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
Loree LipsteinMarch 25, 2021
The REAL secret to successful fundraising
In our experience, when nonprofits fall down in their fundraising, it’s often a function of poor operations. In their eagerness to raise the dollars needed to make their budgets, they don’t take the time to properly set their systems and train their people.
Loree LipsteinFebruary 26, 2021
Expanding the Definition of Successful Fundraising: Elevating DEI
We need to talk about a donor’s/funder’s connection to the community, the collective. The work that we do is not only made possible by donors; it’s made possible by a full-on community of staff, partners, other funders, volunteers, board members,
Loree LipsteinJanuary 14, 2021
What We’re Trying to Do Better: Thread’s New Actions for DEI in Fundraising
Over the past year, Thread has seen one conversation finally begin to get the serious consideration it has long deserved but not gotten: diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in fundraising specifically.
Included in the job responsibilities of a fundraising consultant is the expectation to stay current on the conversations,
Loree LipsteinJanuary 13, 2021
A Cup of Gratitude
In a year like 2020, it’s been the determination and good humor of our Spool that has inspired us to do more and be better.
Join us as we pass around our gratitude for everyone who made 2020 memorable in all the good ways.
Loree LipsteinJanuary 12, 2021
A Thread Thanksgiving
At Thread, we are also thankful for sew much! With that very on-brand giggle now out of our system we offer this message of thanks.
On behalf of the entire Thread team, thank you for being an important member of our Spool.
Loree LipsteinDecember 1, 2020
Who Do You Want To Be?
When you sit down to write, rather than asking, “What will make people give to us?” you should ask, “What are people saying about themselves when they give to us?”
Thread: What was this certification course and why did you want to take it?