Technology and innovation: How the Fourth Industrial Revolution is impacting the charitable sector

The future is now for the charitable sector. Almost daily, new technologies are being developed to help innovate the way people give or the way organizations offer opportunities to advance their causes. There is no going back. The charitable sector...

The importance of clean data

  You mean cleaning isn’t just for my house? For your organization to really get the benefits of your data it must be clean and accurate. So, what is clean data you may ask? As per Wikipedia, data cleaning is...

Telling the perfect story: 8 simple steps to persuade your donors to give

Want to learn more about storytelling for fundraising success? Watch the accompanying webinar recording. Fundraisers today operate in a complex and fast-paced multi-channel world. Communications technology changes weekly – and we all know what a struggle it can be to...

Building credibility with your donors

On any given day, donors are presented with a seemingly unending list of options. With Canada having over 170,000 charitable and nonprofit organizations, there are many worthy and urgent causes that Canadians may want to give to. Most of us...

How to turn a new donor into a loyal donor

Imagine you’ve just made your first gift to a charity. You’re feeling pretty excited about it all! It’s a cause that you’ve been feeling more connected to, and you’ve decided it’s time to get involved in a bigger way. You...

My donors seem tired: Simple tips to combat donor fatigue

Where are my donors? Are your donors no longer responding to your calls, letters or emails? Or are they donating less frequently? If so, you might be asking your donors for too many donations. Soliciting gifts too often from the...

Millennials? Not just yet…

I’m writing this blog on an early-morning flight from Ottawa to Toronto. Today, I’m going to be a panelist at a joint CAGP-AFP luncheon and will be speaking to “How to Leverage the Boomer to Millennial Wealth Transfer”. I’ve been...

Eight awesome strategies to convert volunteers into donors

An effective volunteer program is a truly incredible feat. Your supporters are coming to your nonprofit to donate their time. With the hustle and bustle of the world today, it’s amazing that people have any free time at all, and...

Five tips to optimize your online donation page

Online fundraising can seem complex. You’ve got so many different tools to figure out. All that data you can get and track. Rules, regulations, and ‘best practices’ are often changing. A lot of different people have different ideas on how...

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: Board fundraising for a non-fundraising board with Emma Lewzey

It can be scary to ask your board members, who are already giving so much of their time and attention, to think about board fundraising, especially if they aren’t recruited to be a fundraising board. In this episode, Emma Lewzey,...