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Monday Mixtape 022: Nonprofit Leadership Strategies

Monday Mixtape 022: Nonprofit Leadership Strategies Here’s your Monday Mixtape, a weekly newsletter from CauseVox designed to jumpstart your week, challenge your thinking, and inspire you to keep at it. Each week, we’ll hand-pick must-read articles, thinking, resources, and stories for nonprofit fundraisers and leaders and drop it in your inbox. Have suggestions or questions? Let us know…

John Haydon

5 Tech-Savvy Fundraising Strategies for Your Next Event

One of the most tried and true fundraising strategies for most nonprofits is events. But are you getting the most out of your events? After all, the people who attend are your most important supporters. These people give you their time – something they’ll never get back. So how do you get more people excited…


Bloomerang

How to Create Your Nonprofit Case Statement: Clarify Mission & Values

In Part 1 of this three-part series about developing your unique, essential “Case for Support.” I introduced the concept of the nonprofit mission, values and vision triad. Together they’re how you are known in the community. They become your brand. “A brand is the essence of one’s own unique story… The key, though, is reaching…

NTEN

5 metrics you need to include on your AdWords Dashboard

July 13, 2018 5 metrics you need to include on your AdWords Dashboard By Michael Rasko Share this post When you first look at your AdWords account, it may seem like information overload: there are so many metrics! The columns that exist in your dashboard by default may seem like more than enough. But I’m…


Bloomerang

4 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s Photography Stand Out

We’ve all heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words” right? And we have all seen a picture that truly tells a story. A picture that evokes emotion. A picture that compels us to do something. And yet if there is one thing that I see lacking on most nonprofit websites it’s compelling…

npEngage

7 Steps for a Successful Lean Implementation at your Nonprofit

From self-driving cars to artificial intelligence, we live in a period marked by rapid innovation and change. Now couple the accelerating pace of change with increasing pressures from funders to spend fewer dollars on overhead, and the fact becomes clear: we need to find new ways of doing things! Efficiency Drives New Ways of Thinking…


NTEN

The real cost of online fundraising for nonprofits

July 12, 2018 The real cost of online fundraising for nonprofits By David DeParolesa Share this post Online fundraising holds unlimited potential for nonprofits. Armed with a strategic email campaign or timely social media appeal, you can raise thousands—or even millions— online in a matter of days. As online giving grows by millions of dollars…

Bloomerang

Avoid “Fact Traps” When Writing Grant Proposals

Here’s a great piece of grant writing advice that comes from a rather unexpected place: a test prep and study guide. One study guide for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) exam says this: “Avoid the ‘fact trap.’ Don’t get distracted by a choice that is factually true. Your search is for the answer that answers the…


npEngage

3 Ways to Digitally Transform Stewardship in Higher Education

This article is part of the bbcon 2018 Speaker Series on npENGAGE. Get a taste of the 250+ sessions that will help your organization transform and have a bigger impact! Over 50% of colleges and universities are focused on creating more impactful donor stewardship practices in 2018. Stewardship professionals are looking to tackle this problem…

John Haydon

Engage More Donors With Your Brand This Year-End

With the A/C on full blast and cold brew in hand, it’s hard to think about the negative wind chill and cups of hot cocoa that await us come December. But as one of Big Duck’s resident fundraising mavens, year-end campaign season–often dubbed “a nonprofit’s most financially rewarding time of the year” – is always on…