5 Steps Non-Profits Can Take To Ensure A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
Posted on 06-20-2018 by Lindsey Lambert

Crowdfunding is one of the biggest and most effective ways of raising money, with users turning to the platform in order to fund everything from business ventures to holidays to life-saving surgery. However, the rising popularity of crowdfunding as a method for reaching out to potential donors is a double... 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

Rage Donations Give Non-profits a Big Boost
Posted on 06-16-2017 by Korinne Bressler

2016 ended on a high note with $23 billion in charitable donations—a one percent increase over 2015’s record-breaking year. The slow, but steady, upward momentum is a positive sign for the nonprofit industry, but there is another emerging trend that could be a boom or bust depending on the... Read More

7 Non-Profit Trends To Watch in 2017
Posted on 03-29-2017 by Anna Stevens

The non-profit and fundraising worlds had a strong and successful year in 2016 but now the question is, will this trend continue into 2017? With so much change occurring in the new year Andrew Payne , director of product marketing and product management at Abila noted, “The volatility of the economy... Read More

5 Nonprofit Fundraising Challenges and Trends in 2017
Posted on 01-17-2017 by Kari Abitbol

On the heels of a generous 2015, charitable giving grew another 4.1 percent in 2016—and those in the know predict 4.3 percent growth in 2017. How can you ensure that your university or nonprofit organization gets a piece of the projected pie? Staying engaged with your current donors and identifying... Read More

5 Key Millennial Trends During Election Years
Posted on 12-16-2016 by Janelle Coates

As Millennials grow to become the largest living generation, the donor focus of nonprofit organizations will begin to shift away from the reigning population champs, the Baby Boomers. Nonprofits must begin to perceive the significance of the needs and wants of this new population majority in order to... Read More

Top 10 Giving Tuesday Tips
Posted on 11-22-2016 by Janelle Coates

Many nonprofits, foundations and universities are readying to participate in Giving Tuesday , a global day of giving celebrated on November 29 this year. A 24-hour social media campaign to elicit end-of-year charitable donations, Giving Tuesday is timed to follow the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber... Read More

Why wealth screenings – and prospect researchers – are so reliant on real estate
Posted on 11-18-2016 by Kari Abitbol

Guest authored by Helen Brown, president of the Helen Brown Group Originally published via HelenBrownGroup.com Here’s the complaint I hear frequently about wealth screenings, prospect research, and real estate: Knowing what our prospect holds in real estate is useless! She’s never going... Read More

Top 10 Tips for #GivingTuesday Success
Posted on 11-15-2016 by Janelle Coates

Guest written by: John Haydon Co-Authored by: Kari Abitbol #GivingTuesday , a global day of giving fueled by social media, is growing in popularity as a major opportunity for nonprofits to capitalize on the generous spirit of the holiday season. Timed to contrast the commercialization of Black... Read More

3 Trends Nonprofits Should Keep in Mind for Millennial and Gen X Donors
Posted on 10-20-2016 by Kari Abitbol

The world of fundraising is rapidly evolving along with the demographics of donor prospects. You may or may not be surprised to learn that Millennials and Gen Xers now constitute more than two-thirds of the U.S. workforce . Though estimates suggest that Millennials won’t take the lead with charitable... Read More

5 Strategic Prospect Research & Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits
Posted on 09-28-2016 by Janelle Coates

Co-authored by Kari Abitbol Last week, LexisNexis teamed up with a prospect research duo from The Helen Brown Group for a webinar presentation featuring key insights about the current fundraising climate trends. Elizabeth Roma , assistant director of research, and Rachel Dakarian , research associate... Read More

How Nonprofit Chapters Can Make the Most of Modest Resources
Posted on 09-20-2016 by Janelle Coates

Last week, we noted in a blog post that local chapters of national nonprofits often give up to 40 percent of their revenue in order to leverage the name, logo and reputation of the parent organization. The national nonprofit may provide additional material support as well. But nonprofit chapters are... Read More

Will National Nonprofits Lose Out to Local Chapters’ Fundraising?
Posted on 09-16-2016 by Janelle Coates

When the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation announced that it would cut off funding for breast cancer screens to Planned Parenthood, the backlash was swift—and came from all sides. The organization’s top public health official, Mollie Williams, resigned in protest. More than two dozen... Read More