Nonprofit Fundraising

North Texas Food Bank

By Yasmin Zand / October 15, 2020 /

About North Texas Food Bank In 1982, the North Texas Food Bank was established by Jo Curtis, Kathryn Hall, Lorraine Griffin Kircher, and Liz Minyard. They decided to address the critical issue of hunger in their community by distributing donations of surplus food and grocery products through a network of charitable organizations. This network included…

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“Fundraising into our Next Normal – New Ways to Use Technology to Build Donor Engagement” Questions And Answers

By Yasmin Zand / June 10, 2020 /

Your questions answered. Thank you to everyone who gave us questions! We’ve individually filmed recordings of everyone answering them. If you have any other questions or would like to watch the webinar recording, please send an email to [email protected] Q: Do you recommend charging a small fee for a virtual event? A: Christina’s Answer Q:…

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Nonprofits Doing Good: Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

By Yasmin Zand / June 1, 2020 /

This month we want to feature one of our customers doing good, Arcadia! Arcadia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the Washington, DC area! Based on the historic grounds of Woodlawn Estate in Alexandria, Virginia, and thanks to a landmark partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Arcadia…

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How can AI Improve Predictive Analytics for Nonprofit Fundraising Article on NonProfit Pro
and Webinar

By Yasmin Zand / February 27, 2020 /

AI Can Improve Predictive Analytics for Nonprofit Fundraising Article and Webinar! Boodles’s CSO, France Hoang, recently wrote an article for NonProfit PRO about how AI can improve predictive analytics for nonprofit fundraising (and why the key to making it work is actually humans).  Check it out here! France is also hosting a webinar on the…

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Make Giving Tuesday Work for You (and Not the Other Way Around)

By Yasmin Zand / October 1, 2019 /

In 2018, more than $400M was raised online on Giving Tuesday. Impressive, no doubt. But, consider that it took 14.2 billion social media impressions that day to raise it. And with first time donor retention rates hovering at just 19%, the majority of donors gained that day never come back.  So how will you stand…

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Why Friends Give, the Power of a Relationship

By Yasmin Zand / August 28, 2019 /

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Megan Rouse, a passionate, highly energetic, and successful nonprofit consultant with over 11-years of experience in peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising. I have known Megan for a while and hold her in high regard. She is committed to the causes she supports and has worked with and created significant revenue…

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3 Ideas for Summer Fundraising to Sustain Donor Relations

By Shawn Olds / July 30, 2019 /

Before you know it, your development team will be diving into fall events, Giving Tuesday, and year-end appeal planning. Summer is the perfect season to explore new fundraising ideas so that your donors do not take a vacation from your charity, too. 3 Summer Fundraising & Donation Ideas Try a Giving Day. Give a donor…

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Fundraiser Heroes

By Yasmin Zand / July 16, 2019 /

So, where did the name “boodle” come from anyway? boodle is the name for care packages that loved ones send to cadets at West Point. I fondly remember opening up the (boodle) packages from my mom filled with homemade brownies or chocolate chip cookies. For West Point grads, and much of the military, boodle is…

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Peer to Peer not Peer to Peers Fundraising: The Real Personal Touch

By Yasmin Zand / July 15, 2019 /

I have been fundraising ever since I can remember. At a very young age, I was the top cookie seller in my Girl Scout Troop two years in a row and participated in Relay for Life. The highlight of my personal fundraising career was in 2015, the 20th anniversary of my father’s passing, where I…

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3 Ways You Can Build Stronger Donor Relationships
with Social Media

By Yasmin Zand / July 8, 2019 /

Today, 79 percent of Americans use social media. That’s more than a ten-fold jump in a decade, according to the Pew Research Center. “Americans spend more time on social media than any other major Internet activity, including email,” said Business Insider. Not surprisingly, the Pew Research Center reported in 2018 that 90 percent of 18…

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