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Ethan Kotel

Ethan is a Denver-native writer, musician, and activist serving proudly as the Digital Marketing Specialist at mGive
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#GivingTuesday 2017

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Nov 28, 2017 11:34:38 AM

Showing the World What We've Got

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After a record-breaking Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's time to show the world what kind of impact America can make around the globe!!

This year, we're proud to be supporting more than 500 nonprofit organizations, helping to make their #GivingTuesday better than ever.

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Topics: Fundraising, Mobile Engagement, Mobile Fundraising, text to give, community, Event Planning, Events, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Relief

Hand in Hand: a Benefit for Hurricane Relief

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Sep 13, 2017 10:47:53 AM

Teaming Up to Help Our Neighbors

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It's impossible to predict a natural disaster, and almost as hard to truly prepare for one. What really matters in a natural disaster isn't how prepared a city is before it hits, but the generosity of our nation in the aftermath.

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Topics: Fundraising, Mobile Engagement, Mobile Fundraising, text to give, community, Event Planning, Events, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Relief

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Aug 30, 2017 11:28:29 AM

Help Us Support Communities Affected by Harvey

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Hurricane Harvey is a truly unprecedented weather event. It came with force, delivering sustained 100 mph winds, spitting off tornados, and dumping record-breaking torrents on Houston, our nation's fourth largest city.

 

Citizens have been doing the best they can to survive and adjust in the wake of the storm; however, many are still cut off from basic supplies - food, water, and electricity - and many more have found themselves suddenly and unexpectedly homeless, displaced, often with animals and children in tow.

 

We are so proud and so honored to be able to provide fundraising support to several organizations who are working hard, day in and day out, to provide relief to those affected by this storm.

 

From providing short term supplies, shelter, and search and rescue, to more long term efforts centered around re-homing and reacclimating to a life post-tragedy, our nonprofit partners are doing incredible and selfless work as we speak. Read on for more details on our partners helping in the Gulf.

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Topics: Fundraising, Mobile Engagement, Mobile Fundraising, text to give, community, Event Planning, Events, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Relief

It Can Wait

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Jul 11, 2017 9:22:49 AM

Help Us End Distracted Driving

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Don’t drive distracted.

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Topics: Fundraising, nonprofit, Mobile Engagement, SEO, Writing, Fundraising Ideas, Strategies and Tactics

Best Practices for Blastoff

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Jun 13, 2017 2:56:06 PM

Earning Your Nonprofit Wings

Congratulations!

You’ve successfully incorporated your new nonprofit and are eager to get started changing the world! Seriously, congratulations; and, more importantly, thank you for your ambition, for your desire to make real change in the world. There aren’t enough people like you out there, and we’re so glad to have you here with us. 

So, what’s next? Now that your nonprofit is registered and ready to begin changing lives, it’s time to get to the real work: acquiring donors, eliciting donations, and engaging your new supporters.

So, how does all of this get done? I won’t lie to you, there’s a lot of work involved. By following these best practices, however, you will, in no time at all, be attracting new donors, volunteers, and supporters, and expanding your cause around the globe.

There's a lot to cover here (buckle up). Here's a table of contents to help you find your way!

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Topics: Fundraising, Mobile Engagement, Mobile Fundraising, text to give, community, Event Planning, Events

Red Nose Day

Posted by Ethan Kotel on May 23, 2017 11:40:00 AM

Jack Black's Message for All of Us

We have a lot of fun here at mGive: we joke around a lot, we try to always be happy and smiling, we try to emulate the positive energy evinced by you, our nonprofit partners.

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Topics: Fundraising, Mobile Engagement, Mobile Fundraising, text to give, community, Event Planning, Events, Red Nose Day

The Youth on Record Block Party

Posted by Ethan Kotel on May 15, 2017 11:16:30 AM

4 Best Practices Spotted in the Wild

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This weekend, one of our favorite local Denver charities, Youth on Record, held their second annual block party, and were met with a rousing success. 

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Topics: Fundraising, Mobile Engagement, Mobile Fundraising, text to give, community, Event Planning, Events

The Inspire Change Podcast, Episode 5: Nonprofit Spotlight with Andrea of Youth on Record

Posted by Ethan Kotel on May 9, 2017 11:05:22 AM

Inspire Change: A Podcast for Nonprofits

This week, the Inspire Change Podcast hits the road, joining Andrea Viarrial-Murphy LIVE in the offices of Youth on Record. Andrea wears many hats at YOR, and she was kind enough to take some time out of her busy day to discuss the challenges that face a small, local nonprofit, elliciting support from your home city, planning and executing exciting events, and so much more.

Youth on Record has nearly 5x as many volunteers as they do staff, and Andrea has a ton of insight into how to find dedicated and hard-working volunteers. Listen in below, grab your notebook, and let's learn some new strategies!

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Topics: Fundraising, nonprofit, Social Good, Mobile Engagement, Podcast, Social Media Marketing

Navigating the mGive Dashboard

Posted by Ethan Kotel on May 4, 2017 11:42:50 AM

4 Steps for Getting the Most Out of Your Dashboard

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Topics: Fundraising, nonprofit, Mobile Engagement, Strategies and Tactics, text to give

The Inspire Change Podcast, Episode 4: Nonprofit Campaign Strategy with Angela Whaley

Posted by Ethan Kotel on May 2, 2017 10:18:46 AM

Inspire Change: A Podcast for Nonprofits

This week on The Inspire Change Podcast, Angela Whaley hops on to discuss campaign strategy, donor messaging, and effective campaigns she's seen conducted by nonprofits in her ten years of working with them. We dive deep into building and maintaining an active email and mobile subscriber listsegmenting that list for targeted campaign sends, and much, much more. Listen in below!

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Topics: Fundraising, nonprofit, Social Good, Mobile Engagement, Podcast, Social Media Marketing

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