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The Best Entry-Level Nonprofit Online Donation Services for 2017

By Stephanie Fisher | 03.06.2017

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If you're involved in a new nonprofit, professional association, church, or an older organization that hasn't made the leap to accepting donations online, this post is for you!

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8 Creative Sponsorship Packages for Your Next Event

By Stephanie Fisher | 11.22.2016

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In the not too distant past, having someone sponsor your event meant they contributed funds and, in return, you put their logo on your marketing material. Perhaps you might put a flashy web banner on your website—Thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor, Acme Corp!

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7 Reasons to Switch Your Donor Database to Cloud Hosting

By Michael Reynolds | 02.18.2016

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Your donor database is the heart and soul of your organization. With it, you reach out to members, keep track of sensitive data, and (hopefully) connect all the dots of your marketing, fundraising, recruiting, volunteer operations and more. 

Where do you host this critical asset? How do you maintain it, keep it safe, and ensure that data is never lost?

Does it live on an internal server you maintain or is it hosted in the cloud? Not sure? Keep reading.

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How Nonprofits Can Use LinkedIn to Find a Grant Writer

By Stephanie Fisher | 06.24.2015

If you don’t already have someone who is experienced at writing and applying for grants, you may need to hire a grant writer.

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There are two reputable associations for finding a grant consultant; the Grant Professionals Association and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. It’s important to find individuals who are experienced and committed to a specific code of ethics. Members of these organizations are more likely to be both.

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3 Creative Ways to Find Funding for Your Marketing Projects

By Allison Gibbs | 06.23.2015

We hear a common refrain from nonprofits: “We don’t have the money to do this.”

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Whether it’s a new website or inbound marketing project, budgets don’t reflect a priority for modern marketing efforts. It's like asking the marketing department to run a bake sale to raise funds for a new website ... that's a lot of cookies to sell!

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8 Tips to Boost Your Nonprofit's Reach With LinkedIn

By Stephanie Fisher | 04.23.2015

LinkedIn is not merely a site to host your online resume. It has become a major business-oriented social network for professionals and organizations.

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LinkedIn can be a valuable and effective tool for sales and marketing teams. With over 300 million members (at the time of this article) and a lot of activity from c-level professionals and decision-makers, it's a vibrant community for business.

It can also be a great tool for those who work in development at nonprofits. The Vice President of Philanthropy, or similar such title, is the nonprofit counterpart of a Business Development Director at a for-profit company.  

If sales folks can use LinkedIn to find prospects, warm leads, recruit and get referrals, then many of the same principles should apply to the nonprofit world.

Growing membership, finding sponsors and new donors, connecting with existing donors, getting referrals--all of these activities are well suited to this particular social network.

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Churches: Stumped About What to Post on Facebook?

By Serena Acker | 02.17.2015

Whether you’re new to Facebook or have had a page for several years, sometimes you just don’t know what to say. We’ve all been there; staring at that little white box on Facebook that begs, “What’s on your mind?” You know that you should say something, but you’re unsure of what.

If you are a church, it’s important to have a strong social media presence in order to keep your congregation engaged. After all, Facebook is a powerful tool that you can use to educate and inform, uplift and encourage.

If you resonate with the aforementioned writer’s block, you’ve come to the right spot. We’ve compiled five helpful ideas to post on your church’s Facebook page.

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