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Competitive Positioning for Nonprofits

How to Create a Brand Positioning Statement It’s an important question every organization must ask themselves: what sets you apart from the competition? Notice I said “organization.” Don’t think that just because you’re part of a nonprofit that you don’t need to put time and effort into branding! Nonprofits need to be aware of the […]

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Communications New Year’s Resolutions for Fundraisers

Important question, fundraiser. What portion of your job is communications? Answer: more than you probably realize. After all, two very large portions of the development cycle (cultivation and stewardship) involve a lot of communications. The nature and format of these communications can vary depending on whether you work with annual level donors or major donors. […]

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Content Strategy for Nonprofits: Make the Most of Your Story

If you are involved in your nonprofit’s marketing efforts, and especially if you’ve decided to see what the internet has to say about nonprofit marketing, no doubt you’ve come across the term content strategy. And if you had the courage to enter “content strategy” into a Google search, you were rewarded with scads of articles and […]

Top 12 Fundraising Tips for December

December is around the corner and we want to share best tips for your year-end fundraising. Sit back with your eggnog, put your feet up and review our list of what you need to know so you can have the best giving season ever: 1. Share your metrics for your December fundraising. Whether it’s total dollars raised, number of […]

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How to Reach Beyond Your Typical Donor Base

As we reach the end of 2019, reflections and evaluations are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. What is working well? What could we change? How can we grow and create a larger impact? How can we make next year even better? One of the best ways to increase your impact is to expand your […]

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3 Weeks Until #GivingTuesday! Is Your Organization Ready?

#GivingTuesday is less than three weeks away… is your organization ready to leverage this global day of giving? From fundraising to just plain old engagement and awareness, there are many ways organizations across the social good ecosystem can participate. Read on for tips and resources on how to make an impact and start the season […]

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Optimizing Student Prospecting Efforts with Social Listening and Influencers

Social media can play many important roles in your student prospecting efforts— from knowing what prospective students care about to recruitment to enrollment. Learn why social listening is important and how to find and use the influencers among prospective and existing students, alumni, and parents. Social Listening – Tune into Your Audience By listening to […]

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Telling Better Stories During Year-End Fundraising

Storytelling is an innate part of fundraising. Whether or not we do it intentionally, we are always in the midst of constructing a narrative about our organization, its work and why people should support it. During year-end fundraising campaigns, organizations tend to step up their storytelling efforts ten-fold. Some campaigns are even built around a single story. […]

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Dealing with negative comments on social media

We all know that social media is a great tool to tell your story, engage with your donors, and ultimately achieve your mission. In fact, nonprofit organizations that are not using social media are seriously losing out, not only funding, but also supporters, volunteers, and awareness for their cause. But do you know that social […]

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6 Ways to Leverage Financial Data for a Successful Giving Season

Giving season is right around the corner, and we know that, in between sips of pumpkin spice lattes, fundraising and development teams across the country are busy finalizing their plans to maximize giving opportunities. But have you ever considered that the months leading up to giving season are actually a perfect time to review your organization’s […]

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The ABC’s of Winning a Lapsed Donor Back

Imagine this scenario: Your organization received a donation from a donor once or twice but have not received anything this year. Some nonprofit professionals may say well that donor is gone, time to find a new one. WRONG! Studies show that it costs less to retain, or re-engage, a lapsed donor, then it does to […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Fundraising Strategy Fresh

If you’re looking at your organization’s fundraising strategy and trying to find areas where you can improve it before the year-end rush, you’re in luck! With each new year comes improved technology and plenty of new ways to enhance your fundraising. Whether you’re planning to launch more campaigns or looking for the right software, you […]