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Tools, articles and insights for the modern fundraiser.

Year-end Starts Now!

Over 25% of the average nonprofit’s annual fundraising is made in the last 2 months of the year. However, most nonprofits don’t start their year-end planning until October.

Fundraising on Facebook

Facebook recently launched Facebook Fundraisers, which enable individuals to solicit donations from their friend networks on behalf of causes they support…

New Ideas from Strategic Services – May 2017

Each month, we share the most innovative ideas we see in the nonprofit technology industry. Here are three of our favorite ideas from last month…

Integrating Search Function with Donation Forms

Can your donors find the participant or team they want to support on your event site? Many P2P fundraising events face this challenge…

Be Aware of These 2 Fundraising Compliance Gray Areas

Be Aware of These 2 Fundraising Compliance Gray Areas

The world of nonprofit compliance is complicated, with regulations changing constantly at both the federal and state levels. Along with changing fundraising trends, donor expectations, and the abrupt shifts out of and back into in-person events we’ve experienced since 2020, it’s a lot to keep up with! But as a nonprofit professional, you know it’s all important.

Agents of Change: Why Nonprofits Should Say Yes to Blockchain

Agents of Change: Why Nonprofits Should Say Yes to Blockchain

It’s hard to miss all the talk about cryptocurrency, NFTs, Bitcoin, blockchain, etc. Reactions to this new technology seem to range from “next best thing since…” from those who’ve eagerly embraced it to “too risky and untrustworthy” from those wary of this new (and often volatile) digital landscape. The reality is no doubt somewhere in the middle.

How Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Fits Into Your Strategic Plan

How Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Fits Into Your Strategic Plan

If you’ve been in the nonprofit sector for a while, you’ve likely heard about the benefits of hosting peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns. Asking your supporters to raise money on your behalf not only provides a revenue-generating opportunity for your organization, but it also offers a new engagement opportunity for your most dedicated supporters.

Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Preview

Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Preview

It has been a little while since we’ve attended an in-person event – 2 years to be exact – which is why we are excited to make our triumphant return for the 2022 Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum in Atlanta from February 28th – March 2nd. Check out these tips to get the most of the conference.

Our Digital Fundraising Predictions for 2022

Our Digital Fundraising Predictions for 2022

The past two years have been a time of constant change and upheaval for many nonprofits, especially around their peer-to-peer fundraising events. But as nonprofits have grappled with the challenges presented by the pandemic, they have also found a number of opportunities specifically in the realm of new digital fundraising solutions…

Everybody Needs Support

Everybody Needs Support

The phone rings again and Emily can barely catch her breath before answering what seems to be the hundredth call of the day. If this were a radio show, she would have already awarded the music festival tickets to a lucky caller 25 calls ago. She pulls the headset mic to her lips and puts on her friendliest support team sounding voice…