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  • In this webinar, John Haydon will show you how to use Facebook Live to engage supporters and raise more money. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, John, my watch just struck 1:00. Is it okay if I go ahead and kick us off officially? John: Absolutely. Let's go. Steven: All right, cool. Good afternoon, everyone if [...] The post [VIDEO] How to Dramatically Broadcast Your impact with Facebook Live ap...

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  • I'll be the first to admit that when I lead the volunteer management software search for my nonprofit in 2012 I was... how can I say this... a novice. Besides knowing we had a few administrative annoyances with how we tracked volunteers, I did not have many thoughtful questions to help me quickly differentiate between [...] The post 4 Questions to Ask Before Your Nonprofit Buys Software appeared f...

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Bloomerang
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  • The recently released and breakthrough research report entitled The Wake Up Call – A Study of Nonprofit Leadership in the U.S. and its Impending Crisis can be found in its entirety here.  Nearly 1,200 nonprofit leaders participated in this research project that should sound a warning cry for nonprofit sector. The scope and recent timing [...] The post The 8 Key Findings of “The Wake Up Call” Nonpr...

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Bloomerang
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  • Asking your donors why they are passionate about the cause is always a good idea. But how often do you ask them how they feel about your organization? It might be a better idea than you think. Roger Craver of The Agitator and DonorVoice fame has developed a simple donor commitment survey that can predict [...] The post 3 Questions That Will Identify Your Most Committed Donors appeared first on Blo...

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  • The Donor Retention Wheel now features customizable filters and click-through reports! Instructor Ron Newlin will guide you through a better understanding of how they work, and what you can do to impact your donor retention. We’ll look more closely at donors who have lapsed, and those who are about to lapse, as well as looking for one-time donors and strategies on how to get them to the all-import...

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  • Here’s a secret: there’s more to grant writing than just “writing.” A lot more. Successful grant writing always starts with thorough research, and it ends with a thoughtful review. This post focuses on research – the most overlooked part of grant writing. If you’re new to grant writing, you might not know how to start [...] The post The Most Overlooked Part of Grant Writing appeared first on Bloom...

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  • http://afpfc.com/ Up until recently, high-quality video production has been a luxury available only to the largest nonprofits. Now, even the smallest charity on a budget can create a compelling and authentic video that moves the needle for their fundraising goals. In this workshop, we will make recommendations for crafting an effective, integrated and low-cost video strategy resulting in conten...

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Bloomerang
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  • Let me begin with a true story that’s informed every single special event I’ve ever developed. [TRUE STORY] Early in my nonprofit career, before I ran my first special event, I attended an Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) luncheon (it was called N.S.F.R.E. at the time) where Charlotte Mailliard (now Charlotte M. Schultz, wife of [...] The post WOW Special Event Moments to Convert Gue...

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Bloomerang
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  • Getting your wealth screening data back can be exciting – look at all those high-level prospects! Yet after the initial enthusiasm wears off, we often see clients with wealth screening data that languishes in an Excel spreadsheet, forgotten in the day to day business of fundraising. Since wealth screening data ages quickly, it’s important to [...] The post Maximizing Your Wealth Screening Data wit...

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Bloomerang
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  • Understanding what a budget is and its importance is crucial for every organization because it can be a way to achieve financial sustainability. But what is a budget exactly? Some people see it as a forecast, meaning a prediction in the future. Others see it as a target or even a wish list. However, it [...] The post Why Budgeting is Important for Your Nonprofit and How to Do it Properly appeared ...

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Bloomerang
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  • Finding a way to break out from our daily routines can be nearly impossible. A routine, your “normal way of doing things,” provides stability, comfort, efficiency, and even, success. But what about those areas where your routine is failing you and is causing you to be mediocre, or even to fail? What if that area [...] The post Why Every Fundraiser Needs a Mentor appeared first on Bloomerang.

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Bloomerang
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  • Mobile fundraising has the potential to bring you and your donors closer than ever before. After all, your donors carry their mobile devices with them wherever they go. Mobile campaigns should bring a flood of fully engaged donors directly to your door, right? With modern mobile giving technology, it’s easy to text in a donation [...] The post 5 Strategies to Strengthen Relationships with Mobile D...

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Bloomerang
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  • In this webinar, Joe Garecht will show you what a donor fundraising system is, and why it is such a powerful tool for your nonprofit. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Joe, is it okay if I go ahead and kick things off officially? Joe: Absolutely. Steven: All right. Cool. Good afternoon, all of you. I [...] The post [VIDEO] Creating Scalable Fundraising Systems for Your Nonprofit appeared first o...

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Bloomerang
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  • One thing I hear often from the nonprofits I work with is that they only ask for money a few times a year. "We have a spring Gala, summer Golf tournament, and end of year appeal. We have ten major donors that we talk to and a handful of grants." "We have two appeals (spring/fall). [...] The post 12 Donation Appeal Ideas for Each Month of the Year appeared first on Bloomerang.

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Bloomerang
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  • At least part of the focus of nearly every philanthropy study ranging from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project to the Giving USA Report to many others, is how flat-lined overall giving is in the United States as a percentage of GDP. This has historically hovered around 2% with very little variance over the last couple of decades.   [...] The post Study Shows Higher Levels of Charitable Giving Am...

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Bloomerang
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  • https://bloomerang.co/resources/speaking/ Let's face it: prospect research can be creepy. Wealth screening tools, social media, and good-old-fashioned Google searches can only get you so far. Even if you do find a rich stranger in your area, there's no guarantee that they'll drop a million bucks in your lap. In this session, we'll explore prospect research strategies that build deeper, more mea...

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