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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7 Tips for Motivating Your Fundraisers

The burn-out is real, especially in the nonprofit industry. Long hours, small budgets, over-worked employees – it all leads to diminishing motivation. However, there are plenty of ways to make sure that your fundraising team is feeling fired-up throughout the year. And a fired-up fundraising team is an effective and passionate fundraising team.

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5 Benefits of Volunteering in Retirement

One of the most popular volunteer opportunities that individuals take part in is helping out at senior living facilities. The interaction is great for the physical and mental health of older adults. However, research has found that it is also beneficial for older adults in retirement to engage in volunteerism, as well.

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Teaching Kids About Philanthropy

When it comes to giving to charity, oftentimes it’s the adults of the house who choose the organizations they donate to. And with the ease of online giving, charitable donations can be made quickly, or even scheduled if you’re a recurring giver, so that you don’t even need to think about it. However, it’s important to instill philanthropic tendencies into the next generation, which is why we encourage you to chat with your kids about how you give back and why.

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5 Strategies for a Stronger Email Game

Whether you work in nonprofit or retail, marketing or engineering, email communication with prospects, customers and donors is essential. And while every organization uses email just a little bit differently, nonprofits – according to a study by Campaign Monitor – experienced higher-than-average email open rates in 2018 compared with other industries.

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