Fundraising strategies are the backbone of every nonprofit’s campaign. They are essential to the livelihood of the cause you’re promoting. What we don’t want to forget is that behind every contribution, there’s an actual person or group of people. It’s too easy to get caught up in the backend of your donation campaign, which means you lose sight of the people who help you hit your financial targets. Without donors, you wouldn’t be able to get very far at all.
Sure, journals, mugs, and anything that’s monogrammed are nice takeaways for donors, but it’s more about the deeper connection and understanding of why the donor chose to support you and your cause. What drives them? Why did they choose your nonprofit? Keep the following in mind next time you get a serious payout from a donor: (more…)
Without crystal clear effective communication – the most vital tool for any and every business owner – the success of your company is compromised. Properly articulating your point or negotiating can be the difference between shaking hands on a deal or walking away from a lost opportunity! Everywhere you turn there is potential for new business so if you can’t breakdown company policies to customers, answer on-the-spot questions from clients or simplify procedures to employees, you might have to reevaluate the way in which you send and receive messages, literally and figuratively. (more…)
If the idea of raising funds for your next donation campaign sounds daunting, consider using video conferencing and productivity-focused add-on features like a virtual whiteboard to turn your thoughts into reality. When organizing a successful fundraiser, everyone experiences a moment of “can I pull this off?” Yes, you can, and these are the tools you need to lay the groundwork for a successful campaign.
From the beginning, the process requires crystal clear communication, trustworthy delegation, and the manpower to get it all done on a timeline for as little cost as possible! A successful campaign, no matter how big or small, needs time, volunteers, a committee, branding and lots of upbeat energy! To help all of these moving parts run like a well-oiled machine, read on for a few tips when starting out on your next donation campaign: (more…)
If you’re running a nonprofit business or organization that requires international conference calls, you know how fast expenses can add up. It’s important to be conscious of additional costs without sacrificing quality. Being mindful of how much you’re spending all around is imperative to making smart and economical choices for your organization in the long run.
That’s what’s great about being a nonprofit. Instead of focusing on generating revenue and profit, as suggested by the name, it’s all about the mission for a greater purpose. The whole point of a nonprofit company is to stray from a traditional business model and create a benchmark for success that applies to each individual nonprofit. (more…)
How To Make Your Online Meetings More Secure
As a fundraiser and non-profit worker, there will be times when you need to discuss sensitive information with your team. During these times, it can be a challenge to find a meeting place discreet enough, and even if you can find one, all of your team members have to physically be there.
Instead, why not try an online meeting? FreeConference.com gives you a few neat little tools to add extra layers of security to your online meetings so that your information stays secure. So for your next important fundraising meeting, you should try some of these. (more…)
FreeConference.com Customer Testimonial
Not only is FreeConference.com the best free conferencing service available, it can also be a key contributor for workplace success. In this video we look at the stories of three of our awesome customers and how FreeConference was able to help them achieve their business goals. (more…)
Tips on How to Use Free Screen Sharing to Convince Donors to Give
When it comes to donation pitches, you probably already know that every little bit helps. In a perfect world, all a needy person would have to do is stretch out their hands to receive the help they need, but this isn’t a perfect world. When people are depending on your non-profit to secure the funding it needs to help people, you need to be able to pull out all the stops. FreeConference.com’s free screen sharing feature is the perfect addition to your donation pitch article, because it allows you to share information seamlessly between you and your meeting guests. (more…)
For non-profit owners, it's more of a vocation than a job. Margins are usually tight, and sometimes you have to rely on the kindness of people around you to get by. But that’s okay because you know that every dollar you put towards your cause goes straight to where it’s needed most. Well, what if I told you that learning how to make conference calls could potentially create a noticeable increase in your donations – and the best part is that you can do it for free! (more…)
How Meeting Apps Can Keep Volunteers Inspired
If you have volunteers, chances are you already know that you need to keep in touch with them on a consistent basis, and make sure they are inspired by their work. Thanks to meeting apps like FreeConference.com, this task is easier than ever. You can communicate with people all over the world whenever you want without ever spending a time, thanks to conference call technology.
But when tasks start to pile up and your team is spread too thin, is it worth it to take time out of your day to hold an online meeting to make sure everyone on your team knows exactly why they’re doing that they’re doing? (more…)
Sharing is Caring: Promoting Your Nonprofit’s Cause and Accomplishments Through Social Media
Growing up, many of us learned that modesty is a virtue and that it’s bad to boast about one’s accomplishments. In order to improve the visibility, name recognition, and the success of your nonprofit, however, it is necessary to promote your organization and its work in a smart, effective manner. In today’s blog, we’ll be discussing some of the ways nonprofit organizations utilize social media to raise awareness —and funds —for their causes!
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