The Importance of Setting Goals

"You gotta have a goal. Do you have a goal?" Do we need Kit DeLuca (from Pretty Woman) to tell us that we all need to have goals? As we charge into a new decade, it is that time of year where we all inevitably take stock of our lives and perhaps make some New ...
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Tis’ the Season to Give Back

Although Giving Tuesday has now passed, we are still riding high watching the U.S. kick-a** by raising over 511 million dollars this year. A 28% increase from Giving Tuesday in 2018, which at that time had a shocking increase of 45% since Giving Tuesday in 2017. Rock on America. If you were still digesting Thanksgiving ...
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9 Ways to Create an Engaging Event

Every good event planner asks themselves the same question while planning their next soiree: how do you engage attendees at every touch point of your charity event and make the experience memorable? At Powered by Professionals, we practice what we preach! Below are 9 ways to ensure attendees at your next non-profit event are engaged ...
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Finding Software Solutions for Your Organization

You're a small non-profit trying to navigate the vast array of options available to organize your events, improve your fundraising, and manage your constituents. Maybe you have a few small local events a year, or you're looking to expand to new cities. You want to streamline your email communications, retain information for managing your current ...
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Volunteerism: Giving Back to the Community

Most people believe that the only way to give back is by making a monetary donation, but that is not the case. Instead, you can give your time and it is just as appreciated! Volunteering is a great way to give back to a community and can help an organization reach its fundraising goals. Not ...
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Effective Communication with Your Donors

Donor retention rates have been on a steady decline for the last few years. In 2010-2011, the number of returning donors was at 52.5% with a steady decline to 38.9% over 2017-2018, meaning less than half of non-profit’s donor base are those donors making repeat gifts from year to year. With capacity to give at ...
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