6 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement Supporter-Led Campaigns in 2017
JANUARY 19, 2017
This model of organization-led campaigning limits what can be accomplished and restricts decisions and activity to campaign staff. .
How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact
JUNE 30, 2016
The Performance Imperative offers a common definition of high performance, supported by seven pillars of highly effective organizations.
Why Advocacy Organizations Must Keep Sustainers Top of Mind During EOY Fundraising
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
Whether your organization feels like your mission will advance or be under attack in 2017, one important area of focus will be revenue.
15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
They make their financial information easily accessible so that supporters can feel confident in how their donation is being used by the organization.
Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Attracting Millennials to Your Organization with Pokémon Go Events
AUGUST 5, 2016
Has your organization thought about how to leverage technology like Pokémon Go? Check to see if your organization has PokeStops in the game.
6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017
JANUARY 17, 2017
That means there’s an ever growing opportunity to improve results for nonprofit organizations of all sizes and missions.
Lowering the ‘Giving Barrier’ for Millennials
MARCH 2, 2017
And most importantly, what the journey to full organization immersion has looked like. I feel the organization is invested in me.
Video Is A Must For Your Organization’s Content Strategy
AUGUST 19, 2016
Video is Real-time – Live-broadcasted video is quickly becoming a way for organizations to demonstrate impact and connect intimately with donors – real time ! What would you rather do: Watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in a movie theater, or flip through the storyboards? Why we love video. Can they do it?
The Three Major Components of a Successful Annual Giving Campaign
MARCH 14, 2017
They contain powerful content and create exposure for your organization by educating others on your past, current and future efforts. Appeals.
8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations
APRIL 23, 2015
Other organizations may undergo a strategic planning process, but fail to operationalize the plan. How does my organization compare?
[New Report] Online Giving Increased by 7.9% in 2016
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
gifts to nonprofit organizations they supported. Overall charitable giving increased 1% in 2016 and online giving was up 7.9% in 2016.
How Nonprofits Can Use Storytelling to Boost Donor Retention
MARCH 15, 2017
This data shows that new donor retention should be a high priority for non-profit organizations. This is our professional call to action.
4 Ways to Use Facebook to Engage Millennials in Your Cause
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
Also, be sure to encourage your current followers to set their preferences to alert them when your organization posts something new!
#GivingTuesday: No Organization too Small
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
Don’t be fooled into thinking your organization is too small to participate in the success of #GivingTuesday. Get excited for the possibilities!
Can Nonprofits Really Raise Money With 5Ks?
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
According to the 2015 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Benchmark Study , 5K events are struggling to recruit participants and raise funds.
5 Trends in Giving That Will Reshape Philanthropy in 2017
JANUARY 24, 2017
Here are five trends to look out for – and tips for how your organization can leverage them. Organized, planned giving. Even better news?
7 Habits of Highly Successful Technology Partnerships
JANUARY 9, 2017
It’s also not too much to ask to have a specific point person assigned to you and your organization.
A 2017 Outlook on Corporate Responsibility
JANUARY 6, 2017
Organizations need to listen to their employees more and take cues from them. billion, corporate giving reached $18.45 The Expanding Role of HR.
Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
If making graphics is too much a strain on your organization, consider using easy-to-use sites like Canva or Piktochart to make graphics in no time.
Ways We Can All Help Advance Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment
MARCH 7, 2017
We can identify and support organizations whose work addresses challenges women and girls face uniquely because of their gender. We can notice.
Your Ladder of Engagement is Holding You Back
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
The “Ladder of Engagement” has become a common part of the digital organizer’s vernacular. Is it time to overhaul your ladder of engagement?
The Secret to Raising $1M During Your First-Year Fundraising Event
JANUARY 4, 2017
But it’s up to your organization to ask for what it needs—recruitment help, fundraising help, sponsorship connections, etc. Time is money.
Donor Retention vs. Donor Acquisition: What Research Shows About Overall Online Engagement
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
When asked by organizations whether their online fundraising programs should focus on donor acquisition or donor retention, I say, “Yes.”.
9 Things to Look for When Evaluating a Grant Proposal
MARCH 20, 2017
A proposal should include more than just the organization’s mission statement and program description. Which leads us to #5….
Five Tips for Nonprofits Using Social Media During the #JointSession Address
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Before the address begins, monitor and share posts by people and organizations you care about related to topics that will be discussed.
9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy
JANUARY 27, 2017
Like prospective donors, your organization’s social ambassadors are a specific segment that needs to be cultivated so that they share again.
How Corporate Volunteering Programs Benefit Everyone
AUGUST 26, 2016
That’s right — without a clear social mission, over half of the talent pool won’t even consider working for your organization. Inspiration.
7 Ways to Use Infographics to Recruit Volunteers and Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story
JANUARY 13, 2017
Sometimes, it’s hard to limit the impact your organization has to a few sentences in a grant proposal. Where Data and Visuals Collide. s blog.
Online Benchmark Reveals Key Insights for Nonprofits in 2017
JANUARY 11, 2017
The new Luminate Online Benchmark Report is a powerful asset that studies over 500 organizations and their online marketing and fundraising efforts.
Is Your Nonprofit Website Ready for 2017?
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
The experience your organization provides online must be one that converts. And every pixel counts. Is your website responsive?
4 Steps to Creating Your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
If you’re like most organizations, the answer is most likely no. Storytelling can be used support your organization’s advocacy, communications, marketing, and fundraising efforts by helping you build stronger connections with your audience. Does your nonprofit have a plan for storytelling this year ? Fundraising appeals.
Designing for Good #5: The Best of End-of-Year Email Campaigns
OCTOBER 4, 2016
e3 combines an appeal with clear stories of organization impact from throughout 2016. How did we decide which emails were the best? Enjoy!
3 Strategies to Build Your Organization’s Financial Capacity
MAY 13, 2015
Here are three strategies your organization can use to build its capacity to plan for more, not less resources to meet its mission.
8 Tips for Radical Collaboration to Advance Your Mission and Help Strengthen the Social Economy
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
Leverage these insights to develop a partnership model that maximizes your organization’s skill and personality. Learning from mistakes.
How Citizen Powered Movements Will Lead Social Change in 2017
JANUARY 5, 2017
In terms of influencing policy, the Sanders example also highlights an important shift in how people want to engage or be organized.
5 Things To Stop Doing If You Want A Successful Employee Engagement Program
JANUARY 30, 2017
That said, managing a truly successful program is an organization-wide effort that needs to include contributions from everyone.
Cultivating Donor Loyalty By Differentiating Your Nonprofit Brand
JANUARY 18, 2017
With the abundance of nonprofit organizations, it can be difficult for the average would-be donor to choose one over another.
How to Say “Thank You” to Donors at Year-End
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
Your gift to XYZ Organization made our day! I admit words come easily to me; I’m comfortable talking or writing. (I Over the top?
#GivingTuesday Continues to See Double-Digit Growth
DECEMBER 1, 2016
These are also important trends as nonprofit organizations move into the final month of their end-of-year giving programs.
Harnessing Your Organization’s Story: The Missing Ingredient in Nonprofit Storytelling
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
Although many organizations are telling their stories these days, there still seems to be something missing from their stories.