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...

Make Video a Powerful Tool, Not a Wasted Resource
June 7, 2017 at 10:04 am

We are huge proponents of video—carefully planned video with a clear objective. In most campaigns that are focused on major gifts, we are not big fans of a fundraising video, unless there is a reason that prospective donors can’t see impact of the client’s work firsthand...

Recruit Fundraising-Focused Board Members
April 6, 2017 at 10:10 pm

Regardless of where you are in the fiscal year, you should be constantly looking for new volunteers and potential board members. These individuals, if chosen correctly, can bring much needed new contacts, finances and open doors for future possibilities to your organization...

'Nonprofit With Balls' Blog Profiled on Fast Company
July 6, 2016 at 9:08 am

In Silicon Valley, "unicorns" might refer to billion dollar startups, but on Nonprofit With Balls, a humor site about life in the nonprofit industry, that term refers to something more real, and more heroic: nonprofit workers. "These people are underpaid to work on emotionally challenging issues, and all with crappy chairs that they got off…

Should Your Executive Director Blog?
June 27, 2016 at 10:48 am

Please allow me to introduce three executive directors. Pamela Iacobelli, the president and CEO of CultureSource, a Detroit-based arts nonprofit with six staffers. Lisa Goldstein, the executive director of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, a 10-employee nonprofit based in New York City. Joe Selby, the executive director at Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, a $400 million…

Newsletter and Blog Post Ideas for Summer
June 8, 2016 at 8:00 am

Need some new ideas for your newsletter, blog or social media? Consider one of these five summer-inspired themes: 1. Summer Heat. How does hot weather impact your services or your clients? Can you offer advice to your readers about anything related to summer heat? Humane societies can offer tips for keeping pets cool. Agencies that address…

8 Nonprofit Blogs We Love (And You Will, Too)
March 31, 2016 at 8:40 am

The nonprofit blogosphere is bursting at the seams with content created daily by a diverse and world-class list of bloggers—fundraisers, executives, consultants, agencies and everything in between. But there's a downside. How do you keep up with all that content? It's impossible, which is why we handpicked eight of our favorite nonprofit blogs to share...

Why the Nonprofit Blog Is Here to Stay
May 13, 2014

Increasingly, an online presence is not only important for nonprofits, it's absolutely vital. It has been clear for some time that your organization should have a website — and more and more constituents are looking to connect with you on social media. But what about blogs?  The type of long-form content found on blogs — which differs from the short content you'll find on social-media sites like Facebook or Twitter — can be a powerful tool for engaging supporters and attracting new ones.

6 Essential Components of Top-Notch Nonprofit Blogs
January 23, 2014

One of the most effective ways to tell the story of your nonprofit, its constituents and staff members is through a blog. There are a few key aspects of a nonprofit blog that make the great stand out from the average. If you're looking to achieve a best-in-class blog that supports your nonprofit's cause and inspires your readers, here's what your organization should keep in mind when striving for a successful, engaging blog.

3 Changes You Should Make to Your Nonprofit Blog Right Now
August 21, 2013

Nonprofits that have implemented blogs to their websites are able to deliver fresh content to their donors, volunteers and patrons. It’s also a great way to tell the story of your organization through a variety of authors and perspectives. However, if are you blogging regularly but aren’t seeing a significant return on investment in the form of website traffic, donations or awareness, you might want to consider making the following changes: 1. Stop writing about your organization. 2. Include strong calls to action. 3. Set up Google Authorship.