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 •  April 5

This is a guest blog post by Ben Bisbee, the presenters of our free webinar on 7 Ways to Increase Member Engagement in a Distracted World. Click here to sign up for this webinar on April 24, 2018.Art is fun. As a nonprofit, allowing yourself to direct your mission and vision in creative, artistic ways can feel extremely cathartic and expressive....

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 •  March 9

Everyday I see nonprofits doing social media wrong. Some are even hurting their reputations from repeated mistakes. So, let’s get down to business and talk about the top five #fails I see nonprofits doing on social media. If you’re committing some of these social media #fails, don’t worry. I’m also going to show you how I’ve seen nonprofits create...

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 •  March 2

I once received a new member welcome email that was so drab, it caused me to cancel my membership with the association.
Here’s the email:
At first glance, this email seems to have all the important details, but it’s missing something big.
When I joined, I expected the association to be excited to meet me. I expected them to reach out and connect...

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 •  February 27

Who really cares about your nonprofit's About Us Page, right?
I mean, you’re probably focused more on your Services and Programs and Donate sections, right?
Well, here’s what most nonprofits I work with don’t know.
The About Us page is actually one of the top pages on your site that potential supporters visit to see how well they connect with...

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 •  February 2

Does your digital newsletter have low engagement?
If so, you’re not alone. Creating a newsletter that people want to read isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. In fact, many organizations I know write newsletters that their members actually look forward to.
In this post, I’m going to cover the root cause of low newsletter...

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 •  January 15

Most organizations I’ve talked to find funding their nonprofit an uphill battle.
Between increased grant competition and fleeting, even fickle, donors, several nonprofits I know have decided to buck the status quo. With an almost entrepreneurial gusto, these organizations are developing earned income solutions to battle funding woes.
Yes, they are...

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 •  January 3

A) An amazing monthly newsletter that engages your members, donors, volunteers, and board? Highly engaged supporters will spread positive word of mouth about your organization, attracting even more supporters. B) A robust blog that attracts new visitors to your website every month? Many new visitors will turn into supporters of your organization...

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 •  January 3

Most nonprofits I’ve spoken to find it tough to get new people on their list. The reason is because people are more hesitant than ever to give up their email addresses these days, since the average person gets 88 emails a day. Still, I’ve spoken to many small nonprofits that are able to get hundreds of new email subscribers every month in very...

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 •  December 25, 2017

When done right, your nonprofit landing pages can become your most powerful tools for growing your organization online — donations, email subscribers, members, volunteers, etc.
For example, here’s the story of one nonprofit that set up a donation landing page and experienced a 200% increase in online donations.
If you’d like to set up a landing...

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 •  December 17, 2017

Is your organization experiencing some of these symptoms of unengaged members?
Hardly any new faces show up to events
Email open rates are dwindling
It's becoming more difficult to recruit new members
I've seen some nonprofits avoid these symptoms for too long and members started to leave.
On the other hand, I've also seen organizations turn...