Fundraising Tips

Kilter Rewards – Changing the Equation

  Time, Treasure & Talent. It’s the phrase every fundraiser knows, and possibly the oldest saying in nonprofit history. But what if you changed it to – Talent + Time = Treasure That’s the concept Kilter Rewards is bringing to nonprofit fundraising, and it’s been taking off like wildfire. Simply put Kilter is an app …

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Virtual Fundraising – Little Ideas for Big Impact

Current events have made abundantly clear what some nonprofits have learned the hard way in the past; events can sometimes be cancelled because of circumstances beyond your control. What used to be an isolated incident due to a venue closing, a vendor going out of business or other reasons is rapidly becoming the new normal …

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Creative Mind + Passionate Cause = Fundraising Success

I can feel like new ideas are hard to come by in fundraising. Galas, auctions, appeals, raffles – lather, rinse, repeat. You can get so caught up in the everyday “grind” of getting to the next milestone, or through the next crisis, that it’s easy to just assume what you’ve been doing is all you …

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Change Your Year In Review – Little Ideas for Big Impact

Tell the Whole Story by Only Telling Part of It Its that time of the (new) year again. Time to let your donors, employees, supporters and the public in general know how the last year went. All too often this becomes a report as dry and uninteresting as any Fortune 500 company’s annual report, stuffed …

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Cover Your Fees, and Follow Up – Little Ideas for Big Impact

Make the Ask, and Follow-Up Your donors understand that there is a cost to doing business in today’s digital world, even if that business is a philanthropic mission. So when you’re making an online appeal, selling tickets to an event, or any other activity that can be paid for with a credit card, make sure …

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Why it’s Time to Take Part in Giving Tuesday

It can be hard to believe that Giving Tuesday is only 7 years old. But rapid growth has made this a social (media) event that stands on the verge of cultural relevance and acceptance, and your organization should embrace it. But as with anything online these days, some people disagree. And their points can seem …

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Meme’s For Good! – Little Ideas for Big Impact

Memes For GOOD!! Social Media has fundamentally changed our world, for better and worse. And we can wring our hands about it, but as the old saying (wrongly attributed to Mark Twain) goes; “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it” Charles Dudley Warner So we can sit on the sidelines, talking …

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