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11
Apr

Effective Event Branding and Fundraising

We’ve all heard of the term “branding” and most event professionals associate it with making the most of your brand colors and logo. However, branding goes beyond typical visual marketing, especially when you’re dealing with event branding because it’s all about creating a feeling or a memory that comes to mind for attendees long after your event is over. Effective

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10
Apr

Getting Started with Grants: 5 Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofits

If your nonprofit organization has never applied for or received special funding from governmental bodies or grant-giving foundations, the mere idea of grant writing can be intimidating! After all, every nonprofit would be interested in some free funding for their large projects. The competition for major grants can become intense. The good news is that by following a handful of

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1
Apr

The Nonprofit Grant Writing Guide: How to Find and Apply for Funding

Grant writing is one of the most challenging but rewarding parts of working in the nonprofit world. Governmental bodies, endowments, and other grant-giving foundations regularly offer substantial packages of financial support for nonprofit organizations to complete projects or initiatives that align with their priorities and goals. Practically every nonprofit organization operates on a very tight budget, so the opportunity to

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27
Feb

5 Essential Features of a Top Online Donation Page

If you asked a nonprofit twenty-five years ago how they asked for donations, they likely would have responded with some combination of in-person appeals, direct mail solicitation, phone donations, and fundraising events. Today, those methods are still alive and well, but a few new players have joined the field. Not only can nonprofits raise money via traditional fundraising routes, but

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23
Feb

5 Reasons Charities Need to Embrace Mobile Marketing

There has never been greater pressure on consumers’ wallets, or in the variety of causes and ways for them to donate to charities. This is why mobile marketing is a vital element of any charities’ strategy. AppInstitute looks at why mobile is the way forward to ensure your charity remains relevant and funded. 1. Mobile is now the primary device

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21
Jan

5 Surefire Strategies to Market Your Next Fundraising Event

Nonprofit fundraising events continue to be one of the most effective ways to bring in revenue for your cause while engaging with supporters face to face. But in order to pull off a profitable (and popular) fundraiser, you’ll need to have a strategy for attracting guests and securing registrations. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to

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5
Jan

Top 8 Fraternity Dues Collection Services for Your Chapter

Finding the right fraternity dues collection app can sometimes seem like an uphill battle. After all, it can be really tough to keep track of all of your chapter’s members at once, let alone manage their payments, monitor your budget, and maintain accurate tax records. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite fraternity dues collection services that

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5
Jan

Smart Fundraising: Top 10 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Platforms

Peer-to-peer fundraising provides nonprofits with an engaging way to connect with supporters and raise funds to further their cause! This type of fundraiser often boasts incredible success for both fundraising and donor stewardship as you’ll be working with your most loyal supporters, staff members, and volunteers to raise money. In order to host a secure peer-to-peer fundraiser, you’ll want to

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12
Dec

Attracting New Donors with Text Messaging

Businesses are constantly fighting to be noticed in a busy world. People are being inundated with information online through their own searches and time on social media. This makes it difficult for nonprofit organizations to stick out from the crowd. And, for an organization that depends on donors in order to continue operating, that can be a worrisome situation. However,

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15
Nov

Giving Tuesday Fundraising Ideas: 7 Ways to Raise More Funds

Do you know how you’re going to raise money for #GivingTuesday? A common mistake that most organizations make when participating in this iconic giving day is not coming up with a concrete strategy. While you might get donations by publishing a couple posts on social media with links to your online donation forms, you won’t truly maximize your potential unless

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