Fundraising through the pandemic

Normally, Giving Tuesday is held on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Due to the unexpected changes caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic, Giving Tuesday Now was created to help nonprofits...

A year-end appeal checklist

No, it is not too early to think about your year-end appeal. As a matter of fact, it might be a little late. But, if you haven’t started planning – don’t freak out! The following checklist will...

Four things to remember about social media donors for year-end giving

The year is more than halfway over and as the weather starts to cool down, we are all marking our calendars for holidays and planning the final quarter of the business year. Additionally, if you...

Celebrate National Nonprofit Day your way

Every day, we are all impacted by a nonprofit in our community, whether we know it or not. I pass through Zoar, which is preserved by a nonprofit. I walk my dog, Lucy, who I rescued from a...

Planned giving marketing

This week’s blog is based on a presentation Amy Wong, president of Dot Org Solutions, gave to a group of fundraising professionals, sponsored by LEAVE A LEGACY® Summit, Portage, Medina and ...

Using rented lists to acquire donors

It’s a new year for your fundraising efforts. One of your goals might be to recruit some new donors to your organization. And some of the ways you can find new donors is to buy or rent a list. I...

Donor due diligence - who are you giving your money to?

It’s that time of year when we start getting bombarded with requests for donations. Whether it’s through the mail, phone, social media or even by people coming door-to-door, requests are...

Now is the time to start your individual giving program

Facts and statistics found at Giving USA There are nearly 87,000 grant-making foundations in the U.S. and they give more than $60 billion every year. While these numbers sound amazing and explain...

Millennials: The next generation of donors

There are approximately 73 million millennials in the United States. While there are many terms about this generation, a millennial is usually defined as someone born between 1981 and 2004. They...

Making smart charitable decisions

I just finished presenting this topic to a group of smart, savvy business women who wanted to know more about giving to charity. With the giving season coming soon, I thought it would be good to...