State of MIND BLOG

Leveraging Surveys to Cultivate Donor Relationships

Fundraising communications are typically a one-way street where we are regularly asking our donors to support our mission while providing them with the latest information about how that support makes a difference.   But how often are we opening up that communication and giving our donors a voice?   Your donors are so much more…
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Holistic Budgeting and Program Planning: Where Do We Even Begin?

We can likely all agree that the fundraising industry has changed pretty significantly over the last decade.   More organizations are taking that valuable ‘monthly first’ approach … integration has become more than just a buzzword and it’s in practice across campaign messaging and audience planning … and, across all sectors, we are seeing nonprofits…
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Analytics: Translating KPIs into Actionable Insights for Leadership

This blog post contains information from our SVP of Analytics Dave Jorgensen’s Nonprofit Technology Conference presentation from March 24, 2021.   We are overloaded with data as fundraisers. And data for the sake of data gets you nowhere.   When analyzing the health of your file, pay special attention to these five key performance indicators…
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Spring Cleaning: 5 Tips to Set Your Organization Up for Success

It’s that time of year again! The tease of warmer weather and the extra sunlight in the evenings are making us feel a little more productive and we’re more than ready to clean off that long, dark winter. Spring cleaning shouldn’t be limited to just decluttering the basement or preparing your taxes. Now is the…
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A Year of Life During a Pandemic: 12 Lessons Learned

Just one year ago, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Dining rooms across the world quickly turned into both a home office and a day care and we learned how to juggle … a lot. The hardships we have experienced during this time cannot be overstated. So many of us have lost loved ones, gone a…
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Virtual Success: Key Steps to Successful Virtual Events

Well, it’s been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic turned our lives upside down and forced us into a more virtual way of life.  At this time last year most, organizations were making difficult decisions around the status of their events … wondering if they would be cancelled completely, or if they would need…
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