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Grant Seeking 101: Managing the Grant

Congratulations! You got the grant! It probably took you a long time to get here. The entire grants process—from writing the application to receiving the award—can take anywhere from six months to several years. But really, your work has just started. Now it’s time to do what you promised and manage the grant effectively. In this […]

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Leveraging Facebook to the Fullest

Why Facebook is Important to Nonprofits If you’re a marketer, then you know the impact that Facebook has globally. The platform provides a vast space for organizations of all sizes to reach people all over the world. The social media giant has 1.47 billion active daily users worldwide- that’s 66% of its monthly users- making Facebook the third […]

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Can Donor Surveys Really Help You Raise Money?

The answer my friends is a resounding YES! Numerous studies reveal donor satisfaction is the single biggest driver of donor loyalty. According to world-renowned fundraising researcher Adrian Sargent, donors indicating that they were ‘very satisfied’ with the quality of service provided being twice as likely to offer a second or subsequent gift than those who identified themselves as merely satisfied. […]

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T-Shirt Fundraising: A New Take on Crowdfunding

If your nonprofit is looking for a new fundraising idea that will get your supporters excited to make a donation, then t-shirt fundraising could be exactly what you’re looking for. This new crowdfunding option is an easy way for your nonprofit to not only raise money on a recurring basis but also increase awareness of your work […]

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Nonprofits: A Beginner’s Guide

Recently a family of raccoons had to be removed from the attic of my in-law’s lake house. When we asked the owner of the pest control company how he was able to remove them so quickly his reply was quick, succinct, funny and purely logical. He simply replied: “I think like a raccoon!” Not only […]

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Using Social Science to Strengthen Your Fundraising

At its core, fundraising is a persuasive craft. It involves using rational and emotional appeals to move listeners and readers to take some action, like making a gift or volunteering time in support of your cause. While fundraising communications are often counterintuitive to people outside of the field, the reality is that it most of its best […]

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Nonprofit Blogging Tips and Why You Need to Blog

Blogging is one of the most versatile digital marketing tools that organizations can use to craft a compelling story and engage with their audience. When a nonprofit blogs as part of its content marketing strategy, it is in a unique position to leverage its efforts by shaping engaging stories that speak directly to its target audience about […]

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The Best Social Media Platforms For Nonprofits

Choosing a social media platform for any organization can be daunting. Nonprofits, which work with limited funds, need to be even choosier on which channels best serve their needs based on their audience, time and resources. When considering which social media platforms to choose, begin by asking these three questions: Who is our target audience? What […]

7 Ways to Upgrade Your Nonprofit Donation Page [INFOGRAPHIC]

When website visitors arrive at your nonprofit donation page, you have seconds to turn that donor from a well-intentioned visitor to a donor. Whether donors arrive via email, social media, or your blog, your nonprofit donation page needs to be banging all 8 cylinders. Or at least 7. Elevation recently published this snazzy infographic running down 7 ways to […]

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How to Create Social Media Promotions That Convert

Long gone are the days when social media was merely a way to share updates with friends and family. People of all ages spend hours on social media platforms every single day. It’s become not only a massive online community, but a marketplace. Products, services and ideas are shared to an almost overwhelming degree, and while a […]

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How to Boost Your Instagram Marketing

  With more than 500 million active users daily and increasing, Instagram has rapidly become a powerhouse in the social media world. The popularity of Instagram has led many brands to focus their attentions on the platform when it comes to their social media marketing efforts, and whilst many are taking full advantage of the […]

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5 Things That Break My Fundraising Heart

Fundraising is the perfect job for hopeless romantics because being genuinely thoughtful and compassionate with your donors makes you a remarkably better fundraiser. Many of the charities I give to do an incredible job of making me feel appreciated. I reward them by making another gift and if I really love them, making my gift […]