The K.I.S.S. Method For Donor Retention Is Best For Most Nonprofits

| February 22, 2019

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Keeping it simple is most often the first step to success in any endeavor. Improving donor retention is no different, especially for organizations without an effective strategy already in place. Establishing a strong foundation of simple stewardship practices should be a top priority before investigating the latest shiny object being touted by the countless technology vendors in the space. After all, nonprofits were raising millions before the advent of social media, workflow automation, AI, etc.

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Proactive Asset Maintenance for Nonprofits

Article | February 25, 2020

For small nonprofits struggling to keep pace with day-to-day work, planning ahead can seem like a luxury. Especially when it comes to IT asset maintenance: If everything is functioning well right now, why mess with it? But a little work now can save a lot of work in the future. It can also prevent downtime, security incidents, and other issues that can hurt your organization.

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Nonprofits Have The Tools To Operate Remotely, But What Should They Work On?

Article | February 25, 2020

Last week we released an article outlining a list of software that can make working from home as painless as possible. The goal of that blog, and all others we post, is to share our insights to hopefully provide value for nonprofits. A few days after writing the post, I started thinking about organizations like Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross. Zoom doesn’t seem very helpful if you’re trying to collect blood donations or construct new homes.

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Nonprofit Advertising: A Guide to Different Approaches and Examples

Article | February 25, 2020

If you’re working passionately for a cause, you know how heartbreaking it can feel to realize that you don’t always have the budget to make your nonprofit seen by the world. Billions of dollars are spent every year to design larger-than-life billboards and gorgeous commercials for products and services — a luxury that most nonprofits, especially local ones, can’t afford. Plus, advertising a cause is a different ballgame than advertising a product or service, because the exchange between donor and nonprofit isn’t tangible.

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