As a technology platform built exclusively for nonprofit organizations, GiveGab heavily advocates for the missions of our nonprofit users.
Recently at GiveGab…
To celebrate the end of July, we had a long-awaited GiveGab Gives competition to get us back in the giving spirit.
As you might recall from our previous competitions, we collectively donate cash to be donated to the game winner’s nonprofit organization of choice, which in the past were: Foodnet Meals on Wheels, SPCA of Tompkins County and Ithaca Public Education Initiative.
In November of 2014, we initiated a monthly GiveGab Gives competition to celebrate receiving the Corporate Philanthropist of the Year Award.
In our last 3 blog posts, we shared advice from Forefront (formerly Donors Forum) concerning nonprofit-donor relationships, what to for ask when making your ask, and preventing donor fatigue. Tying up the conversation, Marlee and Delia gave us their final thoughts on how to improve fundraising efforts in order to prevail, not just get by, as a nonprofit. The following are the two most crucial steps.
Step 1: Treat your mission with the respect it deserves
Marlee’s last piece of advice concerned placing appropriate value and importance on your nonprofit’s cause:
Anyone who has given their money, time, skills or services for the sake of helping others (without expecting or even wanting anything in return) knows that this kind of giving feels good, if not amazing! Undoubtedly, most of us “givers” would agree that helping others is one of the most fulfilling experiences we can have. In fact, a multitude of studies are readily available on this very subject, and they’ve all pointed to a similar conclusion; giving promotes well-being!