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Monthly giving for the win

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?

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 charity should...
Why should you work with a consultant?

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 best. It’s...
How to hire your first nonprofit employee

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 member. Most...
3 tips for small shop fundraising

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

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 the...