Five Tips to Increase the Power of Your Donation Requests
Posted on 03-01-2018 by Korinne Bressler

Was 2017 the year you reached all your donor support and fund development goals? If you answered yes, congratulations! But if you’re like most development professionals, you probably feel there is always more you can do to be successful. From growing your major donor list to creating targeted campaigns... Read More

The 5 Nonprofit Trends That Dominated 2017
Posted on 01-18-2018 by Lindsey Lambert

This time last year, Forbes declared that 2017 would be defined by technology across industries. This proved to be a very accurate projection, and the nonprofit sector was no exception. In twelve months, nonprofits have positioned technology to be central to their operations, and as we go through 2018... Read More

Will These 3 Fundraising Trends Stick Around in 2018?
Posted on 12-27-2017 by susan.lawson-dawson@lexisnexis.com

The year is winding down, but for non-profits and universities, the planning for 2018 fundraising has already begun. Understanding trends and challenges can enable you to drive engagement more efficiently and effectively. Before we start predicting what trends will impact development professionals next... Read More

Start 2018 Strong With Optimal Record Updates
Posted on 12-21-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

Every good prospect researcher knows that getting the most out of donors relies heavily on having their databases full of accurate and up to date information. So much time can be wasted chasing dead leads, and loyal donors can be lost if an outdated phone number or email address causes you to lose contact... Read More

Four Strategies to Meet Your Year-End Fundraising Goals
Posted on 12-15-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

Everybody in the fundraising world knows the importance of December in any nonprofit campaign, but especially when it comes to year-end goals. The majority of donations are made in the last month of the year, and so using this to the advantage of your campaign to give it that extra boost before bringing... Read More

4 Ways to Maximize the Season of Giving For Prospect Researchers
Posted on 12-06-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

Fundraising and donations during the holidays are big business - it’s not called the Season of Giving for nothing! Extending out of old religious traditions of helping the poor at Christmas time and reaching into the 21st century, people still feel particularly motivated to make a difference at... Read More

6 Ways To Keep the Donations Coming Post #GivingTuesday
Posted on 11-27-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

With #GivingTuesday coming to a close tomorrow, you may think the opportunity to capitalize on this day will pass when the clock strikes midnight, but efforts don’t need to end on November 28th. The last three months of the year, as many studies have found, are the most charitable, with research... Read More

Why You Should Ditch Black Friday & Upgrade To #GivingTuesday
Posted on 11-22-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

Every year after Thanksgiving comes to an end and families gear up for Christmas, the Black Friday frenzy begins. Traditionally the busiest shopping weekend of the year, retailers discount their hottest must have items and shoppers brave the crowds by the millions. In 2016, 137 million people grabbed... Read More

Is Your Non-Profit Reaching for Stellar, Quality Donors?
Posted on 09-12-2017 by Korinne Bressler

Are you reaching for the stars? Yes... the stars. And by stars, we mean star donors. The donors that will help you exceed your yearly fundraising goals. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics , there are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the US alone- each... Read More

Alumni Fundraising Strategies That Turn Students Into Million Dollar Donors
Posted on 08-17-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

In a world of alumni fundraising, donor research and dabbling in corporate giving databases , we sometimes come across opportunities that seem to knock on our doors, instead of the often painful alternative. For example recently news hit the wires of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla... Read More