The Metrics Behind Relationships

Days of Giving are a hot topic these days.  You don’t have to look far in the world of philanthropy without hearing how such and such state raised $20 million, or so and so county raised $3 million, or x college raised x millions.  

It would be easy to think that somehow these days of giving are all about the money, but the more we learn with our partner customers the more we realize that the money is just a by-product…

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Posted by Jess Confer
The Anatomy of an Amazing Online Fundraising Campaign

If you haven’t dipped into online fundraising yet, never fear! I’m going to break down some very basic, yet essential, parts of an online fundraising campaign.  If you have had experience with online fundraising but haven’t seen much success, my hope is that you’ll be inspired to give it another go.

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Posted by Jay Rogan
Our Simple Goal – Make Everyone a Fundraising Expert

The team at GiveGab hunkered down this brutal winter to work on various things. Our main goals have been to stay warm and build features to make fundraising a breeze for everyone. We haven’t been doing so well at staying warm, but we have been cranking out some amazing features we’d like to share with you. 

Before I do that, maybe I should tell you a little about our new focus.  We set out to make anyone an expert fundraiser, or at least a more confident fundraiser. If you work at a nonprofit, we want to provide you and your volunteer fundraisers the tools and education needed to be successful.

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Grant Writing
The Six Steps of Effective Grant Writing

When I first began contracting as a grant writer, I had a client named Nick who was very concerned about his budget and his ability to fund my time. Sympathetic to the situation of new organizations, I explained to him that we could work together so that he could become accustomed to the process of preparing proposals, until his budget expanded. “No way!” he had exclaimed incredulously, “I don’t do my own taxes or perform my own dental work! Why would I think I could write my own grants!?”

To an extent, Nick was correct to assume that grant writing was a technical skill and that performing it with competency was challenging. However, there is much that an organization can do to sustain itself. While Nick may not do his own dental work, I certainly hope that he is brushing and flossing each day! In the same spirit, there is much an organization can do to help maintain a healthy budget. Many organizations will still require professional assistance in the long term, but certain submissions may be easily prepared in-house in a few simple steps.

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