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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,…

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…

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 are more…

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

How to Create a Powerful Nonprofit Infographic

Featured image: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Data visualization is trending topic, and for good reason - done well, it can be a powerful tool for your nonprofit to tell its story. Images are processed in the brain much faster than words, and with data visualization, you can convey information to your supporters for quick and easy understanding. With infographics, your organization has the opportunity to creatively communicate using the facts and figures that demonstrate the solid impact of your work. The…

Website Redesign

7 Tips for an Awesome Nonprofit Website Redesign

As a modern nonprofit, it's important to know what to ask for when doing a website redesign. Since technology is changing so rapidly, it's smart to stay one step ahead of the game so that your content remains relevant for a long time. What is involved in a website redesign? On the surface, web design is beautification — upgrading to clean, modern look that keeps your organization looking fresh and your content easily digestible. But even more important are the changes…

Year-End Fundraising

Planning Your Year-End Fundraising: It’s That Time Again!

Nonprofits receive 50% of their annual donations over the last three months of the year — and that’s coming right up! If you haven’t already made a year-end fundraising plan, now's the time to start. Begin strategizing your campaign with the following checklist: 1. Make a concrete plan. Set a fundraising goal, and consider concentrating your efforts around a specific campaign so that your donors are motivated to contribute to something tangible and exciting, rather than just an “Annual Fund.” Be specific…

Snapchat

Nonprofits, Get Creative with Snapchat Communications!

Snapchat is a fun and entertaining social app where users share images and videos that can be edited with all kinds of filters, stickers, and overlays. Snapchat has many advanced tools, allowing for great potential for your nonprofit to engage with others in a uniquely creative manner. In addition to its impressive array of tools and editing abilities, Snapchat’s gimmick is that these typically edited images and videos, called “Snaps,” disappear as soon as users view them. If you toggle to…