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  • As a project sponsor and advisory group member of the Rogare Fundraising Think Tank, I frequently travel to the UK to meet with the board and discuss its on-going research. As you can imagine, this involves interactions with many airlines, hotels, rental car companies, travel agencies, restaurants and other businesses that make such travel possible. [...] The post What Nonprofits Can Learn From Fo...

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  • I moved to Austin, Texas in 2013 to find an energetic nonprofit and business startup scene. Standing at the center of our nation’s “high tech” scene, Austin is a hub for those eager to change the world for the better with innovative new ideas and concepts. Happily, there is also a lot of professional encouragement [...] The post How Startup Nonprofits Can Break Into the Big Leagues appeared first ...

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  • In more ways than one, marketing is a lot like an art form. Both require equal parts strategic planning and creative execution to get a message across. But some art forms are a little more ambiguous, leaving the interpretation up to the consumer. We’re going to leave the abstract up to Jackson Pollock and steer [...] The post Effective Nonprofit Marketing Isn’t About The Marketer’s Preference appe...

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  • If you've stayed at a hotel, rented a car or bought groceries sometime in the last year, you've probably received a customer satisfaction survey. For-profit businesses understand that in order to retain customers, they need to continuously collect and act on feedback. Unfortunately, the nonprofit sector's equivalent - donor surveys - are not as ubiquitous. [...] The post 3 Examples of Nonprofit Do...

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  • The second largest grant maker in the United States, Fidelity Charitable, just released their 2017 Geography of Giving as part of their overall Fidelity Charitable Giving Report. Please review the entire report and the Geography of Giving section for a wealth of knowledge in giving trends. In this post, we will focus in on the [...] The post Here Are the Top Fundraising Cities for 8 Nonprofit Caus...

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  • Whether you're an existing loyal donor who wants to make a greater impact, or a new donor on a budget, it can be convenient and empowering to give them an opportunity to donate a smaller gift multiple times over the course of the year. This fundraising technique is called recurring giving or monthly giving—and it’s [...] The post 5 Steps to Starting A Recurring Giving Program appeared first on Blo...

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  • http://nonprofitstorytellingconference.com/2017-schedule A donor database isn't meant to be just a bucket of names and transactions. So often, though, it's treated that way, leading to poor retention rates and increased pressure to acquire new donors in inefficient ways. In this session, Steven Shattuck, Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang, will provide practical advice on how to unlock the t...

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  • Our third annual BloomCon is happening on February 26, 2018. This one may be the best one ever for numerous reasons. I am betting after you peruse the reasons below you may just agree! 1. Fundraising Training Pays Back Immediately - Recent research conducted by the Rogare institute revealed that each form of proper fundraising [...] The post 9 Reasons to Attend BloomCon 2018 In Phoenix appeared fi...

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  • Why are people so afraid to shake up the status quo and think outside the box? How do we encourage disrupters at our organization? In this video, Amy Eisenstein sits down with Marcia Coné, the President of Marcia Coné Consulting and author of Permission Granted: Changing the Paradigm for Women in Leadership, to discuss the virtues of being a [...] The post [VIDEO] The Virtues of Being a Disrupter ...

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  • One of my favorite questions to ask of donors is this: What legacy would you like to leave the world? Almost always, it prompts an interesting, engaged conversation. Even if folks have never really thought of this before, they tend to enjoy thinking about it. Note, this is quite different from asking: Where would you [...] The post 3 Secrets to Acquiring Nonprofit Legacy Gifts appeared first on Bl...

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  • Branding is vital to your non-profit’s success. It’s what people think about when they think of your organization. It impacts everything including your ability to recruit board members and raise money. Consider this: When people think about making a charitable gift, they often think of the familiar, more well-known, well-publicized non-profits. Think of the multi-million [...] The post 5 Ways to M...

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  • How can you make your nonprofit's case for support powerful, provocative and successful? In this webinar, Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE will highlight best practices in preparing and using your case for support. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Robin, is it okay if I go ahead and start us off officially here. Robin: You got [...] The post [VIDEO] Developing Your Nonprofit’s Case for Support appeare...

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Bloomerang
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  • One of the easiest ways to get positive exposure and raise awareness about your nonprofit is to direct what journalists, news sites, and other media say about your organization and when they say it. Use these template to track your organization’s earned and paid media efforts, results, and impressions, and bolster your public relations strategy [...] The post [FREE DOWNLOAD] Nonprofit Earned and P...

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  • In this webinar, Sarah Durham of Big Duck shares insights for expressing your nonprofit's brand in a clear, holistic way that your audiences understand. Full Transcript: Steven:All right, Sarah, is it okay if I kick us off officially? Sarah:I'm very excited. Let's do it. Steven:All right. Great. Well, good afternoon, everyone, if you are on [...] The post [VIDEO] How to Align Your Nonprofit’s Bran...

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Bloomerang
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  • We wanted to share with you some nonprofit articles, opinions and resources that caught our eye in the month of October. 3 Steps to Gather Stories When You Don’t Have Cute Kids, Puppies, or People You Serve – “Your organization has no cute kids, puppies, or people that you regularly serve. But you keep hearing [...] The post The Nonprofit Wrap-Up – October 2017 appeared first on Bloomerang.

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  • Donor-advised funds are an increasingly popular method of giving, especially among higher-capacity donors. What should have been a joyous moment for everyone involved when my wife and I made our annual gifts through a new donor-advised fund was anything but, and it should be a cautionary tale to all fundraisers. This story begins rather innocently [...] The post A Donor-Advised Fund Horror Story, ...

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  • I recently met with the executive director of the second oldest nonprofit in the Washington, DC, area. This faith-based organization has been doing amazing work for more than 125 years. Its mission is to meet the material, educational, and emotional needs of children. This includes everything from making layettes for newborn babies in need, to [...] The post 10 Ways to Keep Your Nonprofit From Bec...

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