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18 08, 2015

Nonprofits And Businesses Are Rocking It With Periscope

By |August 18th, 2015|Development, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on Nonprofits And Businesses Are Rocking It With Periscope

At the start of the summer, I wrote what a game-changer Periscope was going to become for nonprofits and businesses. If you want to read what I said then, click here. Sure enough, I came across several articles about Periscope and how organizations are leveraging it to great effect. If you don’t know about Periscope, [...]

18 06, 2015

Elements to Preparing for a Major Gift Ask

By |June 18th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Elements to Preparing for a Major Gift Ask

One of the questions I hear from smaller organizations that are just beginning working with major donors is “When is someone ready to give a gift?” My reply, “It depends." Assuming you are doing your donor research, there are some guidelines you can use to assess the best time to make “the ask." Gift proposal [...]

11 06, 2015

Fundraising Success: Here Are Some Quick Tips You Can Do Now!

By |June 11th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Fundraising Success: Here Are Some Quick Tips You Can Do Now!

Excellent programs and fundraising are both integral parts of a successful nonprofit or social enterprise. In this article, I’ll leave you to your programs; however, if you’re looking for some quick ideas about how to improve your overall fundraising, here are some fast things to implement. Donate Button Many nonprofits, I recently read do not [...]

9 06, 2015

Instagram Gets Into Advertising And What It Can Mean For Your Nonprofit

By |June 9th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Instagram Gets Into Advertising And What It Can Mean For Your Nonprofit

Last week Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, announced that it was developing its advertising platform. Instagram has over 300 million users. Facebook has reached over 1.44 billion users. Facebook and, now Instagram, are constantly working to improve the user experience and make enhancements to have their users, essentially, never want to leave the social [...]

2 06, 2015

Nonprofits Need to Be Established to Close Their Doors Permanently

By |June 2nd, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Nonprofits Need to Be Established to Close Their Doors Permanently

Recently, I have been giving speeches and keynote addresses to nonprofit groups in support of my most recent book. I’ve also been having many discussions and exchanges with individuals inside and outside of the industry. It has provided me with opportunities to debate and discuss the changes going on in the social sector. And this [...]

26 05, 2015

Tips to Get Started Using Social Media to Fundraise

By |May 26th, 2015|blog, Marketing|Comments Off on Tips to Get Started Using Social Media to Fundraise

Last year, Nonprofit Tech for Good reported some of the following statistics: Fifty-five percent of those who engage with nonprofits via social media have been inspired to take further action. The average nonprofit crowdfunding campaign raises $9,237.55. Online giving grew 13.5 percent in 2013. Social media is here to stay and nonprofits need to become [...]

5 05, 2015

The Value of Crowdfunding for Social Organizations

By |May 5th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on The Value of Crowdfunding for Social Organizations

Innovation and creativity are essential for social enterprise and nonprofit. Crowdfunding is an opportunity that provides socially focused organizations with a fun way to create a new revenue stream for a specific program or initiative. Crowdfunding involves raising revenue for a project from a large number of individuals, typically via the Internet. According to MobileCause, [...]

7 04, 2015

Get Used to Paying to Boost Your Facebook Page

By |April 7th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Get Used to Paying to Boost Your Facebook Page

Last year, Facebook changed its newsfeed algorithm. What has happened since is that many nonprofit organizations found themselves with plummeting “organic reach," which is those posts seen on user newsfeeds that are not paid. Those organizations that have used Facebook consistently through the years probably have noticed; however, nonprofits who are more relaxed with Facebook [...]