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Website Anatomy 101: Your Home Page

Written by Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate 10 years ago, the Internet reached it’s first 1 billion users. Just 5 years ago, it reached 2 billion. In 2014, it reached 3 billion users worldwide. Today, approximately 3,090,900 people are considered Internet users. That’s 40 percent of the world population. 40

We Judge Books by their Cover (Photos)

Written by Becky Fitzpatrick, Marketing Associate A cover photo is like a cover letter: compelling, creative, and to the point. Social media profiles can make or break an organization. When supporters and fans visit your Facebook page, they want to see a clear logo, catchy posts, and graphic visuals that

5 Lessons for Nonprofits from the Oscar’s Ceremony

Written by Lindsay Long, Account Director As Hollywood celebrated the achievements of its best and brightest on Sunday, we weren’t merely bowled over by amazing performances and haute couture fashions. No, as committed advocates for charitable work, we found ourselves inspired by strong statements for equality and social justice that

End of Year Fundraising: E-blasts

By Becky Fitzpatrick, Digital Marketing Associate There’s a lot more to email fundraising than meets the eye. It’s no longer black and white letters with all text sent out blindly to a list of subscribers. Emails should include a theme, a strong message, and a persuasion technique, and be geared

Creative Campaigning: Not Your Reality, But An Incredible Simulation

Remember your Facebook notifications in 2009? Not particularly? Alright, let’s rephrase: remember these in your Facebook notifications in 2009?: “Emily could really use some help fertilizing their crops in FarmVille!” “Andrew, Liz and 4 other friends sent you requests in Mafia Wars!” Ah, the days of scrolling through an endless sea of

Direct Mail Direct-ion: P.S. Include One

Here’s the last installment in our Direct Mail Direct-ion series! Believe it or not, even something as simple as including a P.S. can drastically increase the response rate from a direct mailing. For starters, a P.S. is another way to solidify that personal connection with a donor that can only come from

Direct Mail Direct-ion: Clear Communication

We know how much you loved our last “Direct Mail Direct-ion” tip all about the difference a colored envelope can make, so here’s our next post in the series! Don’t not make the language simple to understand. We mean, definitely probably don’t make it difficult. We mean— well, I think you get