How to Craft a 1-Page Nonprofit Annual Report

It’s that time of year – time to create your nonprofit annual report. Why? Because your donors like knowing how you’re doing. And you need to keep them updated. An annual report is a great way to give both donors and the community an overview of what your nonprofit accomplished during the year, but

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How to Start a Nonprofit Blog

The internet is the first place people go for information these days, especially when they’re considering making a donation to a nonprofit that’s new to them. Your website is your online storefront for your supporters, donors, potential donors, volunteers, and members of your community, so they can see who you are. From your website,

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6 ways to get your nonprofit website ready to boost holiday giving

The holidays are coming soon and that means you need to be ready to make the most of it, from having your year-end fundraising plan outlined to getting your nonprofit website ready to receive donations. If you’re like most people, you haven’t looked at your website in a while. But you should. Many donor

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How to use branding for nonprofits to make fundraising easier

When you’re just getting started, you probably don’t think much about branding for nonprofits. You’re more concerned with getting the word out. You need to find donors and supporters who will give often and give big so you can grow your small nonprofit and fulfill its mission. You need to get noticed, build an

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Master the skill of writing for fundraising with these tips

Fundraising is based on relationships. Relationships are built through communication and trust. That means if you’re not communicating with your donors, you will lose them, plain and simple. Since most of your donor communications will be in print, that means writing for fundraising is key to your success. Think about it: Donors keep up

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How to create and use a nonprofit editorial calendar

If you run a nonprofit, you already know that you must communicate to keep current donors engaged and attract new ones. That’s why you have a newsletter; it’s why you’ve set up the website and the blog; it’s why you’ve signed up for various forms of social media that are supposed to let you

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What words should you use to get people to donate?

Your words matter when you’re asking people to donate. If you inspire people, you’ll get a gift. If you bore people or confuse them, you won’t. It’s pretty simple. This means you can’t just slap anything on a page, send it to a donor, and expect great results.  (Maybe you’ve experienced this with a

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Who else loves getting jam-packed gift bags? (This French school’s gift bag was oh-la-la.)

Rarely am I handed a gift bag at a charity auction with so much inside. Watch the video to learn which companies provided lotions, food, etc.

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A 5-Step Crash Course in Email Marketing for Your Nonprofit

This week’s article was written by guest author, Christian Golden.   Your nonprofit has more pressing business than tricking out its email marketing strategies. But delivering on the big stuff is harder than it needs to be without good email marketing to expand your reach in the crucial search for volunteers, donors, favorable press, and30

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