At CauseVox, we’re believers in the power of story-driven fundraising. We’ve put storytelling at the center of our online fundraising platform because we know stories can change the world, and your fundraising campaigns. The post How to Collect Donor Stories to Fuel Your Year-End Fundraising appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.
Spurred on by my post The Curse of Fundraising Innumeracy, reader Mikaela King over at the National Geographic Society decided to “dog pile” on with what she termed “another illiteracy” in our sector — testing illiteracy. Mikaela noted,...Show More Summary
If you’re totally new to the Instagram scene and are lo […]
How can you make sure your volunteer journey is an engaging one? Check out these insights from a current a study of five prospective volunteers.
It isn’t always easy to attract volunteers. You’ve got to think outside-the-box. Not feeling that creative? Here are few ideas to help you get started.
Your relationship with donors is almost completely based on how it feels to give to your organization. It's up to you to do all you can to foster positive emotional experiences. Smart commercial marketers understand this, because it applies to them also. Show More Summary
What is the best way to write fundraising appeals? Recently I spoke with CauseVox about the core elements of effective fundraising appeals, how […]
Lots of good stuff apparently came out of last week’s International Fundraising Conference and we’ll be reporting on some of that in the near future. But … mixed in with the emails and phone calls reporting the ‘good’ came one message that deserves immediate attention because I suspect it’s far from a lone example. “Roger, […]
Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day […]
Since 1948, every October 24th has annually been recognized as United Nations Day, which celebrates the efforts and achievements of the UN. The date is significant because of the UN’s entry into force within the UN Charter, in 1945.Show More Summary
One of the things that makes fundraising hard is the lack of trust many donors have for nonprofit organizations. A steady stream of charity scandals, amplified by the press, which frequently has added wide innuendoes, has created an atmosphere is distrust. Show More Summary
You’re probably reading this on Monday morning. Are you going to do your best work this week? Indeed, what motivates you to do your best work? A deadline, prospect of recognition by peers or superiors, fear of failure, the thrill of creating something new, the goal itself (personal or institutional), team élan, something much deeper […]
This is a reminder that today (Friday, October 21st) is the last day to register for our new class How to Maximize Your Non-Profit Fundraising Events. Registration closes at 7 PM. During this 7 week online class, you’ll learn everything you need to know to hold the most profitable events ever at your non-profit, including: […]
In honor or another week well done, let’s share s […]
I love the mail. I love checking my mailbox — a real mail box with a red flag — six days a week. Indeed I even have two mailboxes … and one is actually at a real post office! I treasure my copper mailbox key. I love to feel my way through the mail, regarding […]
Are all your email subscribers the same? Of course not! […]
Mike Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director Yesterday, I honored to fill in as MC and interviewer for Darian Rodriguez Heyman at the Nonprofit Fundraising Masters event. (Darian was welcoming his first child, a boy, into the world!). Show More Summary
I recently came across the late Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing. Leonard was a novelist, most famously of crime fiction. But his rules apply surprisingly well to fundraising writing. Here they are, along with my annotations for fundraisers: Never open a book with weather. Show More Summary
Given that today’s buzz is probably focused on last night’s final US presidential candidate debate, I thought I’d stick to a political theme. A couple of times recently (here, latest here), I’ve grumped about political fundraising, especially the incessant barrage of emails from various arms of the Clinton fundraising machine. Then I noted (here) the […]