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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!
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.
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.
Editor's note: This post has been revised and updated for content and relevance. It was originally posted 3/28/2016.
As we look to the future with bright eyes filled with hopes and dreams, our goal never changes: to attract as many loyal supporters as we can to your worthy cause.
There seems to be an infinite array of strategies, tools, and methods to go about what we’ve always done (or tried to do)… which is build meaningful relationships with real people.
It can seem a little daunting to make good use of all of these opportunities.
Rest assured, it’s actually easier than ever to connect with your donors, volunteers, and advocates with technology. What's more, everyone is online these days, which is why...
We always advocate community building as our #1 best practice, because it works!
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!
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 list, segmenting that list for targeted campaign sends, and much, much more. Listen in below!
As someone with social anxiety, I find it much easier to speak with you through the safety of my screen than to have an actual conversation with you.
I guess it’s a good thing I don’t run a nonprofit, right?
Getting up close and personal with potential supporters is a necessity for any nonprofit professional; and, as we’ve already mentioned, building relationships is key to eliciting long-term support and engagement.
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.