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#140: 9 Tips to Get Your Emails Opened

Is email dead? No.

Is it still a good way of connecting with your nonprofit’s supporters and driving everything from event attendance to donations? Absolutely.

Will it be a little harder in 2022? Unfortunately, yes.

It’s not so much that emails won’t be a viable option this...

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#138: Make 2022 Your Data-Driven Year

When I’m advising my nonprofit clients, I warn them to stick to the stories when communicating their mission and why they need and deserve support. Stories are what engage, provoke and prompt people to action. 

Without proper context, however, data is dull, metrics are meaningless,...

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#136: Get to Know Your Donors

Often nonprofits fall into two camps in terms of how they perceive their donors. 

On the one hand is the “us versus them” prism, where your donor seems like a fickle source of support. It’s almost like your communications to them disappear into a black box, and you...

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#134: Seeking Out New Partnerships for Your Nonprofit

Your organization is not required to save the world by itself.

In fact, nonprofits are uniquely qualified to seek out partnerships that will further their programs, or help them launch new ones. It’s almost part of the DNA of charitable groups to seek out collaborations, and that’s...

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#130: Start Dreaming About What Your Nonprofit Can Do in 2022

For most nonprofits, this is the busiest time of the year. Between #GivingTuesday, end-of-year campaigns, and the upcoming holiday season, calendars are packed and time is a precious commodity. 

But don’t let your big list of pressing things to do prevent you from taking a break now...

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#129: 7 Tips to Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

Nonprofit marketing and communication professionals understand the power of storytelling. They are eager to share the stories of the people, groups of causes they have helped. And it’s easy to see why. These are probably the most emotionally compelling stories we share - the ones that...

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#126: What Your Nonprofit Loses When You Ignore Marketing

People who work in the nonprofit space are acutely aware that everything they do - or fail to do - can have an impact on their ability to fulfill their organization’s mission. 

Those in a leadership position, Executive Directors or CEOs, have an added responsibility. They must ensure...

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How to Make Your CTA Buttons More 'Clickable'

Call to Action buttons take up only a tiny piece of real estate on your email communications or website, but they can be key to getting your audiences to donate, volunteer, or otherwise support your cause.

Here are a bundle of ways to make your CTA buttons more "clickable"  and drive up...

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#119: How Nonprofits Can Weather a PR Crisis

Despite their good intentions (and sometimes because of them), nonprofits are not immune to PR nightmares.

Just think of the recent examples that have popped up in your newsfeed: the Girl Scouts tweet about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett; Wounded Warriors lavish spending; MIT Media...

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#118: Build Your Writing Confidence and Skill With These Expert Tips and Techniques

What can a former flutist in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band teach you about effective and persuasive writing?

Quite a lot, as it happens, and in this “Marketer on a Mission” podcast, Kathy Widenhouse shares with Cindy her insights on ways to create...

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#117: VidMob Gives and the Power of (Short) Nonprofit Videos

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much is a video - even a short one - worth? 10,000 words? 100,000? A million? 

Video is the ultimate storytelling device, says Burr Purnell, the Director of Social Good at VidMob Gives, and using it gives nonprofits an easy, fast, and affordable way to...

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#116: 2021 Advice from the ‘Nonprofit Nerd’

Jarrett Ransom, the self-described “Nonprofit Nerd” talks with Cindy about strategies to build your relationships with your donors. Concentrating on “Return on Relationship” instead of “Return on Investment” will get you much farther in your retention efforts....

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