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Measuring How Nonprofits Measure Impact

Click here to review the transcript! How many times has a prospective donor asked you about your nonprofit’s “impact?” And more importantly, how did you respond? The impact revolution in philanthropy has proved challenging for nonprofits who have historically focused on delivering programs and services and spending less time on documenting metrics and outcomes. But it’s… Read More »

UPDATE: The revival of #fundchat

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I hope you all had a deliriously amazing summer and are recharged and recommitted to our shared vocation. It’s time to sit up straight, roll up your sleeves, and get down to the important work of raising the money that fuels the mission of our nonprofit organizations. Since the launch of #fundchat in… Read More »

Making Your Charity Auction a Million Dollar Success

How can your nonprofit benefit from charity auctions? Join #fundchat on Wednesday, May 11 from 12-1pm EST for “Making Your Charity Auction a Million Dollar Success.” We’ll delve into the details of how to make the most of these events from conception, to planning, and implementation. We’ll be joined by @CharityBids who will share their… Read More »

Social Media Success for Special Events

Click here to review the transcript! Want tips on how to leverage social media to build on the success of your special events? Curious about strategies before, during, and after events to maximize communication potential, build buzz, raise funds and steward donors? Then “tune-in” from 12-1 p.m. EDT on April 20 when Lisa Chmiola, CFRE… Read More »

Turning Tweets & Likes Into Donations For Your Nonprofit

Click here for the transcript! Has your nonprofit tapped into the power of social media for fundraising? That’s what I thought. There’s a lot of advice out there about how to turn likes, tweets, and shares into cash for your organization. But success with social media fundraising has proven elusive. As NPR reported in December,… Read More »

Best Practices for a Successful Phonathon

Click here for the transcript! It’s long been a staple of many fundraising programs: the traditional phonathon. Whether it’s a call from your alma mater or from your local United Way, calling potential donors directly and asking for their support is a tried and true method of raising money for your school or local charity.… Read More »

Crisis of Confidence: How Should Wounded Warrior Project Respond?

Click here for the transcript! A Crisis of Confidence Becoming headline news for all the wrong reasons is at the top of the list for nonprofit nightmares come true. A crisis of confidence has enveloped the Wounded Warrior Project coming under intense scrutiny after news stories questioned its spending habits and how donations are being… Read More »

Should Your Nonprofit Pull The Plug On Social Media?

Click here for the transcript! A few years ago, an intern or Millennial staffer at your nonprofit was tasked with “creating a social media presence” for your nonprofit. They signed up for Twitter, uploaded a profile picture for your Facebook page, started a group on LinkedIn, posted some photos on Instagram, and (what the heck)… Read More »

Create a Winning Nonprofit Annual Report

Click here for the transcript! With December in the rear-view mirror, many nonprofits turn their attention to creating an annual report to share their success from the previous year as well as an accounting of their fundraising efforts and a list of donors. Let’s put aside the debate of whether or not to even produce… Read More »

How To Recharge Your Volunteer Program

Click here for the transcript! Many nonprofits rely on the work of volunteers to fulfill their missions. A volunteer is often worth their weight in gold. Yet, volunteerism in the United States is at an all time low. According to a new report by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Conference on… Read More »