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Your nonprofit has toyed with the idea of starting a capital campaign for a while now, and you’ve finally decided to take the leap—congratulations! However, after considering the long road of planning, teamwork, and execution ahead, you may be wondering (and rightfully so) if this ambitious endeavor will ultimately deliver more »

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Appeal to Millennials

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Appeal to Millennials

Marketing to millennials has become a standard want for many brands and organizations today and for good reason. This generation now has trumped Baby Boomers as the largest demographic in the United States at approximately 75.4 million people, as of 2015. The millennial generation is also the largest generation in more »

Donor Relationships: Transform Major Donors into Partners

Donor Relationships: Transform Major Donors into Partners

This post was contributed by Jeffrey Byrne, President & CEO Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc. A Board member once asked me if I considered our major gifts donors to be “donors” or “partners.” I answered by saying they are both. Every nonprofit has donors, but the really successful ones expand more »

Tips, Ideas, Advice, and Expert Content for Any Nonprofit on Nonprofit Expert

Tips, Ideas, Advice, and Expert Content for Any Nonprofit on Nonprofit Expert

Tips, Ideas, Advice, and Expert Content for Any Nonprofit on Nonprofit Expert Nonprofit Expert has a fresh new look and valuable new content designed to help any nonprofit learn and grow. The site has been revamped for maximum browsing ease, so all of the relevant information your nonprofit relies on more »

Precisely How to Determine and Calculate Your Major Gift Goal

Precisely How to Determine and Calculate Your Major Gift Goal

This article was written by fundraising consultant Amy Eisenstein and originally published on amyeisenstein.com. Mostly I hear organizations say they set their fundraising goal based on the “need” or the hole in their budgets. This, of course, has nothing to do with their ability to raise money. Let me say more »

4 Metrics to Measure the Success of Your Major Gift Program

4 Metrics to Measure the Success of Your Major Gift Program

This article was written by fundraising consultant Amy Eisenstein and originally published on www.amyeisenstein.com. Let’s not sugarcoat it… measuring impact can be hard. The issues we tackle in the nonprofit sector are challenging. How Do You Know if You’re Making a Difference? It’s difficult to measure a reduction in homelessness, more »

3 Key Outcomes of Your Nonprofit Feasibility Study

Your nonprofit has toyed with the idea of starting a capital campaign for a while now, and you’ve finally decided to take the leap—congratulations! However, after considering the long road of planning, teamwork, and execution ahead, you may be wondering (and rightfully so) if this ambitious endeavor will ultimately deliver more »

4 Big Benefits of Using Integrated Online Donation Forms

4 Big Benefits of Using Integrated Online Donation Forms

Taking donations once meant you had to meet someone face-to-face or wait for Good Samaritans to mail in their contribution. Luckily, technology has made the entire donation process much simpler, and now organizations can accept contributions online. Easy, right? Even better, you don’t have to stop at easy, because integrated more »

Fundraising Trend Report: July 2017

Fundraising Trend Report: July 2017

Hosting a fall fundraiser? It’s never too early to start planning, but don’t go at it alone! Get our most popular fundraising guide free! Download How to Plan a Nonprofit Fundraising Event on a Budget. Feeling burnt out? Check out these 3 things to consider when fundraising loses its fun more »

5 Ways to Re-engage Donors Who Stopped Giving

5 Ways to Re-engage Donors Who Stopped Giving

When you run a nonprofit, you probably depend on the goodwill of generous donors to help you achieve your organization’s goals. While you may or may not rely on donations to get by with your budget basics, it’s always helpful to have a team of committed people behind you, willing more »

Most Liked: How to Make Your Fundraising Campaign Go Viral

Most Liked: How to Make Your Fundraising Campaign Go Viral

Many people who start fundraisers merely strive to get noticed locally. In many cases, this is the best they can hope for. Every now and then, however, a lucky social warrior will hit the jackpot when their cause gets widespread attention. While there’s no guaranteed step-by-step manual on how to more »

Let the Data Talk to You: 7 Reports You Should be Monitoring Regularly

Let the Data Talk to You: 7 Reports You Should be Monitoring Regularly

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. The trick is to measure things that matter. What really matters? What are the things that will help drive your fundraising forward? Here are 7 reports you should be running at least monthly and monitoring the results, so you can tweak your fundraising more »

Fundraising Trend Report: June 2017

Fundraising Trend Report: June 2017

When it comes to your data, consider following the lead of successful for profit businesses. DonorPerfect’s new ebook How to Use Data To Manage Your Nonprofit will show you the metrics you should monitor to determine your next best moves. Get it free now! Want to build a successful charity? Follow these more »

Updated Feature: Improving DonorPerfect’s Security (TLS 1.1)

Updated Feature: Improving DonorPerfect’s Security (TLS 1.1)

Security is one of our top priorities at DonorPerfect.  We maintain the highest security standards to ensure your data is safe. That’s why we’ve implemented a security update in the next DonorPerfect release.  On June 2nd, access to DonorPerfect and WebLink will require a TLS 1.1 compliant internet browser. The more »

What Percentage of Donors Will Join a Monthly Donor Program?

What Percentage of Donors Will Join a Monthly Donor Program?

  In the recent Donor Perfect webinar Growing Your Monthly Donor Program Without Breaking the Bank, one of the attendees asked this question. The answer is: It depends! I see organizations that have 5% of their donors give monthly, I also have clients who have 20 to 40% of their more »