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Do Your Donors Feel Appreciated & Included?

April 22nd, 2014 No comments
NFP Guide to Donor & Volunteer Engagement

Building Community Infographic

Donors and volunteers provide the backbone for your nonprofit organization. It’s critically important that you treat them with the respect and professionalism that validates their investment of money and time. They trust you to do everything in your power to execute on the mission of the nonprofit.

We’ve created an infographic to help you build the framework to support for a strong, solid community of donors and volunteers.

At Serenic, we developed DonorVision to give organizations likes yours an easy-to-use community building tool. No IT resources are needed to support this cloud-based system powered by Microsoft Dynamics® CRM. Fully integrated with all the familiar Office tools, you and your volunteers will be up and running fast.

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5 Tips for Donor Retention

April 2nd, 2014 No comments

Fundraising is at the heart of every nonprofit. Once you’ve secured some donations, how are you going to keep donors in the giving cycle? Here are some tips to help you along the way:

Optimize Your Donation Page

If you’re going to get one thing perfect, it should be your donation page; the beginning of your donor relationship. It should be easy and simple for prospective donors to gift your organization. Ask yourself these questions and work on improving any areas with a negative response.  Read more…

Fundraising – 4 Ways Nonprofits Utilize the Rise of Social Giving

February 26th, 2014 No comments

Social media has changed the way we communicate. It’s no secret that smartphone usage is increasing, leading to the evolution of the mobile web. All these factors present new opportunities for  Coins philanthropic organizations to explore new donation avenues. A key sector trend, we also touched on this subject in January.

Online charitable giving has already seen an increase in the last decade or so, with the establishment of organizations such as Kiva, JustGiving, IndieGoGo and GiveMob. Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding are popular, simple ways for organizations and individuals to send and receive donations for projects and causes. Further to this, Facebook recently implemented the Donate button, and PayPal offers the opportunity for donations both on your own website and across third-party websites. Nonprofits can take advantage of these opportunities to enhance their fundraising activities with minimal cost, implementation and management.   Read more…

Four Ways Nonprofits can Support International Disaster Relief

November 22nd, 2013 No comments

The biggest natural disaster since Japan’s Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011 is the recent devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan. Still playing out across global news networks, aid efforts continue. It seems like large scale destruction occurs across the planet more frequently than ever, but the good news is that modern technology has created a global community that can be reached as news breaks, and is amenable to giving. Read more…

Impact Reporting Tips for Nonprofits

November 11th, 2013 No comments

A vital factor of managing a nonprofit is transparency, and one way in which this can be relayed to donors, board members, and grant funders is through impact reporting. Each will want to know how and where their donations are spent and the impact of the initiatives they support.

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Post-shutdown Steps for Nonprofits

November 4th, 2013 No comments

The government shutdown may have been resolved, but the agreement is only temporary and funds could deplete on January 15th 2014. In our recent blog post “How Can Nonprofits Survive a Government Shutdown?” we discussed pre-emptive steps nonprofits can take to weather the storm. Following that, in this post we will examine a post-shutdown action plan for nonprofits and steps to consider ahead of January.

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How can Nonprofits Prepare for Year-end Donation Appeals?

October 24th, 2013 No comments

Once again we find ourselves nearing the end of the year.  The Charitable Giving Report 2012 showed a fairly slow year for donations last year. A small increase of 1.7% was seen in charitable donations, despite a spike in response to Hurricane Sandy.  Typically, 40% of donations are received in the final months of the year, but with the recent government shutdown, organizations may need to make an extra push for their fundraising efforts to reach predicted targets.

With this in mind, how can nonprofits prepare and make the most of the final few months of this year?

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Three Ways Social Media can Benefit Nonprofits

October 17th, 2013 No comments

A 2013 study by Vertical Response found that nonprofits are ahead of small businesses in adopting social media. 96% of nonprofits and 90% of small business use Facebook while 72% of nonprofits use Twitter versus 70% of small businesses. These findings suggest that social media investment is increasingly important and budget allowances are deepening. But just how can social benefit nonprofits. Read more…

Managing Donor Communications

August 20th, 2013 No comments

Efficient management of donor communications can be an effective way of retaining donors. Being able to identify who donors are and the previous communications they’ve had and responded to means you can easily determine the best times and types of communication. Read more…

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How to Manage Corporate Donations

August 7th, 2013 No comments

The 2013 Giving USA reports that charitable giving in the USA rose modestly in 2012, partly due to a 12.2% increase in corporate gifts. It is therefore increasingly important to ensure you have the correct tools in place to efficiently manage your corporate donations. Read more…

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