3 Fundraising Goals for 2020

You may be like me and take a little time at the end of the year to reflect on the previous year and look forward to the next year. As I reflect on 2019 and prepare for 2020, I'm reviewing my goals and see a need to take things back to the basics. You likely have many goals you must accomplish this year to consider it a success, but I suggest you focus on these three important fundraising goals.

4 Examples of Nonprofit Engagement

Recently, a question was posed to me on LinkedIn asking about which nonprofits are engaging with donors in a way that creates a feeling of "belonging." We've found in surveys that donors frequently talk about a desire to be a part of community. Donors want to be a part of something. With donors who have

By |2019-12-18T16:04:28-05:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Featured Intermediate, Fundraising|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

4 Step Formula for Writing a Fundraising Letter to Reactivate Lapsed Donors

Reactivating lapsed donors is a positive lift to your donor revenue. Not only are these donors familiar with your work, but they have already indicated an interest in supporting your mission with their past gifts. Learn a four step formula for reactivating lapsed donors.

5 Ways to Reactivate Lapsed Donors

One key metric that will determine the success of your fundraising program is reactivation of lapsed donors. If a donor has stopped giving to you, what will motivate him or her to return? How can we get them to fall in love with us again? You'll learn 5 ways to reactive your lapsed donors.

We Miss You! How to Make a Lapsed Donor Fall in Love Again

Lapsed donors are one of the best sources for boosting your income. Lapsed donors are those who haven’t given in a period of time, most organizations consider a donor lapsed after 12+ months. A lapsed donor once gave to your organization, so he has both familiarity with you and also overcome the hurdle to give you a gift. 

By |2019-10-27T14:35:20-04:00October 27th, 2019|Categories: Donor Communication, Intermediate|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

10 Great Ideas for Giving Tuesday 2019

Giving Tuesday is December 3, 2019, the day after Cyber Monday. On Giving Tuesday, people are encouraged to donate to their favorite causes. Giving Tuesday has grown a lot the past few years and many organizations are now running specific Giving Tuesday fundraising campaigns. Here are ten great ideas for you to adopt this Giving

By |2019-10-27T14:44:54-04:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Intermediate, Marketing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Simple 4-Step Process to Reactivate Lapsed Nonprofit Donors

Lapsed donors have an advantage over acquiring new donors: they've already made the decision once to give to your organization. A lapsed donor is someone who hasn't given in a defined period of time, most organizations set the criteria to 12+ months without a donation. Reactivating a lapsed donor is often cheaper than acquiring a

Episode 31 – Setting Annual Fundraising Goals to Meet Your Strategy

Your nonprofit organization’s strategy determines the direction of where your organization is headed and the scope of what you’ll do. It is the thing that determines what your limited resources will accomplish for your beneficiaries, donors, and other stakeholders. How do you create goals to help you achieve your strategy?

By |2019-05-29T12:17:10-04:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Intermediate, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Episode 29 – Secrets to Effective Event Fundraising

At Food for the Hungry, we acquire tens of thousands of monthly donors each year from events. In this episode, you'll learn how we structure a sponsored event for the best possible outcome: a new monthly donor. Learn the format for the event, how to do an effective fundraising, and how to integrate volunteers.