Using technology to increase nonprofit capacity

For profit organizations have long embraced technology – specifically sophisticated CRM systems – to capture data and help them better engage, communicate and enhance relationships with their customers. This is an area where nonprofits can reap significant benefit by having the right tools, the right people to utilize them, and smart business rules that help […]

3 reasons your nonprofit needs a mobile website

There’s been a lot of talk about mobile lately. To be fair, the chatter has been going on for a few years, but it finally appears we’re approaching a tipping point. There are three reasons you need a mobile site. And you need it now. 1. Search volume is shifting The chart below (courtesy of […]

2015 Challenges and Opportunities

2015 could be a pivotal growth year for your nonprofit! With so many challenges, and so many great opportunities, nonprofits need to focus on a number of key areas in order to grow. Three of the most challenging areas are major gifts, digital fundraising, and integrated marketing. I want to hear from you.  What are […]

Optimization: The Secret Weapon In Online Fundraising

Many nonprofits are taking advantage of optimization testing to conduct small experiments that drive huge increases in revenue. If optimization testing isn’t in your organization’s digital plan for the year, add it now. For a relatively small investment, you could reap significant gains in online fundraising. What is optimization testing, you ask? A/B split testing […]

Using Data To Drive Donor Insights

What data points does your nonprofit use to develop insights and new strategies to better engage your constituents? If you’re like most nonprofits, it probably depends which department head you ask. Development maintains the donor database that houses biographical data (i.e., name, address, etc.) and transaction data (i.e., date and amount of most recent, last […]

8 Tips to Kickstart Your Major Gift Efforts

1. Write a plan: What are the organization’s goals for the year, and what will it cost to fund them? How much $ do you have to invest in your major gift program, and what ROI do you need to deliver? Who will be responsible for managing the program, cultivating donor relationships, making the ask, […]