Friday Fundraising Update – Year-End Tips – 12-11-15

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They say all good things must come to an end. So say goodbye to fundraising year 2015 with these helpful tips from today’s Friday Fundraising Update.

Year-End Online Donors

Capitalize on the visitors clicking through your organization’s website this month and make them your donors.  Data proves that shortening the online giving interface and making the site a more “emotional” experience for donors can generate up to three times more gifts than your run-of-the mill online giving site. Check out this recent podcast from The Chronicle of Philanthropy for more inspiring analysis.

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Friday Fundraising Update – Giving Tuesday Wrap Up – 12-4-15

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We hope December 1, 2015 was your best #GivingTuesday yet! This Friday, we evaluate #GivingTuesday 2015 and provide you tips for your future giving day campaigns – Giving Tuesdays and otherwise!

Tactics for Giving Days

Be sure to bookmark this link by ScaleFunder! Even though #GivingTuesday 2015 is over, you can keep list for next year or put these tips to work for any giving day your organization may host.

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Friday Fundraising Update – Happy Thanksgiving! – 11-20-15

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Check out fundraising posts on the subject of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and #GivingTuesday. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, we would like to express our gratitude for YOU, our dear, loyal Friday Fundraising reader! Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving weekend!

Thanksgiving

Here is an oldie but a goodie by Fired Up Fundraising. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to thank and steward your donors. Show them your appreciation for all that they have done for you this year!

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Friday Fundraising Update – Race Against Time – 11-13-15

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It is all about timing, so we hope we caught you at a good moment this Friday. Today, we delve into matters of deadlines, countdowns, and year-end strategies to ensure that your fundraising efforts stand the test of time!

Only a Matter of Time (Until December!)

Does your fundraising team have a strategy for a successful calendar year end? Make sure you keep these 5 key action items in mind now through December, as listed by Clairification.

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Friday Fundraising Update – Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation – 11-6-15

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Come one, come all, because this is a post for the ages! This Friday, we dig into trends on giving across the generations – millennials, gen x’ers, and baby boomers.

Millennials

Be sure to check out all of the FANTASTIC resources at The Millennial Impact Project where you can learn what inspires millennials to volunteer, donate, and stay engaged, as well as identify geographical and gender-based trends on giving within this group.

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Friday Fundraising Update – Happy Halloween! – 10-30-15

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Prepare yourself for a spook-tacular Friday Fundraising Update in this bewitching Halloween themed post. We hope that you and your families have a safe and fang-tastic weekend!

No Tricks, Just Treats

Wild Woman Fundraising is full of treats this holiday. In this Halloween Goodies Giveaway post you will find resources aplenty on marketing, major gifts, and sponsorship. Franken-tastic!

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Friday Fundraising Update – Planned Giving – 10-23-15

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The Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

We had so much positive feedback from our planned giving post from earlier this week – thank you! This Friday, we will continue the conversation on planned giving with a litany of great resources.

Don’t forget about planned giving

Michael Rosen writes a compelling piece on his blog on the importance of planned giving as part of your organization’s fundraising efforts, particularly as the calendar year draws to a close. He reminds us that not all planned gifts = deferred gifts! Continue Reading »

Friday Update – New Fundraising Ideas – 10-9-15

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This Friday, we highlight creative, interesting, and remarkable new ideas in the fundraising world!

New Social Media Features

What do Facebook, Twitter and iPhones have in common? Their imminent upgrades can have positive implications on your fundraising efforts. Read about it at WeDidIt.

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Friday Update – Giving Days – 10-2-15

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Giving Days are wonderful in helping your organization reel in extra dollars and donors. Peruse through great resources this Friday to make your future Giving Day a resounding success!

Giving Day Toolkit

The Chronicle of Philanthropy amassed helpful resources on the subject of Giving Days. They’ve included op-ed pieces, checklists, a webinar, and a series of success stories that give us all something to aspire towards!

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Friday Update – Lights, Camera, Action! – 9-25-15

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‘Tis the beloved season of sensational Emmy’s and a new season of binge-worthy fall shows. Join us this Friday as we bring you TV themed posts that will make your fundraising efforts the star of the show and have everyone cheering for an encore!

The Show Must Go On

Sometimes TV is not about the shows and the award ceremonies, but about the commercials. Prepare to be dazzled by Khaled Allen of The CauseVox Blog and his piece on TV commercials and nonprofit storytelling. Bravo!

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Friday Update – Year-End Fundraising – 9-18-15

Friday-Fundraising-UpdateThe Friday Fundraising Update collects fundraising industry insights and success stories and delivers them to you each Friday from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

Even though the fiscal year just barely started for some of us, it is already time to prepare for year-end fundraising efforts. This Friday we have some great resources to ensure that your 2015 end-of-year fundraising efforts are the best yet!

Make A List

In their extremely useful yet succinct whitepaper, Abila puts together a monthly checklist for fundraising action items between September to December. Print it out, tack it up on your wall, and cross out items as you complete them!

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