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How To Create An Effective Nonprofit Volunteer Program

Establishing a volunteer program for your nonprofit can have an enormous impact on everything from fundraising to delivering on your organization’s mission. But that’s easier said than done. It’s relatively easy to create one or two volunteer experiences that is meaningful, but how do you maintain a program over months or years? Join the #fundchat… Read More »

Fundraising Metrics, Data, & Stats (Oh My!)

 We’re hosting #fundchat from the annual Blackbaud users’ conference being held in Nashville (check out the hashtag #bbcon to follow the action). And of course, a major focus of the conference is fundraising metrics, data, statistics, analytics, and the technology that can help us better track and analyze it all. Join the #fundchat community on… Read More »

Are You A ‘Certified’ Fundraising Professional?

Transcript now available – click here. The moderators of #grantchat and #fundchat are teaming up to focus on career advancement and the value of being a “certified” fundraising professional. On Tuesday, September 23 from 12-1 p.m. EST, follow the #grantchat hashtag on Twitter to participate in the conversation. You can preview their question line-up here. Then, on… Read More »

Nonprofit Sponsorships 101

Transcript now available! Click here. For many nonprofits, sponsorships are something that falls to the bottom of the list. There’s usually not enough time, resources, or expertise to focus on them. After all, corporate sponsorships feel more like “selling” than the heart-on-the-sleeve mission-driven work of your noble nonprofit! But done right, corporate sponsorships can become a… Read More »

What Can Fundraisers Learn From The Ice Bucket Challenge?

Click here for the transcript! You’d have to be living under a rock to miss the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This viral fundraising effort has caused a surge of donations to the ALSA and has raised considerable visibility about the disease, as people from celebritites, politicians, high-powered CEOs, family, friends, and neighbors have joined the… Read More »

Are You A Great Fundraiser?

Click here for the full transcript of the conversation. The latest issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy describes a great fundraiser this way: They connect supporters with the charity’s top experts, get into donors’ minds to understand how they want to give, ask open-ended questions to find flexible solutions, use their imaginations to help people give even in hard times, and inspire passion by sharing… Read More »