Analysis and Adaptation: Executing Strong Fundraising Campaigns
Do a debrief after each campaign to assess what is working well (and should continue as is) and what needs tweaking.
Thread: The DC Bar Foundation executes multiple unique fundraising campaigns annually. What balance do you try to strike between refreshing your campaigns while also not totally reinventing the wheel each year?
Loree LipsteinJuly 20, 2020
Segmenting: Your Superpower of Choice this Year
There is so much community need competing for attention this year that personalization needs to be your most important priority for the 2020 EOY giving season
A common joke to emerge from living in a pandemic is that no one knows what day it is anymore.
Loree LipsteinJuly 17, 2020
Corporate Partnerships – Moving Beyond Event Sponsorships
Once upon a time, corporate funding for nonprofits came mainly in the form of sponsorship for special events, such as galas and walks, etc. Nonprofits set menus of available benefits at different price points, and companies supported an event at their desired level of brand exposure and budget.
Loree LipsteinJune 24, 2020
What You Should Learn from #GivingTuesdayNow
As we share some key takeaways from #GivingTuesdayNow’s overall performance, we have renewed confidence in our message that your organization will live to fundraise another day.
When GivingTuesday announced the special #GivingTuesdayNow campaign in reaction to the Covid-19 crisis,
Loree LipsteinMay 18, 2020
Three Hopeful and Helpful Reminders from the Great Recession
Remember when the economy fell apart back in 2008-2009? Hard to forget, we know. However, a new piece from the Nonprofit Quarterly makes the case that nonprofits weather economic storms better than our for-profit friends.
Interspersed with the anxiety of living through a pandemic are moments of wonderful levity.
Loree LipsteinApril 17, 2020
Using Video for Next-Level Relationship-Building
It’s simple. People give to people, and people engage with people they know. Video is more personal, communicative, and opens a dialogue better than most other modes of communication.
Thread: As fundraisers, we’re always focusing on storytelling.
Loree LipsteinApril 16, 2020
How Can We Help?
How can we help?
You can plan on hearing that question a lot from us over the coming weeks and months.
There’s so much we don’t know about how the Covid-19 crisis will resolve, but we do know it will upset nonprofits’ well laid plans for 2020.
Loree LipsteinMarch 18, 2020
Protect Your Time: Setting Partnership Expectations
If it feels like your organization is having to work harder and harder to keep up its visibility in the nonprofit sector, that feeling is true. As reported by the National Center for Charitable Statistics, the nonprofit sector continues to grow at a boom pace – from 2005 to 2015,
Loree LipsteinFebruary 18, 2020
The Best Professional Development in the World
This past November, I was fortunate to attend Dreamforce, the “annual four-day event that brings together the entire Salesforce community,” also known as the largest tech conference in the world and the biggest party San Francisco hosts annually.
Loree LipsteinJanuary 20, 2020
Lessons to Breathe Easier in Fundraising
I breathe easier. Knowing that I’m not 100% responsible for all of our development efforts has made a significant impact on the level of stress and anxiety I felt about this aspect of my role….Having a team, even if it’s just a team of two,