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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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#109: 7 Words That Inspire Giving This Year

As you fine-tune your end-of-year appeals, it’s worth thinking about the words that - when used judiciously - can inspire people to give to your cause. 

Below you’ll find a link to one of my most popular guides about the 20 or so words that are powerful and proven to...

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#107: #GivingTuesday: How to Make It Happen When Time is Running Out

This time of year, there’s a question that confounds many small nonprofits as they head towards the end of year fundraising deadline. 

Should we participate in #GivingTuesday? Is the one day social media give-a-thon worth it for a nonprofit our size - or are we going to drown in a sea...

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#106: Why Your ‘ASK’ Must Be Different This Year

There has never been a time like right now. Never. 

And despite all the chaos and pivoting and scrambling you have had to do this year, 2020 is providing your nonprofit a very unique opportunity as you gear up for these last few weeks of fundraising.

Your job is to embrace all of this....

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105: Where Did Your Donor Go

I want to help you solve the case of the disappearing donor. Someone who you can see is responding to your message and even getting to your donation platform, only to leave without a trace. And the clues lead you right up to the culprit.

Your donation page. 

There’s a temptation to...

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#95: Marketer on a Mission: Google AdGrant Expert Steven Aguiar

So your nonprofit got itself a Google AdsGrant. Good for you! 

Now the real work begins. 

That’s the word from Steven Aguiar, founder of Good Goes Further and this week’s Marketer on a Mission interviewee. Steven helps nonprofits create and execute plans for digital growth...

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#92: ‘Micro’ Monthly Giving Campaigns: How to Re-engage Donors in Uncertain Times

A question for nonprofits right now is what we can do as marketers to shore up our organization’s financial position as we weather this prolonged crisis. 

One option is to seek out new donors, but that can be an expensive way to go - about 10 times more expensive than retaining a...

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#67: Your Nonprofit Can’t Ignore THIS in 2020

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Convincing you that monthly giving programs are worth doing isn’t that hard. Report after report shows that recurring donation programs have great ROI, provide a steady, predictable flow of funds for your organization and are a powerful tool in donor retention. 

But it has to...

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#58: Is the Problem Your Donation Page?


Do you ever find yourself in this situation?

You’ve sent out a killer fundraising email, and you know you’re on the right track because there’s a lot of opens. Even better, people are clicking through to your donation page.

But then the numbers take a dive and your potential...

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#52: How Your ‘Thank You’ Email Can Boost Donations

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Beyond good manners, why is it important to thank people for their donations? 

In addition to the practical reason of acknowledging the gift and sending a receipt, saying thank you can be the start - or continuation - of a beautiful partnership with your benefactor.

It’s your...

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#48: 3 Proven Types of $2K-$10K Email Campaigns

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When thinking of nonprofit fundraising, our minds typically go towards the classics: major events with all the bells and whistles (venue, food, drinks, live and silent auctions, raffle prizes); annual campaigns with their letters, postcards and endless followup; maybe peer-to-peer drives,...

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#27: How To Increase Retention With More Steady Cash Flow

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Here’s an eye-popping number - 40%.

That’s how much nonprofit monthly giving programs increased last year, and there’s no signs of this trend slowing down in 2019.

It’s easy to understand why everyone loves recurring gift programs: small donations that...

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