You may be expanding your supporter base to new generations of donors, pivoting to livestream fundraising, or trying to understand new payment options. Whatever the future of fundraising and engaging donors looks like for you, the essential question is how will you prepare for it now?

Today’s donors expect to be able to make payments using a method of their choice — whether that means using traditional cheques or payment slips, or using digital mobile payment methods. They also want to engage with the channel and experience they prefer. Nonprofits need to cater to these preferred experiences while also considering the payment options, processes, and regulations that exist in their local region.

We have seen how advancements in technology have made the payment experience simpler for the donor to engage, and for the nonprofit to process payments faster. For example, QR codes have resurfaced with great success due to … Read more

The RSPCA and its inspectors have been the defenders and protectors of the animal world for almost 200 years. From seagulls trapped behind car grilles and puppies abandoned in cardboard boxes to pets, livestock, and wildlife suffering from sickness, injury, neglect, or abuse, the organisation is there for every animal in need.

The U.K.’s largest and oldest animal welfare charity, this nonprofit Trailblazer works to protect all animals, rescuing and caring for those in need, advocating on their behalf, and campaigning for better legislation. And the need for its services has never been greater.

On average, the RSPCA receives a call for help every 30 seconds. In 2020, its frontline officers, who include 270 animal inspectors and 90 rescue officers, handled more than 93,300 complaints of alleged cruelty. Through investigations and prosecutions, it ensures those who deliberately harm animals are held to account, securing over a thousand convictions by private … Read more

Many nonprofits are now deep in the throes of end-of-year planning. Whether you’re building a strategy or tweaking your systems, polishing your marketing communications and crafting your ‘ask’, we hope you feel ready to make the most of the giving season. If you haven’t started yet, don’t worry! It’s not too late, you can download our latest eBook to help you prepare.

As you’re preparing for the end-of-year giving season, remember to focus on your data, plan your message, and make giving easy.

Nonprofits see success when they prepare thoroughly and can respond quickly to what’s happening in the moment. As you’re preparing for the end-of-year giving season, remember to focus on your data, plan your message, and make giving easy. To make the most of the moment, take some time to ensure your data, systems, and marketing campaigns are set up correctly, giving your staff plenty of time … Read more

By: Una O. Osili, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and International Programs at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Afshan Paarlberg, JD, Visiting Assistant Professor, Muslim Philanthropy Initiative, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

The COVID-19 pandemic, economic shocks, and social justice protests have significantly shaped individual and institutional giving behaviors. With #GivingTuesday and end-of-year giving approaching, it’s important that corporations reflect upon philanthropic trends emerging from the last 18+ months.

In partnership with Salesforce.org, our team from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI conducted a study to understand the effects of COVID-19 on individual and corporate giving.

The insights from this report can help corporations demonstrate their ongoing commitment to their communities and employees. These lessons can also strengthen and support corporate engagement with employees and nonprofits.

Insights from the new study can help corporations demonstrate their ongoing commitment to
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Communicating with students, staff, and alumni is a daily task for many at higher education institutions. It happens via multiple channels — email, text messaging, social media, and, in the case of advancement communications, even snail mail. But how do you know what’s working and what isn’t? Are your messages getting through to the right people at the right time? And how are your communications supporting all constituents including students, staff, partners, and alumni?

The second edition of the Connected Student Report, created by Salesforce.org and the Chronicle of Higher Education, was designed to gain a better understanding of what’s top of mind for students and what they expect throughout their higher education experience. It also connected with staff at higher education institutions to find out how they are engaging learners at each stage of the education journey.

The second edition of the Connected Student Report was designed to
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