Blog Profile / Ignited Fundraising


URL :http://www.ignitedfundraising.com/blog/
Filed Under:NGOs & Nonprofits / Fundraising
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Archived Since:May 26, 2011

Blog Post Archive

5 Cool Ways to Thank & Inspire Contributions for #GivingDays

Whether you participate in #GivingTuesday, #GTMD2017, #GiveOutDay, or one of the many #GivingDays throughout the year, making the giving experience fun is key. I’ve got a few favorites that have stood out over the past few years. Be sure to share yours in the comments. The post 5 Cool Ways to Thank & Inspire Contributions for #GivingDays appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Storytelling is Not for Sissies

Storytelling is NOT for sissies. Some of the world’s most successful businesses and nonprofit organizations use storytelling to engage, sell, and grow. The post Storytelling is Not for Sissies appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Fundraising Best Practices Lori Taught Us

As young professionals in the fundraising field, we actively seek mentorship to grow as individuals and fundraisers, with Lori's mentorship and guidance, we are delighted to share some of the best practices we’ve implemented into our daily work The post Fundraising Best Practices Lori Taught Us appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Are You Making it Possible for Supporters to Live Their Destiny?

You may have heard or read the famous Gandhi quote: Beliefs Become Thoughts“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become yourShow More Summary

What is it That You are REALLY Afraid Of?

Your important work requires philanthropic support. Philanthropists are people who support important work. The only thing holding those philanthropists back from making a significant contribution to your work is that someone (YOU) failed to make the invitation. The post What is it That You are REALLY Afraid Of? appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Blah Blah Blah vs. Inspiring Language

The words we choose make a difference. We know this. Why, then, in our fundraising, do we use some of the same, tired phrases and words over and over and over again? The post Blah Blah Blah vs. Inspiring Language appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

3 Steps to Gather Stories When You Don’t Have Cute Kids, Puppies, or People You Serve

Your organization has no cute kids, puppies, or people that you regularly serve. But you keep hearing that you’re supposed to share those “mission moments” about real people to engage your community. How does sharing powerful stories...Show More Summary

Top Three Things Every Nonprofit Communication Must Have

Successful nonprofit organizations keep things simple when it comes to what and how they communicate. To be most effective the top three things every nonprofit communication must have are simple. The post Top Three Things Every Nonprofit Communication Must Have appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

10 Best Practices to Raise More with Your Year-end Appeal

After helping thousands of nonprofit organizations increase their year-end appeals from 5% to more than 60% I’ve learned what works. If you want to raise more with your year-end appeal this is not a “pick & choose” list. The post 10 Best Practices to Raise More with Your Year-end Appeal appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Why Donors Stop Giving

The truth to why your donors stop giving is that they lose interest. They don’t feel their gift matters enough to keep giving it. I recently talked with the team at a large nonprofit and discovered that other than the thank you letter or email after a contribution, there is no other communication with donors until it’s time to ask for another gift. Show More Summary

Overcoming the Fear of Fundraising

Once upon a time there was a passionate CEO of a nonprofit organization. We’ll call her Susan. She wanted to make a bigger impact in the world by helping more men, women, and children. Susan’s gift was her ability to envision and design...Show More Summary

What Do Your Donors Say About YOU?

If you want to raise more money. Listen. My recommendation to anyone in the Executive or Development Director positions is to make time every day to call 3-5 long-time or first-time supporters and listen. Yes, it’s a lot of calls a week. The post What Do Your Donors Say About YOU? appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

More Storytelling Questions Answered

I get asked A LOT of questions. Most are about sharing powerful stories, some more general. This week I’ve collected a few more questions from web classes I’ve delivered in the past two weeks. The post More Storytelling Questions Answered appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Your Nonprofit Storytelling Questions Answered

Recently I was honored to be invited to deliver a web class for Firespring the superstar website folks. We talked about Powerfully Sharing Stories to Attract and Retain Your Donors. Since there were a few questions asked during the session...Show More Summary

Is Anyone Paying Attention to Your Messages?

Your nonprofit has a Facebook page, an Instagram account and maybe someone on your staff regularly writes blog posts with mission moment impact stories. You’re doing all the work to get noticed, right? But are your messages breaking through the noise? The post Is Anyone Paying Attention to Your Messages? appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

How Do You Respond?

When you are asked to do something different than you’ve always done? When someone makes a first time gift? When someone makes a significantly helpful in-kind contribution? How do you respond? The post How Do You Respond? appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Here’s How to Get the Best Fall Fundraising Results Possible

As I mentioned a few months ago, doing your work alone IS harder. Really, it is. That's why I'm inviting you to spend the next eight weeks with me. I know exactly what it is that will help you have the most successful fall fundraising season possible. The post Here’s How to Get the Best Fall Fundraising Results Possible appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

A Bunch of Free Stuff to Help Your Nonprofit Fundraising

Who doesn’t like something for free? This week I’ve collected a few excellent free resources for you to use and reuse. I've included online trainings, articles, worksheets, templates, and best practices. The post A Bunch of Free Stuff to Help Your Nonprofit Fundraising appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Engage Nonprofit Supporters With Communication that Hits the Mark

Fundraising success comes from effective communication. I've watched organization after another struggle with engaging their supporters because they are often using communication that misses the mark. Last week I met with Ann, from a local mid-size organization serving youth. Show More Summary

In Fundraising Focus on What You’ll Gain Rather Than What’s Difficult

As you decide whether or not you’ll meet your fundraising goals this year, or whether or not to make that major gift ask, or why to shift your communication to be more engaging, or focus on creating a culture of philanthropy remember change takes focus and work. Show More Summary

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