February 2017 eNewsletter Articles
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February 2017 eNewsletter Articles

Here you'll find the articles we recommend in our eNewsletter in Fundraising; Governance; Strategy, Planning, & Change; and Technology & Outreach.

Fundraising: How Does Your Online Giving Compare to Your Peers?

In 2012, JCamp 180 Mentors tested the online giving process of our affiliated camps.

In December 2016, we tested them again.

Find out what has improved in 4 years and how your camp can improve the online giving experience for your donors.

>> How Does Your Online Giving Compare to Your Peers?

Looking for more tips to improve your Online Giving?

>> Check out these best practices...


Governance: Does Your Camp Have a Gift Acceptance Policy? 

Should your nonprofit accept every gift that comes its way? It's hard to say 'no thank you!' to donors, but sometimes it's the right choice.

There are some kinds of gifts that your nonprofit simply may not want to - or should not - accept. Some gifts may result in more hassle and expense than benefit to the organization. This is where a well-considered "gift acceptance policy" can help.

This article from the National Council of Nonprofits provides detailed information about Gift Acceptance Policies as well as useful samples.

>> Gift Acceptance Policies

Looking for more policies your Board should consider putting in place?

>> Check out the Policies & Procedures section of the Knowledge Center 


Strategy, Planning & Change: But When Will You Abandon It?

Not if, but when.

This short blog post from Seth Godin reminds us to look at each system/process we've held on to for a long time, and consider if it is time to abandon any of them.

>> But When Will You Abandon It?

Looking for more ways to rethink the way you do things?

>> Check out this article about 4 questions you should be asking at your organization


Technology & Outreach: Who loves you? Are they in your database? Do you really know them?

We all know your most likely donors are the people who are most emotionally connected to your camp: alumni, parents, grandparents. But do you have updated contact information for your biggest potential supporters? Do you truly know which of your fans have the greatest capacity to give? The JCamp 180 Data2Donors program can help.

 >> Who loves you? Are they in your database? Do you really know them?

Looking for more ways to make your database work for you?

>> Check out this Fundraiser's One-Week Spring Challenge!