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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…

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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…

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Nonprofit Leader: York Street Project’s Kyle O’Neill

In our new 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. Our first interview is with Kyle O'Neill, Development Associate at York Street Project. ABOUT York Street Project [caption id="attachment_468" align="alignright" width="285"] Photo Credit: York Street Project[/caption] York Street Project was established in 1989 to help homeless and economically disadvantaged women and children break the cycle of poverty and…

Building Your Nonprofit's Voice

Building Your Nonprofit’s Voice

Your nonprofit’s voice is an important part of your brand. It’s not just the content you write, but the way in which it is expressed. This voice is essential for cultivating trust and lasting relationships between your organization and its supporters, as your organization’s voice will serve as a substitute for real-life conversation and communication. The familiarity of your nonprofit’s consistent voice, particularly if it is positive, helpful, and responsive, is instrumental in maintaining and building these relationships and in reinforcing your organization’s values…

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Free & Easy Design Resources for Your Nonprofit

It's estimated that the average American sees up to 5,000 advertisements and brand images in a single day. That's a lot of clutter! Research indicates that only 12 of those images make a true impression on the target audience! A good, clear message can be a great emotional motivator to get people to investigate deeper and ultimately engage with your product or service.  So how do you make your nonprofit's message stand out amongst the crowd? Luckily for you, there…

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Crowdfundamentals for Nonprofits

Crowdfunding. It's been on your radar for years now, but when the time comes to actually start a crowdfunding campaign for your nonprofit, you still feel a little in the dark.  Sound familiar?  Read on. just what is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is actually very simple. All it means is "any effort to raise money through donations from a large number of people." Most likely, you're already doing some form of crowdfunding now! For nonprofits, crowdfunding typically refers to: a focused fundraising campaign hosted on a website with: 1) a…

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9 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit’s E-Newsletter

Your e-newsletter matters more to the success of your campaign than you might think! According to many reports, email marketing is the best channel for return on investment. Despite the rise of social media, it has not been replacing email. Instead, social media has been acting as a compliment to email campaigns, the two working in conjunction can greatly increase the success of your fundraising efforts. So how do you ensure that your e-newsletters are as effective as they can possibly…

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6 Tips for Writing A Winning Crowdfunding Story

  How you pitch your nonprofit to potential supporters through your crowdfunding page is very important. The right words can bring a surplus of cash or scare investors away. An incoherent pitch that lacks focus can reflect poorly on the leaders of a nonprofit. This guide will help you write a winning nonprofit crowdfunding page that'll help you raise enough funds for your organization. What problem will you solve? Do you help feed thousands of people in Rwanda? Or perhaps…

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5 Nonprofit Blogs You Should Bookmark Today

There’s a lot written about nonprofits and fundraising on the web today, but where to begin?  Here’s our selection of the best of the best: Clairification  Claire Axelrad (@charityclairity on Twitter) has been called a Fundraising Ninja, and we have to agree. Her insightful posts stem from a growing concern about how many nonprofits get stuck “in a vicious cycle of implementation, with no direction- like hamsters on a wheel”.  With over 30 years in the trenches, she helps nonprofits find their direction…