5 Last-Minute Must-Do’s for EOY Fundraising
You’ve heard us recommend in our Spool to Sphere Comparison that you should start planning for your end-of-year (EOY) campaign in August, September at the latest. But we’re also realists. Sometimes your ducks just won’t get in a row to start that early.
Holly RichardsonOctober 15, 2021
Tips for Small Nonprofits to Get Started With Matching Gifts
If you work for a small nonprofit that wants to tap into corporate matching gifts, we’ve outlined some of the top strategies to do so! Check them out here.
When you’re part of a small nonprofit,
Loree LipsteinSeptember 16, 2021
Spotlight on our Spool: Taryn Deaton
Thread Principal Taryn Deaton has strategized, executed, and evaluated scores of EOY campaigns over her long and diverse career. In this Spotlight on our Spool, Taryn shares several of her most important tips and reminders to make the most of your EOY campaign.
Holly RichardsonSeptember 10, 2021
A Fresh (and Better!) Way to Set Your EOY Goal
The Sweet Spot framework considers your goal as the overlap in the Venn diagram of three different circles: money (how much do you need to raise), people (who are you asking, why, and how), and motivation (why should your people give you money?
Loree LipsteinAugust 23, 2021
Donor Generosity: How to Make the Most of Prospect Research
Your donors power your nonprofit’s mission. Make the most of your relationships with them by leveraging prospect research to raise greater and more donations.
Nonprofits rely on the generosity of others to drive their missions forward.
Loree LipsteinJuly 26, 2021
The Names You Really Need to Know in Fundraising
Especially as we fundraisers begin preparing for the EOY giving season, we can’t forget the importance of the small and mid-level donor in our planning and strategies. They are the bedrock of so many fundraising programs, and they deserve our attention and celebration just as much,
Holly RichardsonJuly 9, 2021
Spotlight on our Spool: Julia Campbell
Nonprofits still think of digital tools as primarily transactional. Send an email with a donate button, get money. Post on social media, get likes or clicks. They don’t see it for what it is – a powerful way to build a community around your cause,
Holly RichardsonJune 3, 2021
Your First Step to Earning More Online Revenue
We’re all on a wave of increased revenue from digital sources. But to ride this wave to shore, you need to start improving your email fundraising game.
We trust that by now you’ve read the 2020 Spool to Sphere Comparison.
Loree LipsteinMay 25, 2021
Spotlight on Our Spool: Bessie Thibodeaux-Belcher
By having the full picture, we can make better long-term strategic decisions on who to contact, what to ask of them and how best to contact them. And, most importantly, it helps us be able to talk with donors about their relationship with SJCS based on accurate information.
Loree LipsteinApril 13, 2021
It’s Here! It’s Ready! The 2020 Spool to Sphere Comparison
This short report breaks down how community-based nonprofits, like the organizations that largely comprise the Thread community, or our “Spool” as we like to call it, fare against broader trends and best practices during the all-important end-of-year (EOY) giving season