Best Practices for Retaining & Recruiting

December 31, 2018

This white paper examines the recruiting and retention problems commonly facing events like walks and runs that fundraise through peer-to-peer software. It shows how one organization has maintained a retention rate of 70% for their event and suggests proven best practices for retaining current participants and presents elements of a sound strategy for recruiting new ones.

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St Giles Trust

St Giles Trust is a UK charity helping disadvantaged people and putting experience to work on society's most complex problems. We work in prisons and communities across the UK. We help people suffering disadvantages such as experiences of prison, homelessness, long term unemployment, addiction and severe poverty. To ensure those we help stand the best chance of overcoming any issue which might be holding them back, we provide help from the people who know best how to help - those who have been there themselves.

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2021 Nonprofit Technology Trends Report.

whitePaper | November 29, 2021

Last year, our 2020 Nonprofit Technology Trends Report provided insight into how nonprofits leverage technology to achieve their mission. When we published the results in February 2020, we had no idea how our world would be turned upside down just one month later.

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Starting a 501(c)(3) Organization

whitePaper | November 4, 2021

The primary purpose of this publication is to present an accessible guide on the many topics pertaining to the process of starting a 501 (c)(3) organization with the sound construction needed to be successful and sustainable. The materials presented are based upon nonprofit best practices, and though there will be a brief mention of other types of tax exempt organizations for educational purposes, the focus of this guide is on the 501 (c)(3) organization. It is the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits’ mission to educate nonprofit leaders and staff on best practices so that they can grow, develop, and accomplish their stated missions.

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Messaging Strategies in the Nonprofit and For-Profit Worlds

whitePaper | May 24, 2021

In 2011, Jared, Joel, Jon, Jordan, J. Austin, Josh, and Jesse Stanley formed Stanley Brothers, a for-profit proprietary hemp company. A year later, Paige Figi contacted Stanley Brothers looking for a non-intoxicating natural alternative for her five-year-old daughter, Charlotte. Charlotte suffered from Dravet syndrome, a rare, severe form of epilepsy that caused her to have an average of 300 seizures a week—one every thirty minutes. With the help of the Stanley Brothers’ hemp product, Charlotte’s seizures reduced to just one a day, and in 2015, Charlotte was able to attend school for the very first time.

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K12 Education Fundraising Strategies

whitePaper | April 14, 2022

We know the heart of every school’s mission is to strive for improved levels of success academically and through extracurricular activities. That’s why fundraising is essential to help create new opportunities for your school’s next generation of students and staff. Why is MobileCause the best option for your school? Create dynamic landing pages that inspire giving to your school fundraising campaigns! You’ll be ready to help your school raise more than ever for teacher wish lists, clubs, sports sales, and more! Customizable donation forms, that you can embed right on your school’s website to improve your school fundraising online, from anywhere Develop specific and engaging text-to-give fundraising campaigns for your school that encourages donors to give $167 on average Utilize unlimited peer-to-peer events, like school-wide fun-runs, athletics booster campaigns, and more with our best-in-class school fundraising event software

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Marketing Automation 101 for Nonprofits

whitePaper | November 4, 2019

Did you know 76% of customers expect companies to understand their needs and expectations, and 59% say personalized engagement based on past interactions is very important? Customer expectations are higher than ever, and marketers are trying to fulfill those expectations. But what does this have that to do with a nonprofit? Well, constituents engage with a nonprofit the same way they do with a company. They explore your website, research your mission, and sign up for newsletters, but instead of buying a product, the result will be to donate, volunteer, or become a member. Personalized messaging throughout this process is extremely important.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Boards to Fundraise

whitePaper | December 10, 2019

Ask most board members if they were told they’d be responsible for fundraising when they joined the board and you’ll hear a lot of no’s. Somewhere in the recruitment process, the fundraising part of their job got downplayed. Maybe it wasn’t you, maybe it was a board member who let them off the hook.

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St Giles Trust

St Giles Trust is a UK charity helping disadvantaged people and putting experience to work on society's most complex problems. We work in prisons and communities across the UK. We help people suffering disadvantages such as experiences of prison, homelessness, long term unemployment, addiction and severe poverty. To ensure those we help stand the best chance of overcoming any issue which might be holding them back, we provide help from the people who know best how to help - those who have been there themselves.

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