3 Major Reasons to Host a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser

Peer-to-peer fundraising (also known as social, P2P, or DIY fundraising) is an effective way to raise money for any cause. With this type of campaign, you enlist dedicated supporters to fundraise on your behalf. Typically, you equip each participant with a custom-built personal fundraising page, which they then share with their family and friends. The ultimate goal […]

How to Build Trust Through Social Media

It was Booker T. Washington who said; “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” It’s such a deeply human trait to feel good about helping others ― which is why nonprofits are so important. Nonprofits can use social media as a tool to; Raise awareness for their cause Scale their […]

The Anatomy of an Effective Fundraiser Letter

Social media is all the rage these days. Although less personable, it’s become a major outreach tool. But according to the Blackbaud Institute, while social media is on the rise, direct mail has declined from 49% to 23% of donors from 2010 to 2018. Yet, direct mail remains viable for “mature donors” born 1945 or sooner. This […]

Going Virtual is Not Enough: Reimagining Traditional P2P Walks for Fall 2020 and Beyond

In-person peer-to-peer (P2P) events have been one of the types of P2P campaigns most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The in-person to virtual paradigm of the Spring was very reactive in nature, propelled by uncertainty and fear. Moving into Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, we now understand more about the necessary precautions, such as the importance of […]

How to Become an Expert in Social Media Branding

In today’s modernized world, social media branding has become a no-brainer. With millions surfing the web at any given moment, social channels have proven to be super valuable as a way to keep in touch with friends and family ― and the world. As of January 2020, there are 3.8 billion social media users worldwide. The […]

6 Storytelling Secrets for Nonprofit Professionals

Stories have a unique way of engaging an audience. If you want to learn how to win hearts, change minds, and get your audience to take action, you need to get good at sharing stories. Here are six storytelling tips to win hearts, change minds, and create a real impact: Secret #1 – Know your […]

How to Engage Young Generations in the Age of COVID-19

During these times, when every day is filled with uncertainty, nonprofits must reevaluate their strategies to engage with all segments of their audience. This is especially relevant for nonprofits who want to engage young generations, like Generation Z (Gen Z). Also known as “philanthroteens,” they’re thoughtful, political, and ready to take on the world. In […]

Inspiring Calls to Action from Top Non-Profits

For non-profits, explaining why a donor should give may be second nature. Your marketing and messaging strategy may include compelling facts about the people you serve, the programs you run, and why your cause is more important today than ever before. But, what will prompt the reader or viewer to take out his wallet or key […]

Building a Nonprofit Fundraising Strategy During Coronavirus

As the world looks to mobilize new norms to work out this pandemic, nonprofit organizations appear to be on the edge as they look to help provide for the community. In this time of distress, your nonprofit organization needs to build a strong strategy to fulfill your fundraising goals. Now that fundraising events are not […]

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5 Influencer Marketing Mistakes Every Nonprofit Should Avoid

Did you know that 68% of social media users decided to donate to a nonprofit after engaging with a cause on social media? Today, leveraging different social media channels to market your fundraising campaigns is crucial. However, there’s an increasing demand in the world for authenticity and transparency as people look for peer recommendations over offers from […]

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Building a Strong Brand for Nonprofit Organizations

You might not think about branding when you think about nonprofits, NGOs, and other social enterprises. Branding sounds like something strictly for big businesses. The truth is branding is an important factor for nonprofit organizations just as much as it is for businesses. Branding is all about your public image. It’s how the world sees […]

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4 Important Focus Areas for Social Good Organizations in 2020

As we venture into the new year, and a brand-new decade, the world around us feels chaotic in many ways. So much seems to change every day, from the effects of climate change to the political landscape to constant innovations in technology. Through it all, YOU—the social good community—stay committed to your important work, regardless […]