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4 Effective Annual Fund Appeal Ideas for Nonprofits

Reaching your annual fund’s goals is one of the most important tasks your nonprofit faces year after year, but meeting this benchmark can be quite a challenge. The fact of the matter is that many nonprofit organizations find their supporters reject appeals for annual fund contributions because of the nature of annual fundraising itself. Since Read More…

Make your annual fund appeals stand out by implementing these 4 effective strategies.

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…

The Importance of Fundraising Events in the Giving Lifecycle

The phrase giving journey is often used to describe the mental path from potential giver to awareness to first gift. If nonprofits want to go beyond one-and-done gifts, however, they must understand and nurture the journey beyond that initial gesture: the giving lifecycle. The lifecycle is a simple map that documents the maturation of a Read More…

Fundraising Consultant Fees: The Ultimate Nonprofit’s Guide

Finding the right fundraising consultant for your nonprofit can sometimes be a challenge. Your team needs to pick a partner who understands your organization’s mission and vision for your future, while also choosing a firm that fits within your budget and provides the right ROI. Even though fundraising consultants are often a key part of Read More…

Find out the cost of hiring a fundraising consultant with our fundraising consultant fees guide.

Capital Campaigns 101: The Fundraising Strategies and Nonprofit Tech Carnival

For this round of the Fundraising Strategies and Nonprofit Tech Carnival, we called for submissions based around all things related to capital campaigns. And now, it’s time to show the resources you all provided. (Learn more about the theme by checking the announcement post!) Here’s what you had to say! 1. Capital Campaigns | How Read More…

Capital Campaign Planning: Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival

It’s hard to believe, but 2018 is here in full swing! Between organizing and goal setting, we hope you’ll take a moment to participate in this round of the Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival. We’re officially hosting! What’s the Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival? The carnival is organized with two goals in mind: Read More…

5 Strategies for Hiring a Capital Campaign Consultant

When the time comes for your nonprofit to start planning its next capital campaign, one thing is certain: hiring a capital campaign consultant is a must. Since capital campaigns are such ambitious undertakings, it doesn’t matter how much fundraising experience your organization has under its belt. The fact of the matter is that for nonprofits Read More…

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 an Read More…

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

“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.

7 Prospect Research Resources for Major Gift Fundraising

Each and every one of your constituents contributes what they can to support your cause. And for that, you appreciate all of them. But if you’re gearing up for an ambitious fundraising project like a capital campaign, you need to know who to approach during the planning phase. Who can you rely on for major support? Read More…

Use the best prospect research resources for your next capital campaign.