Giving days can be incredible tools for nonprofit fundraising. We have witnessed this up close through monitoring and evaluating 49 giving day campaigns as part of the Knight Foundation’s Giving Day Initiative and through advising the Sacramento Region Community Foundation on its BIG Day of Giving.
Between live auctions, silent auctions, online auctions, and any combination of the three, there’s a charity auction format out there that’s suitable for any nonprofit. However, charity auctions, like all fundraising events, aren’t successful unless thoughtful planning and hard work has been put into them. This article covers four best practices for planning and running a charity auction.
When was the last time you looked at the Articles of Incorporation or the Bylaws for your nonprofit? It's important to review them to compare what's written to what's really happening at your organization.
Every nonprofit has to think about their development strategy. Money is always on all of our minds and is always a challenge.
“In God we Trust…all others, bring data.” Funny, sure, but daunting if you need to show a nonprofit’s accomplishments.
Silent auctions have been a staple of event fundraising for years, and for good reason. They’re highly engaging events that require plenty of audience participation and have the potential to help organizations raise a lot of money. This article covers 5 strategies to get you on your way to silent auction success.
Starting your own nonprofit is exciting, but navigating state and IRS requirements is a significant challenge. Despite these challenges, the journey to creating a 501(c)(3) to serve an unmet need is well worth the investment.
Martin Tietel, author of The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Winning Foundation Grants, offers a formula that should at least nudge you in the right direction for landing your next big grant.
Technology is not something to be maintained. It is a constantly evolving toolkit of possibilities from which organizations can realize enormous benefits, but only if they can recognize that potential and invest accordingly. And that takes budgeting. Learn why having an IT budget is critical to nonprofit success.
Most people don’t think of data as “spicy,” or of adding any real interest. But actual data, sprinkled sparingly in appropriate places, can be extremely effective in driving home an important point. Backing up your assertions of need with carefully selected facts demonstrates to the funder that you’ve done your homework. Read four best practices for sprinkling the spice of data into your foundation proposal recipes.