October 17, 2017

How to Attract & Keep Donors Using Text Messaging

by Caroline Avakian

For many nonprofits, text messaging as a communications and fundraising tool can feel daunting. I’ve worked with nonprofits who grapple with understanding if text messaging is even right for them. Below is a graphic shared with me by TextMagic that can help you better understand what an SMS campaign could look like and if it’s right for your nonprofit. This … Continue reading

June 9, 2017

My Friday Edit: Restoring My Faith in Tech

by Caroline Avakian

This week I was re-inspired by technology. It sometimes feels like we spend a lot of time criticizing or glorifying tech, and honestly neither of those descriptions seem or feel right most of the time. But Trickle Up, an international nonprofit, told me a story this week that reminded me of the basics of why technology applied wisely, in collaboration, … Continue reading

November 10, 2016

New Humanitarian Aid Apps Provide Real-Time Access & Information

by Caroline Avakian

Relief Web, a humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters, and a digital service of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), recently released four mobile apps that aim to serve different members of the humanitarian aid community. Each of these app aims to solve a problem or address a challenge that will meet specific needs … Continue reading

October 11, 2016

5 Creative Ways to Engage Supporters with Instagram Stories

by John Haydon

Instagram Stories create an extra layer of visibility for your nonprofit – whenever you want that visibility. Like Snapchat, Instagram Stories last for 24 hours. And like Snapchat, stories are told in a series of pictures and videos. Users who’ve published Instagram Stories within the past 24 hours appear at the very top of the home screen: What are the … Continue reading

July 14, 2016

How to Double Online Giving in Six Months

by Guest

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

July 7, 2016

Building your Nonprofits Thought Leadership Capacity

by Caroline Avakian

  By Caroline Avakian Content marketing has risen to the forefront in recent years as an important tool (if not the most important) in the nonprofit communication toolbox. It’s about creating great content on your blog, through social media messaging, email, quarterly and annual reports, case studies, whitepapers, etc. At its core, content marketing is about communicating wisely with your supporters. The … Continue reading