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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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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 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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March 12, 2024

How to Calculate Net Gain from Your Nonprofit Event 

With in-person events as a cornerstone fundraiser for many nonprofits, nonprofits are always looking for…

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March 6, 2024

100+ Online Fundraising Ideas

Virtual and online fundraising has been a sustainable practice for many nonprofits for years. Below…

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February 14, 2024

Exploring Sponsorship Opportunities for Your Fundraising Event

Sponsors are crucial for nonprofit organizations and events. They help you reach new audiences, enrich…

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January 18, 2024

4 Key Factors for a Successful Fundraising Event

While each event is unique, successful fundraising usually comes with a few foundational elements. These…

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Taking Stock in Nonprofits: the New Imperative for Fundraisers
December 6, 2023

Taking Stock in Nonprofits: The New Imperative for Fundraisers   

Fundraisers in 2023 are facing numerous headwinds. The good news is that stock gifting represents billions in untapped support. Nonprofits have the key to unlock a new source of funding – they just need to use it. 

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November 29, 2023

Why is it Important to Import Fundraising Data into Accounting Software?

Planning nonprofit events and initiatives can be challenging without data. How do you know if…

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November 17, 2023

Top 10 Creative Ideas and Trends to Maximize Donations in 2024

Nonprofit organizations frequently use fundraisers to meet their missions, pay for overhead costs, and improve…

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Fall fundraising
November 7, 2023

Fall Fundraising Ideas

The autumn months are particularly well-suited for fundraising efforts. As the temperatures get chillier, you…

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