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5 Storytelling Tips For Better Online Fundraising

This is the limbic brain. It’s about 200 millions years old and is responsible for emotions. It’s the elephant mentioned in Switch. The limbic brain the source of value judgments and feelings (mostly…

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How Many of Your Donors Use Facebook?

If you’ve ever wondered how many of your donors, subscribers, and volunteers use Facebook, this step-by-step blog post will show you exactly how to find out. Don’t assume that all…

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Why Small Donations Are Priceless

During an NTC session on social media fundraising someone mentioned working with a nonprofit who thinks collecting small donations online is a waste of time. Their claim is that because…

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Keeping Your Community Involved

Editor’s Note: We’re happy to have Harrison Kratz guest blogging for us today. Harrison is the Community Manager for MBA@UNC, a top online MBA program from the University of North…

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22 Delightful Ways to Say Thank You!

Editor’s Note: I am SO HAPPY to have Shanon Doolittle guest posting on our blog today! She’s hilarious, and this post made me so happy (I’m sure it’ll make you…

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Building Relationships with Non-Fundraising Events

An important part of turning a one-time donor into a regular donor, or even turning a non-donor into one, is what’s called donor cultivation. It’s sounds technical, but that just…

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Better First Impressions: Hotel Lessons for Nonprofits

There was interesting article in the Wall Street Journal last week about how hotels are trying harder to make a good first impression on guests. The first fifteen minutes are critical as…

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Building Relationships Take Work, But it Pays Off

This guest post is from Jonny Moy, Development Assistant at Little Lights Urban Ministries, a small nonprofit that fundraised $80,000 in 24 hours during Give to the Max Day in…

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Last Minute Tips for Your Year-End Appeal

This time of year is overwhelming because of it’s the last push to get those dollars, wrap up those projects, and tie loose ends. And for many nonprofits, this is…

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4 Steps to Write a Fundraising Appeal for Advocates

Blackbaud has been doing research for quite some time about the link between advocacy and fundraising. Back in March of this year, I wrote about a report Blackbaud published showing…