How to Make Online Donations Simple for Potential Donors
Sep10

How to Make Online Donations Simple for Potential Donors

A potential donor visits your website, but never makes a donation. It happens all the time, but have you done everything you can to prevent that? Abby Jarvis joins us today to share some tips on creating a simple online donation process.~Kivi Guest Post by Abby Jarvis of Qgiv The decision to donate to a charity is an emotional one. From the moment a donor decides to give to the second they make the payment, it’s important not to...

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Your Favorite Engagement Asks?
Sep09

Your Favorite Engagement Asks?

Last week we talked about fundraising asks or offers to include in your appeals, and we got some great suggestions. Let’s try it again, this time with “engagement” asks. These can be used in their own campaigns to get your community more involved, or in tandem with a fundraising ask. Just like last week, here is my starter list. I’d love for you to share your additions in the comments! Sign a Pledge Ask people...

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Rebecca DeLuca
Sep08

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Rebecca DeLuca

Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words.  Want to be featured in this series? Tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Rebecca DeLuca is a Marketing and Communications Intern at the Boston University School of Social Work. She manages the School’s website and social media accounts,...

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers
Sep05

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Send me your favorite nonprofit marketing and fundraising posts! Just tweet the link using #MixedLinks (and if you have room mention @kristinaleroux), then I will see if it’s a good fit for #MixedLinks. (And give you full credit for the find, of course.) ~Kristina Last week, I linked to Debra Askanase’s post, An Unexpected Nonprofit Fundraising Story that discussed using Amazon Wish Lists to ask for the goods you need....

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No Going Back for This Nonprofit After Switching to a Digital Annual Report
Sep04

No Going Back for This Nonprofit After Switching to a Digital Annual Report

Sick of me telling you to get rid of your long printed annual reports? Well, I’ll stop when you stop Here’s what Rod Ruff, Program and Engagement Manager of Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, told us about switching from a print annual report to an online version: For the first few months of this year I had been working on re-launching our website with a new platform and design. As such, I wanted to incorporate a digital version...

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Nonprofits and Consultants: Best and Worst Experiences?
Sep03

Nonprofits and Consultants: Best and Worst Experiences?

Inquiring minds want to know . . . If you work for a nonprofit, what are your best and worst experiences working with consultants and freelancers? If you are a consultant or freelancer, what are your best and worst experiences working with nonprofit clients? Share your answers in our quick survey. It’s embedded below, but if you don’t see it, take the survey here. We’ll share the results from both perspectives...

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