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Specific tools and techniques to support fundraising, including things like auctions, sweepstakes, telefundraising, mobile and corporate partnerships


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3 Ideas to Improve (Almost) Any Fundraising Activity

Pamela Barden October 30, 2014

Aren't your donors worth putting some extra effort into creating events and campaigns that are worth their time and, ultimately, their money?...

The Winning Nonprofit Digital Stories From TechSoup's Storymakers Contest

Alexandra (Ale) Bezdikian October 29, 2014

We were blown away by the global participation in this year's campaign. Without further ado, we're thrilled to announce the winners of TechSoup's Storymakers 2014...

The Great Budget Excus … um … Debate

Angie Moore October 28, 2014

Budget management and budget cuts are never easy, but becoming stagnant and not trying to change is not the answer....

Want More Loyalty? Grant These 6 Donor Wishes

Willis Turner October 27, 2014

It's not always easy to make your donors' wishes come true. But if you don't put forth the effort to meet their emotional needs, someone...

Fundraisers, Don't Ignore the Competition

Pamela Barden October 23, 2014

There is too much competition for your donors' attention and dollars to make fundraising a narcissistic exercise....

The Fastest Way to Ruin Your Appeal Letter

Gail Perry October 22, 2014

Be explicit, don't beat around the bush, get to the point and be clear in your fundraising appeal letter. You'll raise more money if you...

Giving Tuesday: I’ve Changed My Mind

Angie Moore October 21, 2014

Is Giving Tuesday about raising awareness or raising money — or both?...

The Best Birthday Gift of All

F. Duke Haddad October 17, 2014

Think about ways your organization can partner with others to help those in need. It may stir your passion toward others....

A Tale of 4 Acquisition Efforts

Best Friends Animal Society OE October 16, 2014

When I open an envelope, I want to quickly grasp what it is I am being "offered" — what problem can I solve if I...

How to Know If You'll Be Successful

Larry C Johnson October 16, 2014

Although the outcomes of any given fundraising effort cannot be known with absolute certainty, assessing the probability of success isn't entirely guesswork, either....