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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.
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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.
Like most people this time of year, I can’t wait to find out how much I will get back for my tax refund and then I start making a list of what I will do with the money. Save it? Pay down debt? Spend it on something fun?
Imagine if you could attract donors who not only donated to your nonprofit, but got their friends and family to donate as well.
This might be something that might (or might not) sound good in theory, but how can nonprofit leaders put this into practice?
Whether you're a nonprofit or for-profit business, this timeless formula is the foundation for any desired result:
Thoughts + Beliefs + Actions = Results
You may already be embracing the key elements of donor-centric fundraising, but in an age where technologies are evolving quickly, we need to go beyond thanking donors promptly, making warm calls, and cultivating relationships.
Picture this. Two Development Directors (A & B) each spend $10,000 on a widget that is designed to improve fundraising results. Development Director A doesn’t quite understand how the widget works and rarely uses it. On the other hand, Development Director B educates himself (and even gets help from people who know most) about the widget. He uses it frequently and is constantly finding new ways to improve desired outcomes.
At the end of the year, the Development Directors share the ROI analysis with their Executive Director. Guess how their conversations went?
Today marks the day when over a billion people in 192 countries recognize and take action on the unique environmental challenges of our time. Activists and volunteers around the world are planting trees, organizing demonstrations, and cleaning up their communities to honor our Mother Earth. Imagine if you could find ways to harness the power of these types of significant events to increase the level of awareness and activation for your cause?
As nonprofit development and communications leaders, it can be a challenge simply keeping your head above water. With competing priorities and limited monetary, logistical and staff resources, nonprofit leaders need to maximize their effectiveness at every opportunity, including big events and awareness dates.
The Challenge: How can I capitalize on significant events to advance our mission and reach fundraising goals?
Did you miss our How Mobile Can Boost Your Nonprofit on #GivingTuesday webinar yesterday? Here’s a quick recap.
With a little under 30 days left and 4,000+ partners we are looking forward to an even bigger give back this year. #GivingTuesday is taking over our mSpirations and we will be sharing stories, tips and ideas each week leading up to December 3rd, this year’s #GivingTuesday.