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January 19, 2023

The Best Charity Golf Outing Games

Golf tournaments are a great way to raise money and give people a good time, so they keep returning for more. In many ways, charity golf…

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2024 trends report
June 10, 2024

Innovate, Improve, Succeed: Topline Results from the 2024 Trends Report 

In a time of fundraising shortfalls, economic uncertainties, staffing shortages, and day-to-day operational challenges, nonprofit…

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May 22, 2024

Maximizing Donations: The Impact of Payment Options on Nonprofit Donor Experience  

By offering diverse payment methods, nonprofits can influence trust and security, maximize giving, improve the donor experience, and increase donor retention.

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May 21, 2024

Tipping the Scales: Revealing the Impact of Fundraising Platform Tipping on Transparency and Donor Trust

Donor tipping can negatively impact the overall donor experience due to the potential lack of transparency and the overall influence on donation decisions.

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Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Tips from the Experts
May 17, 2024

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Tips from the Experts 

Empower volunteers with these expert peer-to-peer fundraising tips. Maximize your fundraisers’ impact and donations with our panel’s insights.

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April 22, 2024

Behind the scenes of a successful fundraiser: Understanding event logistics

Careful fundraiser event planning can help you grow your nonprofit and raise awareness of your…

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April 17, 2024

What You Need to Know About Strategic Sustainability for Nonprofits

Achieving financial sustainability as a nonprofit is no easy task. With financial obstacles like high…

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all in one system
April 15, 2024

Why Having an All-In-One Software System Benefits You

Explore why having an all-in-one software system benefits you as a nonprofit organization — and how it can be a game-changer. From donor management to event planning, nonprofit management software offers a comprehensive suite of tools to support your mission.

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nonprofit outreach
April 8, 2024

7 Tips On How To Build An Effective Outreach Strategy

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest path to victory. Tactics without strategy are the noise…

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Engaging alumni
April 5, 2024

Engaging Alumni — Tapping into Your School’s Legacy

Students are the bedrock of any college or university, and once they complete their studies,…

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The Hidden Costs of Free Fundraising Platforms for Nonprofits
April 2, 2024

The Hidden Costs of Free Fundraising Platforms for Nonprofits

Though the initial thought of a free fundraising platform is quite appealing, it’s important to understand just what you’re getting (and not getting) after you sign up. Read on to discover the hidden costs of free fundraising platforms and how you can avoid falling victim to them.

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April 1, 2024

Boost Your Fundraising Through Luxury Travel Packages

Who doesn’t want an excuse to get away from it all? If you’re looking for…

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March 29, 2024

8 Simple Ways for Fundraisers to Stay Positive

In tough economic times, fundraising rejections can be more common and might get your team…

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Hope Chest for Breast Cancer

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Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County