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Nonprofit content marketing relies on donor signals.

How to Create Nonprofit Content Marketing Strategies Using Donor Signals

Nonprofit content marketing is a powerful way to find new potential donors and bring them closer to your cause. It gives you the freedom to frame your cause in ways that will drive people to take action. But, only if you do it right.  Many nonprofits use content marketing simply to tell the same story….

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P2P fundraising can increase your revenue and efficiency.

4 Strategies for Growing Your P2P Fundraising Campaigns

Peer-to-peer fundraising helps your nonprofit reach new donors, engage your current supporters and increase giving without a substantial lift from your employees. It activates donors and brings them closer to the work you’re doing. But, without a plan for how to identify the right donors for your P2P fundraising campaigns and how to recruit them,…

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Nonprofit Marketing Isn’t A Bad Thing

Does the word “marketing” make you nervous? When you think about marketing your nonprofit organization, do you feel unqualified or unsure of what you’re supposed to be doing?  Does the whole thing feel a little…icky? If so, you may be thinking about nonprofit marketing all it wrong. Marketing your nonprofit isn’t about “selling” your organization,…

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How to Tell Nonprofit Impact Stories (and Where)

How do you inspire generosity, demonstrate the difference your donors make, and showcase your nonprofit’s work?  Tell a story.  Storytelling engages the mind and the heart. Research shows that storytelling can impact our brain chemistry, help us learn, and encourage us to care about strangers. Since motivating people to care about strangers is one of…

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Content Marketing for Nonprofits Best Practices: Storytelling vs. Messaging

To connect to donors of today, your nonprofit must provide value. Before you can expect recurring, ever-growing generosity from your donor base, you must be generous with information, opportunity and connection. The easiest and most effective way to accomplish all of that is to use content marketing for your nonprofit.  A robust content marketing program…

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Reach your fundraising goals with content marketing for nonprofits.

To Hit Year-End Goals, Go Beyond Content Marketing for Nonprofits

You’ve got to be a great improviser to work in the nonprofit sector. When your job is to find creative solutions for huge problems, that kind of thinking “on the fly” is a must.  But I don’t think we should improvise when it comes to our year-end fundraising content. You know what I mean –…

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Plan for the right marketing spends to increase fundraising.

Smart Marketing Spends for Nonprofits: How to Optimize Your Efforts

Marketing spends for nonprofits have changed dramatically over the last 15 years. In years past, you could rely on your major donors to get the word out about your work. Your marketing spends were relatively consistent. Now, thanks to technology and digital marketing advancements, people hear about a new mission, nonprofit and crowdfunding campaign every…

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Tools for nonprofits can increase generosity immediately.

[PODCAST] Francis Tao and Investing in the Right Tools for Nonprofits

On this episode of The Modern Nonprofit Fundraiser podcast, we feature Francis Tao, founder of SAWA. We were excited to talk to Francis about his passion for improving processes to make all nonprofits more efficient. He was able to identify a major pain point for nonprofits and develop a tool that helps in a specific…

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Scaling donor relationships works at any nonprofit.

Nonprofit Strategies for Scaling Donor Relationships At Any Size

One constant you’ll find across every organization, no matter what kind, is the problem of scale. The habits and the processes that helped you in the beginning are suddenly making challenges worse. New challenges you couldn’t anticipate start popping up, demanding action. It’s a cycle that can be as exciting as it is frustrating. One…

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man at desk viewing great nonprofit website

[Podcast] Adam Walker: What Makes a Great Nonprofit Website?

Most nonprofit organizations understand that a website is a key communication tool that helps them state their mission, share their successes, and keep their donors up to date. A nonprofit website is also a central tool for growing the donor base. That’s why it’s not enough to just check the box: “Yeah, we have a website.”…

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