With the start of the year, or when your busy season comes to an end, we recommend showing some employee appreciation. Enclosed you’ll find a few ideas to do so within a nonprofit’s budget.
For the past few years, we’ve taken time to reach out to friends and invite them to share what they are appreciative of. We have continued this tradition again and named it the #GratitudeTrain. Read on to view quotes from our friends and colleagues or view previous years’ here, here, and here.
At Starfish Impact, the team always keeps an ear to the ground to stay abreast of the latest trends in the nonprofit sector. With about a third of a nonprofit’s fundraising budget raised in the last month of the year, #GivingTuesday is the unofficial kickoff of year end giving. These are a few trends we noticed from 2017’s #GivingTuesday:
While the end of year may seem far away, it’s not too early to start planning your end of year giving campaign. Putting together a thoughtful plan across several communications platforms will help reach the broadest audience and reinforce tailored messaging to each specific demographic. In this post, we share examples of how to utilize each platform in your end of year giving campaign.
Is summer a slow time for your organization? If yes, and if you don’t already have a white board scribbled with ideas or post-its cluttering your monitor, we’re sharing some ideas for how to spend a season that finally has some downtime with this list of summer initiatives.
If you don’t have a crisis communications plan, there’s no better time than the present to start. And if you have one, today is the day that you should dust it off and revise it!
We spoke with several colleagues to gather input and have hosted a variety of team meetings, appreciation events, and team building retreats ourselves over the years. In this week’s post, we share some of the key elements that lead to a successful team retreat. Whether you’re planning your first one, or considering giving some new life to a tried and true method, take a look at these tips.
Since the recession over 10 years ago, basic needs in our communities have dramatically increased and nonprofits have been struggling to meet those needs. Subsequently investments in the arts and other non-emergent causes have gone without funding, until the past several years as the economy has improved and philanthropists have refocused on funding these causes.…
We’re sharing additional tips on nonprofit hiring this week. Don’t forget to take a look at our post from last month featuring our first five tips here. Pay attention to duration of past employment, but don’t overthink it. Its becoming increasingly common for individuals to switch positions after two years, and it tends to be…
Monthly giving is an important conversation on both the nonprofit and the individual donor side. For nonprofits, it gives them sustainability and planning power. By taking away the ebbs and flows of fundraising, whether seasonal or driven by external events, it allows them to plan programming and forecast in a way that is based off…