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 2, 2017

Your Donor Sweetheart + My Nonprofit Comms Edit

by Caroline Avakian

Today is my 10 year wedding anniversary and it got me thinking about how we value and place importance on anniversaries. That the action of acknowledgement is important. It recognizes a significant commitment and bond. It communicates that through the years, I continue to choose you. Pretty big stuff. It then got me thinking about how we, as nonprofit communicators … 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

June 14, 2016

Is Giving Tuesday a Waste of Time?

by Guest

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