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7 Reasons Why Mobile Is Critical To Your Nonprofit

 …for starters, it’s in everyone else’s pockets. 91% of adults have their phone within arm’s reach 24/7. I know that it’s tough for nonprofits to find the budget and the time to make sure your website is responsive, but your donors, volunteers, activists and even your board members expect it. You don't want these audiences visiting your site from their phones and tablets and then be forced to look at a different site because your site looked funky, and was hard to read and search for info. A funder even recently expressed this frustration to me about a nonprofit they were evaluating for a grant. 

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  Topics: Email Marketing, Mobile

Four Classic Storylines for Nonprofit Storytelling

  What’s the big deal about storytelling?

Storytelling matters because it shapes movements and defines the success of your nonprofit. But you're probably thinking, “I don’t have a sexy story” or “I don’t know how to tell a story”. You may have even tried to use storytelling at your nonprofit but it didn’t get much traction.

We believe that nonprofits and social good projects have an unlimited potential in using stories because you make this world a better place. It’s actually easier than you think to create a compelling story. You have all the building blocks for an effective story, but how do you get the put them together?

Look at the fairy tales, fireside stories, and your favorite Hollywood movies. There are storylines that every popular story follows. Guess what? They drive donations as well.

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  Topics: Social Networking, Online Fundraising, Online Marketing

Donations To Charities Increase 7 Percent

 Two thirds of American’s give to charity every year. In 2014 charities raised over $358 billion, a 7 percent increase, according to a new report by Giving USA. The report says this is the most amount of money that has been raised for charities in the last 60 years. About $255 billion was raised from individual donors, a 5.7 percent increase.

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  Topics: Online Fundraising

How to Create a Tribe for Your Nonprofit

  

What is a Tribe?

A tribe is a group of people that includes many families and relatives who have the same language, customs, and beliefs.

A tribe is more than just a group of people, it is a community.

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  Topics: Social Networking, Online Fundraising

How Your Nonprofit Can Rock Instagram

 Instagram is becoming more and more popular. Just take a look at the stats:

  • Estimated number of users in the US in 2015: 77.6 million   
  • Estimated number of users in the US by 2018: 106.2 million
  • Number of people who use Instagram: 300 million monthly active users
  • Users in the US who access Instagram from a smartphone: 47%
  • A tablet? 53%
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  Topics: Social Networking

Can Apps and Social Media Help Fight Injustice?

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed this morning, and a friend of mine posted a blackout photo, alongside a note about her anger, her hurt, and her responsibility toward Charleston.

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  Topics: Social Networking, nptech, Trends

Is There A Correlation Between Paid Marketing and Donations?

Last week, we updated you about why tracking your nonprofit’s growth can make or break you. We supported our claim with the recently released 2015 M+R Benchmarks Study that featured stats from 84 nonprofits. We promised a follow up with highlighted findings on website engagement. We’re here to deliver!!

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  Topics: Nonprofit Events

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