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Tips For Responsive Year-End Fundraising

What makes a year-end fundraising campaign responsive? The year-end fundraising season is a critical time for many nonprofits to raise money and build relationships with their supporters. This week on The Responsive Weekly, Bryan Funk...

Multi-Channel Donor Cultivation and Communication: Connect Across Channels

If you want to connect with your donors, build deeper relationships, and create a community of enthusiastic fans of your nonprofit, you have to reach out.  Most of the time, your donors won’t come looking...

Erika Moczulewski

How To Involve Your Board In Year-End Fundraising

How do you engage your board at year-end? Your board members can be important partners in your year-end fundraising campaign. But how do you inspire them to participate? What’s the role of staff in making...

Virtuous Awarded Momentum Leader in Nonprofit CRM in G2 Crowd's Fall 2022 Report

Virtuous has been recognized as a Momentum Leader in Nonprofit CRM by G2 Crowd, as announced in the Fall 2022 G2 Report. This award marks the 9th consecutive reporting quarter that Virtuous’ received the Leader...

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Declutter Your Data

Do you have messy data? When you’re a busy nonprofit, keeping up with delivering programs and communicating with donors, staying on top of your data often comes last on your to-do list. Turnover at your...

Boost Year-End Fundraising with Texting

Are you planning to text your donors at year-end? Texting can be a very effective communication channel, with great open rates and engagement. But how do you get the most out of text messaging, especially...

3 Things for Nonprofits to Focus on Now

As hosts of the We Are For Good podcast, Jon McCoy and Becky Endicott have spoken with hundreds in the sector. We sat down with them to get their takes.

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See The Big Picture: Nonprofit Technology Ecosystem Mapping

If you’re thinking about making a technology change or even simply want to use your existing technology better, there’s one thing you need to do before you take action. Is it starting your nonprofit software...

Is Crypto the Key to Your Next Generation of Donors?

Does your nonprofit accept crypto donations? If you’re mystified by crypto donations, you’re certainly not alone. This week on The Responsive Weekly, Dawn Galasso of Pursuant/Giving DNA, joined us to make the case for accepting...

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5 Tips For Better Change Management 

A lot of nonprofit folks are hesitant to change technology, but it’s not for the reasons you think. It’s not because they love their current systems. It’s not because they don’t need the features and...

Data Entry is Not Data Management

How do you approach your nonprofit data? Data is a necessary part of responsive fundraising. In order to listen to, connect with, and make relevant suggestions to your supporters, you need trustworthy data. This requires...

Make a Donor Journey Map

Making a donor journey map can help you visualize the path you want supporters to take toward their next act of generosity. It can help you unify your team as you plan connections and suggestions...

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