Two Small Words with a Big Impact

Saying “thank you” is more than just good manners. Showing your gratitude can open the door to more relationships and opportunities, according to a 2014 study published in Emotion. If you’re a nonprofit, you can never have enough of that! When expressing thanks is done right, recognition can even encourage future gifts and continued involvement, whether through […]

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Creating a Culture of Accountability

Guest Blogger: David Langiulli from Fundraising Leadership   In his 2002 business classic, The Five Dysfunction of a Team, Patrick Lencioni describes “Avoidance of Accountability” as one of the core behaviors that teams exhibit when they are dysfunctional.  In Pat’s words: “In the context of teamwork…it refers specifically to the [un]willingness of team members to call their peers […]

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Ways to Spice up Your Next Fundraising Event

Break the Gala Mold It’s the time of year where nonprofits get down to business with planning their upcoming fundraising galas and events. With it comes expectations of donning cocktail attire, sitting down to a plated three-course dinner, and listening to sponsor speeches that ask attendees to reach into their pockets to support a cause. […]

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Four Foolproof Ways to Boost Your Web Traffic

Your nonprofit’s website is one of your most powerful tools for spreading awareness of your mission. It can also be one of the main drivers for receiving donations and creating public engagement. The important thing to keep in mind when creating and maintaining your website is to answer two important questions: Why should people want […]

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Code(Her) Conference 2017

Last week I attended the annual Code(Her) Conference 2017 in Washington DC. The event was coordinated by DC Web Women, a membership organization that works to promote women in technology. Code(Her) is a series of hands-on, development, and technology-focused workshops for digital professionals and technology enthusiasts. The event was well attended and I was excited […]

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Top 10 Tips When Applying for Grant Funding

As someone who has written grants for over 14 years, I am familiar with the ups and downs that go along with the grant seeking process. There is always a great deal of excitement when building relationships with funders and finding new opportunities, but there are also many uncertainties. After years of doing this work […]

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Mobile Donations: The Future of Giving

For some nonprofits, utilizing mobile donations or text-to-give as a part of their overall marketing plan can be a little intimidating—and we totally understand. After all, there was a time when this method of donating was just not a viable solution for most small nonprofits. The Early Days The ability to make a mobile donation […]

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Raising Money for your Nonprofit on Facebook

Generating funds for your nonprofit has never been easier thanks to the massive rise in social media. While choosing the right social media platform can be overwhelming, nonprofits should definitely not ignore the power of Facebook. In fact, according to Facebook, 150 million of the 1 billion people that use the social network are connected […]

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