May 12, 2017

The Friday Edit – Links I’m Loving

by Caroline Avakian

As we get ready to wind down for the weekend, I wanted to share some links from around the web that have inspired me, taught me something new, or given me a hearty laugh. Hope they do the same for you. Happy Friday! The buildOn Instagram account is endlessly inspiring to me. A great one to follow. +Acumen just launched … Continue reading

August 1, 2016

3 Ways to Make a Lasting Impression with First-Time Donors

by John Haydon

According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, most first-time donors never come back to make a second gift. Nonprofits as a whole are losing 57% of their donors every single year. And 71% of first-time donors never return!1 Any fundraising professional will tell you that retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new donors. The quickest and surest way to a positive net revenue … Continue reading

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July 14, 2016

How to Double Online Giving in Six Months

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By Darian Rodriguez Heyman More and more nonprofit donations take place in today’s digital landscape, but how can causes ensure their online storefront is not only open for business, but optimized? As I explored this critical issue in my new book, Nonprofit Fundraising 101, I interviewed Roderick Campbell, the CEO of nonprofit fundraising platform CommitChange. He shared a few takeaways … Continue reading

June 14, 2016

Is Giving Tuesday a Waste of Time?

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By Edgar Rodriguez Is Giving Tuesday a waste of time? Good question, right? First of all, the data says it’s been hugely successful in the past. Over 15,000 nonprofits participated last year, raising over $45 million. Yes, some nonprofits probably raised very little money. But Giving Tuesday is NOT just a 24-hour fundraising campaign. It’s a movement that your supporters are embracing, more and more … Continue reading

May 16, 2016

Using Virtual Reality for Social Change Work

by Caroline Avakian

By Caroline Avakian Virtual reality is a newer medium that has the potential to revolutionize the way many global development and human rights organizations communicate their work. It also presents an opportunity to virtually bring supporters, donors, and all others curious about the work being done on the ground, right to the communities and people they would otherwise not have … Continue reading

March 16, 2016

Should Your Nonprofit Use Snapchat?

by John Haydon

Snapchat is a mobile app that lets users share photos and videos that are deleted in 24 hours. Snapchat users share snaps (temporary videos and photos) privately with a few friends, or as stories with all their followers. What people love about Snapchat You might be wondering why someone would use a social network that deletes everything they share. If you’re wondering … Continue reading