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“What’s Your Nonprofit’s Story?” | Averill at Hodges University

This Thursday, November 9th, 2017, Averill Fundraising Solutions’ president Robert C. Happy, Jr. sat down with a panel of experts in the nonprofit sector to lead a discussion on how to tell your nonprofit’s story effectively to engage donors. Panelists included: Erica Caster, host of Power Factor Biz Chat and master certified business coach Amy Read More…

Check out Robert Happy's presentation from Averill Fundraising Solutions' nonprofit storytelling workshop.

Create a Comprehensive Capital Campaign Plan in 5 Steps

Capital campaigns can be complicated, time consuming endeavors for organizations of any size. No matter your nonprofit’s budget, mission, or support level, taking on a long-term fundraising project on the scale of a capital campaign is simply difficult. Yet, with a comprehensive capital campaign plan in place, your team can rest assured that you’ll be Read More…

Understand how to run a capital campaign by creating a comprehensive capital campaign plan.

15 Crucial Fundraising Feasibility Study Questions to Ask

There’s nothing worse for a nonprofit organization than realizing the fundraising campaign you’ve already kicked off is out of your reach. For this reason, most nonprofits conduct fundraising feasibility studies before they launch large-scale fundraising campaigns. Fundraising feasibility studies are targeted efforts conducted by nonprofit consultants to help organizations determine their preparedness to take on Read More…

Be mindful of these crucial fundraising feasibility study questions before your campaign can begin.

Write a Capital Campaign Case Statement [Free Examples]

Developing a persuasive, sincere case statement is one of the cornerstone elements of preparing for your institution’s upcoming capital campaign. Without a compelling case statement in line, supporters may find it difficult to understand why your cause is worthy of their support. Most institutions are already very familiar with case statements as some of the Read More…

Write a case statement for your capital campaign with our free examples.

Guest Blogging Guidelines

1. Interested in featuring writing from Averill Solutions? Averill Solutions regularly blogs within the nonprofit and fundraising community and is always open to new guest writing opportunities. If you’d like Averill Solutions to contribute an educational article to your blog, newsletter, or website, please reach out to Chad Peddicord at chad@averillsolutions.com. Chad will follow up Read More…

Preparing for a Campaign? Clean Your Data!

At Averill, we serve organizations that change lives, lift families out of poverty, heal the sick, empower through education, and lead scientific breakthrough. Building capacity is critical to the fulfillment of each organization’s mission and maintaining correct, updated, and clean donor data is foundational to that process. This is especially true when preparing for a Read More…

Six Underappreciated Opportunities to Connect with Your Donors

Strategic communication with supporters is vital to any fundraising initiative. While it is common knowledge that most donations are made on Giving Tuesday and during the month of December, organizations should have a plan to keep in touch with supporters throughout the year. Given that it costs an estimated five times more to recruit one Read More…

Webinar: How to Build a Robust Campaign Leadership Team

The success of your next capital, annual or major giving campaign begins with the right people guiding and directing it. Referencing best practices from thousands of successful campaigns, Robert C. Happy, Jr., President of Averill Fundraising Solutions, will help you identify and recruit the most qualified candidates for your campaign leadership team through this webinar. Email info@averillsolutions.com and Read More…

Building A Case For Support – What You Need to Know

Building a new case for support or updating your current one provides a great opportunity to engage current donors and cultivate newer ones. The process of case building should be as inclusive as possible – engaging volunteers and other leaders in the process creates ownership opportunities and helps your organization develop a work product that Read More…

Ten Ways to Stand Out This #GivingTuesday

It is hard to miss #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to encouraging charitable giving across the globe. Last year more than $116,700,000 was raised online from participating organizations in 71 countries. The countdown to this year’s #GivingTuesday, on November 29, 2016, is in full swing, as fundraisers plan how to stand out among the tens of Read More…