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10 Simple but Powerful Thanksgiving Fundraising Ideas

Posted on Nov 29, 2021

We are at the end of 2021! And year-end is the time when nonprofits need to perk up to attract donors! Innovative fundraising ideas are needed by nonprofits to make them stand out in the highly competitive market!

8 Powerful Virtual Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

Posted on Nov 22, 2021

Responsive website designs, online donations, mobile giving, were some methods that became popular for donating to charities. Different fundraising strategies adopted by nonprofits bore mixed results.

Why do Nonprofits Love Text to Give

Posted on Nov 15, 2021

Text to give has become a must-have fundraising option for nonprofits in recent times because of the highly increased screen times of smartphone users during COVID 19. In a survey conducted on 1300 consumers, marketers, and businesses in 2021, 61% of the mobile users say that the time they spend on texting has increased significantly due to COVID.

8 Ways to Sell More Tickets for Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Event

Posted on Nov 08, 2021

The success of any fundraising event is gauged by the revenue generated by the event which solely depends on the number of attendees to the event. Whether it is an online event or an offline one, the number of people who attend the event determines its success. One of the chief focus areas for a fundraising event is ticket sales.

How To Raise More Money for Nonprofits through Online Auction

Posted on Nov 04, 2021

Auctions have been a popular means of fundraising for nonprofits for years. However, the pandemic has changed the direction of auctions from physical events to virtual events. In other words in 2020 we have seen several nonprofits hosting online auctions successfully.

How Text-to-Give Can Help to Meet Fundraising Goals for Nonprofits

Posted on Nov 03, 2021

Text-to-give facilitates donations directly through smartphones using the phones’ native texting app or web browser.

How Charities Can Use QR Codes to Accept Donations?

Posted on Oct 29, 2021

Have you noticed a black and white patchwork of squares at stores, supermarkets, for online transactions, and more? These are QR codes. They have been around for some time now, but the pandemic has propelled their widespread usage since 2020!

Donation Rules for Nonprofit Organizations

Posted on Oct 27, 2021

Donors usually trust nonprofits that follow all the legalities and adhere to the rules set by the state and federal governments. Besides, if donating to nonprofits also offers tax benefits to donors, they are more inclined to contribute to the nonprofit.

Features of Donation Management Software!

Posted on Oct 07, 2021

Donor management software allows companies to centralize and manage all of their donor information. It's geared at nonprofits, but it can be used for any type of fundraising, including schools, churches, and political groups.

Benefits and Downside of Text-to-Give for Nonprofits

Posted on Oct 04, 2021

Text-to-give is an innovative fundraising technique that allows people to make donations to organizations using their mobile phones. Donors may text donations to their favorite organizations using their phones' default messaging apps.

How to Succeed in Business When No One Can Pronounce Your Name

Posted on Nov 08, 2019

Varchasvi Shankar is President and CEO of iConnectX, as well as an IT entrepreneur who has built V2Soft into a multi-million-dollar, global operation serving Fortune 500 companies. He grew up in Mysore in the state of Karnataka, India.

Coaching vs Mentoring - What is the Difference

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

Coaching and mentoring are often used and interpreted interchangeably, especially in business contexts. However, there exists a difference between the two. It is important to note and be aware of this difference in order to enable organizations and individuals to rightly choose between the two. Depending on a case to case basis, effective decision making can be highly beneficial in employing a more effective strategy for personal or professional development.

Giving Back Has Never Been Easier!

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

Randy Lewis, the author of ‘No Greatness Without Goodness,’ states that all people, including companies, have the duty to make the world a better place. He began a movement that pushed Walgreens to hire differently abled people.

The Importance of Mentor

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

""A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.""-Bob Proctor Mentoring is when an individual shares his experience, skills, and knowledge to guide another to shape his future.

How to Become an Effective Philanthropist and Do Your Part for a Better World

Posted on Jun 19, 2019

Philanthropy is any act that is performed for the betterment of humanity. Philanthropy is derived from “Philos” which means loving and “Anthropos” meaning humankind. Acts of philanthropy are not done with the motive of generating a profit. Philanthropic giving is on a steady rise as donors across various demographics show an increased interest in various issues such as environmental, medical research, etc.

3 Ways Executives Efficiently Use Their Time for Mentoring

Posted on Sep 10, 2018

Most executives have a desire to mentor. It helps encourage growth within their own organizations, and it gives them a sense of fulfillment – putting their hard-won skills and talents to good use.  But mentoring is also time-consuming, and often, if the mentee isn’t fully engaged – or just the right fit for the mentor in the first place – it can mean even more lost time. And that’s just not something most executives are willing to risk. 

How Mentoring Improves Your Performance as an Executive

Posted on Jul 19, 2018

When it comes to mentoring, the benefits to the mentee are pretty obvious. They get expert guidance from a proven pro, personalized advice about their specific career and goals, and most importantly, connections with higher-ups in their organization and across their industry. It's a slam dunk in every sense of the phrase.

Executives Want to Donate to Charity: These 3 Hurdles Are Stopping Them

Posted on Jun 26, 2018

Executives Want to Donate to Charity: These 3 Hurdles Are Stopping Them Most busy executives want to donate to the charities and causes they care about – but actually making it happen? Well, that’s another story. Facing jam-packed schedules, a tenuous work-life balance and all kinds of demands and obligations outside the office, executives often let their charitable goals fall by the wayside.

How to Find A Mentor That Matches Your Needs

Posted on Jun 26, 2018

A mentor can be invaluable. They can guide you toward the right career path, share their hard-won experiences with you, and give you sage advice to help you on your journey. They may even open doors to new opportunities or jobs. But in order to offer all these amazing benefits? They first need to be the right fit. An ill-fitting mentor won't know what to say or where to guide you, nor will they have the experience or skills you need to learn from.

Watch Out For These Signs Of A Bad Mentoring Relationship

Posted on Jun 15, 2018

There’s nothing worse than a bad mentoring arrangement. Already strapped for time and zapped of energy, you shouldn’t be devoting yourself to anything that’s not of value -- both to you and your mentee -- especially given your hard-earned talent, skills, and experience. But how do you spot those bad mentoring relationships? How do you know when one’s just plain not working? 

Ideas for Empowering Your Volunteers to Make the Most of Holiday Fundraising

Posted on Dec 11, 2019

As a nonprofit fundraiser, you know that the period between Thanksgiving and New Year is one of the most important times to fundraise. After all, 30 percent of all donations are made in the month of December. And you’re likely feeling the pressure to meet your yearly fundraising goal… or raise a good chunk of your operating budget for the coming year.

How to be a Subject Matter Expert in your Favorite Cause

Posted on Dec 11, 2019

It’s wonderful to be passionate about a cause. It’s good for you and for the world. Since you are giving-minded, we at iConnectX want to plant a seed. There’s another level of commitment and awareness that’s good for you, for the world, and your career. It’s a commitment to immerse yourself in understanding your cause—the root challenges, overarching trends, and variety of approaches charities take to create social change.

How do you Ask Someone to be Your Mentor?

Posted on Jul 02, 2019

“A lot of people put pressure on themselves and think it will be way too hard for them to live out their dreams. Mentors are there to say, “Look it’s not that tough. It’s not as hard as you think. Here are some guidelines and things I have gone through to get to where I am in my career.”- Joe Jonas

The Value of Mentors: Learn From Mistakes, Without Making Them Yourself

Posted on Jul 19, 2018

We all make mistakes – that’s undeniable. It’s hard sometimes, but it’s also what allows us to learn, grow and improve ourselves – both personally and professionally.  But what if you could get those same benefits, without suffering the consequences and frustrations those mistakes come with? What if you could learn from your mistakes…without actually making them in the first place? 

Why Corporate Mentoring Programs are Not Enough

Posted on Jun 21, 2018

Why Corporate Mentoring Programs are Not Enough  Lots of corporations have in-house mentoring programs, and while the idea behind them is honorable, in the long run, they’re more beneficial for the organization than the actual individuals being mentored. 

Got Goals? 4 Ways A Mentor Can Help You Reach Them

Posted on Jun 15, 2018

Don’t have a mentor? You need one. And fast. Mentors are invaluable. No matter your position, industry or career trajectory, they’re often the missing link between you and your goals. The last rung on the ladder to penultimate success.

Networking Challenges All Professionals Face

Posted on May 18, 2018

Networking is vital to long-term career success. After all, how can you find bigger, better jobs, learn new skills or gain unique perspectives if you never venture outside that same, familiar bubble of colleagues and coworkers you’ve always had?