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5 Ongoing Nonprofit Revenue Streams to Add to Your Strategy

When your nonprofit creates or updates your fundraising plan, you’ll probably plan at least a few one-time initiatives and donation drives. But you’ll also want to make sure you have several ongoing revenue streams set up and detailed in your plan. By adding more revenue streams, your organization will have reliable funding coming in all year long. Diversifying your nonprofit’s revenue streams is more sustainable over time than relying solely [...]

8 Top Examples of Fundraising Flyers+Tips to Make Your Own

8 Top Examples of Fundraising Flyers+Tips to Make Your Own So, you have your fundraising idea locked down. Maybe you've drafted some fundraising letters to your community, but you're in search of new ways to spread the word. Look no further! Flyers are a tried-and-true advertising method to get the community engaged with your event and organization. If you see them as an outdated outreach method, we have great news for you. It's true [...]

Choosing a CMS: 3 Tips for Your Nonprofit

A strong nonprofit website engages supporters, educates visitors about your mission, and accepts online donations. Since your website is such a vital component of your online outreach strategy, you’ll need to choose the right content management system (CMS) to build and manage it. You may be considering revamping your website by migrating it to a new system or creating a brand new site from scratch. Before making a decision, [...]

11 Nonprofit Graphic Design Tips to Help You Stand Out

What is Nonprofit Graphic Design? Every nonprofit, from the Gates Foundation to a startup organization that operates out of a garage, has a story. This story is the most powerful tool you have in your arsenal to get people to support your cause. Since the advent of the digital age, virtual communication has become nonnegotiable for pandemic-era fundraising and connecting with donors. This is where graphic design enters the picture. [...]

4 Quick Tips to Remember When Planning an Advocacy Campaign

If you’ve ever led an advocacy campaign, you know that it has an incredible number of moving pieces. As you quickly grow and engage your audience, it can be easy to lose track of your campaign plan. That’s why planning is the most important stage in your advocacy campaign. It’s what determines your chances of success or failure. By following these suggestions during your planning process, you’ll be better [...]

Does Your Nonprofit Need a Website Revamp? How to Tell

Your nonprofit’s website is the center of your communication and marketing strategy. It’s what you use to drive engagement, donations, and awareness of your organization. When you use a multi-channel approach to marketing, you probably point your audience back to specific landing pages on your website. If your site is out of date, you’re missing out on valuable support from your visitors. Keeping your website up-to-date and modern is [...]

Nonprofit Marketing: 3 Easy Ways To Grow Your Audience

Your nonprofit pursues a worthwhile mission, and as a marketing professional, it’s up to you to find the unique channels and messages that help current and potential supporters see that. Otherwise, they might take their support to a different organization that better communicates its purpose and inspires its audience to take action. Not to mention, you’re likely working with limited marketing dollars, meaning the strategies you choose should not [...]

Using Facebook Challenges to Engage Supporters

Scrolling on phones, reading the news, referencing the latest trends— social media is ingrained in popular culture across the generations. We’d guess that your nonprofit isn’t using the platforms and their fundraising tools to the fullest extent to engage supporters. Few are! The truth is that social fundraising has come a long way from the standard “Donate” button featured on profiles and Facebook fundraisers. Throughout this article, we’re going [...]

Innovating for Dramatically More Scale and Social Impact

On so many vital social issues, we’re either seeing painfully slow progress or problems that are actually getting worse. This webinar illustrates the need for better social innovation strategies, delve into ways social innovators successfully built lasting, impactful, and scaled-up social solutions, and offer participants practical guidance on how to innovate more effectively. You should watch this video if you’re curious about Lean Startup or Lean Impact, Human Centered [...]

Smart Fundraisers are Prepared for Uncertainty

Smart fundraisers are getting better at planning for uncertainty. Just when we thought we were out of the woods, new strains and variants of the COVID virus have sent many fundraisers scrambling, again. Rather than waiting for things to ‘return to normal,' be prepared to pivot. A good fundraising plan should start with an analysis of development activities, either a formal audit or an informal survey of the current [...]

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