Fundraising Experts' Advice During the Coronavirus

TIM FORBES | March 17, 2020

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We are in uncharted waters, friends. Just weeks ago, none of us expected to be fundraising or figuring out how to run our nonprofits from home. Fortunately, many experts have been working with nonprofits for decades and have a lot of wisdom and experience to share. We wanted to highlight some of the best content that nonprofit experts and leaders are writing to help guide us through this time of uncertainty. Here’s some of the best, most relevant content for any nonprofit figuring out how to navigate fundraising and managing their organization during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll continue to update this resource as things develop, and more experts weigh in.

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StartOut

StartOut is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Its national Board of Directors have made significant contributions to the field of entrepreneurship and are committed to the success of the LGBT community. Both online and in person, StartOut offers education, networking, mentorship, and access to capital, in order to foster entrepreneurs and great business leaders in the LGBTQ community. Visit our website to join our Online Entrepreneur Community and to learn about events in San Francisco, NYC, Boston, Chicago, L.A. and Austin. Join 14,000 LGBTQ members who have a common interest in entrepreneurship and building entrepreneurial careers.

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LinkedIn for Nonprofits: 8 Strategies for Success

Article | March 9, 2020

LinkedIn, like its other social media counterparts, has hundreds of millions of registered users. However, a large user base doesn’t guarantee that you’ll drive engagement on your posts, which is what you really want. And a highly engaged audience, even if it’s smaller, is how you accomplish this. In that light, what makes LinkedIn valuable for your nonprofit is the audience. It’s a group of business to business (B2B) professionals who who are looking for connections and relevant content: they don’t want personal life updates or overtly politicized news, unless it’s relevant to their line of work. In fact, LinkedIn is the top choice for marketers who want to promote their content, data, and relevant news.

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How to Start a Nonprofit Podcast in 6 Steps

Article | June 4, 2020

One increasingly effective way for organizations to grow their audience and generate awareness is to start a nonprofit podcast. The Breastcancer.org nonprofit podcast, for instance, offers unique insights into prevention, treatment, research, and other breast cancer topics from medical experts and invited guests. The podcast has grown in popularity and now has over 48,000 fans on Facebook and 19,000 followers on Twitter. According to a 2017 study by Infinite Dials, 67 million Americans listen to at least one podcast per month. This listening rate has been growing by up to 10 to 20% per year. With the rise of smart home technologies like Google Home and Amazon Alexa, this trend will likely continue to gain traction.

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Charity Fundraising How To: Choosing Your Spring 2020 Cause

Article | February 26, 2020

Spring fundraising is fast-approaching and it’s tugging at your charity heart strings! You want to choose a new cause to support, but you can’t seem to find the right one for you. You’ve tried typing the word “charity” into Google, only to find approximately 260 million results. You then tried to lighten the search by typing in “charity causes,” but you still received 65 million results! No one has time to search through 65 million results to find a cause that’s just right for them to support. So how do you choose the right nonprofit organization? Here are four simple steps to finding the perfect cause for you.

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Going Virtual: Tips For Planning An Effective Virtual Nonprofit Fundraiser

Article | April 14, 2020

Agile nonprofits are turning to virtual fundraisers to fill the fundraising gap. Limiting public gatherings to fewer than ten people has forced many nonprofits to postpone or cancel their annual events, which is a major problem for so many organizations that rely on spring fundraising season to generate a significant portion of their annual revenue. A virtual event is any organized meet-up that takes place online rather than in a physical location. They can range from one-on-one meetings to large-scale events with thousands of attendees. Major benefits of hosting a virtual event include guests being able to attend from the comfort of their homes and organizations being able to reach an unlimited audience anywhere in the world.

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Spotlight

StartOut

StartOut is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Its national Board of Directors have made significant contributions to the field of entrepreneurship and are committed to the success of the LGBT community. Both online and in person, StartOut offers education, networking, mentorship, and access to capital, in order to foster entrepreneurs and great business leaders in the LGBTQ community. Visit our website to join our Online Entrepreneur Community and to learn about events in San Francisco, NYC, Boston, Chicago, L.A. and Austin. Join 14,000 LGBTQ members who have a common interest in entrepreneurship and building entrepreneurial careers.

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