4 Ways to Maintain Donor Engagement During COVID-19

Executive directors, fundraisers and other nonprofit employees, we know that you’re in unfamiliar territory this year. The impact that COVID-19 will ultimately have on the sector is still unknown, but what we do know is that you are all taking on these unprecedented times with ingenuity, creativity, strength and resilience.

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A Light in the Darkness: Charitable giving surging in 2020

It’s difficult to look at the year 2020 and think, “So far, this year has been pretty great!” From political and social unrest to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year has been a challenge and we think it’s safe to say that many of us are anxious to move on to a new, better year. However, some good news has surfaced. We’re not kidding, there really is a little bit of good news in the midst of all the chaos. According to Fidelity Charitable, 2020 may end up being the best giving year EVER. Yes, you heard us right: The best.

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6 Tips for Effective Home-Based Fundraising

Some things have been put on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. Events, sports, eating out, travel, etc. All of these aspects of normal life are on hold as the world works to try and flatten the coronavirus curve. However, fundraisers are finding ways to keep raising money for the causes they support. Through innovation, technology and plenty of creativity, they are continuing to nurture relationships with donors, educate themselves and others, raise funds and set their nonprofit up for success down the road.

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Giving During Crisis: How COVID-19 will affect charitable giving

In the midst of crisis, what happens to charitable giving? We are currently in the throes of the COVID-19 crisis, and charities are feeling the effects of the pandemic. Historically, economic downturn has not ignited charitable giving. In fact, according to The Conversation, average giving has actually decreased by 0.5% due to more people being out of work, leading to less income and reduced wealth availability.

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3 Reasons Why Nonprofits Need Technology

Fundraisers have been raising money, developing and executing campaigns and appeals, and nurturing relationships with donors for decades. Yes, that means before computers, before social media, before fundraising platforms and online giving. However, just because fundraising has been done without technology in the past doesn’t mean that it should be done without technology today. In fact, technology is essential to fundraising success.

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