Giving Tuesday 2016 is coming up on November 29

4 ways for your nonprofit to stand out on Giving Tuesday

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Giving Tuesday 2016 is quickly approaching! If you’re not familiar with the concept, over the past few years Giving Tuesday has grown as a charitable balance to the personal shopping most of us do on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, the digi... Read More »

How your donation thank you letter can prevent donor remorse

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes We’ve all experienced buyer’s remorse in our everyday lives: we make a big purchase, and then shortly after are left wondering if we overspent or if we really needed the product. Charitable contributions are certainly different than typical purchases... Read More »
Connecting fundraising, marketing, and finance is just one way nonprofits leverage Salesforce

3 takeaways from Cloud for Good’s report on Salesforce for noprofits

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Cloud for Good is a leading Salesforce consulting partner specializing in the nonprofit industry, aiming to help organizations leverage the world’s most popular CRM for fundraising and benefiting their cause. Recently, Cloud for Good released a round... Read More »
Frequent follow-up with your major gift prospect can be very effective.

Following-up on and closing a major gift

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes Once you’ve had a chance to meet with your donor and present your major gift pitch, it comes time to follow-up and close the donation. On rare occasions, your donor will be ready to commit on the spot, but usually extra attention is needed. Luckily,... Read More »
Successful Fundraising Emails

5 keys to a successful fundraising email

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes In the digital age, the fundraising email has become one of the most common tactics that nonprofits use to generate revenue. As organizations continue to rely more and more on email, it becomes more and more important to get it right. With that mind,... Read More »

When it comes to social media fundraising, which channel is best?

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes Whether your role falls into nonprofit marketing, fundraising, executive leadership, or elsewhere, you already know the importance of social media. Today, organizations use social networks like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook to spread key... Read More »

Nonprofit technology insights from the Salesforce “State of IT” report

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Yearly, Salesforce Research speaks with 2,200 IT leaders and Chief Information Officers to learn about their goals, priorities, and needs when it comes to digital technology. The report is full of important insights for nonprofit technology managers... Read More »

How to respond to canceled recurring gifts

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes Fundraisers know how valuable recurring donations can be. They can produce stable, reliable revenue, and help plan major, long-term projects. Of course, after all the work that goes into your recurring donation programs and donor stewardship, there w... Read More »

4 questions to ask before funding a nonprofit project

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes You’ve succeeded in hitting your fundraising goals and are ready to turn the revenue into nonprofit impact. Your organization has a long list of goals you hope to achieve, and now have the funds to select a key project. After weighing multiple option... Read More »

6 topics to discuss when meeting a major donor prospect

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes Landing a meeting with a major donor prospect is a big deal! Your potential contributor is committing their time to you, which shows that they have a real, serious interest. Meetings like this are a big part of any nonprofit's donor development strat... Read More »