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Data Appends: A Guide for Your Nonprofit

Analytics is all the rage in development offices. Data scientists and prospect researchers on the nonprofit payroll are working side by side to mine data within the nonprofit’s information system and create models that predict who is likely to give—and who is not. Adding highly skilled staff to do this analysis is expensive, but stretches […]

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Is Your Nonprofit Ready for #GivingTuesday?

Giving Tuesday 2016 yielded $168,000,000 in nonprofit donations. Is your nonprofit ready to leverage end-of-year giving in 2017? #GivingTuesday is right around the corner and presents a unique opportunity for nonprofits nationwide to drive in new donors (both financial and time-based). If you are not familiar with #GivingTuesday, it is a national campaign that begins the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (Nov. […]

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5 Research-Backed Lessons on Major Gifts Fundraising

Last month, the Blackbaud Institute released a report entitled “Share of the American Wallet,” which uses the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey data to explore how demographic attributes and discretionary spending patterns relate to philanthropy. The study provides useful and interesting insights on general philanthropic trends across the United States and confirms common wisdom about […]

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Building a Responsive Website Is Key to Engaging Your Audience

With more than 51% of web traffic viewed on mobile devices, it’s a no-brainer to make sure your nonprofit’s website is responsive. People aren’t just looking at social media or emails on their phones and tablets anymore — they’re creating sophisticated videos, filling out important forms and paperwork, coding on the go, and of course, […]


23 of the Best Fundraising Ideas for Growth

Historically, the path to nonprofit growth has been ill-defined. In fact, according to Tracy Palandjian of Social Finance, “of the 200,000 or so nonprofits that were created between 1975 and 2008, only 200—that’s 0.1 percent of these nonprofits—have reached 50 million in annual revenues.” But the tides are turning. An increasing number of nonprofits are […]

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6 Elements of a Successful P2P Event Homepage

The homepage of your P2P event is the first page that most of your participants will see before they register. It’s your job to design a page that inspires action and participation quickly. Potential registrants are the main audience for this page. To ensure that your page meets the needs of this audience, include the […]

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7 Ways to Use Social Media for Community Events

Make sure you are all rowing in the same direction when using social media to promote events. Recently a friend asked me for suggestions for using social media for community events, specifically a local, community-based rowing crew club in which she and her children are involved. Her goals: more exposure, promote programs, increase interest in […]

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How Startup Nonprofits Can Get the Grant of Their Dreams

Getting that perfect grant can be a make or break situation for a startup nonprofit. When Nonprofit Hub was at its beginning, we were lucky enough to receive a grant that helped us get our feet on solid ground. But that was because of a relationship I had built with the organization over several years’ […]

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The Future of Social Media Is Here: These Are the Trends You Need to Know

It’s time we talk about how you’re using social media. That’s right, this is an intervention. We’re concerned about what you’re doing, and more importantly what you’re not doing. Your lack of adoption of new channels. Your total disrespect of mobile-first users. Your reluctance to try video. Your fear of spending money on social ads. […]

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7 Online Donation Tools to Delight Your Donors

Online fundraising garners millions in charitable giving for the nonprofit industry every year, but with so many options, it can be difficult to find the right online donation tools for your organization. To make the buying process a little less intimidating, here are some of our favorite online donation tools. These providers are all easy […]

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6 Technology Tips for Community Foundations to Engage Millennial Donors

Advancements in technology are accelerating the rate at which our world is changing, transforming the way people connect, learn, and engage with each other. In philanthropy, we have seen the shift from checkbook philanthropy to results-driven philanthropy. More and more donors want to give to the causes they care about most through the click of a button […]

Instagram for Nonprofits — How Your Org Can Get Onboard

Like many nonprofits and social enterprises you may be scratching your head and wondering how an Instagram presence can help you contribute to social good in a creative and heroic way. With all the noise out there, how can you be sure that your efforts are even moving the needle for your cause? You know that […]