March 25, 2019

How to write your best fundraising emails

by John Haydon

Whether face-to-face, by email, or with trained carrier pigeons, how you ask for donations makes or breaks your fundraising campaign (note: carrier pigeons are a guaranteed attention-getter). Your message, and how it makes your potential donor feel is mission-critical. If they feel nothing, they will give nothing. But let’s face it, writing effective fundraising emails is not easy. But it can … Continue reading

February 25, 2019

Why organizations should tell more stories

by Guest

By Jessica Scadron Social Harmony Storytelling is an ancient practice that’s been passed down the generations, from before the written word to our current digitally driven platforms. How can this ancient practice serve nonprofits whose survival depends on the actions of others, whether they be funders or volunteers? For one, it puts a face on the issue and shows that … Continue reading

Category: Nonprofits
May 9, 2018

5 ways to show progress toward your nonprofit’s mission

by Guest

Photo by Daniel Funes Fuentes on Unsplash. By Nancy Ryerson Chances are, your nonprofit has a bold goal, whether it’s eradicating poverty or curing a disease. Your organization helps make progress toward that goal every day, but of course, complex problems have complicated solutions that can take a long time to achieve. Unfortunately, slow progress, even if it’s impactful, doesn’t always make for the … Continue reading

Category: Nonprofits, Strategy
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

September 11, 2017

5 Ingredients to Make Your Nonprofit-Corporate Partnership Succeed

by Guest

  A few days ago, I was strolling along the foggy coast in Northern California when I noticed a cormorant flying in “v” formation with a flock of pelicans. A week later, I saw a pelican flying with a flock of cormorants. I’ve been watching these birds for years and never saw them co-mingle in a flight pattern. I always … Continue reading