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Creating Meaningful Online Donor Experiences: 5 Strategies

The average internet user spends nearly seven hours online every day. Between keeping up with global news and connecting with loved ones on social media, your donors have countless reasons to be online. Considering the amount of time they spend on their devices, your nonprofit can tap into many opportunities to bring donors closer to your mission. In this guide, we’ll share five strategies for developing meaningful online donor experiences, including: Improve [...]

3 Tips for Engaging Your Community as a Small Business

Americans are loyal supporters of small businesses. In fact, 57% of consumers say that they are willing to pay more to support local businesses. 81% say that they want to shop at more local businesses but grapple with overcoming the convenience of large retailers. To encourage more traffic from local customers, your small business should build connections and deep relationships within its community. For example, giving back through philanthropic initiatives shows that you care [...]

Planning a Grassroots Advocacy Campaign for Your Nonprofit

To further your nonprofit’s mission, sometimes you need to take direct action. Whether that means creating a public petition or hosting a rally to draw attention to your cause, your supporters will play a vital role in the success of your chosen advocacy efforts. That’s why many organizations choose to launch grassroots campaigns — advocacy initiatives designed to encourage large numbers of supporters at the local level to advocate for change. This article [...]

What Nonprofits Need to Know About Event Management Software

Imagine seamlessly organizing a gala, charity run, or community fundraiser with a tool that simplifies your workflow and maximizes impact. This is the power of event management software for nonprofits. With this software, you can turn complex logistics into smooth, well-executed events that exceed your organization's goals. In this article, we’ll discuss how to utilize event management software, its benefits, and how to choose one to ensure every event is a [...]

How to Choose the Right Grant Writing Course for Your Goals

Many nonprofit professionals first interact with grants by helping write a grant proposal. If you’re tossed into a grant writing project with no guidance or training (just the task of securing crucial dollars for your mission), what should you do? First, remember that you’re not alone! Grant writing is a fairly universal, shared activity among nonprofits. There are tons of resources and experts out there willing to share their insights [...]

How to Collect and Decode Nonprofit Member Engagement Data

The success of most nonprofit organizations is dependent on reliable and consistent supporters. Donations may ebb and flow. Events may come and go. Volunteers may be temporary, but overall, the stronger and more reliable your members are, the better your organization will perform. So what then is the key to maintaining a strong, consistent, and reliable membership? It’s member engagement. Simply put, nonprofits that know how to keep their members [...]

4 Tips to Write Compelling Google Ads for Nonprofits

Have you ever Googled something and noticed an advertisement at the top of the results page marked “Sponsored?” You’re looking at a Google Ad, an advertisement placed by an organization to promote their services, products, or mission. Your nonprofit can use these ads to promote your mission, inform people about involvement opportunities, and encourage online donations—all for free, through the Google Ad Grant (more on securing this grant below). But [...]

How to Tap into Corporate Giving Revenue: Top Strategies

In a multichannel fundraising strategy, corporate giving is one of the most effective fundraising avenues for nonprofits. According to 360MatchPro’s guide to corporate giving programs, these charitable initiatives offer nonprofits benefits like diversified funding sources, greater brand awareness, and stronger community relationships. With that in mind, how can your nonprofit earn more from this lucrative fundraising avenue this year? This guide explores these strategies to increase corporate giving revenue: Share [...]

Capital Campaigns 101: What are Feasibility Studies?

Capital campaigns require significant investments of your organization’s time, resources, and energy. So, just like someone buying a car or a house, you need to go into this investment with your eyes wide open. That’s where a planning and feasibility study comes in. In this quick guide, we’ll explore what feasibility studies are, how they work, and how they can help your nonprofit get a strong start to a capital [...]

Why Event Gamification Works and Top 5 Gamification Ideas

From the moment attendees check in to your event, you want to capture their attention and provide an unforgettable experience. Ever considered turning your event into a series of games or challenges that encourage attendees to take desired actions and enhance their event journeys? Enter event gamification. When you incorporate game-like elements and challenges into your event, you excite your attendees and encourage their active participation. It’s a creative way [...]

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