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At a meeting one day, we were chatting to a non-profit about their donor pipeline – a series of stages that seamlessly moves a donor from making their first gift to becoming a lifetime supporter. By the end, they decided to invest heavily in major gifts. But when we started to talk about ways to fund it, one colleague declared: let’s just cut donor acquisition because it’s

Unless you intend on living beneath a rock, there’s no avoiding social media in today’s digital age. But before you start posting, tagging and sharing content, let us ask you this: What is the purpose of social media for non-profits? To clarify, it’s NOT to raise money. Rather, platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn should be used to connect with your community, speak with them directly and spread

Charities adapting in a changing world There has never been a more critical time to look at things differently than there is now. Our world has completely changed. The Australian 2020 bushfires, floods, and the global pandemic have pushed us all towards our emotional and financial limits as we create new routines, and discover different ways to operate and survive. As we work through what the pandemic means

Nonprofit Fundraising During Coronavirus There is no doubt that we are collectively feeling uncertainty as every routine, plan and goal we had is being put on pause or changed entirely. Many donors and corporates will be watching their spend and of course, this will impact on fundraising. So what can we do as fundraisers to position ourselves so that we can bounce back once things are normal again? #1: Don’t

What every non-profit should know. Is story telling important to your organisation? Since the dawn of time humans have been telling stories, passing tales from one generation to another through voice, gestures and expressions. It’s still hard-wired into our brains, and it’s something non-profits capitalise on today. We share emotionally-charged stories because we know their power. They can stir emotions, move people to action, affect human rights and even

This hasn’t been a typical Australian summer. The bush fires have cast a collective shadow over our hearts and as we continue to learn the scale of what’s been lost, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. And although we are proud of the way Australians have opened their hearts to support the people and wildlife devastated by the crisis you may now be worried about donor fatigue for

Right now, podcasts are popping There are more than 700,000 of them worldwide, over 29 million episodes and content in more than 100 languages. Despite being around for some 15 years, it’s a medium that’s only recently enjoyed a renaissance thanks largely to smartphones, accessibility and the enormous popularity of Serial. It seems nothing can stop their rise. And no matter what your interest – whether you’re a flat-earther, a

4 key ways to mobilise your donors and raise awareness of your cause Nothing beats a happy supporter. Why? Because a happy supporter is a passionate supporter – and that means they’ll be the best spokesperson for your cause. They’ll spread your message, sing your praises, empower others, get involved, share their story, and rally communities. A happy supporter is a powerful, cost-effective marketing and fundraising strategy. So if you’re

When you open your emails, it probably looks a lot like this: Work. News. Spam. Offers. Spam. Invites. Discounts. Spam. More spam. In fact, the average office worker receives 121 emails every single day. Safe to say, it’s a noisy, crowded and extremely competitive platform. And yet, email marketing is such an important tool for fundraisers. So how do you stand out from the crowd? What do you do