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Setting Your Directory Management Tool Up Right

Kyle McClure March 12, 2018, by Kyle McClure

Communities depend on nonprofit organizations to be information and resource centers, but it isn’t always easy to get ahold of tangible materials. Sending in a request and waiting for your box of mailers via snail mail is a thing of the past. Those pesky tasks such as PDF downloads, email forwarding and social media sharing can be done through a[…]

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4 Ways Your Website's Donation Page Turns Supporters Off

Noah Barnett March 07, 2018, by Noah Barnett

Did you capture more online donations in 2017 than you did in 2016? If so, then you’re in good company. In fact, online fundraising continues to grow exponentially from year to year. In 2016, over 7% of all nonprofit revenue was a result of online giving.  That’s huge!

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5 Versatile Fundraising Ideas Your Organization Hasn’t Tried

Kevin Penney March 07, 2018, by Kevin Penney

Nonprofits are always on the hunt for the next big fundraising idea that’s sure to inspire supporters and create a movement around their cause.

While there’s no surefire way to know which fundraising method will be a knockout with your particular audience, there are a few fundraising hits that are just flexible enough to work for almost any organization.[…]

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5 Timeless Strategies to Engage and Retain the Modern Donor

Dan Quirk March 05, 2018, by Dan Quirk

These days, it seems like fundraisers are constantly coming up with new strategies to keep up with their donors’ busy lives.

While it’s true that there are more ways than ever to raise money and engage with supporters, you can rest assured that some nonprofit strategies will never get old.

Instead of attempting to reinvent the wheel every time you map[…]

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What is the Google Ad Grant? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Emma Wolfe February 27, 2018, by Emma Wolfe

Google is easily the most popular and influential search engine in the world. The search giant realizes its extensive power for good through the Google for Nonprofits Programs. We've written about the Google Ad Grant before, which offers $10,000 worth of free advertising to nonprofits, so this time we decided to show you. 

Below we have broken down the[…]

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Nonprofit Social Media Influencers and Thought Leaders to Follow in 2018

Emma Wolfe February 20, 2018, by Emma Wolfe

If you find yourself aimlessly scrolling through Twitter or Facebook at work, use your social media break to follow these 12 nonprofit experts!

From fundraising to consulting, they can do it all, and their active social media profiles are bursting with resources! We caught up with them first and got a sneak peak about what they are excited about in the[…]

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How to Love your Donors on Valentine’s Day (and Every Day)

Emma Wolfe February 13, 2018, by Emma Wolfe

We tend to forget that our donors are people. They are not only people but the means by which your organization functions and they deserve to be thanked for it. So this Valentine’s Day we recommend making it about them and showing them the love. We’ve come up with 7 ways to heart them this V-Day and every day.

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Elevation on Behance

Emma Wolfe February 06, 2018, by Emma Wolfe

Instead of a traditional post today, our awesome designers have created an extensive case profile of one of the sites we did!

This site was created for the YMCA in Canandaigua, New York and boasts a range of features from a custom activities landing page to an event calendar system. The portfolio is already live on Behance where you can check out its[…]

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How to Harness the Power of New Year's Resolutions: 6 Ideas

Emma Wolfe January 29, 2018, by Emma Wolfe

As the first month of 2018 winds down, you don’t want your nonprofit to miss out on the resolution buzz. Your end-of-year rush doesn’t have to end just because the holidays have. Let’s be honest, New Year’s Resolutions don’t last all year so hop on the bus while you can!  

You can keep the money and volunteer train rolling by following a few of our tips.

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Three Questions To Ask Yourself Before Crowdfunding Your Charity

Brad Wayland January 25, 2018, by Brad Wayland

This is a contributing post by Brad Wayland of BlueCotton

Want to raise money for a good cause? Crowdfunding may seem like an attractive option, but you need to be careful about using it. Here’s why.

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