The vast majority of non-profit organizations do not follow donor retention best practices. The Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy reported in 2013 on the dismal donor retention statistics evidenced in a study of 1.8 million donors. The donor retention rate for first-time donors (i.e. getting a second gift) was an abysmal 27%. Repeat donors – […]
Fundraising Ideas For Nonprofits - How To Fundraise For Nonprofit Groups
Fundraising ideas for nonprofits covering how to increase donations, get more volunteers, major donor efforts, newsletters, grant writing, and donation request letters.
Discover how to fundraise for nonprofit groups through fundraising events, silent auctions, fundraising letters and donation appeals.
Learn how to attract the largest possible audience to your charity event, why you should use four different types of auctions, and how to raise the most money with less work.
Learn easy ways to boost donations with your next appeal letter by using storytelling and attention getting headlines. Find out why you always need to provide a prepaid return envelope and offer multiple ways to donate online.
Easy Fundraising Ideas For Nonprofits
You should always include a prominent "Donate Now" button in the upper right corner of your website and all your social media pages. Your "Donate Now" button should provide the easiest possible way to donate funds with the least possible effort.
Offer simple donation amounts along with an option for recurring monthly donations. Be sure to require an email address so you can thank them for their donation and send them a monthly progress newsletter.
Check out the articles below for more nonprofit fundraising ideas.
Not all fundraising letters should be about raising money. Every non-profit fundraising campaign should also mail donor acquisition letters to attract new donors. Why? Because you always need to focus on growing your donor base and replacing those who have stopped donating to your cause.Are donor acquisition mailings profitable? No they are not, but you […]
At charity events, the fundraising auction activity is what raises the most money. Here are 50 fundraising auction tips to help you maximize your success with advice on both live and silent auctions, plus how to blend them together for best results.25 Live Fundraising Auction TipsSaturday Night – You’ll raise more money by holding your […]
A 9/11 charity fundraiser in London got some help from Prince William and Prince Harry as BGC Partners honored the memory of the 658 employees who died in the 9/11 terror attack on the World Trade Center in New York. BGC’s annual Charity Day, now in its ninth year, has so far raised more than […]
When writing a fundraising letter, there are five things you should do to get more donations. These 5 tips for writing fundraising letters are all about communicating directly with your reader in an engaging manner that captures their interest.A donation appeal letter should personalize your cause by telling a story about a real person, not […]