Blog Profile / Ignited Fundraising


URL :http://www.ignitedfundraising.com/blog/
Filed Under:NGOs & Nonprofits / Fundraising
Posts on Regator:414
Posts / Week:1.2
Archived Since:May 26, 2011

Blog Post Archive

I Don’t Have Time for Fundraising – For Small Nonprofits

If you have a small staff or are the founder of your startup nonprofit organization you’ve likely said the words, "I don’t have time for fundraising." I get it. It’s not that you don’t want to invite people to support the organization you are passionate about. The post I Don’t Have Time for Fundraising – For Small Nonprofits appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

YOU Fill My Bucket. Thank you!

Today, also known as Valentine’s Day, is the day we tell others how much we love and appreciate them. I have the honor and pleasure of meeting you, talking to you, and seeing your hard work throughout the year. The interactions I have with you fill my bucket! The post YOU Fill My Bucket. Thank you! appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

How to Use Inspiring & Inviting Language in Your Nonprofit Communication

Time and time again I've watched organizations struggle with engaging their supporters. The trouble often stems from using boring, ineffective communication. Word choice matters! The post How to Use Inspiring & Inviting Language in Your Nonprofit Communication appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Mission Moment Monday: You Helped Brittany Fall in Love with Algebra

There IS an art and a science to excellent storytelling. In these Mission Moment Monday posts my goal is to create some "ah ha" moments for you so you see HOW to communicate even more powerfully. I want to ensure you truly understand...Show More Summary

Changing the World: One Word at A Time

Do you find it’s sometimes hard to focus. The firehose of deadlines, event planning, meeting follow-up - so much to do and it feels like you’re always running short on time, money, and help. It’s easy to fall into negativity and complain. But it’s not productive. The post Changing the World: One Word at A Time appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

How to Double Online Fundraising for Your Nonprofit

This week I’m delighted to share this informative guest post by Joe Garecht, president of Garecht Fundraising Associates and editor of The Non-Profit Fundraising Digest. Many nonprofit organizations feel “burned” by online fundraising. Show More Summary

2018 Nonprofit Predictions & Resources

This week, I've gathered together some nonprofit resources and predictions to help you get your plans for 2018 together! The post 2018 Nonprofit Predictions & Resources appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Mission Moment Monday: Inspirational Nonprofit Stories

Welcome to Mission Moment Monday! Coaching and training others to be sharing inspirational nonprofit stories is my passion and, I feel, my calling. This year I'll be regularly sharing videos that capture a "live" storytelling coaching experience. Show More Summary

Keep it SIMPLE and Raise More Money

Each new year nonprofit staff and board members ask me how to do better in their fundraising this year? I say keep it simple: The post Keep it SIMPLE and Raise More Money appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

How to Start Building a Deeply Engaged Community

Visiting new places is my passion. The by-product is I often observe unique and fun ideas for engagement and storytelling. The post How to Start Building a Deeply Engaged Community appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Lori’s Wish for YOU: A prosperous 2018

In this short, holiday video greeting I share with you my wishes for a prosperous 2018. The post Lori’s Wish for YOU: A prosperous 2018 appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Tell Your Money Story with Images

The California Symphony fundraising infographic was highlighted in a recent article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. They share a terrific example of how to show the impact of annual gifts to busy supporters and tell your money story with images. The post Tell Your Money Story with Images appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Four Words to Never Say When Making Thank You Calls

As we started to make thank you calls to donors one of the longest-serving board members said the four words to never say about thanking donors: “I can’t do this.” The post Four Words to Never Say When Making Thank You Calls appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Your Donors Keep Leaving. Do You Care?

According to the recent quarterly report from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project your donors keep leaving. Especially disturbing is this news: Major gift donations of over $1,000 have declined by -8%. Yikes. The post Your Donors Keep Leaving. Do You Care? appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Mission Moment Monday’s in 2018 – Grab Your Spot

Did you miss yesterday’s web class: Storytelling is NOT For Sissies? Nearly 800 registered! Wow! We had an amazing turn-out… but I understand how sometimes life intervenes and you can’t attend live. I shared some best practice reminders,...Show More Summary

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.

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