3 Hurdles to Overcome in Launching Your Nonprofit Data Strategy

| December 7, 2018

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Organizations with mature data analytics programs have likely been at it long enough to have encountered and overcome the most common setbacks. But nonprofits that are just starting to explore these resources may still be figuring out how to launch a successful data initiative. They’re not alone. One researcher, Kathleen Kelly Janus, found that even though 75 percent of nonprofits gather data, only 6 percent say they are putting that data to good use.

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How to Support Nonprofits During Coronavirus

Article | March 12, 2020

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How to Boost Donations Through Online Point-of-Sale Fundraising

Article | February 17, 2020

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7 Emails Your Nonprofit Can Send During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Article | March 23, 2020

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has forced a massive shift in the way nonprofits operate day to day. Aside from all the changes your nonprofit might have to make internally, you must also figure out your strategy to maintain email marketing during a pandemic so that your supporters are well-informed of any major changes and what the future holds. Whether you want to update your community on changes to your fundraising events, send a message of thanks, or simply greet them, it’s important now, more than ever, to send well-crafted emails that not only keep your supporters informed, but also keep your nonprofit top of mind during the tumult of a global event.

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Article | March 5, 2020

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