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Online Marketing: 10 Things Nonprofits Should Consider

It’s hard to know if you’re doing everything you can to maximize your online marketing efforts. Let’s start with these 10 ideas to cover the basics. 1. Does your homepage inspire action? You have a very finite amount of time to prove why someone should remain on your website. People are easily distracted. In a […]

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How Small Nonprofits Can Acquire Major Donors

Just because your organization is small doesn’t mean it can’t bring in big donors. In fact, some of your best prospects might be right under your nose. These tips will help you find major donors by capitalizing on the connections you already have and expanding your reach in the community. Do more with your database […]

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Nonprofit Membership Programs: A How-To Guide

If you’re looking for new ways to keep your supporters engaged, consider launching a membership program. Both parties benefit here, as member fees can provide long-term financial support for your organization while supporters receive additional engagement opportunities and special perks. Use these six steps to get started. 1. Choose your type of membership program Keeping […]

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5 Versatile Fundraising Strategies for Small Nonprofits

If your nonprofit is just getting started, it’s easy to be daunted by the challenges that arise with fundraising efforts. This is especially true if you compare yourself to larger and more established organizations, which draw on brand recognition and longtime supporters to reach their goals. However, while you need to work hard, you don’t […]

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3 Annual Giving Strategies for 2019

When it comes to resources, most annual giving teams have limited time and money for annual giving appeals. Little wins add up—a donor renews her gift for $500 more than last year, a direct mail campaign motivates a larger group of donors than anticipated, more first-time donors pledge than ever before. Every little bit counts.     If you’re keeping track, you […]

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5 Features of Effective Email Newsletters

Imagine a world where every email newsletter you sent out directly impacted the results of your organization. A world where open rates are high, readers are interested, and each new send resulted in more calls, more donations, and more people signing up to support your cause. It’s closer than you may think… If you’re already […]

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How to Hold a Campaign Retrospective

You work hard to ensure your campaigns are successful. But inevitably, each come with their own challenges and triumphs. To capture key learnings and implement them for future campaign iterations, you can hold a campaign retrospective with your team. Campaign retrospectives allow you to reflect and get your entire team on the same page after […]

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Start on a Good Note With Fundraising in 2019

We know some of you are on top of things after the holidays, but it’s not so easy for the rest of us. You know the drill—you set your resolutions with determination on New Year’s Day, but within weeks you already catch yourself losing steam (don’t worry, you’re not alone). The same decline in drive […]

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How to Start Your Own Nonprofit Sponsorship Program

Most nonprofits don’t have a surplus of cash on hand. In fact, most small to mid-size nonprofits struggle to maintain enough funds to continue their regular programming. A potential solution to this issue is a sponsorship program, a tit-for-tat transaction between your nonprofit and another company, be it a for-profit or not. Sponsorship programs aren’t for […]

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4 Social Media Features to Add to Your Organization’s Routine

Social media has come a long way in an unbelievably short amount of time, partly because our favorite apps are constantly experimenting with new features that keep us on our toes. Staying up to date on all these new social media features can be overwhelming. Let’s go through some of the basics so you can make […]

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10 Tried-and-True Content Formats for Nonprofits

Tired of sharing “updates” all the time? Your readers probably are too. But simply changing the format is a great way to repeat your core messages while making the content feel more fresh and interesting. Let’s look at some favorite formats for nonprofit content. 1. How-to Articles In an easy-to-follow format, provide your readers with […]

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7 Tips for a Successful Content Marketing Strategy

Many nonprofit organizations are unaware of the impact content marketing can have on enhancing awareness, creating brand loyalty and generating revenue. However, it is impossible to overestimate the impact of high-quality content and well-thought-out content strategy on the image of the organization and the overall level of engagement. Here are some tips on how to […]