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8 Strategies to Eliminate Your Donor Management Blues

8 Strategies to Eliminate Your Donor Management Blues

8 Strategies to Eliminate Your Donor Management Blues

Posted on March 7, 2019, by Bloomerang in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Startup.

Donor management can be one of the trickiest things for new nonprofits to get the hang of, especially if they don’t have the tools they need to do it well.

When most nonprofits first get started, they record just about … Read more

6 Fundraising Activities That Trigger Special Requirements

6 Fundraising Activities That Trigger Special Requirements

6 Fundraising Activities That Trigger Special Requirements

Posted on October 31, 2018, by Harbor Compliance in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

Raffling a quilt? Working on a grant application? Hiring a consultant to work on a new email campaign? When you’re looking for creative new ways to reach out and drive support for your mission, regulatory due diligence is generally not … Read more

The Real Cost of Online Fundraising for Nonprofits

The Real Cost of Online Fundraising for Nonprofits

The Real Cost of Online Fundraising for Nonprofits

Posted on July 31, 2018, by Give Lively in Fundraising and Grants.

Guest post by Give Lively

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Online fundraising holds unlimited potential for nonprofits. Armed with a strategic email campaign or timely social media appeal, a nonprofit can raise thousands — or even millions — online in a matter of days. … Read more

New Requirements for Nonprofits and Fundraisers Soliciting in Florida

New Requirements for Nonprofits and Fundraisers Soliciting in Florida

New Requirements for Nonprofits and Fundraisers Soliciting in Florida

Effective July 1, 2018, nonprofits and fundraisers that solicit contributions in Florida are subject to new accounting and recordkeeping requirements. Florida Senate Bill 740, signed into law in March 23 as Chapter No. 2018-84, made changes to the state’s charitable … Read more

Making Multi-Channel Fundraising Asks: 5 Tech-Powered Tips

Making Multi-Channel Fundraising Asks: 5 Tech-Powered Tips

Making Multi-Channel Fundraising Asks: 5 Tech-Powered Tips

Does it feel like your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts are focused on just one or two channels? For most organizations, there are a handful of fundraising channels that get prioritized over all others when it’s time to make solicitations.

While this … Read more

Coordinating 990s and Fundraising Registrations

Coordinating 990s and Fundraising Registrations

Coordinating 990s and Fundraising Registrations

Most state charitable solicitation registration renewals are due in some relation to the IRS Form 990 deadline. Because a copy of Form 990 is required in nearly every state to renew, aligning the deadlines makes sense, at least theoretically. 

Organizations, … Read more

Nine Ways That Compliance Affects Your Mission and Impact

Nine Ways That Compliance Affects Your Mission and Impact

Nine Ways That Compliance Affects Your Mission and Impact

Donations and grants are far more than financial transactions. Every dollar you receive is an affirmation, a vote for change, an investment in a shared passion from a like-minded partner. That’s why trust is so important in the nonprofit sector.… Read more

Cause Marketing: What You Need to Know Before You Sign

Cause Marketing: What You Need to Know Before You Sign

Cause Marketing: What You Need to Know Before You Sign

We’re hearing from more and more companies that want to partner with nonprofits in cause marketing campaigns. Also known as commercial co-ventures, these partnerships can help both parties build their brands and enhance their effectiveness. Many prospective co-venturers don’t realize that … Read more

Pennsylvania Eases Audit Thresholds and Other Nonprofit Requirements

Pennsylvania Eases Audit Thresholds and Other Nonprofit Requirements

Pennsylvania Eases Audit Thresholds and Other Nonprofit Requirements

Meeting state requirements is about to get a little easier for nonprofits operating in Pennsylvania, thanks to two measures recently approved by Governor Tom Wolf. Acts 71 and 72 of 2017, signed into law December 22, relax fundraising and financial … Read more

Using a Professional Fundraiser? What Nonprofits Need to Know

Using a Professional Fundraiser? What Nonprofits Need to Know

Using a Professional Fundraiser? What Nonprofits Need to Know

Posted on November 20, 2017, by Harbor Compliance in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

When you need more time, energy, or boots on the ground to realize your fundraising goals, bringing in a fundraising counsel or professional solicitor can provide welcome reinforcement. Yet hiring outside fundraising help imposes specific charitable solicitation registration requirements on … Read more

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