Best Practices

18
Feb

How to Keep Volunteers Invested in Your Work During COVID-19

Volunteers play an absolutely vital role in most organizations and are often the main workforce behind important programs and fundraising efforts. Now, volunteering has changed dramatically due to COVID-19. All nonessential in-person work has been paused, and volunteers are left sitting at home waiting for things to return to normal. For many volunteers, their work for causes they believe in

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27
Jan

Boosting Conversion Rates: A Quick Guide for Nonprofits

As marketing and communications increasingly migrate to digital space, nonprofit organizations are using innovative new techniques in order to spread awareness about their organization and mission. A popular avenue for digital marketing is Google Ads. These advertisements appear at the top of any Google search and allow organizations to bid on valuable keywords and compete for attention.  At Nonprofit Megaphone,

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21
Jan

Direct Mail for Churches: 4 Best Practices for Engagement

Community engagement is something that should be of utmost importance in your organization—especially if you are a church. When you have a large following, their engagement should be a high priority because, without it, they likely have no interest in your organization or your mission.  BIt’s important to recognize that engagement is a two-way street. If your organization is not

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21
Jan

Leveraging Donor Data to Make the Most of Your Fundraising

During the age of COVID-19, maintaining relationships with your supporters is likely full of more challenges than ever before. This is because when everything went virtual, your organization probably had to find some new methods of communication with your supporters.  Many organizations have struggled to fundraise during this time while others have flourished. No matter how your organization has done

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15
Jan

Strategies to Launch Your Digital Fundraising Beyond 2020

If 2020 has shown us anything, it’s that fundraising for nonprofits in the age of social distancing is a challenge. But, as the year has also shown, digital fundraising and virtual events can be just as effective (if not more!) if you finetune your strategy. Because live streaming, video conferences, and other digital methods of communication are on the rise

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16
Nov

3 Fundraising Tips for Cultivating a Generous Congregation

Generosity is a core element of Christian life and discipleship. From the financial perspective, God doesn’t need our money to further His Kingdom, yet the Bible says a great deal about how to be good stewards of it. Your church members want to obey God’s Word and support your efforts in spreading it, but many families struggle to understand how

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9
Nov

3 Rules for Working Smarter, Not Harder, on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is getting competitive. On Tuesday, Dec. 1 (Giving Tuesday’s 2020 date), your supporters will likely be inundated with dozens of donation requests from scores of organizations. Each year, more and more nonprofits jostle for limited attention and wallet share on this single day of fundraising. The old-school Giving Tuesday strategy involves spending months gathering campaign materials (emails, videos,

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4
Nov

4 Best Practices for Your Upcoming Dance Studio Fundraisers

Businesses and organizations of all shapes and sizes have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many are turning to strategic fundraising efforts to keep revenue flowing. As a dance studio owner or class instructor, you’re surely aware of this phenomenon. Some dance studios are taking up this practice for the first time. If that’s you, you might not

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16
Oct

Optimizing Your Donation Letters in 4 Steps with Snowball

The annual appeal donation letter is a tried-and-true tool for nonprofits of every size. In fact, it should be a major tent-pole of any year-end fundraising campaign. Why? It’s a proven, simple, and effective way to drive donations. And if you do a few things right, you’ll raise a ton of support for your mission. Let’s walk through the four

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7
Oct

4 Ways Your Nonprofit Website Can Drive Donations

In 2020, nonprofit organizations of all shapes and sizes have learned beyond a doubt that online engagements and efforts are invaluable to fundraising and outreach efforts. With a global pandemic and social distancing guidelines in place, focusing on your online fundraising strategy is more important than ever. Your nonprofit website is a crucial component of your online fundraising, acting as

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