Engaging with Your Online Community: The Essential Q&A Guide

| April 16, 2019

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As a nonprofit, it can be challenging to effectively engage with your community especially online. A lot of donation revenue can come from online sources, but that means there’s also a lot of competition to get donors’ attention. So, how can you solicit online donations from your community, as well as effectively engage with them in other ways? It takes a combination of focusing on your online presence and actively engaging with supporters via different avenues.

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