Checklist
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. 

Checklist
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. 

Article
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.

Article
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.

Sponsor-Produced Resource

Develop messaging to inspire donors

Campbell & Co shows how online surveys can help you maximize your investment in marketing collateral

 

Article
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.

Checklist
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Template
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.

Article
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.

Sponsor-Produced Resource

Directory of Services: Find Products and Services to Help Support Your Mission

The Directory is a digital resource that helps you connect with vendors who help nonprofit organizations accomplish their fundraising goals and support their organizational strategy.