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4 days ago

Dotorgstrategy
Studies have shown that as much as 88% of a nonprofit’s donated funds come from just 12% of their donors. That trend is only increasing, as a larger portion of all donations is coming from a smaller number of people. Each nonprofit might define a major gift differently, but the need to cultivate and maintain relationships with major gift donors is undeniable.Unlike clearly defined grant applications or other sources of funding, donors are individuals without instruction manuals, and they want to be treated as such (and not as checkbooks). How can a nonprofit fundraiser identify prospective major gift donors and what does it take to build a relationship? Major gift fundraising consultant Rhea Wong teaches people how to (and how to love) major gift fundraising. She believes it comes down to having a system and developing a curiosity mindset, and she joins us this episode to lay out an effective approach to both.** Episode Links and Shownotes: nphf.show/ep33 ** ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Dotorgstrategy
It may be surprising to learn that nonprofit corporate sponsorships actually increased throughout the pandemic. Even as many for-profit businesses and nonprofit orgs tightened their budgets, businesses have responded to the needs in their communities and leaned into partnerships with like-minded nonprofits in greater numbers than ever before.Heather Nelson’s mission is to help more nonprofits and businesses form successful, win-win partnerships. That’s why she started BridgeRaise, a consultancy that focuses exclusively on raising money from companies for nonprofits. We invited her to The Nonprofit Hero Factory to demystify the process and break down her methodology into simple, actionable steps that anyone can use to start or scale their organization’s corporate fundraising.Episode Links and Shownotes: nphf.show/ep32#nonprofit #fundraising #development #sponsorship #corporate #donors #donations #npstrategy ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Dotorgstrategy
Are nonprofit fundraisers forgetting that donors are people and alienating them in the process? When it comes to campaigns, donors are commonly segmented into convenient, pre-defined buckets, based on the amount of and time period since their last donation. T. Clay Buck, an individual giving consultant, has performed countless database audits and has witnessed this alienating segmentation trend too many times. Clay joins us this episode to share his approach to finding the story that donors are telling organizations, and challenging the standard segmentation processes, to make a more personal connection and increase donor engagement.** Episode Links and Shownotes: nphf.show/ep31 **#nonprofit #fundraising #development #donors #donations #analytics #Data #giving #npstrategy #npcomms ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Dotorgstrategy
Our heartfelt appreciation goes out today to teachers everywhere around the globe. Thank you for giving selflessly to students of all ages and ensuring learning and discovery continue daily!Special shout out to all of the amazing nonprofit orgs like @milkeneducatorawards and @agahozoshalom for helping teachers feel the love year round!#WorldTeacherDay #teacherlife #teacherlove #teachersrock ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Dotorgstrategy
Whether you’re a nonprofit development professional, a staff member, or an individual with a passion for making the world a better place, asking for money is often a dreaded necessity. The only thing worse is the possibility of not being able to provide the service that your community needs. How can we overcome our fears and roadblocks to ask for funding with confidence and increase the number of yeses we get?Andrew Frank has been fundraising for projects and organizations his entire professional life. Now the Executive Director of NYC Children's Theater and consultant to numerous organizations, Andrew teaches his step-by-step approach to nonprofit execs, development professionals, board members and even individual artists. He joins us to share his process for overcoming fears, approaching prospective donors, crafting a four-part pitch, and making the ask in a way that is most likely to get a “yes.”Episode Links and Shownotes: nphf.show/ep30#nonprofit #donations ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Dotorgstrategy
Welcome to part 2 of our exploration of nonprofit storytelling lessons from Hollywood and beyond. This installment covers 15 elements of style and structure, and another 6 tips for laying out your action. Each concept can be directly applied to better telling your nonprofit’s stories.When most people think of storytelling, they tend to think of it as a freeform art. While that’s true to some extent, most every great story relies on specific structural elements and clear stylistic decisions. Of course, within that structure and those guidelines, there is endless room for creativity.Whether you’re new to nonprofit, new to storytelling or have been working with both for years, these concepts can help you refine your strategy and spark ideas for new ways to share your important work with the people who need to hear it.** Episode Links and Shownotes: nphf.show/ep29 **#nonprofit #nonprofitstorytelling #hollywood #herosjourney #digitalstrategy #nonprofitleadership ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Dotorgstrategy
The world of fundraising and giving is evolving rapidly. Online fundraising has been growing at 20-43% annually over the last three years. As of 2020, it accounted for 13% of all donations, far outpacing the growth of giving overall. As the landscape and tools develop, so do the strategies for best engaging and converting donors.Steve Daigneault has spent nearly two decades leading digital marketing, fundraising, and advocacy programs for nonprofits. He joins Boris this week on the Nonprofit Hero Factory to discuss some of the emerging trends and best practices in online fundraising; breaking down how nonprofits can incorporate them into their campaigns and overall development strategy.#nonprofit #fundraising #development #philanthropy #giving #donors #donations #npstrategy #npcomms #npmarketing ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Dotorgstrategy
The nonprofit funding landscape continues to shift in response to the changing landscape in the pandemic and post-pandemic era. At the same time, there is a growing digital divide between those that are quickly adapting and adopting new strategies and those that are in danger of losing the ability to achieve their mission.Elizabeth Ngonzi, founder and CEO of the International Social Impact Institute joins Boris this week to talk about how some nonprofits are staying ahead of the changes and new opportunities to connect with communities and funders alike. We also discuss how LinkedIn is fast becoming a critical platform for nonprofits, and how professionals can improve their skill sets to help their organizations and themselves.Episode Links and Shownotes: nphf.show/ep27#nonprofit #nonprofitstorytelling #socialmedia #storytelling #npcomms #npmarketing #onlinefundraising #donors #donations #fundraising ... See MoreSee Less
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