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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...

Wild Apricot

 •  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...

Wild Apricot

 •  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...

Wild Apricot

 •  December 12, 2017

Some nonprofits seem to get thousands of likes and new followers on Instagram effortlessly. And while it may seem difficult to get the same results, I’ve seen nonprofits find similar success pretty quickly.If you’re struggling to get results (engagement, followers, and so on), or simply starting from scratch, I’m going to show you the three best...

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 •  December 2, 2017

Having worked with hundreds of nonprofits over the years, I can tell you that the nonprofits who develop and follow a well-thought-out marketing plan grow faster and make a bigger impact than those who don’t.
Sarah Rintamaki, the founder of a small nonprofit is a great example. She attributes her 300% growth in three years to the marketing plan she...

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 •  December 1, 2017

What's happened when you've read or watched a story that engaged you? Chances are you're still probably thinking about it. It was that memorable. One of the first non-profit stories that I remember was a thank you video from the Ride to Conquer Cancer British Columbia Cancer Foundation. In fact, I still remember the two people who spoke that moved...

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 •  November 24, 2017

I’ve created this step-by-step guide to help anyone who wants to know how to start an association in the USA.
I cover absolutely everything from creating a business plan, to incorporating, to generating revenue and more.
Table of Contents:
What is an Association
The One Thing That Will Make Your Association a Success
What to Include in Your...

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 •  October 31, 2017

In this post I’m going to share everything I’ve learned about how to build a successful nonprofit blog from the ground up.
For the past two years, I’ve been managing the Wild Apricot blog. This year I've taken traffic from 9,000 visitors a month (where I left off last December) to over 36,000. We were even featured as the 14th top nonprofit blog...