March 3, 2014

How to entice your board into the social media waters

by Caroline Avakian

Find inducements & show them the payoff This is the second part of a two-part series on making the case for your social media plan and initiatives. Also see: • Getting your board on board with social media Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, social media managers. Getting your board engaged and on board with social media can … Continue reading

December 18, 2013

5 ways to turn a cold call into a warm call

by JD Lasica

Here are five tactics for how to reach people you have no relationship with, offered by Matt Van Horn, VP of Business at Path. Continue reading

December 4, 2013

Nine simple words to boost your end-of-year appeals

by John Haydon

Here are nine adjectives Americans use to define a good person. Make sure you incorporate them into your nonprofit’s end-of-year fundraising appeals. Continue reading

December 2, 2013

Year-end fundraising checklist for nonprofits

by Guest

December is the hands-down most powerful month to fund-raise and to strengthen relationships for the year to come. So stop cranking it out right now with a strategy to achieve significant results in the last month of the year for your nonprofit. Continue reading

November 20, 2013

How one nonprofit dominated their giving day

by John Haydon

Giving days are becoming a popular way for local nonprofits to share resources, expertise and experience to achieve more together than they would individually. And Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity achieved amazing results during Give to the Max Day. Here’s how they did it. Continue reading

October 9, 2013

Should your nonprofit focus on donor retention or acquisition?

by Guest

Many of our metrics seem to weigh heavily on the side of acquiring new donors, new names for the list, new event attendees. But there’s often not enough appreciation, and therefore not enough time devoted to, building relationships with those who are already on our lists. Continue reading