During times of economic uncertainty, it makes sense for nonprofit leaders to feel a bit nervous about raising support. Now is the time to steward your existing community by working to retain donors and upgrade them to a deeper commitment to your organization.Read More
Asking for money can be hard for many people. But why? Why do so many people find it terrifying to ask for money, even for organizations they care deeply about? Brian Saber, author of Fundraising for Introverts believes that ANYONE can fundraise because this work is based on forming relationships. Coining the term, Asking Style, Saber identifies 4 Asking Style types. Keep reading to learn more and take the quiz and see what Asking Style you are.Read More
As a nonprofit fundraiser, you’ve probably asked yourself whether artificial intelligence fits into your engagement strategy. What are the capabilities and limitations of AI at this stage, and is efficiency a worthwhile trade-off for the human touch so necessary to connect with donors?Read More
In the early 2000s, approximately two-thirds of Americans actively gave to charity. Since the 2008 Great Recession, that number declined each year through 2018 when fewer than half of all households donated.Read More
CapDev celebrates all those who share their time, talents, and resources with the many organizations and institutions who comprise our social sector – doing good to make our world a better place. This month Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) chapters around the country recognize and honor giving in our “National Philanthropy Day” (NPD) events. We […]Read More
In the world of fundraising, myths often shroud the truth, creating unnecessary barriers and misconceptions.
Capital campaigns are no exception.
To stand out and inspire loyalty, it’s critical to think about the steps you’ll take to thank donors, and how you want them to feel each time they hear from you.Read More
What does your leadership team need to monitor to ensure you’re making progress toward your goals? A dashboard can answer this question.Read More
While it’s important to cultivate donors prior to asking for a gift, for the purposes of this post, we’re going to skip straight to the ask.Read More