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Four Ways to Increase Online Giving Conversions

Posted by Nick Small on 8/16/17 9:22 AM

Building awareness and getting people familiar with your organization and cause is important — but to stay afloat, increase online giving conversions on your website to increase your bottom line and allow you to create a larger impact.

Online giving is responsible for about 7% of total fundraising revenue per year and grows at a rate of about 8% per year (which doesn’t include grants).

Consider these steps to increase your online giving conversions.

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Topics: Tips to Use & Habits to Lose, Donor engagement, Online Giving

Tips to Use & Habits to Lose: Social Media and Telling Your Nonprofit's 'Story' Correctly

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on 1/14/17 10:03 AM

No longer is your digital presence just important, it is absolutely vital to your communication strategy.  It is no longer a should, it is now a must.

Here are some tips and habits to lose to make your nonprofit's communication strategy superb in 2017.

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Topics: Tips to Use & Habits to Lose

Tips to Use and Habits to Lose: 3 Signs of Resistance

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on 5/17/16 3:34 PM

In her book, Spiritlinking Leadership noted clinical psychologist, Dr. Donna Markham, OP, encourages leaders to recognize manifestations of resistance. She then offers strategies for leaders to work through resistance. Here are three signs of resistance, which Dr. Markham identified.

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Projecting

Projection is attributing something unwanted to another. Often circumstances or situations beyond one’s control are blamed for things. In mission development efforts, this can be manifested by

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Topics: Tips to Use & Habits to Lose, Organizational Culture, Organizational Structure

Tips to Use and Habits to Lose: How Election Years Affect Nonprofits

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on 4/6/16 10:41 AM

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Joan Garry, a nonprofit consultant, wrote an article recently on her website (joangarry.com) entitled: Are People Giving to Candidates Instead of Causes? In the article she decided to seek the advice of others by posing the following question: “In Presidential election years, donors have another outlet to make a gift. What steps can nonprofits take to drive donations in 2016?”

Joan received some interesting advice, which is the foundation of this month’s Habits to Lose and Tips to Use.

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Topics: Tips to Use & Habits to Lose

Tips to Use & Habits to Lose: On the Meaning of "No" and More

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on 11/13/15 12:48 PM

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Invest in your staff

While leadership of the fundraising program is an essential ingredient for success, having the right people in the right places on your staff is equally important. Sometimes in our efforts to stretch our budgets, we may short change ourselves in terms of hiring and retaining people with the right skills needed to forward our mission.

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Topics: Tips to Use & Habits to Lose

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In this weekly blog we share tips, tactics and case studies for professionals in the Catholic fundraising community. Learn how to advance your mission with articles on technology, donor engagement, nonprofit leadership, social media, and emerging trends.

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