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Nonprofits Using VR to Build Awareness & Inspire Donations

Virtual Reality is rich with potential for nonprofits. In addition to emerging as a new entertainment platform, nonprofits and news outlets have begun using virtual reality to tell impactful stories about causes and situations around the world. By bringing the reality of a situation to the public, virtual reality is also becoming a tool to fuel donations and support nonprofit work. Virtual reality stands to have a major role for nonprofits as it becomes more widely used. According to the…

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How to Use Feedback to Scale Your Nonprofit

What's the best way to know your nonprofit is on the right track? In the corporate world, companies typically set up systems for getting feedback from their customers about their goods and services. In the art world, creatives rely on critiques and constructive criticism to better communicate their vision. The same is true for nonprofits, who provide invaluable services to their communities. Your nonprofit will grow and progress with regular and open feedback about everything from the effectiveness of your…

Social Media

Nonprofits: Know Your Social Media Platforms

It’s hard to be an expert in any one social media platform, yet legitimate businesses and nonprofits are expected to maintain several different accounts. But it’s worth the effort — becoming well-versed in the various platforms is a vital part of your nonprofit’s marketing strategy, and your accounts can serve as important venues for cultivating relationships with your supporters. However, just because your nonprofit has an active Facebook doesn’t mean you can automatically utilize Twitter or LinkedIn effectively. Each platform…

Company Culture

How to Create an Inspired Nonprofit Company Culture

Culture is the foundation and embodiment of your organization. An effective nonprofit company culture demonstrates the collective understanding of your nonprofit by all those involved, including leadership, staff, volunteers, and the community served. Good company culture is not just a fun workplace with perks. Culture is defined intentionally and must be actively maintained by leadership, requiring work and consistency. The trade-off is that your nonprofit’s culture can give your staff a motivating sense of purpose. The better your company culture,…

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Nonprofit Leader Series: Temwa Wright of Pamoza International

In our Nonprofit Leader Series, The Modern Nonprofit is interviewing founders, directors and other leaders in the nonprofit world to share their stories and give tips on growing a sustainable nonprofit organization. Todays INTERVIEW IS WITH Temwa Wright, Executive Director of Pamoza international. ABOUT Pamoza International Pamoza International was established in 2011 in Philadelphia, PA. Their mission is to unite people in alleviating suffering and despair through Christian outreach and discipleship, meeting basic human needs, establishing self-reliance, and promoting environmental stewardship. Pamoza…

2017 Nonprofit Trends

What’s Trending for Nonprofits in 2017

While many of us are grateful for the end of 2016, 2017 is an opportunity to turn over a new leaf and fight for the many important nonprofit missions that serve and sustain our communities. 2017 will see both an expansion of useful technologies as well as a return to the basics which build and elevate the authentic relationships between nonprofits and their supporters. So what’s in store for nonprofits over the course of the the upcoming year? Read on!…

Holiday Charitable Gifts

Make Your Presents Charitable Donations This Holiday Season

Do you need a meaningful gift for your loved ones this holiday season? 2016 is the perfect year to give charitable donations as gifts in honor of your friends, family, community, and the issues about which you feel passionately. Your like-minded recipient friends and relatives will appreciate that they, too, can engage in creating the much-needed impact needed to move forward with the new year. There are many organizations that have created holiday gift programs for you to look into…

Email Appeal

8 Tips for Crafting an Appealing Year-End Email Appeal

Twelve percent of all charitable giving occurs in the last three days of the year - December 29, 30 and 31.  Don't make the mistake of doing too little donor outreach during this critical time! Here are eight tips on crafting a great year-end email appeal that will get your supporters to click the "Donate" button. 1. Get started now. With so much going on in December, it's all too easy to let the end of the year creep up…

Giving Tuesday

Get Ready for #GivingTuesday 2016

#GivingTuesday is a day that serves as a reminder to the community that the holidays are not all about big box sales. Arriving after the consumptive barrage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, many embrace the opportunity to give back. Propelled by the power of social media and collaboration, over 40,000 organizations have chosen to participate. It is also an opportunity to connect with other engaged nonprofits, businesses and individuals around the world doing vital and timely work to support…

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5 Myths About Nonprofits, Debunked

Despite the recent recession, the nonprofit sector has seen steady growth in employment, wages, and number of organizations. As a result, there are many talented people from the corporate sector looking into these new opportunities. As the crossover between for-profits and nonprofits increases, it is becoming important to clarify the nature of nonprofit work to those wanting to get involved. Below we have complied five commonly held myths about working for a nonprofit, followed by the more complex realities about that experience. 1. Nonprofits would be…