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Learn how to grow your nonprofit through Donor Recruitment, Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media with Care2’s team of expert nonprofit professionals.

4 tips for digital organizing when our communities are physically isolating

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  Topics: Digital Strategy, advocacy, COVID19, organizing, Twitter, remote work, activism

Nonprofit Fundraising: 5 Ways to Boost Supporter Involvement

As a nonprofit, your supporters are the foundation of all that you do. Supporters drive your cause forward and enable you to make a positive impact on the world. Donations from those who support your mission make up a considerable percentage of the funding for your work. However, not all supporters have taken a step toward giving financially.

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  Topics: Online Fundraising, Online Marketing, fundraising, Digital Strategy, Social Media

How mobile-optimized nonprofits lead their donors on a journey

For many people, mobile has become the default channel for accessing the internet, reading emails, watching videos and using social media. As of early 2018, 77% of the American population owns a smartphone.

Mobility has blazed a path across nearly all sectors. It has forever changed the way people consume media, shop for goods, bank, communicate and much, much more.

But nonprofits haven’t adapted to the mobile revolution as quickly as the rest of the world.  

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  Topics: Mobile, Online Fundraising, Nonprofit, Digital Strategy

Expand Your Nonprofit’s Universe with the 2018 Digital Outlook Report

We are thrilled to announce that Care2, hjc, NTEN, and Resource Alliance have just released the 2018 Digital Outlook Report.

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  Topics: Care2 News, Online Fundraising, Nonprofit, Digital Strategy, Marketing

How To Convert Donors And Subscribers On Your Website

Yesterday on the Care2 Engagement Blog we discussed 20 of our favorite email fundraising tips that nonprofits should be leveraging. But what about your website? Is it effectively converting donors and subscribers? Here's four website tips to start generating those conversions. 

1. Incorporate a Prominent Donation Ask into Your Header

Add a prominent “Donate” button to the navigation or header area. Consider making it a different color to stand out. We’ve tested this strategy over the years at Rad Campaign for nonprofit website redesigns and have seen this increase donations.

You can also add a prominent callout at the top of the page that allows donors to start the process by entering a gift amount. See example on the right. 

2. Incorporate a Prominent Email Subscription Button/Field into Your Header

Don't bury your email signup form on your website. Incorporate a short signup form in your header. Keep it simple. Ask for name and email only. The more form fields you add the less converstions you will get on the signup form. By having the signup form in the header, it will show up across your website, allowing users to signup no matter what page they are on.

You should expect at least 2% of all website visitors to signup and provide email addresses. 
 

3 Leverage Popups

Popups introduce important calls-to-action such as subscribing to your email list or donating money to a specific campaign. They offer an easy way for website visitors to complete an action on the spot.

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  Topics: Online Fundraising, Digital Strategy

20 Email Fundraising Best Practices

Is your nonprofit struggling to raise money online? You’re not alone. Even some of the largest organizations have a lot of low hanging fruit and aren’t leveraging the best email fundraising practices. If your nonprofit falls into that category or if you're looking for a fundraising refresher here’s 20 of our favorite email fundraising tips that we adapted for you from a recent online fundraising audit.

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  Topics: Online Fundraising, Digital Strategy

Three Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Snapchat

Snapchat is taking the social media world by storm, and it’s time that nonprofits embrace the growing trend. You may write it off right now, but if you want to gain new audiences interested in your nonprofit, it is absolutely crucial that you’re staying on top of new audiences and meeting them on the platforms they’re on. 

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  Topics: Social Networking, Digital Strategy

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