7 Characteristics of a Successful Fundraiser

    What makes a great fundraiser? There are several critical characteristics of a successful fundraiser that you should have when considering a job in development. It may seem that these fundraising skills are innate, but you can learn them through persistent practicing.  So if you're looking to brush up on your skills or want to know if a career in fundraising is right for you, this is a great place to start! 1. You're a Great Listener An...
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Steven Aguiar Founder of Good Goes Further Talks Digital Marketing for Nonprofits

    Your digital fundraising strategy helps bring awareness to your organization and is an essential addition to your overall integrated fundraising strategy. If you have been looking for a way to grow  your marketing efforts or not sure what tactics to focus on, today’s episode will cover all the basics you need to get started.  Steven Aguiar is a seasoned digital marketer and founder of Good Goes Further, he helps...
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Donor Engine Welcomes a New Client: SOS Children’s Village of BC

  The SOS Children’s Village of BC will be joining Donor Engine as our newest client. In addressing the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of Foster Children, SOS British Columbia supports the development and well-being of foster children. With a focus on long-term stability, they have helped children transition into adulthood since 1986.  As an all in one software company, Donor Engine will support SOS BC achieve their goals by seamlessly...
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Beginners Guide to Donor Survey Questions

  Sending out donor surveys is a very good way to get into the heads of your donors. Your donor survey questions will offer insight into why they give and the type of relationship they want to have with your organization. All of which is essential data to have in your CRM as you develop your marketing, fundraising and communications.  Surveys are a great way to plan better events and activities by asking donors about their logistical preferences. Using a...
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Alyssa Sweetman Talks Fundraising on Twitch

  Since COVID hit, we’ve all been looking for new and exciting ways to engage our donors online. One of the latest forms of fundraising is Twitch streaming, where nonprofits partner with influencers to launch third-party fundraising campaigns through live-streaming. Alyssa Sweetman, the Charity Program Manager at Twitch, joins us on the show to discuss live streaming and how nonprofits can work with influencers for digital third-party, peer to...
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Impress Donors by Perfecting Your Nonprofit Newsletter

  Your organization’s newsletter is a great way to build relationships with your donor base. They inform and engage readers on any updates within your organization and can become a powerful marketing tool. When done effectively, your nonprofit’s newsletter can help raise money, find volunteers, demonstrate gratitude and promote your programs.  Newsletters don't have to take hours of your time or look like modern works of art. They need to tell a compelling...
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Brenden Kumarasamy Founder of Master Talk Shares Storytelling Tips

  // At the core of any successful nonprofit is a powerful story. Growing and engaging supporters is all about sharing that story with others and making them believe in your cause as much as you do. So how do you find and tell that meaningful story? Brenden Kumarasamy is the founder of Master talk, a YouTube series dedicated to the art of public speaking. Brenden believes anyone can become confident public speakers and...
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TikTok for Charity: the Ultimate Guide

  TikTok is the hottest trend right now. Since Covid-19 hit, more and more people are downloading the app to their phones. If you haven't already gotten TikTok, you should! Not only is it super entertaining, but there is a whole section on TikTok for charity.   For those unfamiliar, the platform consists of creating videos dancing, lip-syncing, acting, singing, cooking, drawing, and so much more in a minute or less. I downloaded the app a few weeks ago and...
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Mazarine Treyz: Founder of Wild Woman Fundraising

    //   Fundraising is changing. COVID-19 has made it clear that the old way of operating wasn’t always working, and we need to do better in the future. Consultant, author, and coach Mazarine Treyz joined the podcast to discuss fundraising, and we can improve as nonprofit professionals post COVID.  Nonprofits need to acknowledge and act on areas that need improvement with pressing issues unveiled by the pandemic and...
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