The latest trends, tips, and news in nonprofit technology.

How to Brand Your Nonprofit's Instagram

Emma Wolfe May 14, 2018, by Emma Wolfe

Social media is so embedded in our lives that part of experiencing something is documenting it digitally on our Instagram profiles. Whether you are for or against this proliferation of technology, you must admit, Instagram is one of the goliaths. With over 800 million active users in September of 2017, this number is only projected to grow. And although[…]

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Cultivating a Modern Office Culture

Emma Wolfe May 08, 2018, by Emma Wolfe

Workplace culture is a funny thing. It’s not tangible, which makes it virtually impossible to define all of the elements that compose it. For all its complexities, though, members of your staff are aware when something is amiss, namely because they are the ones affected. However, not all your staff will be affected equally. Gender identification, race,[…]

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Purchasing Fundraising Software: A Small Shop’s Guide

Emma Wolfe May 02, 2018, by Emma Wolfe

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It’s inevitable that as your organization continues to gain momentum and supporters, you’ll have to think about purchasing nonprofit fundraising software.

From researching products, to talking with vendors, viewing demos, and pitching to the board, buying fundraising software can be an intensive and[…]

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5 Reasons Your Nonprofit Marketing Plan Matters

Emma Wolfe May 01, 2018, by Emma Wolfe

Hello, nonprofit marketers. Are you listening? We wanted to write about a topic that is really close to our hearts, nonprofit marketing plans.

A nonprofit marketing plan is a simple document, but is invaluable throughout the planning, design and implementation of any marketing campaign. Marketing plans have different objectives based on the organization[…]

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Top 7 Techniques to Conquer Digital Fundraising Challenges

Adam Weinger April 26, 2018, by Adam Weinger

Digital tools offer amazing opportunities for nonprofit fundraising. Never before has your nonprofit organization been able to raise so much from such diverse sources.

Your team has likely already discovered the value of incorporating some digital tools into your fundraising toolkit. However, many nonprofits often fall into a similar pattern.

Once we[…]

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8 Best Nonprofit Email Marketing Tools

Sara Lowe April 23, 2018, by Sara Lowe

Your nonprofit just built three new houses outside of Lima and you send an update email to all 5,000 of your subscribers instantaneously.

Your fundraiser is one week away and you send a reminder email, first to your donors and then to your volunteers.

You’re searching for a new Volunteer Coordinator to join your team and you send an inquiry email to your[…]

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#18NTC: What We Learned

Emma Wolfe April 17, 2018, by Emma Wolfe

If you follow us on Twitter you might have noticed it was quite active last week with updates from NTC, otherwise known as the Nonprofit Technology Conference. If you haven’t yet followed us on Twitter, we recommend checking it out because everyone’s GIF game was on point.

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3 Elements That Can Totally Make Your Peer-to-Peer Event

Abby Jarvis April 02, 2018, by Abby Jarvis

Peer-to-peer events are a fun way to raise money and build relationships with your organization’s most dedicated supporters. But they’re also a ton of work! The logistics involved in even small peer-to-peer events can be staggering. Designing your event is no less important than anything else; how can you get the biggest impact while balancing design[…]

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Online Donation Processing: 3 Tools to Know

Emma Wolfe March 26, 2018, by Emma Wolfe

Okay we are going to get real right now. If your organization isn’t accepting donations online, it is definitely time to get the digital fundraising train rolling. The term “payment processing system” sounds super official and scary but we promise you, it’s just a fancy for name for “accepts payment online”. We nerds at Elevation want to give you a[…]

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5 Simple Digital Fundraising Tips For Nonprofit Organizations

Cara Benson March 15, 2018, by Cara Benson

When it comes to fundraising today, many donors want an easy-to-use digital way to donate. Millennials currently make up the largest demographic and their preferences are changing the way many organizations market themselves. Millennials are very comfortable with using technology for everything – including donating money. The best way to set your[…]

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