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To cure revenue woes, a sprint may be just what the donor ordered!

To cure revenue woes, a sprint may be just what the donor ordered!

Few can argue the importance of a nonprofit’s year-end campaign.

Historically, 63 percent of donors give only on November’s Giving Tuesday. Almost one-third of all annual giving occurs in December, with 12 percent of that in the last three days.

And more than one-fourth of all nonprofits raise as much as half of their annual funding in December.

Don't let inflation hold back your year-end campaign

Don't let inflation hold back your year-end campaign

Ah yes, year-end planning — arguably, the best time for nonprofits to solicit donations.

But there’s greater concern for successful results now than in recent years.

While overall donations in 2021 remained strong and as late as April 2022 most donors stated they’d continue giving, their confidence in the direction of the economy is decidedly down.

Building a Culture of Original Thought

Building a Culture of Original Thought

Forget about brainstorming. 

The telegraph was just fine, until Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. So were covered wagons for cross-country travel, until George Stephenson’s successful train. And after that, the Wright brothers’ plane.

The point is, the status quo is only good enough until someone’s bright idea for improvement takes hold. I don’t mean Apple’s greedy fascination for making whatever iPhone I have obsolete.

The CauseMic Hot Start

The CauseMic Hot Start

If you want to keep going, you need to hit “Pause”

It’s been way too long since we had a Zoom-less Hot Start, and wow! It was great on several levels.

Phases of Growth and Crisis in the Life of Nonprofits

Phases of Growth and Crisis in the Life of Nonprofits

You’re on a mission. You have a bold and righteous ambition to end homelessness, eliminate childhood hunger, or stop sex trafficking.

As with any business, survival for nonprofits is all about continued growth. But previous management decisions can doom even the mightiest or noblest of them all.

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