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Here's How Social Media Can Drive Your Fundraising

Editor’s Note: I’m happy to have Norman Reiss guest posting on our blog today. Norman helps nonprofits to succeed in ephilanthropy–the intersection between technology, communications and development. Currently Project Manager at the Center for Court Innovation, Norman also blogs regularly at www.nonprofitbridge.com. You’ve heard social media isn’t really effective for fundraising, so you’ve chosen not …

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When Building Donor Relationships, Talk is Cheap

A recent series of three posts on the Harvard Business Review blog by Karen Freeman, Patrick Spenner and Anna Bird of Corporate Executive Board explored some of the myths surrounding consumer-buying decisions. The authors conclude that consumers, more than ever, want a simple buying process that gets them the things they want and need without …

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How Do I Find New Donors with Social Media?

I work with many nonprofits on social fundraisers, and one of the most common questions I get is, “How do I find new donors with social media?” Finding these new donors can be elusive. More often than not, these organizations and individuals have tried social media-based fundraising unsuccessfully on their own and have doubts. The …

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5 Simple Event Makeover Strategies

I am SO EXCITED for us to be hosting a guest post by Shanon Doolittle. She is an event fundraising and donor engagement strategist in Seattle, Washington that has rocked my socks off! She knows event fundraising, she understands nonprofits, and has an incredibly fun personality. Follow her on Twitter and enjoy her post below!   Every …

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5 Ways to Engage Online Ambassadors

Activating online ambassadors–or influencers as they are known in social media parlance–can be a scary thing. Most people think of cranky bloggers who complain about getting over-pitched. And if you’re sending blatant asks to bloggers, that fear is a reasonable one. But, any organization that is skilled at cultivating board members and volunteers can be …

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