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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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3 Tips for Writing About Your Nonprofit

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Apr 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM

How to Write Effective Copy

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If your job is to write, you are a writer. This may seem obvious at first, but it is with alarming frequency that I meet people who, although they make their living writing and publishing content, do not view themselves as a writer. While there’s nothing wrong with this, and writing certainly isn’t everyone’s strong suit, framing your copy around how to write effectively will make a massive difference in the efficacy of your communications.

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

The Inspire Change Podcast, Episode 3: Emotional Messaging with Jeff Mannel

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Apr 18, 2017 11:01:10 AM

Inspire Change: A Podcast for Nonprofits

This week on The Inspire Change Podcast, Jeff Mannel joins us to speak about emotional messaging. Speaking to your supporters' emotions is crucial to crafting effective donation asks, marketing campaigns, and recruitment materials. Jeff, a minister with over 30 years experience, is well versed in messaging to people's emotions, and joined us to share lessons that are directly applicable to nonprofits. Listen in below!

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

The Inspire Change Podcast, Episode 2: Business Development for Nonprofits

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Apr 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Inspire Change: A Podcast for Nonprofits

This week on The Inspire Change Podcast, I was lucky enough to sit down with Winston Cook and Jonathan Bray, two bonafide experts in business development and marketing. We had an amazing conversation, almost an hour long, packed to the gills with tips, tricks, and strategies to help increase your nonprofit's fundraising potential. Listen in below!

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

The Inspire Change Podcast, Reborn

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Apr 3, 2017 1:53:35 PM

Inspire Change: A Podcast for Nonprofits

It is my privilege to present to you: The Inspire Change Podcast. 

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

5 Ways to Support Social Good

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Mar 30, 2017 1:21:33 PM

 

How to Engage, Inspire, and Inform

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Topics: nonprofit, Social Good, Mobile Engagement, Fundraising

3 Tips for Planning a Successful Event

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Mar 14, 2017 12:15:18 PM

As Told by a Local Musician

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Topics: mgive, nonprofit, Fundraising, donors, Events, Event Planning

YouTube and You - Online Fundraising

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Feb 22, 2017 3:31:50 PM

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Fundraising with the World's Largest Video Site

 

As more and more digital fundraising opportunities are introduced to the market, we here at mGive are dedicated to helping you stay on top of the latest and greatest ways to expand your nonprofit, tips for mobile marketing, and the most innovative fundraising ideas on the web.

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Topics: Mobile Fundraising, Fundraising Ideas, Fundraising, mobile, Digital Marketing, Advertising

Tips for Reaching and Engaging Millennial Donors

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Feb 9, 2017 9:56:43 AM

Millennials and Fundraising - Why Mobile Giving?

entrepreneur.jpgMillennials can perhaps best be described as enigmatic: we seek to have a real and tangible impact on the world, but we’re lazy; we wear fancy clothes and Apple watches, but we’re swimming in student loan debt and decrying rising health care premiums. We protest in force to support causes we deem just, but we’re apathetic, and have never topped 22% of the electorate in a presidential election. It is within these conflicting ideas, however, that the truth about millennials becomes much more simple.

We’re just picky!

We demand to be spoken to in the right way by the right people and for the right reasons in order to feel inspired. We want to donate what little money we have to the right causes and to feel as though we’re making an impact, but that doesn’t mean we want to put effort into doing so, or even get out of bed. We want to talk to people and make real connections, but from the safety of being behind a screen.

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Topics: mgive, Fundraising, donors, mobile

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