Category Archives: Fundraising Strategies

Part 2: 2020 Giving Reflections

Two months ago we shared our thoughts on fundraising in 2020 based on data available at that time. Since then more data has been released, and as promised, here is an update! Spoiler alert, things weren’t too bad in 2020, and the future is looking promising. In Part I, we analyzed the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s…

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Are You Engaging Women Donors?

Does your organization’s fundraising strategy include women? If not, it should. A growing body of research and data highlights the positive impact women make on charitable donations and the behaviors that are unique to this group of donors. While working through your organizations fund development plans for 2021 and implementation strategy consider how you can…

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How Do I Start Fundraising?

Did you know a majority (90%) of non-profit organizations report that they have one source of funding and that one source accounts for 90% of their total funding? When we work with clients to help increase their funding, we typically recommend that they diversify their funding.  When an organization is strongly reliant on fees for service or…

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Can a Nonprofit Charge for its Services?

  Can a nonprofit charge for its services? During difficult economic times – like the global COVID-19 pandemic – this is a question we get often. The answer is yes, but as with all fund development planning, this should be undertaken with great care.  A fee-for-service structure means fees are paid in return for services…

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Fundraising – Back to Basics

With COVID-19 disrupting fundraising events and development plans, it is my hope that nonprofits get back to basics. Fundraising events are just one part of a comprehensive fundraising strategy. Right now, you may not be able to have coffee or give tours to potential donors or celebrate the work that your organization is doing in-person.…

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3 Tips for Finding Funders

In this blog post we provided strategies for non-profit organizations looking to start fundraising. Part of this process involves setting goals and timelines for specific revenue streams, such as grants. Let’s say you’ve identified grants as a potential funding source and have set a goal of securing $100,000 in grant funding this year. Now, how…

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