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Fundraising

Fundraising is part art, part science. It is about knowing the landscape, building relationships and perfecting the skill known as "making the ask." This page compiles resources on the many aspects involved in fundraising – including grant writing, identifying funding sources and developing relationships"

Asking the Right Person for the Right Amount

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
Three stories that highlight the importance of choosing the right prospective donors and asking for the right amount.
Posted on: January 29, 2021
Topics: Best Practice | Fundraising | Philanthropy

MindEdge Learning Professional Development

The Center has partnered with MindEdge Learning, a leading provider of online higher education and professional development, to offer their full suite Management and Nonprofit Management certificates and courses. These on-demand, self-paced courses provide an alternative to the Center's existing opportunities and members of the Center can request a discount code for 10% off the normal price. Learn more
Posted on: October 10, 2018
Topics: Online Tools | Cost savings | Featured

Cause Marketing Compliance

"Cause marketing" can be a win-win for both parties—nonprofit and for-profit—but only if each sides does due dilligence to ensure that any and all legal requirements are met.
Posted on: February 26, 2018
Topics: Entrepreneurship | Fundraising | Legal | Marketing | Risk Management

Charitable Solicitation Registration - Navigating the Complexities

Harbor Compliance and Charity Navigator have released Charitable Solicitation Registration: Navigating the Complexities, a guide to help nonprofits of all sizes meet state and federal regulations governing fundraising.
Posted on: November 13, 2017
Topics: Fundraising | Legal

50-State Charitable Solicitation Compliance Guide

Source: National Council of Nonprofits and Harbor Compliance
The National Council of Nonprofits and Harbor Compliance partnered to publish Charitable Solicitation Compliance, a free white paper that explains the why, when, and how of fundraising registration for all 50 states.
Posted on: June 8, 2017
Topics: Fundraising | Legal

New Hampshire Fundraising Registration Guide

Source: Harbor Compliance
Harbor Compliance's "New Hampshire Fundraising Registration" guide includes everything you need to legally raise funds in the state.
Posted on: June 8, 2017
Topics: Fundraising | Legal

Giving USA 2015: Donations Hit Record High, Up 7.1% from 2013

Source: Giving USA
The recently released Giving USA 2015, which analyses giving in 2014, found that Americans gave almost $360 billion, up 7.1% from 2013. While bequest, corporate, and foundation all increased, a 5.7% increase in individual giving accounted for almost $11 billion of the $18+ billion overall increase.
Posted on: July 14, 2015
Topics: Data & Research | Fundraising | Philanthropy

Infographic: A Brief History of Charitable Giving

Source: Tech Impact
Tech Impact, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits more effectively use technology, recently shared a great infographic of the history of charitable giving dating back to 2,500 BCE.
Posted on: March 16, 2015
Topics: Fundraising | Philanthropy

Finding the Right Development Officer for Your Organization

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
Nonprofit consultant Simone Joyaux shares her strategies for finding the best development officer for your organization in a series of articles for Nonprofit Quarterly.
Posted on: December 30, 2013
Topics: Fundraising | Human Resources

9 Steps to Smarter, More Effective Email

Source: Big Duck
Big Duck, a nonprofit communications agency, recently hosted a blog carnival on email best practices, and shared 10 articles chock full of great email tips and tricks.
Posted on: September 27, 2013
Topics: Communications | Fundraising | Marketing

5 Indicators for Identifying the Best Potential Donors

Source: Bloomerang
Bloomerang analyzed donor data from over 400 nonprofits, consisting of over 2 million individuals with a combined giving total of over $5 billion. They determined the 5 best indicators for identifying potential major donors, all of which can be found in either your own records or publicly available data.
Posted on: September 26, 2013
Topics: Fundraising | Philanthropy

Why Nonprofits Need to Be Storytellers

Source: Bridgespan
To Andy Goodman, a nationally recognized author, speaker and consultant in the field of public interest communications, storytelling is integral to a nonprofit’s ability to advance its mission. Stories can shape people; they can inspire them to think and act differently. Stories are what can connect your nonprofit’s community, funders, beneficiaries, and employees with your cause and vision. In this Q&A, Goodman discusses the importance of storytelling for nonprofits and how nonprofits and their leaders and staff can approach blending powerful stories with data to advance their organizations’ missions.
Posted on: August 22, 2013
Topics: Communications | Fundraising | Marketing

To Increase Revenue, Stop Selling

Source: Forbes
Creating or expanding business relationships is not about selling – it’s about establishing trust, rapport, and value creation without selling. How can this advice for the sales world apply to your nonprofit? Read the article from Forbes.
Posted on: May 2, 2013
Topics: Marketing | Fundraising

Finding Your Funding Model: A Practical Approach to Nonprofit Sustainability

Source: Bridgespan
Developing a funding strategy that leads to financial sustainability is central to any nonprofit's ability to increase its impact. Yet understanding exactly how remains far from clear. The Bridgespan Group has developed an approach to help organizations identify and develop funding models that can best position them to achieve programmatic aspirations. Finding Your Funding Model is a downloadable tool that provides practical guidance for the steps required, and the decisions and tradeoffs to be made, that will confront nonprofit leaders along the way. Read the article from Bridgespan.
Posted on: May 2, 2013
Topics: Fundraising | Finance | Sustainability

Organizing the Board to Support the Revenue Strategy

Source: Blue Avocado
Instead of focusing only on how board members can raise individual donations (or not!), think more broadly (and effectively) about how board members can support the key aspects of your organization's business / revenue strategy. Read the article from Blue Avocado.
Posted on: May 1, 2013
Topics: Board | Finance | Fundraising

Consultant Resource Bank

The Consultant Resource Bank lists consultants who have experience working with nonprofit organizations. In order to be listed in the Consultant Resource Bank, a consultant must submit two references from nonprofit organizations they have worked with successfully. Learn More
Posted on: March 1, 2013
Topics: Online Tools | Services

Event Discounts

Members receive 40 - 50% discounts to events hosted by the Center. Events include:
  • Leadership Development Seminars
  • Board Governance Seminars
  • Skill Building Workshops
  • Annual Leadership Summit
  • Executive Peer Forums
  • Critical Issue Forums and Conferences
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Posted on: February 14, 2013
Topics: Cost savings | Services

Grants Central

Members have unlimited access to Grants Central - our searchable database of funding opportunities. Similar grant databases can charge hundreds of dollars for access.
Learn more
Posted on: January 26, 2013
Topics: Online Tools | Featured | Services

GrantStation

The NH Center for Nonprofits is pleased to offer GrantStation subscriptions as a member benefit at 80% off the regular price. GrantStation is an advanced searchable database of more than 7,000 active funding sources and includes grant opportunities from state, private & federal sources, private and corporate foundations, and association and international funding sources.
Learn more
Posted on: January 26, 2013
Topics: Cost savings


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