Four fundraising metrics nonprofit leaders should know and track

Nonprofit leaders must pay attention to many details – numbers served, outcomes, staffing percentages, budgets and dollars raised. In our work at Dot Org, however, we often find that leaders...

Monthly giving and how it can boost annual giving

Fundraisers and nonprofits are always searching for a way to raise more annual donations, and the secret might be through monthly giving. 

Six ways to become a transparent nonprofit leader

Over the last several months, I have taken some time to learn more about workplace culture. In the process, I frequently came across the topic of transparent leadership and how it relates to...

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...

A year-end pep talk for fundraisers

As the holiday season begins, many of us will spend more time with family, participate in holiday activities and consume scrumptious holiday food; but for fundraisers, this means it's time to have...

Five things every nonprofit board should review regularly

Being asked to be a member of a nonprofit board is an honor. It means that the nonprofit has faith that you will help guide, support and protect the interests of the organization and adhere to its...

Year-end giving - where is my money going?

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...

Seven things leaders can do to run their nonprofit like a business

If you’re an executive director at a nonprofit, I wouldn’t be surprised if you have heard the following declaration from your board: “We need to start thinking about how to run our nonprofit more...

Eight inbound marketing tips for nonprofits

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend the week in Boston at the HubSpot INBOUND 2018 conference. Less than a month ago, I had never heard of this conference. But, when the opportunity came up...

Grants 101: Best practices from a director of fundraising consulting

Many nonprofits rely on some sort of grant funding and some rely solely on foundations. Regardless, if you write a few grants or many grants in a year there are some constants to keep in mind. 1)...