READ ME: The Right Subject Line Can Increase Year-End Giving

Sara Leonard News, Stories

Raise your hand if you’re not thinking about your year-end appeals. (Cue crickets chirping.) That’s what we thought. Gail Perry, nationally recognized fundraiser—and the speaker at our “Fired-Up Fundraising”  Board Leadership Conference a couple of years ago—dedicated an entire blog post to year-end email appeals, specifically the importance of the subject lines of those appeals. We were really struck by …

Prepping for Give Day Tampa Bay

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications Stories

  Give Day returns on May 1, 2018. Be sure to get your nonprofit registered on giveday.org and remember that you save 50% by registering to participate before February 1. As you begin planning your organization’s Give Day Tampa Bay (GDTB) campaign, here are some important dates to keep in mind: February 6 is the Give Day Tampa Bay launch event at WEDU. The …

Give Day returns on May 1, 2018!

Jenn Dodd News

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay invites area nonprofits to participate in Give Day Tampa Bay!    Give Day returns on May 1, 2018 Registration opens Thursday, January 25. Visit giveday.org to sign up. Register in January for only $25. (Registration goes up to $50 February-April)   MARK YOUR CALENDARS! As your organization starts planning your Give Day Tampa Bay strategy, …

Last-Minute #GiveDayTampaBay Social Media Inspiration from Nonprofits #DoingItRight

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications Stories

Give Day Tampa Bay is so close you can almost taste it, right? Or is that just a cold sweat? So much to do, so little time!! Let’s all take a couple of deep breaths and gain some inspiration for our social media posts from a few nonprofits who are #doingitright.   So here, Alpha House is having a little …

The Most Overlooked Tool in Your Give Day Tampa Bay Kit

NLC trainer Louanne Saraga Walters Stories

Video is the best way to tell your nonprofit’s story. Think about it. What is America’s favorite pastime?  WATCHING TV! And what is the second largest search engine in the world?  YouTube! With that in mind, here are 3 quick tips for using YouTube to maximize your impact on Give Day Tampa Bay. Blog Admin’s note: Team NLC always says, “if …

Jump Start Your Volunteer Engagement Efforts with Give Day Tampa Bay 2016

NLC trainer Liz Wooten Reschke Stories

The nonprofit sector runs on the power of volunteerism. The power of volunteerism depends on the level of volunteer engagement. And the power of volunteer engagement is driven by personal motivation. Do you know what motivates your volunteers? When was the last time you asked them? Give Day Tampa Bay 2016 is coming…. And it’s the perfect opportunity to revisit …

Creating Your Plan for Give Day Tampa Bay 2016

NLC Trainer Sara Leonard Stories

    As I created the content for the Give Day Tampa Bay training resources on strategy and planning, a few sayings came to mind:   We’ve heard them before—and probably believe them on some level—but because we are so busy, we often don’t act on them. I’m writing to warn you: don’t skip the planning for Give Day Tampa Bay. …

Here We Come to Save the (Give) Day (TampaBay)!

Sara Leonard, Fund Development Academy Director Stories

You’ve heard about Give Day Tampa Bay, but you’re not sure what to do about it? Never fear! This blog is here to save the day! (If you can name the superhero above, tell us in the comments!!) We’ve compiled our favorite online resources to help you create a campaign to maximize the power of Give Day Tampa Bay for your …

10 Ways Board Members Can Get Involved in Give Day Tampa Bay

Sara Leonard, Fund Development Academy Director Stories

Give Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour online giving challenge led by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Florida Next Foundation. The midnight-to-midnight event showcases our local nonprofits and makes giving easy. Whether you’re a first-time donor or a longtime supporter, all it takes is a couple of clicks on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Give Day Tampa …

We are Here…to Pump You Up (for Give Day Tampa Bay on May 5th)

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications Stories

Do you want your nonprofit organization to be part of something BIG? Here’s your chance: The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Florida Next Foundation are leading a 24-hour online giving challenge in May: Give Day Tampa Bay is a midnight-to-midnight event showcasing local nonprofits. Giving is easy for first-time donors and long-time supporters! The inaugural event in 2014 …