Fundraising best practices have rapidly evolved over this past year. As we move forward into the second half of 2021, some trends are likely to fade in importance, but many have the potential to stick around far into the future. Determining which trends are here to stay is vital for nonprofits to effectively fundraise, train their staff, and grow throughout the year.
Your organization’s inspiring work attracts a following of amazing people that want to share in your successes and help you further support your mission. Peer-to-Peer fundraising allows your organization’s supporters to fundraise on your behalf by creating “mini-campaigns” that champion for your cause.
Donation Stations can vary in how they appear, how they communicate, and how they receive funds. Donation Stations are often tables or areas in which an organization fundraises for a specific cause. They’re used by organization fundraisers in an effort to encourage giving in their community. Offering a Donation Station extends a Giving Day or campaign in partnership with online fundraising which allows new and existing supporters to engage in different, rewarding ways.
Major gifts likely make up a large portion of your nonprofit’s fundraising revenue. In fact, as of 2015, over 53% of nonprofits considered major gifts to be absolutely vital to their fundraising strategy.
Within the busy and meaningful work of a nonprofit organization, developing fundraising mastery is a common goal to help achieve the collective mission.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Finger Lakes Chapter held their 15th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on 11/15/16 to recognize local individuals and groups who have shown significant generosity and philanthropic leadership over the past year.
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.”