October 10, 2017

4 Steps to Clearer Communications

Before year-end fundraising goes into high gear, take stock of your communications by answering key questions, simplifying your message, creating a clear call to action, and spreading the word. 

October 05, 2017

7 Steps to Running a Crowdfunding Campaign After a Tragedy

You have to move quickly, set up efficient communication channels, and find a strong leader. 

September 28, 2017

A Checklist and Sample Contracts for More Effective Crowdfunding

The University of California at Berkeley is raising hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for its projects, thanks to the guarantees and guidance it gives volunteer fundraisers.

September 26, 2017

Tips for Running a Crowdfunding Drive

How to raise more money, find new donors, and follow up when your organization runs a short-term online campaign.

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Divest-Invest Kickstarts the Clean Energy Transition

This 2015 report by Divest-Invest Philanthropy and Europeans for Divest-Invest examines the history and success of the dynamic fossil fuel divestment movement, and provides answers to frequently asked questions about the implications for the institutional investor.

September 25, 2017

Roundup: Fundraising in the Trump Era

The election of President Trump has proven a bonanza for some charities in whipping up support, while others fear the revenue impact of budget cuts.

August 30, 2017

6 Steps to Ensure a Successful Editorial-Board Meeting

Research the members of the board, prepare carefully, set expectations, and manage your attendees to make the most of these sessions.

August 22, 2017

Mobile Advocacy Campaigns: How One Nonprofit Texts to Connect With Donors

Food & Water Watch uses text messages to inspire supporters to call their legislators.

August 15, 2017

Keys to Crafting Appeals for a Broad Array of Donors

Fundraisers and marketing consultants share tips for producing materials with diverse audiences in mind.

August 08, 2017

A Tool to Help Nonprofits Assess Volunteer-Run Fundraising Campaigns

A water charity developed a "decision matrix" that lays out in columns and rows the kind of backing the organization will provide for its supporters' DIY events.

August 01, 2017

A Tool Kit for Creating a Powerful Visual Identity

Two branding strategists offer advice on the key questions to ask and the elements to consider in designing logos and communications that attract and engage donors.

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Are you leveraging your donor data across all channels?

Find out how you can use data from online giving, your web traffic, peer-to-peer and events to cultivate major donors by using an integrated CRM solution. Download the white paper from CharityEngine to learn about the benefits of an integrated CRM.