There are really only two ways to raise money: Ask new people to give to your cause. Ask current donors to give again. Now, the asking can be done through an event, through a grant application, through an appeal, or something else, but it’s always about people.   Seems simple enough, right? Except that it30

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Summer is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to start laying plans your fundraising ideas. If you’re interested in reaching your goals, you need to get your donors’ attention and get them excited to support your nonprofit’s cause. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of exciting fundraising ideas well-suited for the30

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  This may be unpopular and you may not like it, but it’s the truth.   You CANNOT build sustainable funding with fundraising events.   In other words, you’ll never fully fund your nonprofit’s good work through golf tournaments and 5K races.   Why?   Most fundraising events are labor-intensive, transactional in nature, and don’t30

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  It’s event season! As you prepare to get your gala on, here are some insights from our friends at AccelEvent to make it easier for participants to get tickets to your upcoming shindig.     As fundraisers and nonprofits tirelessly plan their fundraising events, one aspect that is typically taken for granted is the30

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Hi there. My name is Ima Donor.   Sometimes I give to your nonprofit.   I like your cause, but I’m really thinking about switching my donations to another nonprofit.   Why?   Honestly, I feel like my money doesn’t matter.   I can’t give huge amounts of money (I’m sure you have people who30

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  Volunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofits.   It’s true.   They bring extra hands and usually a healthy dose of enthusiasm as well to help you get things done and fulfill your nonprofit’s mission.   They work without reward and often under less-than-perfect circumstances.   So, be sure to thank them. And thank30

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  When I use the word “fundraiser,” what comes to mind?   A dinner? Silent auction? T-shirt sales?   Most people are used to events and sales. Those are what I call fundraisers.   They are activities that are transactional in nature and designed to raise money from a purchase that someone makes from you.30

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  What does it take to get grants?   The answer might surprise you.   We talk to people all the time who would love to get grants. Heck, they’ve tried submitting grants and get told “no” so often that they’re ready to give up.   I hate that.   Most nonprofits can get grants30

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