Tips for an Easy Start to Planned Giving
“Your job is to excite the donor about the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy they can be proud of, that carries their values and connections forward.”
It’s a true fact of fundraising that when the topic of planned giving comes up,
Holly RichardsonJanuary 24, 2022
Spotlight on our Spool: Angela Barker Jackson, DMin, CFRE
“As I’ve witnessed the arrival of estate gifts, I understand how important it is to continuously cultivate those future legacies. I’m particularly interested in helping donors understand that anyone can make a significant impact with a planned gift.”
Holly RichardsonJanuary 24, 2022
5 Social Media Strategies for Growing Your Donor Base
Social media is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal to grow your impact. Make the most of it with these five social media strategies for success.
Social media is an incredibly powerful tool for growing the visibility of your organization.
Loree LipsteinDecember 18, 2021
Grow Your Individual Giving through Masterful Copywriting
Storytelling is one of the most important tools in an individual giving fundraiser’s toolkit. However, for as much time as fundraisers spend thinking about what stories to tell their donor community, they often don’t pay the same attention to how they’re telling it.
Holly RichardsonNovember 16, 2021
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,