6 06, 2022

Strategies for Improving Donor Communication at Your Nonprofit


Donor communication is a vital component of financial stewardship for any nonprofit organization. Without it, donor relationships can quickly deteriorate and donor retention rates will drop, leading to a decline in financial support. Luckily, there are a number of strategies that nonprofit organizations can use to improve donor communication and build stronger relationships with their donor base. (Looking for fundraising ideas for your nonprofit group too? Find three effective ideas in this post) Tips

Strategies for Improving Donor Communication at Your Nonprofit2022-05-25T12:31:42-04:00
26 05, 2022

The Giving Report 2022: What It Means for Canadian Charitable Giving


Recently, CanadaHelps released The Giving Report for 2022. This report provides an in-depth look at charitable giving in Canada, and offers predictions for the future of giving. Today, we'll discuss some key findings from the report and what they could mean for the future of Canada’s charitable sector. The Giving Report 2022 The Giving Report 2022 is the fifth edition of an annual report released by CanadaHelps.org, a public foundation providing technology and resources

The Giving Report 2022: What It Means for Canadian Charitable Giving2022-05-25T12:10:48-04:00
31 03, 2022

Women in (and) Philanthropy


Why and How Women Donate? The world of Philanthropy is changing. A recent study done by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, tells us that women's median earnings have risen steadily. Over the last forty years, women’s income has become more important to families’ economic well-being. Today, women are the primary breadwinners in 40% of households with children, up from 15% of such households 50 years ago. Younger women are taking control of their own finances

Women in (and) Philanthropy2022-04-06T05:15:11-04:00
23 03, 2022

3 Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofit Groups


Are you on the hunt for fundraising ideas for nonprofit groups? Then, you're in the right place. In this post, we're sharing fundraising ideas to give your nonprofit the financial boost it needs. Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofit Groups Educating your donor In the cultivation of your donors, there are a number of ways to engage them with your organization. This helps them learn more about the programs and people that make you successful in the

3 Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofit Groups2022-03-22T23:12:54-04:00
16 04, 2020

We Need to Talk about Calling – it’s a Game Changer


Providing a heartfelt message is our work in this world, especially now. Making time to build relationships is an important role, especially right now. It is worth putting a leader and perhaps a team in place to connect with and developing these relationships. A big part of this is communication and following up with people. Think about who in your organization would be best suited to take this on. If you are a small organization,

We Need to Talk about Calling – it’s a Game Changer2020-09-24T14:48:58-04:00
7 04, 2020

Continue Following Your Mission during COVID-19


Many faith-based organizations are under significant pressure during this time to maintain their community while being unable to gather and potentially serve. There can be a further consideration when the members gather, they usually help support the organization financially. Or people think you are closed or unable to meet the needs of your clients or members. This is the time to re-focus on following our mission– or the Divine’s mission –this is a time to find the

Continue Following Your Mission during COVID-192020-06-04T13:25:19-04:00
30 10, 2018

A Small Nonprofit’s Guide to Surviving the Holiday Season


We are coming to the end of October. The Dollarama is already selling Christmas decorations. Before you know it, Starbucks will be brewing their Christmas blend and pumping out holiday carols. This is the time of year when all charities ramp up their solicitation and bring in most of their donations. People, including your own staff, are busier at work and in their personal lives. Companies and charities are seizing every opportunity to pull at

A Small Nonprofit’s Guide to Surviving the Holiday Season2018-11-15T15:14:32-05:00
6 09, 2018

What is DIY Fundraising?


Peer-to-peer fundraising has been growing in popularity for decades. CIBC's Run for the Cure is a volunteer-driven, single day event that involves nearly 100,000 participants and raises about $17 million a year towards breast cancer research. It takes place in various communities across Canada. The Heart and Stroke Foundation's Jump Rope For Heart encourages schools all over the country to join their skip-a-thon and raise money for research that prevents heart disease and stroke. There are many

What is DIY Fundraising?2018-09-07T10:45:40-04:00
20 07, 2018

How to Stay in Touch with Your Congregation During the Summer


It may seem like your congregation disappears into thin air during the summer months, especially in Canada, where the summer is short and the draw of cottages and camping feels impossible to ignore. But people’s faith doesn’t go on hold between May and October. In fact, for an environmentalist like myself, the summer presents an incredible time to nourish my spirit. Thanks to the abundance of communication tools at our disposal, churches can be a

How to Stay in Touch with Your Congregation During the Summer2018-07-20T14:23:12-04:00
26 06, 2018

5 Lessons Your Church Can Learn from Start-ups


1. See problems; create solutions Successful start-ups create a solution or a better way of doing things for a targeted audience. They take an idea, build a vision and put it into action. Faith-based organizations have been responding to needs in their community and providing solutions for centuries. That being said, times are changing; the needs are different and yet many churches are offering the same-old types of ministry. The best way to find out

5 Lessons Your Church Can Learn from Start-ups2018-06-26T14:58:57-04:00
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