Whether you are writing an email asking for a small donation, turning to loyal members of your synagogue to discuss their involvement in the building campaign or designing your slides to pitch your next big idea, you can increase your credibility with new and established donors with one small change. Roger Dooley reports that, "a recent experiment gave subjects an ad that described a medicine
In this post, I want to show you how creative you can get as an organization or fundraiser in order to not only say “thank you” in a special way, but also to pull in even more donors and make them want to become a part of your message and family. OHEL’s event is a prime example of innovative fundraising. Many of our clients try
Over the last few weeks, a congregant or student may have called you out on Facebook or Instagram to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It should come as no surprise that the ALS Association announced that it has raised more than $100 million through this challenge. At NLE Resources,
Ahh summertime. Just the word "summer" or "summertime" evokes memories of childhood fun, time spent at the beach, family barbecues and other such warm occasions. However, when it comes to fundraising and meeting with donors during the summer, this usually takes a backseat. After all, donors are away in the Catskills, visiting Israel or touring an exotic
Where can I get a great Orthodox Jewish donor telemarketing list? Good telemarketing lists are hard to come by. For mailing lists, list owners usually don't give their list directly to the renter; they send the list to the mailing house, and the renting organization never gets their hands on their donor names (except those who respond). That won't work with phone lists;
“TEDTalks, ideas worth spreading” was launched in 1984 focused around the convergence of technology, entertainment and design. Nearly three decades since its inception, rabbis and educators the world over find that TEDTalks serve as great points of education and inspiration. In fact, we have blogged here about where you can find a handy spreadsheet with nearly 900 TEDTalks organized by topic and
At NLE Resources, we aim to help small and large nonprofit organizations keep up with the latest trends and methods used to help bring in additional funds and donations. It’s for that reason that we have written posts such as All You Need to Know About Google Grants for Nonprofits and Why Your Organization Needs to Know... Read more »
According to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report, 105% of donors gained by nonprofits were offset by lapsed donors. Let that sink in for a minute: for every 100 new donors that came through the door, 105 walked out. Not exactly the growth most nonprofits are looking for. One of the best ways to improve your donor churn rate is to improve your donor communications.
Looking for a fun and easy way to raise critical dollars for your organization over the spring and summer?Consider a Swim-a-Thon fundraising event! As opposed to a marathon in which participants run miles, swimmers of all ages earn money for your organization by swimming laps in the pool or teaming up with others to swim long distances.
"Gold Mining," as the name implies, means going to those places where you are most likely to find gold. In order to attract new major potential donors to your projects, one of the ways is to go through all your present and past major donors, (that are major to you, often $5,000 plus) and ask yourself, ‘How did I acquire each of these donors?’ If you have 5-50 present and past large donors, then this simple exercise should take you 30-60