Social Media

Making The Difference: Mobile Fundraising
July 13, 2017 at 11:54 am

Technology has become increasingly user-friendly. Donors from Baby Boomers and Gen X to Gen Y and Millennials have become more digital-centric. The smartphone has become an indispensable part of everyday life, making it completely normal to use as a tool during a special event rather than struggling to keep track of old-fashioned paper and pen bid sheets...

5 Best Practices for Ethical Online Fundraising
July 11, 2017 at 10:11 am

Online giving has added new and unique challenges to maintaining ethical practices, so it may be time to refresh your approach. As technology develops, so do many issues around privacy, communication and safety. How can we help protect donors’ rights in the online world?...

12 ways to engage your zero-dollar fundraisers
July 6, 2017 at 3:07 pm

It’s midnight, and 500 of your special event guests just left the ballroom. They spent the evening enjoying a festive cocktail hour; supported your organization through silent and live auctions; purchased raffle tickets or wine pulls, diamond drops and other variations; enjoyed an elegant gourmet dinner; mingled; and danced. Guests smile as they exit while […]

Attribution: Where Do You Stand?
July 5, 2017 at 11:10 am

The nonprofit industry is becoming more diversified and complex and as donor behaviors continue to evolve, it is imperative that direct-response fundraisers adopt new methods and/or solutions for quantifying the impact of their marketing investments. The days are gone when fundraisers could measure a campaign’s effectiveness or performance in a single media/channel view...

Promoting Your Grant Successes Online
June 27, 2017 at 10:47 am

What has become a more common additional response in submitted applications is that grant-makers will be recognized via an organization’s social media networks. That statement is then typically followed by a list of the organization’s social networks, and the number of followers for each account is then listed to show the reach of the organization’s networks...

How Mobile CRM Helps Your MGOs
June 27, 2017 at 10:40 am

When your major gift officers end their meetings with major donors or prospects, what do you think is the first thing they do? You probably guessed right. Your team member grabs his or her mobile device to check emails and social media. We live in a world that is all about on-demand information...

Are You Linked In?
June 16, 2017 at 9:41 am

The tools used in social media in today’s world are amazing. There are so many ways to communicate with each other. I watched my 11-year-old grandson seamlessly work through social media vehicles with ease the other day. It made me wonder how social media will affect the next generation of fundraisers after I pass the torch...

Inbound Marketing 101 for Nonprofits
May 31, 2017 at 10:59 am

The best nonprofit organizations develop and execute their marketing plan with the same level of rigor as any for-profit brand. At the end of the day, we are ultimately trying to sell our cause to people, get them to engage with us, donate to our work and then advocate for our organization...