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Romancing Your Donors: Showing the Love to Donors of all Levels

Ask successful couples what their secret is and you’ll often year that effective communication and attention play an important role. One of the basic tenants of successful fundraising is donor stewardship. Donors who have shown your organization some love through their gifts are at risk of walking away if not shown some love in return. Romancing […]

Does Budget Matter for Great Nonprofit Videos?

Eighty-five percent of internet users in the United States watch monthly video content, while 54% express wanting to see more video content from the brands they support. Videos have become a favorite content type for social media users, but when brands are competing for supporter attention, does it matter if your video has high production value? Below, […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Visual Storytelling in Your Nonprofit Communications

Show Don’t Tell in Nonprofit Communications Choosing the right digital medium for fundraising ventures has never been so important. With the entire world online and on social media daily, using visual storytelling will help your nonprofit connect with the right supporters.  There are many options when it comes to visual storytelling. You can use a […]

3 Tips to Hook Your Nonprofit Audience’s Attention from the Beginning

How-To Write a Stellar Opening Statement That Will Draw Your Nonprofit Audience’s Attention in Immediately  What is the difference between content that captures your nonprofit audience’s attention and draws them in and content that people just scroll past or send to “spam?” It’s all about the hook. A hook is your opener. It’s the attention grabber that entices […]

How to Start and Manage Your Nonprofit Email Marketing Calendar

The average nonprofit sends out about 66 emails to each subscriber during the course of a year. That’s an email every five days. That’s too many emails to try and wing it. Planning out your nonprofit’s email marketing strategy for an entire year can be daunting, but creating the structure and parameters for an email marketing calendar […]

2021 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising and social media awareness campaigns. In addition to the days listed below, see also public holidays by country, Days of the Year, and Wikipedia’s List of Commemorative Months. January 17: World Religion Day — #WorldReligionDay 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service — #MLKDay 28: Data Privacy Day —  #DataPrivacyDay […]

10 Nonprofit Sector Trends for 2021

Are you as ready for 2021 as I am? COVID-19 brought a slew of challenges for the nonprofit sector this year — but it didn’t get us down! As always, nonprofits showed their resilience and innovation to overcome a very difficult time. I’m excited to see the nonprofit world kick things up a notch in […]

5 Creative Examples of Corporate Sponsorships

Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the critical social justice movement, businesses and nonprofits alike have looked for ways to deepen their impact in the world. The year 2020 has highlighted the value of for-profit and nonprofit partnerships, and it’s a trend we expect to continue into 2021. As donations waned for some nonprofits during the economic […]

Storytelling Ethics 101: Protecting Anonymity

As a non-profit professional, chances are good you’ve been told about the power of nonprofit stories – and if you haven’t, now you have. Storytelling is one of the most effective forms of communication available because it humanizes your mission and connects your supporters in an authentic and emotional way. Telling quality stories will help your mission […]

4 Tips to Boost Matching Gift Revenue for Nonprofits

Eighty-four percent of donors are more likely to give if their gift will be matched, and one in three say they’d make a larger gift if they knew it would be matched. Matching campaigns are a great way to motivate your supporters. By knowing their donation will be doubled, supporters can feel like they’re making an even […]

7 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Social Media in 1 Hour or Less

Social media is always changing. There’s always a new trend or platform to learn or track, and it’s not always easy to keep up. While there are no shortcuts to sustained social media success, there are a few low-hanging fruit tips that you can implement quickly and effectively to ensure you’re covering your bases. Here […]

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