Keep ‘Em Coming Back For More: Building Relationships with Reoccurring Donors

It's the question every nonprofit asks as they gear up for another year of fundraising: How do we retain our donors? The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute releases annual survey findings each year, revealing some interesting trends in donor retention. Over 70% of donors ...
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How My Job at PBP Evolved Over Time Thanks To Technology

It's 9pm, mid-February, 2015, and as my eyes glaze over I am trying to multi-task to count the amount of checks I have left to scan while laying the ones I'm scanning down on the printer in the correct order of dates. Before I know it, I lose track of where I left off, second ...
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Organization is the Key to a Successful Fundraising Event

Benjamin Franklin once said, "For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned."  Was Ben Franklin an event planner in addition to drafting the Declaration of Independence?! Maybe not, but he sure knew the time value of being organized. As event planners, we know in our bones that the more organized we are, the ...
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2022 Nonprofit Update – Fundraising and The Future of Events

On June 29th, 2022, Powered by Professionals' Founder and CEO, Darren Port, participated in the 2022 Nonprofit Update, a virtual conference that provided insight into on-going trends in the industry, updates to accounting and legal matters, insight into fundraising and cybersecurity, and the ability to ask questions to our panel of nonprofit experts. Darren led ...
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Leveraging Fundraising Structure through Event Leadership

Over the years nonprofits have struggled to figure out how to grow their fundraising events.  Some organizations have been successful, and others have found it difficult to get the right people involved.  Powered by Professionals follows a process that enables us to increase our chances for success by leveraging an organizational chart for each event ...
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Hitting Fundraising Goals Start in the Planning Stage – Volunteers and Honorees

There are many reasons that nonprofits do not hit their fundraising goals for their galas, receptions, or fundraising events. In this post we'll share some tips and tricks on how to make sure this doesn't happen to you! Volunteers are an organization's greatest resource; they know your mission and are committed to the cause. However, ...
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