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    • Volunteer Management

    GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

    December 7, 2018

    If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate.

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    • nonprofit tools

    • End of Year

    8 Annual Reports We Love

    December 6, 2018

    Annual Reports are a staple of nonprofit life, but are they worth it? When used correctly, they can be a powerful tool for communicating your impact, but it's important to create them in a way that makes them easy to understand, conducive to sharing, and persuasive to a wide variety of reader perspectives. To avoid costly Annual Report mistakes and produce a valuable piece of collateral for your organization, take some cues from a few of 2018's stand-out annual reports, and download our comprehensive guide to creating a nonprofit annual report.

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    • giving tuesday

    • #givingtuesday

    2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

    December 4, 2018

    With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience. Each of these five organizations exemplifies different ways to make industry best practices and technology tools work in a way that resonates with their supporter base.  

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    • everyaction hero

    Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance

    November 29, 2018

    The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education.

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    • conferences

    The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

    November 27, 2018

    It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar!

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    • End of Year

    • nonprofit websites

    • fundraising

    4 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Website for End-of-Year Fundraising

    November 19, 2018

    The year-end giving season always offers a unique opportunity to engage with your members, donors, and volunteers. It’s a busy time for fundraising, which means you’re competing with a lot of other nonprofits and causes for their attention and support. One of the most important ways to prepare for the end-of-year fundraising season is updating your website, likely the easiest and one of the most common ways that supporters and the public interact with your organization.

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    • email

    • digital

    • fundraising

    3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]

    November 15, 2018

    For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program. However, as all digital fundraisers know, effective email fundraising consists of far more than sending out an ask for donations.

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    • End of Year

    • fundraising

    5 Ways To Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising

    November 6, 2018

    Improving your website donation pages is the single best way to raise more money during the year-end giving season. The unfortunate reality is that the average fundraising page completion rate is only 17%, according to the M+R 2017 Benchmarks Study. You’ve already invested so much effort in attracting supporters to your donation page - it’s important to take a few final steps to make sure that they complete the process.

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    • #givingtuesday

    • deliverability

    • email

    What Email Spam Rates Mean for Your #GivingTuesday Fundraising Campaign

    November 5, 2018

    Email deliverability is an important metric for nonprofit fundraisers and digital staff to track, especially in the time leading up to major digital fundraising days, such as Giving Tuesday. Between 2016 and 2017, spam rates rose for nonprofits across the board, averaging at 24.16% for the year. Here is how spam rates affected nonprofit fundraising last Giving Tuesday, and what you can do to ensure a successful 2018 campaign.

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    • fundraising

    • nonprofit tools

    The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

    October 24, 2018

    This October 31st, it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about.

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