How to Ramp Up Your Recurring Revenue Program

How to Ramp Up Your Recurring Revenue Program

Idealist Consulting recently partnered with Mike Spear of Classy and Matt Scott of UpRaise Consulting for a webinar on how to ramp up your recurring revenue program. Recurring donations can be a game-changer for nonprofits of all sizes – up to 75% of one-time donors do not give again the following year, but most of this is preventable just by changing “the ask.”

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Get Engaged at Dreamforce ’14

Get Engaged at Dreamforce 2014
The biggest nonprofit tech conference of the year is fast approaching as Dreamforce ‘14 comes to San Francisco October 13-16. There are so many ways to get engaged (and we’re not even including marriage proposals, although that’s not out of the question) and the spirit of giving back is more integrated in the Dreamforce experience this year than ever. Here are some of our top recommendations.

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Consultants: the Toughest Partner You’ll Ever Love

Love Your Consultant
Being founded by a Peace Corps volunteer, we have a fondness at Idealist Consulting for the slogan, “the toughest job you’ll ever love.” We find it is an apt way to describe the consultant-nonprofit relationship as well: when it goes well, it is life-changing, but when it goes poorly, cultures collide and no one wins. This post was originally written with the Salesforce community in mind (you can read our full case for hiring a Salesforce consultant here), but the tips are equally applicable for anyone embarking on large technology projects.

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Behind the Curtain: Back-End Considerations for Pledges and Recurring Donations

pledges and recurring donations

We get a lot of questions about the differences between pledges and recurring donations – both are big players in the nonprofit world and have very distinct accounting and CRM implications. Let’s break it down:

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