Category Archives: Nonprofits

NonProfit Mailing 101

Costs for mailing appeals, thank you notes and newsletters can be really put a strain on a non-profit’s budget. Fortunately, the United States Postal Service (USPS) offers special non-profit pricing that is lower than regular mail rates.  However, not every nonprofit is eligible to use these rates. To qualify, an organization must be authorized by… Read More »

4 Steps to Non-Profit Data Management

You probably don’t even realize the amount of data you have on your donors and contributors let alone how useful it can be to your non-profit organization.  Having a clear process to collect and put the data to use can not only help your organization to operate more efficiently, but can also lead to increased… Read More »

Rev Up Your Response Rates

It’s true, more and more people are turning to online media tools to market their businesses and non-profit organizations. These people are missing out on the power of direct mail. Chances are they abandoned this timeless marketing strategy because they weren’t getting the response rate they wanted. Studies consistently show that when executed properly, direct… Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions for Non-Profits

The New Year is just around the corner! While making personal resolutions, why not set some for your non-profit as well. Set the tone for the upcoming year with a list of resolutions that will enhance the success of your non-profit organization in 2017! December was likely a good month for your non-profit as donations… Read More »

Giving Tuesday Follow-Up Guide

The biggest donation day of the year, aka Giving Tuesday, has come and gone. Your non-profit has grown its revenue, attracted new donors and increased awareness of the organization and mission. So, now what? Don’t just sit back and float by! Capitalize on the influx of activity generated by the hard work put into the… Read More »

Recruiting Non-Profit Volunteers

Volunteers are an indispensable resource to any non-profit organization. These people give of their time and expertise to help organizations achieve their mission. Help your organization find and retain enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers with these tried and true suggestions. Start Spreading the Word Current volunteers are a great source for helping find new ones. However, casting… Read More »

Motivate Your Members

Your organization has worked hard to build a trustworthy brand that attracts new members and it’s paid off. Now that you have a large membership, how do you keep them actively engaged? To answer this question, you must first look at why your members have chosen to join your organization in the first place. Polling… Read More »

Gear Up For Your Year End Fundraising

With summer a distant memory and the arrival of Fall, it is time to turn the focus on year end fundraising campaigns. Sure, you have some time, but why wait? After all, there is no better time than the present! Most non-profit organizations report more than one-third of their annual donations are received in December.… Read More »

The Art of the Thank You

Two little words can create a bond between your non-profit organization and your donors. Those two words are THANK and YOU. We shared our “Interview with an Etiquette Coach” on why these words were so important on a previous post, so you know the value in expressing your gratitude to your donors. Now that you… Read More »

Say YES to a Mission Statement

When you hear “Mission Statement” most automatically think of a corporation or big business and not a non-profit. While it is true that corporations do have mission statements, non-profit organizations need one as well. What is a Mission Statement? A mission statement is simply a public proclamation that clarifies your organization’s core purpose. It clearly… Read More »