Grassroots Movement Blog

How to Keep Campaign Volunteers Engaged During the Winter Months

By Jason Knack

Keeping volunteers engaged is always a challenge throughout the campaign season. One of the most challenging times to motivate and retain...

Tips for Testing Direct Mail Marketing for Fundraising

By John Connors

In an earlier post on direct mail stats we noted that 78% of donations for nonprofits come from direct mail, 73% of consumers prefer mail over...

Five Basic 501c3 Fundraising Ideas

By John Connors

When I think of “basic” fundraising, I’m thinking about direct mail, email, online, and telemarketing campaigns. They are the bread and butter of...

Nonprofit Development Manager Salary Range

By John Connors

In any organization, for profit or nonprofit, results are a direct reflection of the work done by their employees. Compensation for those...

3 Creative Ways to Raise More Awareness for Your Organization

By John Connors

Raising more awareness is critical for the success of your organization. But before we dive into three creative ways to do just that, let’s make...

Five Ways to Supercharge Your Donor Data

By John Connors

Now that you have your donor list in some sort of manageable database, rather than sticky notes and spreadsheets, it is time to engage in donor...

What Nonprofit Donors Want to See From Their Contributions

By John Connors

To our way of thinking, nonprofit donors are looking for a few key pieces of information prior to considering any donation. Then, after they’ve...

Nonprofit Fundraising Compliance 101

By John Connors

Some people feel that since they are a nonprofit and doing good for others that they should be given any latitude needed to accomplish their...

The State of Online Fundraising

By John Connors

Blackbaud reports that in 2016 charitable giving grew 1% during 2015. Online giving—one of the bright spots—grew nearly 8%. Yet online fundraising...

Tips for Growing, Managing a 501c3 Organization

By John Connors

The Blackbaud Institute recently released its 5th Annual Charitable Giving Report covering 2016 results across nearly 7,000 nonprofits. The news...

The Best Charitable Video Examples for Making Your Donors Cry

By John Connors

I’m reasonably sure that it’s not typically one of your objectives to make your donors cry. But engaging them emotionally is the key to involving...

Seven Productivity Tools to Help You Raise More Funds in 2017

By John Connors

As you look over all your fundraising plans for the year along with a long list of aggressive goals, it can be overwhelming. I’ll bet you need to...

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