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What is Easter Really About — Besides Chocolate

This past weekend, millions of Christians around the world celebrated Easter. But, aside from chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs, what is Easter really about for people? And more importantly, how do we see the ideals of it throughout the year? For starters, Easter is the holiest day on the Christian calendar, even more than Christmas. The day marks Jesus’ resurrection and the ascension into heaven after his crucifixion. Sacrifice for Others For us, one of the characteristics of Easter is......

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4 Reasons to Send Powerful Direct Mail Fundraising Appeals

Nonprofit fundraising has evolved over the years, adapting to new trends in marketing and online interactions. Social media and email tend to be go-to marketing strategies due to their low startup costs. However, while virtual and online oriented strategies are worth pursuing, traditional mail appeals continue to reign as one of the most effective fundraising tools overall.  Direct mail appeals are targeted letters, cards, and other tangible forms of communication tailored to individual support...

Adoption Information for Your Fundraising

We know that all children need a loving home. But unfortunately, many children around the world don’t have that essential need. In the U.S., as per the Adoption Network Law Center, 428,000 children exist in the foster care system. Moreover, in 2015, the last year of available information as of this writing, 670,000 kids spent at least some time in the foster care system. Fortunately, however, adoptive parents adopt 135,000 of those kids. However, adopting is an expensive proposition. But.....

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45+ Standout Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits to Raise More

At Funds2Orgs, we understand it can be difficult to consistently hit your fundraising goals, expand your donor base, and keep your supporters engaged. Sometimes it can feel like the enthusiasm just isn’t there.  If you’ve been executing the same old fundraisers year after year, it might be time to spice things up. It’s exciting for your supporters to have new ways to get involved in supporting your cause, and that excitement will surely lead to more donations.  With that in......

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About Instagram for Nonprofits and Social Good Groups

As we know, social is essential to ensure that you raise the visibility of your nonprofit. But it’s changing all the time. No worries! Recently, our marketing team leader did a webinar that you could find here sharing everything you need to know about Instagram. In the webinar, you’ll have a chance to get up to speed on how to increase fundraising through the platform. By watching it, you’ll also find out about the following, and in this article, we’ll......

Online Donation Platform: What Features Should You Look For?

[Guest Post] As part of the nonprofit sector, you already know how crucial it is to have the right tools in your fundraising arsenal. These days, going online is a prerequisite for successfully engaging members, donors, and volunteers.  While online engagement is always a significant consideration, social distancing guidelines require your team to come in full-force when connecting with supporters to thrive during COVID-19. After all, the last thing you want is to miss out on long-term support ...

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Nonprofit Marketing: [Webinar] The Must-Haves!

We know you hear it all the time—everything’s continually changing. But it makes sense to pay attention. You see, technology and social media are developing, growing, and improving at an unprecedented rate. As a result, approaches you took a year ago may no longer work a year later. So as we move forward with our on-demand webinar series, we continue to listen to what you need to know. Nonprofit marketing is essential for cause-related fundraising, and one of the things......

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How To Pull Off a Standout Socially-Distanced Fundraiser

[Guest Post] Innovation is best when there are unmovable constraints, and this year, there are plenty of new restrictions to overcome. Successful fundraising used to mean bringing a community together for a cause at a fun event. In 2021, that is still the case, but coming together now requires more creativity and innovation.   Social distancing and other health-related measures have severely impacted how nonprofits host their events. Interacting in person isn’t feasible at the moment, and ta...

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Nonprofit Social Media: [Webinar] 5 Essential Tips

Fundraising is essential for most causes, and one of the primary vehicles to promote it is through social media. Last year, one of our most-viewed webinars was about social media. And that’s why we decided that we needed to update our content for nonprofit social media. As a one-stop source for everything you need on fundraising ideas and marketing, we’ve always got you covered. As always, before we get started, let’s take a look at some of our recent articles,......

Nonprofit fundraising during COVID.

Nonprofit Fundraising During Covid & New Donors

As we know, competition for donor dollars has gotten stiffer because of nonprofit fundraising during COVID. As a result, the ideas and techniques for fundraising have evolved. Those groups that have gone with the changes, such as virtual fundraising (check out these top ideas), have fared better. Still, it’s essential to understand the challenges of raising money before getting tips and ideas for attracting more support. Some challenges impacting your fundraising: Your fundraising messagin...

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Broken Nonprofit Boards: Managing Up

Not too long ago, an article was published about broken nonprofit boards. More specifically, it focused on nonprofit theaters. Still, because of the immense need in communities in all areas, not just in the arts, it’s essential to understand what leaders could do to ensure success. We’ll get into what you could do to ensure your board is up to snuff. Remember, they’re essential for the future of fundraising and that of your group. But, let’s take a look at......

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4 Fun and Easy Animal Advocacy Fundraisers That Work

[GUEST POST] Dogs, cats, and other animals deserve to live without fear of cruelty, neglect, and other forms of mistreatment. We’ve all seen the images of sad companion animals that tug at our heartstrings. For many people, this emotional connection just leads to a quick donation or possibly adopting a homeless pet from a local shelter. However, many individuals and groups (like you) are doing much more. As an animal advocate, shelter volunteer, or other animal welfare organizer, there’s roo...

What is a social enterprise

What is a Social Enterprise and How Does it Work?

One of the most fundamental questions we get asked is, what is a social enterprise? And, if our organization is a social enterprise, then what is a micro-enterprise? You don’t have to worry any longer because we have the answers for you! Applying Business Strategies to Social Enterprise Let’s begin with the work and objectives of a social enterprise. Depending on the country, sometimes definitions differ for the meaning of a social enterprise. But in the U.S., a social enterprise......

The future of fundraising

The Future of Fundraising: [Webinar] The Scoop!

For our final post of 2020, we have lots of great information. Recently, we spent time with Paul D’Alessandro. He’s the founder of High Impact Nonprofit Advisors. Paul’s also been one of the top fundraisers in the U.S., raising more than $1 billion. So, we decided to sit down with him and chat about what he sees as the future of fundraising. As you probably guessed, a lot is going on in the sector, and fundraisers should prepare. Also, in......

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Tis the Season to Give the Gift of Fundraising

It’s that time of year! Tis the season to look at doing something good for your group and also others. As the year draws to a close, we know we had a challenging year. Many nonprofits, churches, schools, and other social good organizations didn’t make the budget. That means that programs had to get cut, and fewer people got the services they need. But Americans have a strong tradition of helping those in need. So, we believe that this year—more......

Learn what you need to know about nonprofit grants.

Nonprofit Grants [Webinar] What You Need to Know

We’re excited to have the chance to give you the fundamentals of nonprofit grants. When visionary leaders create nonprofits, many turn to raise funds from foundations. And while individuals give more to philanthropy overall, foundations still make an essential part of the revenue stream. Before we begin, we have one more thing. We know that Giving Tuesday is only a few weeks away. There’s still time to get the final things done to ensure that you have everything together. Check......

5 key decisions to make before Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday 2020: What You Need to Know

It’s that time of year again. And, in less than a month, it’s Giving Tuesday 2020! Do you think you have everything together? Well, guess again. You can’t prepare enough for Giving Tuesday and the holiday season. Here’s the deal. This year is one for the record books. And based on our surveying, many organizations didn’t meet their budgets. So, that makes Giving Tuesday and the holiday season that much more important. We have you covered. Our recent webinar, Giving....

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Google for Nonprofits: How to Do Ads

We want to thank all thousands of nonprofits, schools, civic groups, and others attending our bi-weekly webinars. Candidly, we never expected the webinar series to be such a resounding success! However, what this tells us is there’s a lot of energy and desire for information. The social good sector brims with ideas and programs to do good for our communities across the U.S. And, we intend to give you everything needed for success. This week, we’re exploring Google for nonprofits.......

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Social Media Analytics for Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations understand that they have to master their digital content strategy. And, they know that social media is an essential part of the recipe for success. In this post, we’re going to share with you another vital piece of the equation. As we know, marketers and leaders speak about results. In the digital world, that means data information. So, we’re going to share a few ideas about social media analytics so you could ensure the success of your digital......

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Female Entrepreneurs and Funds4Women

In the face of the pandemic and global economic crisis, women and girls have been most affected. Reporting from the United Nations estimates that because of these twin issues, 96 million people will live in extreme poverty by 2021. Of that number, 47 million will be females. Furthermore, for women and girls, 435 million of the global population in extreme poverty will be women and girls. And, those numbers will not go back to pre-pandemic levels until 2030. That is......

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