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Starting a Nonprofit Board from Scratch

Posted by Jess Confer on May 2, 2016 5:30:37 AM

As a new nonprofit, one of the most important things you need to establish is a board of directors. 

The topic of Nonprofit Board Engagement was discussed in City of Light’s second Round Table discussion.  Round Table is a free online forum where nonprofit administrators can have an open discussion around issues and solutions to everyday affairs within the nonprofit world.

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How to Save a Good Online Fundraising Campaign Gone South

Posted by Jess Confer on Apr 7, 2016 5:00:25 AM

In the beginning, things were great! Your campaign was chugging along, but now it has sadly flatlined. You don’t know what to do to turn your campaign around and bring it back to life. You don’t want to give up, but you’re also not sure what to do next.

I’m here to tell you, that’s okay!! You’re not alone and it’s not over yet! 
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Increase Your Donor Base With GiveGab in 3 Steps

Posted by Jess Confer on Mar 17, 2016 6:30:03 AM

Increasing your nonprofit organization’s donor base isn’t a task to be taken lightly.  Considering the most recent data on donation trends, the potential for raising more money online is looking better than ever.

That being said, this isn’t a passive endeavor – you still need to be following the most essential steps, at the very least, in order to see positive results.

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To Succeed as a Nonprofit Fundraiser, You Need to TREAT YO SELF!

Posted by Jess Confer on Mar 2, 2016 4:00:32 AM

Being a fundraiser can be extremely stressful. The demands are high and you probably find yourself wishing you had more time in the day and more hands on deck to accomplish everything you need to.

An article from the Chronicle of Philanthropy found that:  “Half of the chief fundraisers plan to leave their jobs within two years or less. Forty percent are thinking about leaving fundraising entirely.” 

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The Importance of Donor Retention and 3 Steps to Get There

Posted by Jess Confer on Feb 17, 2016 4:30:37 AM

There are probably a lot of reasons you can think of as to why donor retention is important.  For one thing, having a set group of supporters who contribute regularly provides your nonprofit with a strong financial and general community foundation.  But, the importance of donor retention goes even deeper than that…

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Today Marks our 5 Year Anniversary!

Posted by Jess Confer on Feb 15, 2016 12:12:08 PM

OH how time flies…

5 years ago today, our CEO, Charlie Mulligan, received paperwork (on his birthday no less) that we were an official company!

A lot has changed here at GiveGab in 5 years of existence. For instance, we changed our company name!  Back then, we went by the name “iYouVo” and if you can’t pronounce it then you know exactly why we decided to change it.

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How to Use the Power of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising this #GivingTuesday

Posted by Jess Confer on Nov 10, 2015 5:54:39 PM

Of all the nonprofits that raised $5,000 or more on GiveGab this year, 81% of them had help from peer-to-peer fundraisers. So why not give peer-to-peer fundraising a try for your upcoming #GivingTuesday campaign?

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