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50 Big Fundraising Lessons from #BloomCon

This week, I attended BloomCon, the annual conference sponsored by Bloomerang. The focus is on donor retention, which the Bloomerang staff keeps a close eye on. The lineup of speakers was the best around. And because they were dishing out fundraising lessons, I thought I’d share some of the best ones with you. Fundraising Lessons […]

Dear Accidental Nonprofit Marketer – You Were Born to Tell Great Stories

You are the accidental nonprofit marketer who’s been asked to create content for your organization. But you have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, you’re excited to express your creativity. But you’re also afraid that your creativity somehow won’t be enough. Fortunately, YOU (like all humans) are hardwired for storytelling. You are fundamentally equipt […]

Make a Bigger Impact with a Nonprofit Mentor

Now more than ever, it’s important for nonprofits to come together and work as allies and mentors. The value of being mentored seems pretty obvious: new skills, confidence, friendship, etc. And in fact, the research shows that people who are mentored get more job promotions and earn more than people who aren’t. Having a mentor […]

5 Proven Online Donor Stewardship Techniques You Can Start Today

With online donations becoming the go-to way for donors to make contributions, it’s not surprising that donor stewardship should include ways to cultivate relationships online. Online stewardship adds variety to your outreach. By using online stewardship, nonprofits can reach donors on platforms they already use to communicate with friends and relatives. Here are five techniques […]

Top 5 Nonprofit Conferences for 2017

There are so many amazing nonprofit conferences to choose from, many more than even just 3 years ago! So trying to figure out which conferences to attend can be daunting. Here are 5 of the most notable, can’t-miss nonprofit conferences in 2017 (in no particular order). 1. Cause Camp Cause Camp is a nonprofit conference by […]

John Haydon