The Standing Desk

Notes, research, and company thoughts
Annette Storckman
Annette Storckman
Annette Storckman is the Senior Content Manager at Fundraise Up

How Your Tech Should Support Your Staff

The nonprofit sector has been one of the most hard-hit industries amid The Great Resignation — a phenomenon in which more employees quit their jobs in a single month than they have in a century.  According to the Forbes Business Council, even before the pandemic hit, the voluntary turnover rate for nonprofits was 19%, far outpacing the all-industry average of 12%.

5 Ways to Expand Your Unrestricted Fundraising

Unrestricted (or undesignated) fundraising is the backbone of any nonprofit organization. These funds not only help you with your overall mission, but pays for your staff, office, electricity, and even the cost of fundraising itself. Unfortunately, donors are less interested in the granular details of what it takes to run a nonprofit than they are with the emotional engagement of your mission.
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Get Prepared for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is just a few weeks away, but there is still time to prepare and maximize your impact during this important day for nonprofits. Your organization will likely see an influx of new and returning donors, each with their own engagement needs.
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Topics: Giving Tuesday

Expand and Diversify Your Donor Base with Mobile Optimization

Mobile giving is an increasingly popular method of fundraising, especially as Millennials approach middle age and Gen Z enters the workforce. But the nonprofit sector still lags behind e-commerce in terms of mobile optimization.
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Industry Research: Why Donors Give & How You Can Engage Their Interest

With the annual giving season upon us, donors around the world are beginning to engage more with nonprofits and assess their recurring support. The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University recently released their 2020 findings showing that individual giving increased by 2.2% last year. With more attention on nonprofits, it’s important to look at the reasons why donors give and what you can do to increase engagement.
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Celebrity Donors and the Importance of Integrity

The nonprofit world has recently been in the headlines regarding both the pros and cons of celebrity endorsement. While the publicity that comes with celebrity attention is more than valuable, nonprofits still have the power to choose who they connect with.
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Time to Double Your Impact With Company Matching

As we barrel towards the holiday season, nonprofits everywhere are looking for new strategies to increase their donation revenue. But what many nonprofits continue to overlook is Company Matching.
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How a Dedicated Team Makes Your Implementation Fast and Efficient

At Fundraise Up, we pride ourselves not only on enterprise-grade technology, but on our personal — and speedy — implementation process. Whether you’re just getting started or if you need to be live for a last-minute campaign, we have you covered.
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