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Monthly giving for the win

Monthly giving. It’s the powerhouse of any annual fundraising program – simultaneously increasing revenue and donor retention. According to a study by Network for Good, the average monthly donor gives 42% more annually than single gift donors, and has a higher...

Charity effectiveness: How can you show it?

We asked, and Canadians answered. 89% of Canadians agreed that charity effectiveness plays a big role in their giving decisions. We can argue till the cows come home about whether or not judging effectiveness is an accurate or fair way to determine if a...

Why should you work with a consultant?

You know how it is. There’s a new project or challenge at your charity, and everyone scrambles to figure out how to address it. No one is an expert at dealing with this issue, so you do some research online, ask some friends, wade through, and hope for the...

How to hire your first nonprofit employee

If you’re involved in running a charity, you know all too well how important it is to have support. You may have awesome volunteers helping out right now, but there comes a time when your nonprofit will be ready to grow by hiring its first official staff...

3 tips for small shop fundraising

Did you know that over 80% of charities in Canada are considered small- to mid-sized? That means there are thousands of people just like you working in small shops, wearing all the hats. Needless to say, fundraising isn’t always a top priority when you’re also...

Top 5 Ways to Keep Up with Trends in the Charitable Sector

Working in a charity setting often means there’s very little time to keep up with the news, let alone the trends in our sector. Chasing funding, managing programs, corralling volunteers… it doesn’t always leave a tonne of time to read every last article on...

What do you do when you have writer’s block?

A big part of my job is writing. Direct mail appeals. Web copy. Blog posts. Stewardship reports. Email appeals. And so much more. But there are times when I just can’t do it. No matter how hard I try, there it is. That ever-daunting blank page. This week...

How to boost your online fundraising in 2018

We still have two months left in 2017, but it’s time to start thinking about trying something new with your fundraising tactics in 2018! Experimenting with some new digital strategies and fundraising techniques could make all the difference for your...

20 Free Tools to Make Nonprofit Work Easier

Who doesn’t love free stuff? Free cookies? I’m there. Free lunch? Even better. (And I don’t care if I need to sit through a seminar to get it!) In nonprofit land, our smaller budgets force us to get scrappy and resourceful. And that means we tend to get...

What to Do with Your New Holiday Donors

We know. It’s already October and you’ve been spending the last few months getting ready. Your holiday campaigns are just about to launch. Your mailing is with the printer, and you’re cracking your knuckles writing content for your holiday blogs and...

6 Ways to Be the Voice for Volunteers at Your Organization

International Volunteer Managers (IVM) Day is coming up on November 5. This special day was started back in 1999 to celebrate the profession of volunteer engagement. The theme for this year’s IVM Day is “be the voice.” This got me thinking about being the...

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