How Habitat for Humanity Used Storytelling To Exceed Their Giving Day Goals

Human beings have been sharing stories for thousands of years. In fact, there are cave paintings in France that are 30,000 years old! We are hard-wired for storytelling, which is why storytelling in…

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7 Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn From Give to the Max Day

Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington was the first giving day event for the D.C area. And because it was the first year, there were three primary goals for…

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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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HOW TO: Make the Most of December 31

According to Network for Good, 33% of giving for the entire year happens on December 30 and 31. Are you ready for the great year-end push? Grab some last minute…

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Uncensored, Uninhibited Giving: How The Playwright’s Center Raised Money

Last week, GiveMN held their third annual Give to the Max Day and raised an amazing $13.4 million from 47,534 donors for almost 4,000 nonprofits across the state. One of the organizations…

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Measuring Fundraiser Success

  How do you measure the success of a social media oriented online fundraiser? There are the obvious metrics, donors and donations. These are the awards criteria for contests like Give…

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How Are You Inspiring New Givers?

“Individuals today are no more generous than their predecessors were over four decades ago,” according to a new report released by Blackbaud titled Growing Philanthropy in the United States. The…

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Why Should I Donate?

That’s the question many prospective donors will ask you when you approach them for the first time. Some might even ask you that after they’ve donated. And it’s a good,…

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HOW TO: Tell the Story to Your Donors

  After Friday’s Give to the Max Day training, I came back with great, practical ideas from experts like Beth Kanter and Katya Andresen on how nonprofits can tell their…

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A Message from Gary Vee: Don't Pitch Me, Bro

Today, over 150 Washington, DC-area nonprofit community leaders are meeting at the AARP building for an all-day, online fundraising training conference for Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington. New…