What I Learned About Learning and Training

A Conference Report by Michelle Grasty-Colont I’ve wanted to be a teacher my entire life. There are photographs of a very young me with scattered stuffed animals, posed in front of them with a makeshift blackboard in my family’s den, “instructing” them on whatever knowledge I wanted to share. Years later, when I went to [...]

By | 2018-07-18T09:50:21+00:00 July 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

How to Write Compelling Fundraising Letters

About Fundraising Letters A fundraising letter does three essential things: (1) details a need or cause; (2) tells the recipient how they can contribute to that cause; and (3) thanks the potential donor for their continued support. Fundraising letters typically ask for money or supplies, but you can also use them to enlist the help [...]

By | 2018-07-02T14:06:41+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|News, Nonprofit Resources|0 Comments

How to Thank Your Holiday Campaign Donors

Saying “thank you” is a simple but powerful act. It only takes a moment, yet it’s one of your most important tools for building and maintaining relationships with your nonprofit’s supporters. After the whirlwind of seasonal volunteerism, events, and holiday campaigns, the last thing on your mind may be thanking the people who made it [...]

By | 2018-01-02T11:16:38+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

United Way Boosts Volunteer Engagement with Galaxy Digital

United Way for Southeastern Michigan serves a large region covering three counties and the city of Detroit. In 2016, it engaged 3,157 volunteers to serve hundreds of thousands within its service area through its focus areas: Education, Economic Prosperity and Health. Its Meet Up and Eat Up program, for example, serves millions of healthy meals [...]

By | 2018-01-31T12:12:25+00:00 December 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Episodic Giving and the Rise of the ‘Rage Donation’

In an era when charitable giving is as easy as a few clicks and a submit button, it’s hardly a surprise that nonprofits see their online donations grow year after year. Recurring donations are often automated, which makes it even easier for citizens to continually donate to their favorite causes. Interestingly, however, it seems that [...]

By | 2017-09-29T10:38:25+00:00 September 29th, 2017|News, Nonprofit Resources, Resources|0 Comments