Tag archive for Fundraising

New Fundraising Study Provides Insights on Effective Technology Use

Check out this study from Find Accounting Software and the Association of Fundraising Professionals which was recently featured on NTEN and includes the input of 142 fundraising organizations:   New Fundraising Study Provides Insights on Effective Technology Use   Fundraisers today face an amazing array…

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The Millennial Impact

Written By:  Shannon Bianchi Merriman-Webster’s dictionary defines a “millennial” as someone born in the 1980s or 1990s. However as a Millennial myself, I can say there is much more to this epithet than Merriman-Webster suggests. According to Forbes.com, there are over 80 million members of…

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March BreakFACTS: Major Gifts & Planned Giving

Attendees at the March BreakFACTS, “Progression of Giving: Major Gifts & Planned Giving” left with two crucial pieces of advice when working in major & planned giving: listen to your prospects and be patient about making the ask.  The workshop was led by Sharon Doyle,…

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Popular Websites Making Donating Easier

In 2012, there was a 10.7% increase in nonprofit online donations according to the Blackbaud 2012 Online Giving Report. This data conveys that even during tough economic times, Americans are still motivated to give back. There are many benefits to giving your donors the opportunity…

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January BreakFACTS

“You really want donors to feel good about giving to your organization.  People either want to save lives or change lives.  That’s what nonprofits do and that’s why donors give.” Doug Smith, Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Director of Development at Stonehill College, concluded…

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How to Market your Organization

How to Market your Organization For-profit businesses have a greater budget for advertising compared to nonprofits.  An effective fundraising strategy is essential for nonprofits to raise funds and thrive.  However, sometimes this can be difficult to do on a restricted budget.  Nonprofit organizations need to…

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What Does it Cost to Change the World?

Watch This Video First! Here you have a thirteen year old kid with the mindset that he can change the world. Some might think, “Oh that’s cute but what real change can a teenager make?” Julien, however, has a distinct yet pretty simple plan: get…

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Sandy Raised More Than Waves

Do we need a devastating storm to hit close to home in order for people to be generous these days? According to an article in The Nonprofit Times titled, “Stormy Weather Pushed Giving Higher for 2012,” without Super Storm Sandy hitting this past October, 2012…

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Gov’t Grants: Inside the Mind of the Reviewer

We’re always looking for an “insider’s edge” when it comes to getting money for our organizations. However, very few actually know where to look or what to look for when in search of this edge. One way to get this edge is by understanding the…

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DFLI Class of 2013 Eager to Learn

In early January, nineteen of my Stonehill peers and I were selected for the Developing Fundraising Leaders Institute (DFLI) class of 2013.  DFLI was created to train exceptional undergraduates in fundraising and to connect them with local nonprofits in need of skilled development support.  This…

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