A Nonprofit’s Introduction: What Is a Drip Campaign?

| March 14, 2017

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Good things come to those who wait. Some of our most gratifying moments come from sustained effort, whether it’s graduating from college after four years of hard work or retiring after saving for 40 years. And most fundraisers know that securing a large donation can be a long, multi-step process, but a big payoff makes the extra time and effort worthwhile.

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Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is a nonprofit health and human services organization that has served the greater Saint Paul, Minnesota area since 1906. The mission of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is to promote the social welfare of persons resident or located in the greater Saint Paul metropolitan area by all appropriate means including: relief of the poor; care of the sick and aged; care and nurture of children; aid of the disadvantaged and otherwise needy; promotion of physical and mental health; support of rehabilitation and corrections; and provision of needed housing and social services all without regard to, or discrimination on account of, nationality, sex, color, religious scruples or prejudices.

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6 Tips for Virtual Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Article | May 4, 2020

As our world continues to be reshaped by the effects of COVID-19, nonprofits are looking for new ways to engage in online and virtual fundraising to support their revenue. This comes as a record number of organizations have lept into the peer-to-peer fundraising world in record numbers. Social media and do-it-yourself fundraising (where people can organize their own fundraising campaign for their favorite charity) make it easier and more attractive to people.

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How to Support Nonprofits During Coronavirus

Article | March 12, 2020

Earlier this week, the World Health Organization finally declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. There has been little support from the U.S. government to support local communities that are being heavily affected. Over 1 million K-12 students are impacted by closed schools. California, Oregon, and Washington have banned events with 250+ people. Other states will soon follow. Nonprofits that are already stretched thin are amongst those on the front lines of dealing with this crisis.

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How Much Does It Cost To Start A Nonprofit?

Article | February 29, 2020

Starting a nonprofit from scratch requires passion, purpose, hard work, creativity, resilience…and money. As with any organizational effort, financial planning is critical to the success of an organization. One of the biggest questions that can be difficult to answer is, "how much money do I need to start a nonprofit?" The concise answer is, "it depends." There are a host of variables that will impact the answer to that question. Even if you don’t have the exact numbers, you can still have a sound financial plan and be prepared for the initial costs of starting a nonprofit. We put together a guide to help you identify the standard costs associated with starting a nonprofit. Pre-planning will help you either find enough funding or save enough money to support the startup costs.

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The CEO Is the Quarterback for Organizational Fundraising

Article | March 20, 2020

I just learned that the CEO of my organization is leaving in three months, and his successor has been named. In my organization, executive rotation is the norm after a period of years. Still, leadership change is unsettling especially when you are the chief development officer engaged in a silent phase campaign. I have worked with many CEOs in my career. Some understood what their role in fundraising was going to be. Others knew exactly what their role was, but chose not to engage.

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Spotlight

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is a nonprofit health and human services organization that has served the greater Saint Paul, Minnesota area since 1906. The mission of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is to promote the social welfare of persons resident or located in the greater Saint Paul metropolitan area by all appropriate means including: relief of the poor; care of the sick and aged; care and nurture of children; aid of the disadvantaged and otherwise needy; promotion of physical and mental health; support of rehabilitation and corrections; and provision of needed housing and social services all without regard to, or discrimination on account of, nationality, sex, color, religious scruples or prejudices.

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