Communications, Nonprofits, Uncategorized

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Nonprofit E-mails

We all know that early January is the time to make New Year’s resolutions that we (hopefully) keep. Changing behavior is always hard, but this time of year makes us feel like it’s a little easier, a little closer at hand. This blog will outline some New Year’s resolutions to get more of your e-mails… Continue reading 4 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Nonprofit E-mails

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5 Inspiring Ideas for Thanking Your Donors

Thanksgiving is just days away and I'm thinking about one thing: gratitude Note: This post is about gratitude in fundraising, but I'm also thinking about how we show that as reverence to the Native Americans whose land was stolen. Before you read this post, check out this map to find out which tribes' land you… Continue reading 5 Inspiring Ideas for Thanking Your Donors

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SEO Basics for Nonprofits: Part 1

Every organization wants to improve their website’s SEO (search engine optimization). We work hard to create engaging content, and improving the SEO for your nonprofit website is the best way to get more views, more comments, and more engagement. However, it can be hard to know what’s worthwhile to do, and what’s not going to… Continue reading SEO Basics for Nonprofits: Part 1

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Top 5 Questions (and Answers) about Google Grants and Google Adwords for Nonprofits

How do Google Adwords work? Google Adwords is a way for businesses to pay for advertising above “earned” or organic results. Which means that people can pay money to bid in order to rank above organic results based on visits/search keywords/etc. Google Grants is a program that gives free advertising dollars to nonprofits to use… Continue reading Top 5 Questions (and Answers) about Google Grants and Google Adwords for Nonprofits

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Powerful and Practical: Nonprofit Social Media Success on Twitter

Nonprofits are always struggling with getting noticed. One of the best ways to get noticed is through social media, but it’s also one of the hardest. So how do you get through the noise? Our Powerful and Practical series helps you break through to get your message heard! What’s your purpose (on social)? Social media… Continue reading Powerful and Practical: Nonprofit Social Media Success on Twitter

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How Nonprofits Can Use Marketing Funnels to Gain New Donors 

An organization’s most important audience is their donors. Donor support makes your nonprofit possible, and they need to be the primary audience for timely information, updates, and gratitude from your organization. But how do you grow your donor base? How do you create a flow of new donors to support your fundraising? You create a… Continue reading How Nonprofits Can Use Marketing Funnels to Gain New Donors 

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Why Summer Is the Best Time to Start Communications Planning

Sunshine, beaches, barbecues, the vacation you wait for all year…these are all the things that nonprofit professionals look forward to. What’s even better, most of us aren’t as busy because the constant craziness of event registrations, blog posts, interviews, and social media pushes dies down in the summer. This calm actually makes the summer one… Continue reading Why Summer Is the Best Time to Start Communications Planning