Blog posts tagged with Fundraising

Effective Online Organizing: Leveraging Digital Communications to Drive Action

December 17, 2018

As outlined in this post by HubSpot, it is essential to provide multiple options when crafting a call to action. Not all of your supporters will be able to join a march or have time to conduct calls, so provide them with flexible ways to express support, and ensure that helping you is easy and quick-to-follow. For example, provide clear instructions, and do not muddle your call to action with too many steps. When asking them to sign a petition, simply provide them with the link they need to follow. There is no need to send them to your website, which then prompts them to click on another link to the petition site.

Use Your Brand and Engage Donors This Year-End Season

July 13, 2018

With the A/C on full blast and cold brew in hand, it’s hard to think about what awaits us come December. But year-end campaign season–often dubbed “a nonprofit’s most financially rewarding time of the year”–is always on our mind and it’s never too early to get started using the tools you already have: your brand and your donors.

Recap: A Day in the Life of a Major Gifts Officer

Recap: A Day in the Life of a Major Gifts Officer

March 27, 2018

On March 20, Lisa Hoffman, social sector coach and consultant, led a conversation at Foundation Center West: A Day in the Life of a Major Gifts Officer. She spoke with two major gifts officers: Shernaz Polad Boga, director of donor engagement at the ACLU Foundation of Northern California; and Leigh Illion, director of leadership gifts at the San Francisco Marin Food Bank. Boga and Illion shared their experiences and best practices for succeeding in their current work cultivating and securing major gifts for their respective organizations. A recording of the event is available here.

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Using Descriptive Analytics for Donor Engagement

November 27, 2017

Which donors should you engage with before the end of the year? Data-driven strategies can help you figure that out. Hear from Zach Shefska, Director of the Fundraising Report Card, to learn tactics for helping you focus your attention on the right donors at the right time to maximize your capacity to raise money. 

Top 5 Questions About Soliciting Grants

Top 5 Questions About Soliciting Grants

June 26, 2017

Forty-one states require registration for nonprofits that solicit contributions within their borders. That includes grants. Harbor Compliance answers the top 5 questions they get in regards to grant applications and state registration requirements.