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Posts by Stephanie Farokhi

4 tips to keep your personal fundraising campaign moving

Your personal fundraising campaign launch day is finally here. You send out your email blast and promote your campaign to every one in sight. You start to post all over social media and your donations start rolling in. Everything is working amazing! And then shortly after… crickets. Unfortunately, this sometimes happens. An otherwise promising campaign…

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Get millennials invested in your nonprofit fundraising

Research earlier this decade found that 78% of millennials are likely to stop donating if they don’t know how a donation makes an impact and 90% of donors would stop giving if they do not trust an organization. So, be transparent by posting how donations are being used and create graphics to show where funds…

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Drip marketing: 5 tips for nonprofit fundraising

All nonprofit professionals need to be familiar with drip marketing campaigns, a series of triggered emails that can be sent out to potential donors. Rallybound facilitates these types of campaigns both directly in our system and with integrations into third party email marketing systems such as MailChimp and Constant Contact. Below is a list of…

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Simple steps to help with donor retention

Reoccurring donations from your donors are critical to successfully fundraising for your nonprofit organization. Nonprofits with a low donor retention rate need to continually acquire new donors or larger gifts to continue to meet fundraising targets. With the number of nonprofit organizations to choose from, it is easy for a donor to simply make a…

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Drone on! A fun addition to fundraising events

Every nonprofit fundraising event could likely benefit from something extra and distinctive to attract new attendees and potential donors and adding a drone to an event is a great option. Recently, many large events have benefited from employing drones. Here’s a couple of reasons to consider using drones: Drones uniquely capture your event Drones can…

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Healthcare repeal efforts continue to affect nonprofit plans

Healthcare has been a fiery debate for sometime now in U.S. politics, and this has affected nonprofit health associations. Congressional Republicans’ and President Trump’s continuing desire to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has forced many nonprofit healthcare organizations to delay and/or revise plans for current and future programs. Additionally, many health-focused…

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A short history of the walkathon

Today, the walkathon is a staple of peer-to-peer fundraising worldwide. But did you know that the first ever walkathon was crafted in 1953 by Puerto Rican actor and comedian Ramon Ortiz Del Rivero, better known by his stage name “Diplo”? Rivero’s walk took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he walked 80 miles for…

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Building a nonprofit board of directors that maximizes fundraising

Maintaining a nonprofit board that maximizes revenue for your organization is no simple task. Before recruiting potential board members to your organization, here’s a few ideas to keep in mind: Do your research Before reaching out to prospective board members, make sure to do your research. Be sure that they would be interested in investing…

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Reconnect with past participants, fundraisers and donors

It is critical for every nonprofit to reconnect with past participants, donors and fundraisers that have not recently taken part in fundraising efforts. The good new is, if someone has raised funds or donated to an organization in the past, the organization has an existing connection and, with work, many of those supporters can be…

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