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5 Simple Best Practices to Increase Online Donations

Many nonprofit organizations rely heavily on monetary donations from supportive donors. With digital interaction and commerce in full swing, one would expect that an online donation option is a capability even the smallest nonprofit organization would possess. Online donations streamline the donation process allowing donors to pledge their assistance, assuming the process is simple enough, […]

Google Analytics for Nonprofits: The 3 Analytics Goals Every Nonprofit Must Track

Google Analytics can seem daunting, especially for the smaller marketing team or the marketer with limited digital chops. Perhaps you’ve avoided the very mention of it, hesitant to dive down the rabbit hole. After all, it’s unfamiliar territory, and you’ve got plenty on your plate as it is. Or perhaps you’re a seasoned Google Analytics pro who […]

How Does Google’s BERT Algorithm Update Affect Your Website’s SEO?

Google’s latest algorithm update, BERT, is supposedly one of the search engine’s biggest updates yet. BERT was rolled out at the end of 2019, and it has already made significant changes in search rankings. In order to maintain or improve your website’s ranking, you should understand what BERT is, how it affects search results, and […]

Why Video Should Be Part of Your Marketing Strategy

A third of the time people spend online is dedicated to watching videos, which is why it’s no surprise that 93% of marketers are using it¹ as part of their marketing efforts. So, whether you’re new to the world of video marketing, trying to persuade your boss that video should be part of your strategy, […]

82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

Fundraising Stats The average online gift in 2018 was $96.40 USD (Blackbaud Luminate Online Report). 8.5% of overall fundraising in 2018 came from online giving (Charitable Giving Report). 54% of donors worldwide prefer to give via credit or debit card. 11% via direct mail/post. 10% via bank/wire transfer. 9% via PayPal. 4% via mobile app/wallet. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Extend Your Nonprofit’s Reach with Paid Ads

A broader reach for your nonprofit means better brand recognition and the potential for more donors and higher donations. How can you extend your reach in the digital sphere? By creating a digital ad spend budget to use on various types of paid advertisements. In general, paid ads can help your nonprofit with your recognition, […]

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 […]

5 Key Ways to Optimize Your Institution’s Website

Your higher education institution likely has several goals and requirements in mind when building and maintaining your website, from student prospecting and news and events, to academics and advancement. Online giving is on the rise and websites continue to be the leading digital channel by which to give. Therefore, it’s critical that your institution’s website […]

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