From choosing the right fundraising platforms to discerning which marketing channels will best reach your audience, nonprofits that leverage the tools they have can make the most of limited funds and accomplish more. Steven Shattuck, Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang, lends his experience to share several opportunities to optimize your strategy to boost productivity.
For a nonprofit to operate at its fullest potential, it takes a team of people with a variety of skills – from finances to technology to HR to fundraising – to make it work. This can be especially challenging for smaller organizations with limited staff. This is why you should partner with 501 Commons to receive the affordable help you need to ensure things run smoothly!
The sheer variety of software available gives nonprofits many options for how to fundraise and manage their operations, but it can also lead to confusion over which software solutions are a necessity and which are considered to be an unnecessary expense.
Join discussion leaders Lindsay Klarman (Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center) and Scott Chin (Seattle's Union Gospel Mission) at the July 16 Executive Director Forum (9:00 to 10:30 via Zoom).
Volunteers are the face and the main workforce behind many nonprofits, making them a crucial demographic to invest in. The better experience your volunteers have, the more likely they are to return to give more of their time—and maybe even money—to your cause.
Nonprofits have long relied on fundraising events to bring in much-needed revenue for their missions—whether that’s with a walk-a-thon, a charity gala, a live auction, or another engaging get-together. And while certain events have always carried with them a certain level of liability (think: fun runs), the unfortunate reality is that in-person gatherings today are riskier than ever before.
Help your staff reach new levels of personal and professional excellence by joining the Staff Development Coalition so your organization can receive discounts on upcoming leadership/professional development training workshops.
For decades, nonprofit organizations have played a vital role in building healthy communities. One challenge that constantly faces them, however, is how to sustain operations during an economic downturn.
We are just recovering from the pandemic, and another challenge is overtaking nonprofits – the "Turnover Tsunami."
Need additional funding? Of course! Take a look at these grant opportunities with deadlines that are either coming up soon or are being offered on a rolling basis.
It’s no secret that nonprofits rely on individual donors and businesses to help push their missions forward. Meanwhile, companies look for opportunities to contribute to causes that resonate with them and communicate their values to the community.
Russ Oster, the CEO and Co-founder of Grassroots Unwired, dives into best practices for increasing meaningful engagement for your cause online. He writes about why it's important to leverage your digital outlets with intention, using his experience organizing grassroots campaign.
Your nonprofit’s website is one of your most valuable tools for interacting with supporters and spreading the word about your organization. However, your website is more than a collection of text blocks and images! Proper website management requires more than updating old information; it necessitates taking a look at and improving your digital infrastructure as a whole.
The State of Washington is releasing a $10 million Nonprofit Community Recovery (NCR) grant program for nonprofits with missions focused in the following areas:
As a nonprofit fundraising professional, your team likely reevaluates your communications strategies at multiple touchpoints throughout the fundraising process. It’s necessary to know which areas you should optimize for improved donor outreach.
In the past two weeks, greater public attention has been called to anti-Asian hate. In Seattle, a man was charged with malicious harassment after two instances where he shouted profanities and threw things at Asian women and their children. In Atlanta, eight people were killed by a mass murderer, six of whom were Asian-American women.
Believe it or not, 88% of nonprofits’ revenue comes from the top 12% of their donors. This top tier of donors are those who contribute “major gifts.”
Salish School of Spokane is a childcare center and elementary school that preserves and revitalizes the Salish people’s language and culture. The school was started by five women to provide immersion education to children ranging from infants to high school students, so that the Salish community may live on for future generations.
As we head into a new year, executive directors and supervisors should put continuing education for their employees high on their 2021 “to-do” list.
When the pandemic hit, nonprofits were forced to adapt and grow their fundraising in a digital world. Now, hosting virtual fundraising events is a strategy many nonprofits are making a regular part of their fundraising calendar – for the long haul.