Three Reports, One Recommendation

In June our team reviewed three reports, and all of them keep us optimistic about fundraising in 2021. Our optimism is tempered by one thing all these reports had in common: the recommendation (dare we say imperative?) to focus on donor retention. We are huge proponents of retention work and have added to our consulting services over the past few years to focus on just that. Ask about what we have been doing!

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Engaging Supporters with Pre-Event Communications

Written by: Kimberly Proffitt A few weeks ago, Glen Fladeboe and I presented a webinar for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN). MCN members wanted to learn more about engaging supporters before, during, and after their events. It’s a big topic and made for a...

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Five Pillars of Hybrid Events

The next chapter of fundraising events is here: hybrid. Focus on these five pillars of success to keep both your virtual and in-person guests engaged and inspired to give.

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Three Things to Do the Week After Your Event

Looking for ways to further engage your donors and supporters once your event ends? It’s a given that a fabulous thank you letter will be sent, the sooner the better. Here are a few additional ideas for building connections.

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The Motivating Power of a Thermometer

One of the psychological factors for giving is proximity to a goal. Supporters want you to reach your fundraising target. Studies show the closer you get to the goal, the more excited people are to give. You can feel the anticipation – even virtually – as the thermometer keeps going up. Who wouldn’t want to help take the fundraising “over the top?”

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Fundraising in 2021 – What Can We Expect?

Donors came through for nonprofits in 2020. According to the latest Fundraising Effectiveness Project Report, donations in 2020 were up 10.6%, the number of donors increased by 7.3%, and new donors grew by 13.3% (all compared to 2019). The Blackbaud Institute 2020...

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Webinar: The Rapidly-Changing Landscape of Event Fundraising

With plans changing rapidly for 2021, Fladeboe Advancement will address what the fundraising data has revealed from recent virtual events, how to plan to move into a hybrid model, and key steps organizations can take now to increase support this year - regardless of...

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Virtual Galas Are Working

  After partnering with over 100 nonprofits since March, it's clear that virtual events are working. Watch Glen Fladeboe, Principal Partner at Fladeboe Advancement, in this October 2020 KARE 11 News feature about how donors are responding to this new fundraising...

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Virtual Events in Response to COVID-19

  Virtual events are quickly becoming a popular tool for many nonprofits. Fladeboe Advancement has developed the best practices in virtual event fundraising and is helping a wide range of nonprofit organizations create a successful virtual event. In this KARE 11...

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