Raise Funds and Awareness on Facebook

By Madeline Frank, Large Donor/Events Intern In case you haven’t read tech news in the past few weeks, Facebook recently launched the newest addition to their ever-growing platform: Fundraisers! This new tool, specifically geared toward nonprofits and philanthropists, was quickly dubbed the newest trend in DIY fundraising. Vice President of

Your Monthly Sustainer Program: Part 1

By Tracy Coutain, Account Director, and Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Manager Why Monthly Donors? 2016 is the year of monthly sustainers. Multiple reports from industry leaders in the fundraising sector have shown a clear trend toward monthly giving, with some nonprofits seeing 17% of their total online revenue coming from

The Digital Landscape: What Tools Can Help Your Nonprofit

By Matt Reese, Digital Strategist The digital landscape is murky – each day we hear in equal parts about tomorrow’s hot new social platform and how yesterday’s has already failed; we hear about ad technology and ad blocking technology; and each day more and more Unicorns are springing up. If even

7 Insights on How to Thank Your Donors

By Nikki Morin, Account Director Sending a “thank you” after you receive a donation, can actually encourage the donor to give a second gift. Surprised? We encourage nonprofits to spend as much time on the “thank you” email or card as they did on the appeal – after all, it could

Digital or Direct Mail? The Constant Battle for Fundraising Professionals

By Ségolène Rabel, Jr. Digital Marketing Strategist Finding the balance between online and offline fundraising can be tricky. Do you invest completely in direct mail, which has proven revenue results but a limited audience and expensive costs? Spend your budget on the less-expensive online channels that have promise, but haven’t shown consistent

5 Tips for Successful Fundraising Emails

By Ségolène Rabel, Jr. Digital Marketing Strategist Email marketing is one of the most important fundraising tools to generate online donations. But with most email users receiving over 30 emails each day, how do you stand out from the crowd and engage with these potential donors? Good news, we’ve got some answers.

Comparing Crowdfunding Platforms

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate Kickstarter Mission: “Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality”. Purpose: Kickstarter focuses on funding creative projects more than generic fundraisers. Launch: 2009 Notes: It’s has been covered on many

Building an Effective Welcome Email Series

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate One of the top goals of marketing and fundraising campaigns, other than to sell a product or raise funds, is to gain contact information – specifically, email addresses. Email is quickly becoming the most popular form of contact as younger generations change addresses often

What’s Beyonce Got to do With Marketing?

Written by Michelle Le, Senior Account Director Whether you want to admit it or not, there is probably a little piece of you that wishes you were Beyoncé. Whether it’s her hair, looks, style, business savvy or vocal/dancing talent – she pretty much kills it in every avenue of her

Don’t #Fail at Hashtags

By Will McMeans, Jr. Social Media Strategist Remember when you used to say, press the pound key? Or, insert the number sign? Today, many people refer to the symbol as a ‘hashtag’. It’s certainly not an uncommon term for the symbol that was made widely popular on social media channels

How Can You Raise Awareness Through UN International Days?

By Victoire Caroly, Jr. Events & Communications Coordinator I’m sure you’ve heard of Earth Day (April 22), International Women’s Day (March 8) and World AIDS Day (Dec. 1). But what about World Toilet Day (Nov. 19), the International Day of Happiness (March 20), and the International Day of Yoga (June

Capitalizing on the Hashtag #RoyalBaby

Written by Will McMeans, Jr. Social Media Strategist and Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate Nonprofits are always looking for new ways to connect with potential donors and raise awareness of their organization. If used correctly, hashtags can be a powerful tool for nonprofits to engage their audiences on Twitter and

Getting Donors to ‘Swipe Right’

Written by Michelle Le, Senior Account Director I recently spent an evening with some friends who are active on various dating sites; a good portion of the night included searching for potential matches. The endeavor was hilarious, entertaining and mind-boggling all at the same time. There were so many people