Nonprofit Resources

12 Steps to Find New Fundraising CRM Software  

Download this free guide to learn the 12 steps for selecting a CRM for your organization Step 1: Recognize the value of the process Step 2: Assemble your team Step 3: Understand the strategic drivers Step 4: Define your requirements Step 5: Write the RFP Step 6: Do your research Step … Read More

Categorized: Free Guides, Nonprofit Resources, Nonprofit Technology
5 Keys to Elevating Major Giving with Technology  

If fundraising is an art—the “gentle art of teaching the joy of giving,” as Henry Rosso wrote—then major gift officers are artists. They skillfully build relationships, ask good questions, engage and follow up with donors, and raise transformative gifts for worthy missions. Of course, all great craftsmen require tools. For … Read More

Categorized: General Development, News, Nonprofit Resources
A Compelling Case for Support  

A good Case positions the organization as a worthy of your attention and spells out the nonprofit’s impact, made possible by the generosity of donors.

Categorized: Capital Campaigns, Cases for Support, Fundraising
A Window of Opportunity: Gift Planning and the LGBTQ Community  

In 2013, the first version of this paper was published in Advancing Philanthropy. With the 2015 US Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges securing marriage equality, and the increased number of American adults identifying as LGBTQ, the authors continue to believe the potential impact of giving by the LGBTQ … Read More

Categorized: Fundraising, Nonprofit Resources
The Ant and the Grasshopper: Six tips to plan the end-of-year campaign  

The Ant and the Grasshopper, one of Aesop’s Fables, is the story of the grasshopper who plays and frolics all summer long, while the ant plans and works for the coming winter. Soon enough, along comes the cold weather and the grasshopper is left unprepared and hungry, while the ant … Read More

Categorized: Capital Campaigns, General Development, Nonprofit Resources
Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign?  

A capital campaign is a powerful, one-of-a-kind opportunity to transform your organization. When done correctly, a capital campaign: Renews and deepens existing donor relationships; Builds new relationships and a broader base of support; Raises the overall level of donor investment in your organization; and Differentiates your organization as a vital … Read More

Categorized: Capital Campaigns, Nonprofit Resources
Donor Recognition and Stewardship  

These suggested practices are provided to assist staff and board members of nonprofit organizations in drafting donor recognition and stewardship guidelines or auditing current guidelines and procedures. Each organization is unique and should adapt these suggestions to reflect its own culture, priorities, and practices. The Thank You and Acknowledgement Guidelines … Read More

Categorized: General Development, Nonprofit Resources
Finding the Best Fit: The Questions You Should Ask When Finding Board Members  

You have openings on your board. Finding new board members is a big responsibility—and a great opportunity! Take the time to find candidates who are the best fit.

Categorized: Free Guides, Leadership and Search, Nonprofit Resources
The Four Faces of Peer-to-Peer Events  

Why, What, and How Peer-to-peer events are an amazingly fast-growing source of funding. P2P event fundraising grew 55% in 2015. The top 30 peer fundraising programs alone raised nearly $1,530,000,000 in 2016. Tapping into the deep and wide networks of your supporters make P2P events an excellent way to recruit … Read More

Categorized: Fundraising, General Development, Nonprofit Resources
From Giving to Leading: Questions to Consider Before Joining the Board  

Should you join the board? Whether you are being asked to join the board of an art museum, social service agency, hospice, or any other type of nonprofit, ask yourself these questions.

Categorized: Fundraising, General Development, Leadership and Search, News