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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Clean Up Your Donor Data With These 6 Steps

As a company that specializes in donor management we know how important it is to keep your donor data up to date. As you continue to collect information and add to your database you may find some discrepancies. Emails begin to bounce back, donors addresses or phone numbers may change and you may even struggle with duplicate entries! Keeping up to date with your data hygiene is key when it comes to working efficiently. Having a detailed database can give you a ton of...
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5 Ways to Segment Your Donor Data that Get Results

  As a professional fundraiser, you know how important communication is with your donors. No one likes to feel like another email on a mailing list, each one of your supporters is a part of your organization’s success and should be treated as such.  There is a reason why donor data is so important. A person’s age, behaviour and values have such a huge impact on their decision making and by matching our communication to each different group you are maximizing...
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6 Nonprofit Podcasts You Can Listen to While Working From Home

  When I'm working from home I always want to have something playing in the background, and my latest obsession has been podcasts. They are a great way to learn more about your industry and also have some fun while working. There are a lot of great nonprofit centred podcasts out there but here are a few of my favourites.  1. Whole Whale Podcast      This podcast focuses on talking about technology and marketing that relates to...
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How to be Productive While Working From Home

  As you know, the Corona Virus has a lot of people working from home, for some this may be their first time they ever had to work remotely. At first it seems great, you roll out of bed, grab your laptop, maybe take a conference call in your PJ’s (with your video off of course) but it gets tiring after a while. You start to become stir crazy, get distracted or perhaps have some kids or pets running around that take you away from your work.  I’ve been working...
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What to Do When A Donor Wants to Cancel Their Monthly Donation

  I was surprised to find out that a lot of organizations don't have a plan put in place for when donors wish to stop their recurring donations. Some people think that if a person wishes to cancel that their mind is already made up, but that isn't always the case. Never view a cancellation as a  failure. It can be used as  a learning opportunity, don’t be afraid to ask questions to figure out why the person has canceled and what can be done better in the...
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New Nonprofits: Why you should consider a fiscal sponsorship to help you get started

      If you’re a nonprofit just starting out you may feel a bit overwhelmed. You spent time finding a cause that you are truly passionate about, assembled a team and wrote up an action plan. Now you need financial support, but how can you get that when it seems every grant and sponsor is scared to put their money behind a nonprofit startup? You have to start raising money. But you’re stuck in catch 22, you have just applied for your 501(C)(3) but now...
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SWOT Analysis: The Simple Tool That Can Help You Grow Your Nonprofit

      A SWOT analysis is a basic yet highly underrated tool that can help you analyze your organization while also benefiting your strategic plan and marketing campaigns. Standing for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats a SWOT analysis is a tool to help  evaluate the internal and external factors that affect your NPO.  This may seem like obvious information but when done correctly and thoroughly it can be used to your advantage...
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Why a Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Policy Should Be an Essential in Your Nonprofit

    A diverse and inclusive working environment is key in your organization’s performance. Despite this, a lot of nonprofit organizations are struggling to maintain a diverse workplace. A study done by The Center for Effective Philanthropy found that sexual orientation and gender diversity are lacking at many nonprofits.  A lot of organizations claim to have a handle on the situation, but the truth is that they still have a long way to go. Nonprofits need...
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