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Tips for Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

The top three things to do after making a fundraising page Start by making a donation to your own fundraising page. Other people are more likely to donate to your page when they see that someone has already contributed. Donating some of your own money also demonstrates to potential supporters that you are serious about helping […]

Personal Nonprofit Branding: What’s Your Nonprofit’s Superpower?

Do enough people outside of your organization know what its main contribution is to this world? What your work is leading towards? Do they recognize your personal nonprofit branding and know what it is your organization stands to change? Taking a leaf from the inventions of the superhero genres is a well tried and fun […]

How to Source the Right Donation Match Partner for Your Nonprofit

Donation matching is a powerful way to inspire your supporters to give. While many nonprofits think of donation matching as a year-end effort or something for which you need a major corporate sponsor, sourcing the right matching partner can happen year-round and leverage a variety of partners. In this post, we’ll walk you through the different […]

12 Tips for writing engaging social media captions

Writing social media captions can be a bummer sometimes, especially for nonprofits. You want to engage your audience and get them to show their support by liking, sharing, or starting conversations but, with all the options on their news feed, how do you get them to stop scrolling and read your caption? We’ve got you […]

6 Summer Fundraiser Ideas for 2021

Is your organization in the process of planning a summer fundraiser? While fundraising during COVID times seems challenging, having an engaging and accessible event is still possible. Plenty of options are available—from outdoor events to virtual fun. Many traditional fundraisers can also be tailored and still work with social distancing. Here are six pandemic-friendly fundraiser […]

7 Email Marketing Myths That Are Hurting Your Fundraising Efforts

Does hitting the Send button on an email blast to your list make your pits sweat? That’s totally normal. It makes my pits sweat too, and I have a healthy obsession with writing emails.  But let’s face it—there’s a lot to worry about! You could make a few typos, offend someone, send too many emails, or land in […]

Nonprofit Communications Plan: How-To Identify an Audience and Create an Avatar

Any experienced marketer would tell you that understanding one’s audience is key to success in communication. When creating a strategic communications plan, it is important to identify your goals for each particular communications effort. After you identify the goals and objectives of your communication efforts, you can identify an audience. Brainstorm different groups of people you hope to […]

3 Ways to Pitch a Nonprofit Corporate Partnership for Giving Tuesday

Finding the right corporate partner for your Giving Tuesday campaign requires research, preparation, and persistence. Nonprofits raised more than $2.47 billion in the U.S. alone on Giving Tuesday in 2020, which was a 25% year-over-year increase.  As the largest fundraising day of the year only continues to grow, now is the time for your organization to begin […]

Strategic Communication: External Nonprofit Communication

Once you and your team have worked together to fine-tune your internal nonprofit strategic communication initiatives by constructing a mission statement, vision statement, and identifying your core values, you can now start to strategize your external nonprofit communication efforts. There are several forms of external nonprofit communication which include: Website Content Emails Newsletter Social Media Press Releases  […]

Nonprofit Strategic Communication: Internal Branding and Messaging

If you are working to master the messaging of your mission to share with the public, start by looking within. Sounds very spiritual doesn’t it? But really, good nonprofit strategic communication begins within an organization before ever setting out to share with everyone else.  Before you communicate with an audience, get together with your board and staff and get […]

How to Build Trust Online as a Nonprofit

With over 1.5 million charitable organizations in the US alone, NGO founders have a tough challenge presented to them. Not only do they need to launch an effective marketing campaign to attract charitable givers, but they also need to work on building trust. This may be a tricky part for many charity workers who are only starting out in […]

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