As 2015 approaches, it is not too early to consider what the New Year will bring from a charitable giving perspective.  Many forecasters believe that the stock market and the economy will continue to improve, and we will see enough growth in 2015 to finally pull us out of the recession-influenced doldrums of the past several years.  If it holds true, that is good news for charitable giving, which has historically been very responsive to upturns in the market. 

So how should nonprofits...Read more

Only 39% of donors on average renewed their support for a given charity from 2011 to 2012. This, according to AFP and The Urban Institute’s 2013 Fundraising Effectiveness Report, is the sad state of donor retention.

There are a number of reasons donors stop giving.  Research by Adrian Sargeant, one of the foremost scholars on the topic of donor retention, indicates that 53% of donors who do not renew cite reasons related...Read more

Here’s a guest post from our friends at Eventbrite.  They are offering nonprofits a pretty cool incentive to engage constituents in a #GivingTuesday promotion.  Read on to learn how Give More Together can help your nonprofit raise funds and awareness.

We’re continually amazed by the diversity of causes that nonprofit events support.  From therapeutic horseback riding to environmentally sound landscaping, many specific needs would otherwise go unaddressed without the care of a...Read more

As you prepare for year-end, when many charities receive 40% or more of their total fundraising revenues, have you given thought to how you will cultivate and solicit those special few -- the top 1% to 5% of your donors who are committed and capable and will give up to 40% of your goal? All donors are not the same. They give different amounts, for different reasons.Read more

As year-end approaches you are making your list and checking it twice. Because most nonprofits depend heavily on year-end appeals to meet their annual fundraising goals, it’s important to get all the value you can from your list.  I am often asked at this time of year, “How should I segment my list of donors and prospects to get the best response and ultimately the greatest return?”Read more

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