Creative

3 Nonprofit Organizational Charts and How to Make Them
September 25, 2018 at 12:19 pm

It's essential that your organization has a good way to communicate data, keep track of finances and structure information. Though it's certainly possible to communicate some of this information in writing, using nonprofit organizational charts can help keep you organized and make a greater impact on your audience...

3 R’s for Nonprofit Storytelling
September 13, 2018 at 12:52 pm

You’ve no doubt observed firsthand the power of nonprofit storytelling in your efforts to convey the importance and urgency of your cause. And while there are many resources available to guide you in the art of nonprofit storytelling, I find it useful to remember three overarching “musts.”...

3 Secret Storytelling Ingredients to a Irresistible Nonprofit
August 8, 2018 at 12:36 pm

What is it that makes some nonprofits seem simply irresistible? And how can you harness that energy for your organization? If you look closely, you’ll see there are a few key ingredients they seem to have in common. And these ingredients really have to do with their storytelling...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 53: What's With Guerrilla Marketing—for Nonprofits?
July 27, 2018 at 12:02 pm

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: nonprofit staffing, the ethics and opportunities of guerrilla marketing and a fast review of fundraising copy...

How to Review Fundraising Copy Fast
July 19, 2018 at 11:00 am

Do you spend a lot of time revising fundraising copy? Many CEOs have complained to me privately about this. I’m talking about drafts of grant proposals, letters of intent, donor appeal letters, fundraising reports, cases for support, newsletters, even donor emails—documents like that...

4 Questions to Answer Before Creating a Nonprofit Content Marketing Strategy
July 3, 2018 at 9:00 am

Do you have a successful nonprofit content marketing strategy? Running a successful nonprofit requires budgeting effectively and justifying every expense. This reality makes it even more surprising that in a recent survey of nonprofit marketers approximately 49 percent said they could not demonstrate how content marketing has improved fundraising efforts and 35 percent couldn’t say whether content initiatives have increased donations or sales...

5 Summer Fundraising Ideas Infographic
June 5, 2018 at 4:08 pm

As a nonprofit professional, part of your job involves tracking and communicating important information to outside bodies like the government, key stakeholders and potential donors. It’s essential that your organization has a good way to communicate data, keep track of finances and structure information. Though it’s certainly possible to communicate some of this information in […]

Simple—A Key to Effective Messaging
February 28, 2018 at 1:42 pm

We recently had the pleasure of having lunch with Alan Siegel, a well-known New York City-based brand expert. We had contacted him after reading an article in The New York Times about nonprofits turning to pros, like Alan, to craft marketing campaigns to sell their causes to donors...

9 Best Practices for Successful Fundraising Communications
February 15, 2018 at 1:15 pm

I don’t write copy for clients. It’s just not the most strategic use of my time. If you’re the CEO or chief development officer at a nonprofit, chances are this is true for you, too. I have yet to work with a CEO or chief development officer who is fulfilling his or her potential or responsibility in fundraising by re-writing (vs. brief edits) a document...

2017 DMAW MAXI Award: Alphabet Postcard Campaign From the Gabriel Group
February 14, 2018 at 12:54 pm

In this brilliant campaign,  The Gabriel Group dug deep into its vault to find a goldmine idea and brought it back to life. Its Alphabet Postcard Campaign featuring not 26 … but 27 separate postcards aimed at showing executives and development directors at food banks how they could benefit from a partnership with the Gabriel Group...