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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How to Tell Your Nonprofits Story in Your Donation Receipt

Donation receipts are a normal part of your organization’s operations. Still, with a little creativity and some tweaks to your template, you can turn it into an excellent piece of content, showcasing your nonprofit’s work. Your donors already look forward to receiving their receipts, so by adding a few adjustments to your template, you can share how your donor’s contribution has helped you achieve your goals.  Personalizing your donation receipts is a terrific...
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6 Best Practices That Every Donation Receipt Should Have

When someone donates to your organization you will want to rest assured that your system is generating accurate and timely receipts. You worked hard to get your 501(c)(3) or T3010 so make sure your donation receipts are clean and compliant with tax regulations.  Each country, province or state will have their own guidelines for tax receipts but generally your nonprofit’s donation receipt should include: A statement indicating that it is an official receipt...
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How Will COVID 19 Impact Volunteer Management? Interview With Lori Gotlieb

  Today on Fundraising Superheroes we speak with special guest Lori Gotlieb on how the pandemic is impacting the management of our volunteers and how can we do better by our volunteer programs?   Lori is a prolific author on volunteer management best practices, contributing to the Volunteer Management Handbook, 2nd Edition. She was a recipient of the Linda Buchanan Award for Excellence in Volunteer Management and built and taught Humber’s...
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