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November 2021 Software Update from CharityEngine

New Updates From CharityEngine

Avi Loeb November 17, 2021

On November 17, 2021, CharityEngine released its latest product update. Explore all the new features!

Nonprofit CRM | How to Pick the Best Software Solution

Nonprofit CRM | How to Pick the Best Software Solution

Leigh Kessler November 3, 2021

Explore the top nonprofit CRM solutions and learn how to choose the best solution for your nonprofit.

CharityEngine and the Apple Email Privacy Changes

What Apple's New Privacy Features Mean For CharityEngine

Alexis Simoneau September 27, 2021

Apple's New Release included email impacting changes. See how CharityEngine addresses them.

Improve your volunteer program by making your forms more accessible with these four tips.

Designing an Inclusive Volunteer Sign-Up Process: 4 Tips

InitLive September 14, 2021

Volunteer recruitment and registration are critical components of effective management. Here are four tips for ensuring your sign-up process is inclusive.

Learn when it's time to outsource your nonprofit's development team.

When to Outsource Your Nonprofit's Development Team 

Donorly July 22, 2021

Often, it can be in a nonprofit’s best interest to outsource certain roles. Here’s how to tell if it’s the right time to outsource your development team.

Earn more donations with these five digital and traditional communication strategies.

4 Donation Tips for Traditional and Digital Communication 

GivingMail July 20, 2021

Have you been trying to improve communication with your nonprofit donors? Whether you’re conducting outreach traditionally or digitally, these 4 tips can help.

Learn how continual training can benefit your nonprofit's community.

Why Continual Training Matters to Your Nonprofit's Community

Nonprofit.Courses July 19, 2021

As we continue to adjust to a post-pandemic normal, retraining your nonprofit staff is more important than you might think for ongoing success. Here’s why!

Learn what's trending for e-learning in 2021.

Here's What's Trending for Nonprofit E-Learning in 2021

Artisan E-Learning July 15, 2021

Are you creating e-learning courses to train your team in 2021? Incorporate these trends to stay ahead of the curve and provide courses that benefit your team.

Get started implementing these five strategies to engage with your mid-level donors.

CharityEngine-Engaging Mid-Level Donors: 5 Strategies to Implement Now

Eleven Fifty Seven June 23, 2021

Figuring out the right mid-level donor engagement strategy can be tricky. Explore our tips on how to cultivate and advance your mid-level donors in this guide!

Learn how to improve your digital communication with these five tips.

5 Digital Communication Best Practices for Nonprofits 

CallHub June 11, 2021

Learn five best practices to get the most out of your nonprofit’s digital outreach to supporters.

Learn how to improve your digital communication with these five tips.

Occam's Razor and Digital Security 

Jamie Damanpour June 8, 2021

Occam’s Razor is the theory that the simplest of competing solutions is preferred to the more complex. It’s often overlooked in digital management.

Learn how to get the word out for your wildlife conservation organization with these tips.

Getting the Word Out for Wildlife Conservation Orgs: 4 Tips 

Grassroots Unwired May 25, 2021

Wildlife conservation organizations have unique outreach advantages and challenges. Improve your campaign’s ability to get the word out with these tips.

Launch your monthly giving program with donor stewardship and DRTV fundraising.

Monthly Giving: Tips for Stewardship and DRTV Fundraising 

Leigh Kessler May 20, 2021

Monthly giving programs provide nonprofits with reliable revenue. Learn how to promote your monthly giving program with donor stewardship and DRTV fundraising.

Build a better capital campaign with these four tips.

Using Data for Smarter Capital Campaign Planning: 4 Tips 

Capital Campaign Toolkit April 29, 2021

Your capital campaign strategy can be significantly strengthened with data. Learn more with these foundational tips for data-driven campaign planning.

Optimize your healthcare organization's website for increased usability.

Optimizing a Healthcare Organization’s Website 

Kanopi April 22, 2021

Optimizing your healthcare website can better tell your story and increase online fundraising conversions. Explore the essential steps and a real-life example!

Use these 5 best practices to better manage your volunteers.

5 Volunteer Management Best Practices for Food Banks 

InitLive April 22, 2021

Food banks often have limited resources and rely heavily on volunteers. Enhance your volunteer experience with these proven best practices for food banks.

Create better fundraising appeals with these 3 steps.

How to Craft Better Fundraising Appeals in 3 Easy Steps 

GivingMail April 21, 2021

If you’re looking to improve your nonprofit fundraising appeals, following these four easy steps can make a big difference. Raise more money more effectively!

Learn how to start a planned giving program with these 5 tips!

Planned Giving: The Complete Guide (+5 Tips to Get Started) 

Leigh Kessler April 16, 2021

Planned gifts can help your nonprofit earn funding to support your mission far into the future Learn how to get started building a planned giving program.

Get inspired with 25+ fundraising ideas for veteran organizations.

25+ Awesome Fundraising Ideas for Veteran Organizations 

Leigh Kessler March 3, 2021

Veteran organizations respond to the unique needs of veterans and military families. Get inspiration for your next fundraising campaigns with these 25+ ideas.

Illuminating the importance of monthly giving to donors

Illuminating the Importance of Monthly Giving to Donors

Aly Sterling March 1, 2021

Looking to get more supporters involved in your monthly giving program? Here’s how to convey the importance of recurring gifts to get more donors on board.

Integrating Direct Mail with Online Fundraising: A Guide

Integrating Direct Mail with Online Fundraising: A Guide

Grant Cobb February 25, 2021

Combining direct mail and digital fundraising strategies is a surefire way to garner more donations. Learn how to integrate the two channels with our guide.

Learn more about recurring donations and building sustainable fundraising strategies.

Recurring Donations: 5 Tips to Build Sustainable Fundraising

Leigh Kessler February 11, 2021

Retaining donors is the most cost-effective way to fundraise. Build sustainable fundraising strategies by implementing these recurring donations best practices.

Learn more about how to rework your nonprofit's budget for economic disruptions.

Reworking Your Nonprofit's Budget for Economic Disruptions

Leigh Kessler February 9, 2021

Economic disruptions impact every aspect of society. When these disruptions hit, everyone (especially nonprofits) needs to rework their budgets accordingly.

Year-end fundraising presents a very lucrative opportunity for nonprofits. Learn more about statistics and strategies for success.

Year-End Giving: Strategies and Statistics for Nonprofits

Leigh Kessler December 4, 2020

Year-end giving is an incredibly lucrative opportunity for nonprofits. Learn more about the strategies you need to maximize your organization’s campaign.

COVID-19 has made fundraising even more important, yet difficult for nonprofits. Check out these tips to plan ahead for your year-end fundraising appeals.

Planning Ahead for COVID-19 Impacted, Year-End Fundraising for Nonprofits

Vish Vass October 21, 2020

COVID-19 has made fundraising even more important, yet difficult for nonprofits. Check out these tips to plan ahead for your year-end fundraising appeals.

Learn how to manage gifts for your Nonprofit Charity Engine partner Double the Donation. This software can double or even triple your matching gift revenue without any extra effort from your team.

Top 3 Practices for Giving Tuesday

Adam Weinger October 5, 2020

Giving Tuesday is right around the corner, and it’s no secret that fundraising feels a little different this year. So how can your organization adapt to these changes and ensure success? See how

Learn how to manage gifts for your Nonprofit Charity Engine partner Double the Donation. This software can double or even triple your matching gift revenue without any extra effort from your team.

How to Manage Matching Gifts

Adam Weinger September 2, 2020

$4-$7 billion in matching gifts go unclaimed each year. Unfortunately, many Nonprofits do not know where to begin. Learn how to manage gifts + increase revenue with Double the Donation.

Learn how to host a virtual fundraising event and get inspired with our 15 favorite ideas!

Virtual Fundraising Events: A How-To Guide (And 15 Ideas!)

Leigh Kessler - May 14, 2020

Recent events encouraged us to take an in-depth view of virtual fundraising event options This how-to guide will help you plan your nonprofit’s next event

Learn more about digital giving for Earth Day.

Digital Giving for Earth Day: 4 Challenges and Solutions

Andrew Berry - April 20, 2020

Digital fundraising enables organizations to reach a wide base of supporters but comes with a few challenges. Prepare yourself with some actionable solutions.

Learn more about how multi-channel fundraisings work for nonprofits.

Multi-Channel Fundraising: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Leigh Kessler - April 2, 2020

Multi-channel fundraising helps nonprofits engage the largest audience possible by meeting different supporters where they’re at on different platforms.

Effectively support your team through a tech change.

5 Key Tips to Support Your Team Through a Technology Change

Leigh Kessler - March 19, 2020

Changing from one software solution to another can be incredibly difficult. However, with proper planning, you’re more likely to see a smoother transition

Learn about how to keep attendees coming back after your auction.

Advocacy Software: The Essential Guide (and Top Solutions!)

Leigh Kessler - March 12, 2020

Advocacy software is designed to help connect your nonprofit’s supporters to decision-makers and communicate to take action on behalf of your mission.

Learn about how to keep attendees coming back after your auction.

Why Modeling is Critical to Fundraising Success

Leigh Kessler - March 5, 2020

There have been many developments made to fundraising over the years, but the one that’s most important to major campaigns is an effective use of wealth data.

How Dr. Seuss changed the world

Leigh Kessler - Mar 2, 2020

To celebrate National Read Across America Day, we look to one of the greatest teachers of all time, Dr. Seuss, for fundraising inspiration.

Learn about how to keep attendees coming back after your auction.

Charity Auction Retention: How to Keep Attendees Coming Back

Leigh Kessler - Feb 27, 2020

The success of your auction depends on your guests. Learn how to keep your attendees coming back with this helpful guide to charity auction retention!

8 Quick Tips to Help Plan Effective Fund-Raising Campaigns in 2020

Jane Hanley - Feb 23, 2020

The year is still new! Check out these practical tips that will inspire you to chase down and conquer those goals you have set for 2020.

Nonprofit Payment Processing | Understanding the Basics

Leigh Kessler - Jan 21, 2020

Understanding the basics of nonprofit payment processing can help your organization choose software to simplify the process and save money.

How the “Plan, Run, Care” Model Can Boost Your Nonprofit This Year

Jake Munaker - Jan 13, 2020

How will you Plan for 2020? How will you Run your campaigns? How will you Care for your donors? When answering these questions, remember that...

3 Fundraising Partnerships that Stole the Spotlight in 2019

Antony Danzy - Dec 10, 2019

To inspire you for 2020, here are 3 ways our clients made their luck with out-of-the-box and ready for prime-time appeals that were fundraising wins.

Personalization Goes a Long Way in Donor Relationships

Leigh Kessler - Nov 1, 2019

It makes sense, right? If someone says, “Hello, Amelia,” instead of, “Hello Valued Donor,” several things occur psychologically in almost an instant.

The GDPR and Your Nonprofit

Leigh Kessler - Oct 22, 2019

The General Data Protection Regulation went into effect May 25, 2018, in the European Union. Before you scroll away because you think the GDPR is not relevant to you or your nonprofit...

Nonprofit Event Software: 12 Stellar Providers

Leigh Kessler - Oct 16, 2019

Events are a key part of your nonprofit's fundraising strategy. Not only do they help you raise money as a part of your campaigns, but they also provide an opportunity for stewardship to help...

Let Your Nonprofit's Data Lead the Way to Success

Leigh Kessler - Aug 13, 2019

Your Nonprofit's Analytics Will Help You Better Identify and Communicate With Your Donors and Supporters. Your nonprofit has to speak its mission to a broad audience at first.

Online Fundraising 101: The Basics You Should Know

Joshua Meyer - Aug 6, 2019

As a nonprofit, online fundraising should be a top priority due to its convenience and effectiveness. But what if you aren't finding as much success with it as...

Antony (Tony) Danzy Joins CharityEngine to Lead Client Success

Leigh Kessler - Aug 5, 2019

TYSONS, Va., Aug. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CharityEngine has hired Antony (Tony) Danzy as Vice President of Client Success.

Donor Management Software: Our Favorite Options, Ranked

Leigh Kessler - Jul 19, 2019

As a nonprofit professional, you know how integral donations are to the core of your operations. While for-profit companies sell a product or service...

What it Means to Have an Integrated Marketing Communications Strategy

Leigh Kessler - Jul 7, 2019

Integrated marketing communications is a buzzing topic, and the constantly disrupted state of current global commerce and the digital world...

3 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Mark Becker - Jul 3, 2019

The peer-to-peer fundraising model is a great way to engage supporters to raise funds from their networks on your nonprofit's behalf — allowing you...

The secret ingredient that might help fundraisers connect with prospects

Leigh Kessler - May 8, 2019

At the AFP Conference, we gave away a basketball signed by Mike Krzyzewski. Pretty cool. Valued at $399. Here's the problem. 90% of the fundraisers...

7 Tips to Get The Most Out Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event

Leigh Kessler - May 8, 2019

Fundraising. Fundraising. Fundraising. Your nonprofit fundraising event has to be successful. Do you have a walk-a-thon, a 5K run, or summer gala...

Why do RFP's for Nonprofit CRM always leave out the “P”?

Leigh Kessler - May 1, 2019

Is an RFP for a nonprofit CRM in your organization's near-term plans? An RFP is a Request for Proposal. We receive them regularly when nonprofits...

Why Your Nonprofit Does Need efficient CRM software?

Antony Danzy - Apr 10, 2019

Research indicates that improving donor retention will increase an organization's bottom line by at least 25%. Securing funding is essential.

5 Key Takeaways from How to Make an Ask

Leigh Kessler - Mar 1, 2019

It is what you do as part of a non-profit. You ask. You ask for help, you ask for support, you ask for volunteers, and you ask for money to support your mission. With the dawn of digital...

5 Tips to Re-Engage Past Donors

Leigh Kessler - Feb 19, 2019

Amidst the digital age, donor retention has been an increasingly hot topic amongst nonprofit development leaders. Crowdfunding, even large events, can draw in many one...

So, You Want to Ask for a Million Dollars?

Leigh Kessler - Jan 8, 2019

The good news is you can. People do it all the time. Yes. Yes. Yes! Development Directors and Major Gifts Liaisons, and even Public Relations Directors and NonProfit Marketing Leaders...

It's a Wonderful Life is exactly the reason you should use CharityEngine.

Leigh Kessler - Dec 24, 2018

Tonight, millions of Americans are going to watch “It's a Wonderful Life”. Have you ever watched it from beginning to end? Most people haven't.

Expand Your NonProfit's Fundraising & Get GOOD at The Ask

Leigh Kessler - Dec 12, 2018

Your mission matters to you. There is no doubt about that or you would not be dedicating yourself to work on it. That is part of what makes the Nonprofit...

Are we celebrating the wrong thing at Thanksgiving?

Leigh Kessler - Nov 21, 2018

Is it possible we are doing Thanksgiving wrong? Or at least celebrating the wrong thing? I mean, it's great what we do - give thanks for that which we...

Creative Ways to Build on your Giving Tuesday Fundraising

Leigh Kessler - Nov 1, 2018

It is perhaps the greatest nonprofit challenge, a seemingly uphill battle, the goal of the year's marketing and donor relations strategy - figuring out...

Why the Sales Funnel isn't Enough for Donors

Leigh Kessler - Aug 17, 2018

How would you respond if someone were to ask about the state of your fundraising operation? If you're like a lot of folks, you might start talking about whether you hit your

Nonprofit technology & stand-up comics bombing

Leigh Kessler - Jun 17, 2018

After some recent conversations with nonprofits about their technology, I had to share one of the most fundamental lessons about stand-up comedy. You will bomb. And that's necessary...

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