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10 Tips to Make Your Silent Auction a Success!

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One of the most loved fundraising events is the silent auction, a modification of a traditional auction, where bids are written on a sheet of paper alongside each item. At a fixed time, the auction ends and the highest bidder wins the item. Not only are these events popular and cost-effective to organize, they also present […]

Revive Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Accounts and Boost Donations

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Are your organization’s social media pages collecting dust and cobwebs? For most groups, there are never enough hours in the day to finish the to-do list, let alone to keep up their social media accounts. Yet social networking is an excellent, cost-effective marketing tool for charitable groups. You actually don’t need extra staff and big […]

8 Ways a Nonprofit Can Deal With Negative Online Reviews

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Negative online reviews are especially harmful for a nonprofit where the road to success is based on the public perception of trust and competency. Because of the real-time nature of the web, quick action is needed to diffuse a bad review on Yelp or complaints on social media. This is the type of bad online […]

11 Free Graphics Tools all Nonprofits Should Know About

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Every nonprofit should know about these free and simple tools to create professional graphics for presentations, websites, social media, proposals, posters, and programs. You can instantaneously save on your bottom line. You can create your own invitations and marketing materials. And you can make your proposals, presentations, and annual reports stand out from your competition and […]

Calls-to-Action: 9 Ways to Increase Donations

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According to Blackbaud’s Charitable Giving Report, online donations are still increasing every year, growing 9.2% in 2015 compared to 2014. Whether you have or have not seen an increase in online giving, now’s a great time to check your digital fundraising strategy. Specifically, take a look at your calls-to-action. Are they effective? Is there room […]

7 Crowdfunding Marketing Tips for Your Next Campaign

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Raise money for your cause or project just by posting a simple web page campaign? Sounds great! With our crowdfunding marketing tips you’ll be able to spread your message far and wide. In 2015 crowdfunding was estimated to be a $16 billion market, with annual growth rates of nearly 100 percent; which makes crowdfunding the […]

4 Steps to Turn Your Nonprofit Blog Into a Donation Magnet

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I see it happen all the time on nonprofit websites: a blog that starts with gusto but then trails off into oblivion like an aging cowboy into the sunset. You’ve probably seen them too. So when your board says, “Hey, we should start a blog!” you may wince at the image of your blog lying […]

Gear Up for Year End Giving: Clean up Your Nonprofit Website ’til it Squeaks!

Have you taken a really good look at your nonprofit website lately? Was it set up years ago and then allowed to get all rusty and stale? It’s time to clean it up! An outdated, unmaintained website is a red flag to visitors and search engines alike and this great asset can become an enormous […]

Seven Criteria to Consider when Selecting Fundraising Software

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If your nonprofit or community organization is hosting a fundraising event, one of your first decisions will be deciding how to manage your fundraising campaign. With the many online fundraising software options available today, there is no reason for your organization to struggle with the paperwork and tedious management processes used in the past. With […]

Tips For Tweaking Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Presence

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Many nonprofit organizations have already signed up for Twitter, Google+ and Facebook accounts, and others are looking at Pinterest and Instagram. Social media is great – if the given platform is actually used and used to its full potential. Perhaps it’s time to scrutinize the platforms you’ve signed up with and make some changes to […]

5 Marketing Trends Nonprofits Should Not Ignore

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It can be challenging to wrap your head around all of the buzz words, trends, and jargon attached to the idea of “marketing”. Once you have identified what your marketing budget for your nonprofit will be and what your core audience and service area are, you need to make sense of all of those marketing […]

Why Your Non-Profit Should Use Pinterest and Instagram

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A nonprofit organization has to communicate what its mission is, how it plans to achieve objectives, and why donating money to its cause is so important. You can can spend hours writing thousands of words but there are times when that really isn’t necessary. The old adage, “a picture is worth 1000 words” is very […]

3 Biggest Reasons Nonprofits Still Aren’t Using Mobile Donations

Like it or not, the world’s gone mobile. People have their smartphones with them everywhere they go; they research purchases before buying; they click to purchase from wherever they are. By 2015, experts say the mobile industry should account for as much as $1 trillion in worldwide transactions, according to Heavy Reading’s Mobile Networks Insider […]

Giving Tuesday

Thanksgiving begins the holiday season for Americans. It is a time of year when people feel generous and want to share their good fortune with those in need. Once Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are over, enter #GivingTuesday. What is #GivingTuesday? “#GivingTuesday is a campaign to create a national day of giving […]

Should Your Non-Profit Have a Mobile App?

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With more people using smartphones and tablets to access the web, you might be wondering if your non-profit should invest in a mobile app. The answer to that depends on what you think the mobile app should accomplish for you. – If you’d like make a specific function available to your visitors that might even […]