Category: Philanthropy Operations

7 Benefits of Utilizing Fundraising Event Software

Fundraising is the lifeline of every non-profit organization. It generally requires intensive amounts of effort, planning and teamwork to accomplish a fundraising goal. However, there is also another vital piece of the puzzle: utilizing the right tools. One of the most important tools to continue achieving and growing an organization’s fundraising goals is a multi-faceted Read More…

Top 6 Website Tips That’ll Keep Donors Coming Back

You already know that your nonprofit’s website is an essential part of its infrastructure. Between displaying essential contact information, sharing updates on your projects, and explaining your mission to new supporters, your website accomplishes a lot. It may even be the only interaction that a potential donor has with your organization. But does your website Read More…

5 Employee Engagement Strategies for the Modern Workplace

No matter what business you’re in, it’s key to keep your employees engaged in order to make sure they’re satisfied in their work. Having a happier workforce means less turnover, fewer absences, and a more general sense of well-being throughout the office. And for those working in the nonprofit sector in particular, it’s even more 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…

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…

Rethink Your Fundraising by Engaging Grateful Citizens, Not Just Grateful Patients

Every week, if not every day, my inbox receives a blog post or forum discussion about creating, leading, organizing and managing a grateful patient program at an academic medical center, specialty, or community hospital. Invariably, the article details the need to subscribe to HIPAA regulations and track the data generated, including referral source, capacity, propensity Read More…

It Is Not Too Late to Develop Your Year-End Fundraising Plan

It happens every year. The summer comes to an abrupt end, and the calendar year-end stopwatch begins. A recent study revealed that 50.5% of organizations report charitable giving occurs between the months of October and December.* With 2016 fundraising goals in mind, now is the time to plan how to maximize your efforts during the Read More…