Don’t Miss a Donation!: Proactively Review Sustaining Gift Credit Card Expirations

Sustaining gift donors are some of your most engaged constituents. But, just like most people, they don’t always remember when their credit cards are expiring, or they don’t remember which cards they are using for which ongoing payments. This inevitably leads to declined transactions, and then you’re left to follow up with your sustaining donors […]

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Tips for Writing Effective Email Communications for Your Nonprofit

  Not every nonprofit organization is lucky enough to have dedicated writers to create and edit email communications. If your organization is like many, you’re on your own when it comes to writing, and you may find yourself struggling to create emails that engage constituents and move them to donate or take some other action. […]

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Why Peer-to-Peer Fundraising is on My Mind

I’m often thinking about peer-to-peer fundraising. That’s not too surprising, given my role leading a team that helps nonprofits use technology to raise funds and engage with constituents. But, it’s been on my mind even more than usual lately. I recently did a podcast on peer-to-peer fundraising with Successful Nonprofits.  In the podcast, I had […]

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Creative Approaches to Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about creative approaches to peer-to-peer fundraising (and likely not the last). I typically try not to repeat subjects often, but I was recently asked by the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (aka DMAW) to present the webinar Beyond the Event: Creative Approaches to Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, and we continue […]

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Nonprofit Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

I’m not going to make sweeping predictions about nonprofit technology for the upcoming year. (You can thank me later.) But, I do think it’s important to keep an eye on tech trends that may be worth trying for your own nonprofit’s online campaigns in 2018. That said, here’s my take on some nonprofit tech trends […]

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How to Evaluate WordPress Themes for Your Nonprofit’s Website

Whether you’re already using WordPress, or you’re considering using WordPress, for your nonprofit’s website, it’s important to understand how to evaluate a WordPress theme. The theme defines both the appearance and the functionality of your website, and when you install WordPress a theme is required. Here are a few tips for how to evaluate WordPress […]

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