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Top Trends in Nonprofit Marketing, Social Media and More—An Interview with Kivi Leroux Miller

Communication is at the basis of every solid relationship. And in the nonprofit world, relationships are what keep donors coming back for more. So what’s holding back nonprofits from taking the necessary marketing steps to secure more fundraising dollars and donors? Lack of time, budget and strategy all rank among the top hurdles nonprofits face....

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3 Reasons Why Your Donor Database Data Went Bad

If a mess accumulates, a normally useful workspace or set of tools becomes hard to use. We see this happen often within donor databases and nonprofit CRMs. Here are three reasons your donor database went bad.

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3 Reasons to Add Your NPO’s Phone Number to Google Search

Google is making it even easier for people to contact your organization. By using Corporate Contact markup on your nonprofit website, you can add your organization’s contact information to Google’s Knowledge panel in some searches.



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Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO

You’ve got social media covered. Facebook? Please—you were an early adopter. And Twitter? You could do 140 characters or less in your sleep. But you’re just scratching the surface with those two mainstream social media sites. At the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio, Lisa Chmiola and David Tinker helped us through…

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2013 Charitable Giving Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

According to the 2013 Charitable Giving Report, last year marked the largest year-over-year increase in charitable giving since the recession. Check out this infographic by Blackbaud for stats and key findings.



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Grading Where We Are Now in Our 2014 Goals

Nonprofits and graduating seniors are in the same boat right now. We are looking around and realizing that it’s already nearing the end of April. We become mystified and, honestly, shocked that this time of year is here. Now, we’re not joining the line for graduation, but our report cards should be coming in. It’s…

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5 Tips for a Healthy Fundraising Plan

We want that fool-proof, iron-clad fundraising plan we see in the magazines. Those entrepreneurs who put time into their nonprofit’s bodies, strengthening them to become elite fundraisers today. How do we get there? What’s their secret? Just like any fitness goal, healthy fundraising begins with where we are now and where we want to be….



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All Roads Lead to the Email Machine

We know where we want our visitors to sign up for our email, but it’s not as simple as putting an email sign-up directly in the middle of the page. Our email sign-up is extremely important to the mission. That’s why we have to treat them like signs on a highway to tell visitors to…

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4 Simple Marketing Tips for Nonprofits with a Goal

We come up with crazy things when brainstorming. The vast goals we come up with become daunting figures of certain mythology that we just can’t fathom how we can do it. Well, it’s the old ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ approach. Equipped with an idea, we can create a plan that sets us up…



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Avoiding Heartbleed Like the Flu: Sites Affected and Our Next Steps

So we’ve all heard about the Heartbleed bug that spread across the internet last week. Many of us were probably thinking, “oh, it won’t affect me, I’ll be fine.” Heartbleed is a severe encryption flaw that has infiltrated many popular websites holding sensitive account information like passwords and credit card numbers. The bug has been…

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Fundraising for the Long Haul

All we need is just a little patience. Thanks, Guns N’ Roses. We are victim of wanting everything right now. We want the future as soon as we can, and we want results even more quickly. It’s time we take a step back, take a breath and wait. Implementing fundraising strategies is truly a game…