives examples.

There’s no doubt that online fundraising is sweeping the globe as a great resource for nonprofits. Last year, nonprofits around the world collectively raised $116,000,000 on #GivingTuesday. Understanding what to do (and what not do) can make #GivingTuesday a hit for your nonprofit too.

Peer pressure—not so good. Peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising, though? Downright awesome! It’s a concept that’s caught on like wildfire with nonprofit organizations, and it’s fueled by the power of social media.

So your board engagement is lower than you’d like, board generosity is lacking, and board asks just aren’t happening. Sound familiar? You can turn all of this around and transform your board into an inspired team of fundraisers by following these steps.

Is the nonprofit sector equipped and ready to keep up with these upcoming donors that don’t even bother to write checks anymore?

Social media has revolutionized the way we raise money, stay engaged with our current donors, and cultivate new donors. Peer-to-Peer fundraising is a great way to accomplish all of this at once.

Creating a donor database and building profiles help you personalize your outreach, deepening the relationships you need to retain and growing donors and their giving. Donor databases capture all meaningful information about donors and the relationships you have with them, and are necessary for creating donor profiles. Once you have your donor database set up, here are some guidelines for building the profiles.

When it comes to fundraising, sometimes more effort can go into what has to be done rather than who will contribute the funding. Prospect research is the main way to identify donors, and an effective way to approach this is by creating donor profiles, also known as donor personas.

Smaller, steady contributions each month make online fundraising easier for donors, and generate predictable revenue for you.

To be truly useful a CRM should also be tightly integrated with the applications nonprofits use for email marketing, event management, volunteer management, and donation tracking.

Use these metrics to evaluate the success of your campaigns and boost the health of your organization.