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An exercise that will amplifi your next appeal letter.

An exercise that will amplifi your next appeal letter.

Ready for an exercise? Don’t worry, you don’t need to get out of your chair! Just grab a copy of your latest appeal letter, black and red pens, and a highlighter. Then, read on when you’re ready to get started. … ready? Alright! Take the caps off or unclick your pens...

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The next step for personalizing your school’s fundraising outreach.

The next step for personalizing your school’s fundraising outreach.

It’s not hard to address someone by their first name. Jake from State Farm can do that! Your school needs to do more than the electric company or an insurance provider when you apply the personal touch to your school’s fundraising outreach! Your appeals and other...

Three tips for a successful spring fundraising appeal.

Three tips for a successful spring fundraising appeal.

Making an ask isn’t an easy task, especially when you’re working as a small team. But an effective spring fundraising appeal is a great way to get ahead and crush your goals this year.We get it – making the ask can be as tricky as finding the chocolate you like in a...

Structuring your school’s surround sound strategy.

Structuring your school’s surround sound strategy.

If you want to reach your audience where they’re at, make an impression, and inspire them to engage, you’ll need to structure your school’s surround sound strategy effectively to rise above the noise. Remember, it's not just about increasing the number of eyeballs on...

Get a jump on your #GivingTuesday plans.

How to rise above the noise after GivingTuesday.

How to rise above the noise after GivingTuesday.

Buckle up because you’re about to read some really important advice! In short, you need to resist the urge to take your foot off the gas when the dust settles after GivingTuesday. We know. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind. And we’re not out of the weeds yet....

2 tips to help GivingTuesday donors make a bigger impact.

2 tips to help GivingTuesday donors make a bigger impact.

Did your past GivingTuesday strategies come up short? Or are you looking to join in on the biggest day in philanthropy for the first time? Either way, it’s important to have a plan to get long-term value from your GivingTuesday donors! Fundraisers raise more money on...

10 things to remember in your 2023 GivingTuesday strategy.

10 things to remember in your 2023 GivingTuesday strategy.

The biggest day in fundraising is coming up on November 28! And if you’re like millions of other nonprofit professionals, you’re probably looking for ways to make a bigger impact with your GivingTuesday strategy this year. GivingTuesday is a one-day event. But that...

Now is a great time to run an awareness campaign.

Now is a great time to run an awareness campaign.

As a fundraiser, you know it’s not always easy to rise above the noise. But being creative and finding a way comes with the territory when you work in nonprofit development. And an awareness campaign can be a great way to do it! But these strategies require a unique...

Getting a head start on your GivingTuesday campaign.

Getting a head start on your GivingTuesday campaign.

Don’t wait until the day before Thanksgiving to make sure you are squared away with your GivingTuesday campaign! Let’s be real. Your audience can tell the difference between a campaign thrown together at the last minute and one that was well thought out and...

How to promote monthly giving on GivingTuesday.

How to promote monthly giving on GivingTuesday.

We get it. If you’re like other fundraisers, GivingTuesday can be overwhelming! November 29 is coming up fast, and it won’t be easy to stand out. But promoting monthly giving options on GivingTuesday is a great way to do something different and secure additional...