ANNUAL REPORTS, do you need one?…the answer is a big YES…but where to start? We did the research for you and consolidated a handy checklist of best practices, along with some case studies highlighting nonprofits doing it right — all around Annual Report planning in a 3–5 minute read. Don’t…


Q&A : Mackenzie Padell in preparation 2018 AMPLIFY Sessions

“Being a military spouse is hard. I am always humbled and honored to be around other spouses who are charting their own course regardless of obstacles the military can create in progressing individual and career goals.”

Mackenzie Padell, Co-Founder & CXO of CauseEngine

What is your connection to AMPLIFY and what compelled you to get involved in this workshop for career- minded and driven military spouses like yourself?

I have had the privilege of being…


Don’t fall into the “forever scrolling” newsletter trap. Be pointed and direct.

Did you know 17% of Americans change their email every 6 months, 30% every year!? *

Meanwhile, our Sales lead has had his hotmail address since 1997. Go figure…

What does that mean for you? It means stay in touch with your constituents to make sure a shift in email doesn’t have your messages lost in the wind. …


We’ve been talking about branding services this week, and want to highlight one of our own — Marine Raider Foundation.

Marine Raider Foundation’s small staff sought guidance to execute a total rebrand of the organization and help solve several other challenges that come with wearing too many hats.

They hired…


All the tricks to retain new and existing supporters in 2018

According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s annual Fundraising Effectiveness Report; the donor retention rate nationally in 2017 was 45%; meaning 1-in-2 of your donors will not donate again in 2018. Let that sink in — 1 out of every 2 donors — gone.

If only there was a silver bullet; a simple solution to raise donor retention rates…Oh wait, there is — THANK YOUR DONORS PROPERLY!

CauseEngine has over 100+ vetted, curated Pros…


Regardless of your politics or how you feel about it - the tax reform bill is signed and about to take effect. It's important to understand the immediate impacts on your organization - both the positives and negatives.

We’ll show you how to capitalize on the changes NOW to boost…


It’s been an exciting few months here at CauseEngine and I’m proud to give you an update on what we’ve been up to.

On a side note, I’m also going to start publishing curated content about strategy, fundraising, marketing, operations, and innovation. …


I was recently asked to reflect on how the Marine Corps prepared me for starting a business. Intuitively it’s an easy question for me to answer so long as I don’t have to communicate it to anyone else. The Marine Corps Leadership Principles and Traits I learned are so ingrained…


Bottom Line Up Front: Giving Season is crucial for the sustainability of nonprofit organizations.

This time last year, I was both stressed and excited about the end of year. Like many nonprofits, we took in the vast majority of our revenue during the last few months of the year. According…

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