December 22, 2016

How to Make the Most of the Final Fundraising Week of the Year

With just days left in the year, now is the time to get back to fundraising basics. Tried and true tactics like calling your donors, sending a steady stream of emails, and laying the groundwork to acknowledge gifts quickly should be top of mind, fundraisers and consultants say.

Experts predict a strong finish to the 2016 giving season. Some charities are making the case to donors that now is the time to make big gifts because possible changes to the tax code could reduce the tax benefits of giving.

Here is a collection of last-minute tips to help you finish the giving season strong and propel your nonprofit through the homestretch of year-end fundraising.


December 21, 2015

8 Last-Minute Year-End Fundraising Tips

Charities and fundraising consultants weigh in on how to make the most of the final year-end push.

December 23, 2013

Year-End Steps to Take Now: Last-Minute Advice

Don't skimp on appeals, get testimonials from your donors, and pick up the phone to say thanks, say fundraising experts. 

January 20, 2015

Lessons From Year-End Giving

Use a variety of techniques, and consider placing ads on Facebook or Google.

Tool Kit
October 29, 2015

Tips and Tools to Maximize Year-End Giving

Case studies, tips, and tools to help nonprofits make the most of fourth-quarter fundraising.