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Increase Attendance at Your Next Event
Increase Attendance at Your Next Event

It’s stressful when your guest count isn’t looking how you want it to before an event, but there are a few last-minute things you can do to help increase attendance. Utilize social media and your personal network, and encourage others connected with the organization to spread the word! 1. Share on social media.  Social media…

Essential Steps for a Text-to-Donate Campaign
Essential Steps for a Text-to-Donate Campaign

Text-to-donate is successful for your organization because it increases reach, collects donor data, raises money, and is executed on all devices. Keep the following tips in mind, and watch the money texts roll in! What is text-to-donate? Text-to-donate is a mobile fundraising tool using text messages to collect donations from donors’ mobile devices. These campaigns…

Donor Segmentation: Why it Matters and How to Use it
Donor Segmentation: Why it Matters and How to Use it

Data has many uses in the nonprofit world and beyond. Segmenting your donors and catering marketing towards the different segments enables organizations to increase donor retention and donations! Why does donor segmentation matter? There are times each day when you tailor what you say, and how you say it, based on the person you are…

50+ Fundraising Ideas to Try at your School
50+ Fundraising Ideas to Try at your School

  If you raise money for a school, you know there are many ways you can fundraise to support programs, scholarships, and more! Whether you’re looking to better involve students, alumni, the community, parents, or teachers in your fundraising efforts, this guide offers more than 50 fundraising ideas to help your school revitalize fundraising efforts….

Why mobile bidding is an improvement, not a distraction
Why mobile bidding is an improvement, not a distraction

Many organizations considering the transition to mobile bidding from paper bidding ask us if fundraising technology distracts event guests from being social. They also question if this shift softens the focus on the evening’s cause, detracting from the overall quality of the event. These concerns are understandable and central to modern fundraising as organizations consider…

Attracting and Retaining Millennials as Donors and Volunteers
Attracting and Retaining Millennials as Donors and Volunteers

To grow your organization, you need to focus on attracting and retaining younger constituents. Many organizations disregard younger audiences, but these groups are growing in both size and income, and are valuable assets to nonprofit organizations. Millennials who haven’t quite kicked off their careers still want to give back and can do so with their…

New to Nonprofits? Read this first!
New to Nonprofits? Read this first!

Business is business, but anyone working in the nonprofit space will tell you that it’s drastically different than any for-profit company. A new role in a new industry can be overwhelming, so we took to our own team to gather some insight.  Katlin Bewley (above, far right) is an Account Manager who came to Gesture…

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