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21
Jun

Creating a Powerful Pledge Campaign: 5 Essential Tips

The powerhouse strategy of the fundraising world, a pledge campaign can be an extremely effective way to leverage your network of support. When the right planning, concept, and mission come together for a pledge campaign, there’s no better way to engage your donors quickly! Pledge campaigns are great choices for nonprofits of any size or age, although a successful pledge

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16
Jun

85+ Awesome Church Fundraising Ideas for Your Congregation

Whether you’re raising money for your general fund or for your next mission trip, fundraising is an important part of your church. But how do you know what fundraisers are effective? Your fundraiser should maximize profits, and be feasible for your church to host. You don’t want to put all your time and energy into planning a fundraiser that may

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12
Jun

Nonprofit Web Design: 5 Key Elements to Elevate Your Site

Your nonprofit’s website serves many purposes, like educating visitors about your cause, facilitating online donations, and much more. Effective nonprofit website design can be a challenge, but the payoff is well worth the hard work. Just ask any of our clients at DNL OmniMedia, and they’re sure to tell you that a strong website can be the backbone of your

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4
May

Find the Right Association Management Solution | 7 Top Picks

Finding the right association management solution that meets your exact needs can be a major challenge. Striking the perfect balance of price, utility, and scale is tricky, but necessary. Without the proper management and database tools, it’s incredibly difficult for professional or trade associations to grow (let alone properly manage expenses or keep members engaged). If you’re in the market

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27
Apr

6 Tips for Writing a Perfect Nonprofit Mission Statement

A nonprofit’s mission statement is incredibly important, perhaps more important than even most experienced nonprofit professionals realize. Your nonprofit’s mission statement represents its guiding vision, its tagline, its funding pitch, and its broader purpose all in one or two short sentences. Sound like a lot for one statement to accomplish? It is. That’s why so much thought should go into

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26
Apr

The 501(c)(3) Application Process: 7 Tips to Get Started

Receiving tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status from the IRS is one of the most important steps in starting your nonprofit organization. Official recognition as a nonprofit not only means tax exemption, it also allows your donors to deduct any contributions they make to your cause. This will become a major marketing point as your organization grows and attracts larger donations. Applying for

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24
Apr

5 Types of Nonprofit Startup Grants to Fund Your Mission

You already know that starting a nonprofit takes dedication and hard work! The entire process of registering and funding a brand new nonprofit organization might feel overwhelming, but there are plenty of resources out there to help guide and support you through the process. Startup grants are one major source of support for new nonprofits! In the for-profit business world,

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19
Apr

10 Steps to Starting Your Nonprofit Organization: A Guide

Working in nonprofits is extremely rewarding, but founding your own organization can be a major undertaking. Building an effective organizational structure to last takes determination and planning. Being fully prepared and understanding every aspect of nonprofit work goes a long way to easing the process. If you’re driven by a mission to help others and improve your community, you belong in

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17
Apr

Fundamental Grant Proposal Template: 8 Crucial Components

Is your nonprofit organization applying for structured external funding for the first time?  The competition can be fierce for nonprofit grants offered by governmental agencies, private foundations, and other grant-giving bodies, but following a number of best practices for grant writing will set you far ahead of the pack from the get-go! Maybe you’ve already read our comprehensive guide to

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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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