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Giving USA Foundation recently released their 2023 report on giving trends in the U.S., and there are plenty of takeaways that nonprofits should pay attention to.
Your nonprofit’s fundraising events serve a myriad of purposes, from building relationships with donors to spreading awareness for your cause. But, primarily, your events aim to raise money.
Everyone needs to raise money for their mission, but not everyone knows how to do it. We’ve got an incredible opportunity for you to work with an experienced fundraiser who can assess your organization’s capacity to raise funds, develop intentional strategies to help you get to the next level, and mobilize your board along the way.
When nonprofits think of raising large sums of money, they usually think of major donors, corporate partnerships, or grants. Another way to raise funds is through planned giving, an often overlooked type of gift. Learn what planned giving is, its benefits, and some tips for getting started.
Starting on July 1, nonprofits in Washington need to deduct premiums from their employee's paychecks to fund the Washington Cares Fund, a state-operated long-term care insurance program open to anyone 18+.
Major donors likely provide a significant portion of your organization’s funding, and they’re essential to keeping the nonprofit sector running smoothly.
Text messaging your supporters can have a lot of benefits for your nonprofit—from boosting donations to strengthening donor relationships—but only if you’re running a legally compliant campaign.
Having a stable and secure computer network is the first step in protecting your employee, volunteer, donor, and client data. Research has found that most nonprofits have few measures to protect against cyber-attacks – which is why our sector is being targeted.
In 2020, the country’s estimated 108,000 foundations held more than a trillion dollars in assets and awarded more than $92 billion in grants to nonprofits. Working with these foundations—whether local or national—can be a powerful way to deepen your organization’s philanthropic impact.
Peer-to-peer fundraising is a tried and true way to deepen your nonprofit’s impact. With a well-designed peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, your organization can expand its reach, increase engagement, and boost your proceeds. Did you know there’s an easy way to take your peer-to-peer fundraising strategy to the next level?