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5 Volunteer Retention Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Volunteer retention is crucial for nonprofits and other organizations that rely on volunteer support. It’s much more cost-effective to retain your current volunteers rather than constantly spend your marketing dollars on recruiting new supporters.   Plus, your current volunteers have already gone through training and onboarding, meaning they provide a lot of value to your organization.   However, if […]

5 Ways to Make the Most of the Summer Slump at Your Nonprofit

Summer is historically a slower season for fundraising, but it offers nonprofits a unique opportunity to focus on the activities they weren’t able to prioritize during busier times of the year.  Below are five important activities that can impact your progress towards your organizational goals. Work these into your summer plan to make the most […]

THE ROLE OF BRAND IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

Many nonprofits continue to use their brands primarily as a fundraising tool, but a growing number of nonprofits are developing a broader and more strategic approach, managing their brands to create greater social impact and tighter organizational cohesion. Nonprofit brands are visible everywhere. Amnesty International, Habitat for Humanity, and World Wildlife Fund are some of […]

14 Easy Nonprofit Fundraising Ideas

Major fundraising events like 5K races, golf tournaments, and black-tie galas are extremely successful at generating revenue for nonprofits of all sizes and cause sectors. However, these fundraising events also require large budgets, time to plan, and significant volunteer support. The goal of any nonprofit fundraising event is maximizing donations while minimizing expenses. That way, […]

In-Person Fundraising Events Are Back in Full Swing — How to Make the Most of It

With the weather warming up, fundraising events season is getting into full swing. And this year, at long last, our events are back to in person — mostly. Although many events will continue to have a hybrid component for some time to come, there’s no better opportunity to engage with your constituents than when you can provide them that […]

8 Gala Fundraiser Tips for the Small Nonprofit

Imagine sitting at a table of like-minded individuals and engaging in meaningful conversation. It’s an evening of toasting to a fantastic organization, an opportunity to network with peers, a chance to support a great cause, and a forum for building long-lasting relationships. This event is better known as a gala fundraiser. But, what is a gala? […]

How to Source and Retain Consistent Volunteers

Volunteers help nonprofits in a variety of ways. Sometimes you need them for short-term help like a weekend cleanup event or managing your 5k run. However, you might also need their support for longer-term projects or tasks that require training. Sourcing and retaining long-term volunteers takes some work, but you can find consistent volunteers to support […]

5 Tips To Cultivate A People First Culture In Your Nonprofit Workplace

You may have heard the term “people first culture” here and there, but what does it really mean? Inc.com describes the term as the following: “People-first cultures are rooted in a philosophy that values people over profits. The ironic twist is that when employees are valued as whole individuals and provided the opportunity for well-being, connection, and fulfillment, […]

5 TYPES OF STORIES FOR NON-PROFIT FUNDRAISING

Stories are an incredible tool for non-profit fundraising. Stories help non-profits illustrate their compelling reasons for giving in a way that makes sense to people who aren’t doing the work day in and day out. And when a fundraising appeal is easy to understand, there’s one less barrier to someone donating. Your non-profit has lots […]

4 Communications Strategy Tips for Donor Retention

A common misconception among newer nonprofit professionals is that every campaign or event is meant to attract new donors and donations. While acquisition is definitely a worthwhile goal, a sensible fundraising specialist will tell you that another top priority of any given fundraising project should be retaining the dedicated supporters that you already have.   The […]

The new OCSWSSW website sets the bar for form and function

Great websites integrate a great experience for both end-users as well as the team managing it! Meeting the needs of various audiences – the public, members and applicants – as well as building back-end functionality specialized to make the administration of the website simple and efficient was our goal with the redesign and rebuild of […]

24 Instagram Tips for the Modern Nonprofit

If a picture is worth a thousand words, your nonprofit’s Instagram account is a storytelling goldmine.  Instagram is one of the fastest-growing and highly engaged social media platforms, celebrating its 12th birthday in 2022. Learn how to capitalize on the latest Instagram features to engage donors on the 7th most visited website in the world. Instagram for […]

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