6 Tips for Optimizing Your Donations

Most fundraising programs focus on marketing and promotions for donation campaigns.  However, even once you have found those repeat or high value donors, getting them to actually donate the most money possible is not always easy. In fact, on average, 18% to 20% of...

5 Reasons Fall Is Most Important Fundraising Season

As the nights get colder and the days grow shorter, your mind may wander towards thinking about a final ask from your top donors.  Year-end tax time is, in fact, the single most important time of the year for nonprofits. Fall is a time that donors want to maximize...

3 Ways Memberships Can Help Your Nonprofit

In the past few years, subscription services have become all the rage. From Netflix and Spotify to Amazon Prime and other SAAS (software as a service) businesses, pay per month has become very popular.  Millennials also seem to much prefer this approach for buying...

How Volunteer Teams Can Double Donations

Nonprofit organizations all know the tremendous value of their volunteers. They are often the key to delivering your mission, and generating fundraising programs and dollars.  But did you know that you can more than double your donations based on how you organize and...

Waldorf School Crowdfunding Case Study

Late this past Fall, the Nelson Waldorf school chose to use Circle Fund to launch and manage their first ever crowdfunding campaign. The Nelson Waldorf School is a registered charity and has operated as a nonprofit for over 27 years.  The school is situated on the...