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Strategies and Processes to Help Your Non-Profit Increase its Impact Online

10 Steps to Maximize Your Donation Page Conversions… With Storytelling

Story-based strategies to increase your donation page conversion rate and your average donation amount.
Nonprofit Social Advocacy and Change

Nonprofit Online Tools and Strategies for Effecting Change

How your nonprofit can measure, monitor and take advantage of technology to effect change and fight for social justice around the world.
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3 Steps to Future-Proofing Your Nonprofit

Lessons nonprofits can learn from the pandemic, and the three steps to future-proofing your services and programs beyond the crisis.

Nonprofit Digital Pivot: Thriving Through COVID-19 and Beyond

Webinar Replay: Achieving Your Mission in a Post COVID-19 World — Between communications, fundraising and programming… what will it take for nonprofits to thrive in the new reality?

My COVID-19 response: Free help (and free tools you can use now)

As the pandemic grips the world with personal and financial hardship, people need the help of nonprofits more than ever. Here's what we're doing to help.
FB Fundraiser Tips

Use Facebook to Raise Serious Money This Holiday Season (and Year-Round)

Sean Kosofsky explains why—and shows how—even the smallest nonprofits can use Facebook Fundraisers to raise thousands of dollars in just a few weeks, any time of year.
Storytelling for Nonprofit Grants

How to Use Storytelling for Nonprofits to Get More Grants

With storytelling, your nonprofit's grant applications don't have to be tedious. Tracy Kaufman of Foundation Center (Candid) details how each component of an application can tell a grant-winning story without sacrificing any essential details.
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Is Your Nonprofit Website Really Working? A Free Tool from Google Has the Answers

A comprehensive guide to measuring and improving your nonprofit's website success—and demonstrating impact—with the power of Google Analytics.
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GDPR and What It Means for U.S. Nonprofits – Panel Discussion Takeaways

How do U.S. nonprofits need to respond to GDPR? Top experts in the space share their insights and advice. Here's what you need to know and where to start.
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#GivingTuesday: A 5-Week Countdown for Nonprofits

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and it’s activated all over social media. Even if you’re a brand new nonprofit and never participated in #GivingTuesday before, this is an opportunity for awareness and fundraising you don’t want to miss!
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Instagram Stories for Nonprofits

Are you getting the most out of Instagram Stories for your nonprofit? Or wondering if it's even worth the investment? Here's a comprehensive guide to get you started or take you to the next level.
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CRMs for Nonprofits: Improve Your Constituent Relationships

Why do you need a CRM? How would it benefit your nonprofit and what features should you look for? Here's our guide and reviews of top rated platforms.
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Guide: Top Website Platforms for Nonprofits

Should you build your nonprofit site on WordPress? Squarespace? Wix? Joomla? Drupal? Something else entirely? Choosing the right platform can be difficult. Choosing the wrong one could mean you’ll have to start all over in a year or two. Here’s our guide to the features you need and what you can expect.
Keys to an Effective Nonprofit Website

Keys to an Effective Nonprofit Website

How important is it to have an effective website for your nonprofit? It’s mission critical! Missing any one of these keys could mean you’re missing out on connecting with audiences, turning them into fans, raising more money, and increasing you impact.
Impact Funnels for Nonprofit Marketing

Nonprofit Marketing Using Impact Funnels and Storytelling (Podcast)

What is an impact funnel? And how can it help your nonprofit’s online storytelling, marketing and fundraising efforts? Boris shares everything he could fit into a one-hour podcast for Nonprofit Ally.
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The Power of Podcasting for Nonprofits

As marketing tools go, podcasts are a powerful way to get a message out to millions of potential listeners. It’s not as resource-prohibitive as it may seem and the potential rewards for a nonprofit are undeniable.
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Seven Podcasts for Nonprofits that Educate and Inspire

Seven podcasts that focus on nonprofit fundraising, communications, engagement, culture, and have direct connections to the work that you do. If you aren’t one of the roughly one-third of Americans who already listen to podcasts, getting started is simple.
Nonprofit Crowdfunding Storytelling Tips

Nonprofit Crowdfunding: 7 Storytelling Tips for Successful Campaigns

Crowdfunding topped $60 billion in 2016 and is a great tool for nonprofits, but 2/3 of campaigns fail. Success begins (and ends) with storytelling. Here are seven storytelling tips to help your nonprofit crowdfunding campaign succeed.
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Should You Crowdfund for Your Nonprofit or Cause?

Crowdfunding has changed the way that many people think about giving, and every nonprofit should at least consider running a campaign. Before you do, here are a few questions to ask to make sure this is the right tool for the job.
Video Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Video: 12-Tool Roundup

People love video, and it seems to be taking over the world of online content. How can your nonprofit incorporate video as part of a comprehensive engagement strategy without overextending your resources? Here are 12 tools that you can use, and our suggestions for when and where to use them.
Visuals Superpower for Nonprofit Storytelling

Visuals: A Nonprofit Storytelling Superpower

For a nonprofit, not only is an image worth a 1,000 words, it can be worth countless supporters, donations, and increased impact. The right visual at the right time (and place) can literally make all the difference. Here's what you can do and how.
Fighting the Nonprofit vs For-Profit Fundraising Double Standard

Fundraising: The Nonprofit vs. For-Profit Double Standard

Is your nonprofit's thinking about fundraising feeding into a double standard that's keeping you at a constant disadvantage? We break down Dan Pallotta's TED Talk on how to break free.
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How Nonprofits Use Technology to Increase Engagement in 2017

REPORT: How nonprofits around the world use online technology—the effectiveness of email, blogging, social media, and mobile technology in communications strategies.
Nonprofit Content Calendar Creation the Easy Way

Planning Your Nonprofit Content Calendar

Creating a effective content calendar for a nonprofit can seem daunting. Here are two key steps and a great shortcut tool for getting the right content out at the right time, without the overwhelm.
What the Obama Foundation website Can Teach Your Nonprofit

What the Obama Foundation Website Can Teach Your Nonprofit

The Obama Foundation just launched their new website. Whatever your political views, there's a lot your org can learn. We review the top 12 things they got right, that you should do right now.
2017 Nonprofit Website Must-Haves

7 Elements Every Nonprofit Website Must Have in 2017

Is your nonprofit website going to help or hurt your cause in 2017? These seven key elements can make or break your ability to reach your audience, and convert them into fans and donors.
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Online Tools Nonprofits Can Use to Create Social Change

Amazon has donated over $32MM to charities so far. Sign up in under 5 minutes with this step-by-step guide to get donations every time your supporters shop.
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Get Donations Every Time Your Supporters Shop on Amazon

Amazon has donated over $32MM to charities so far. Sign up in under 5 minutes with this step-by-step guide to get donations every time your supporters shop.
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Mobile Fundraising 101: What Your Non-Profit Needs to Know

Mobile fundraising is making it easier than ever for donors (especially younger donors) to discover and give to their favorite charities. How can your organization benefit from it and where do you begin?
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5 Steps to Getting the Most from #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a great opportunity to amplify your nonprofit’s voice and drive action. And it doesn’t have to take a lot of work to see results.
Find More Supporters Who Love Your Cause and Want to Donate

Find More Supporters Who Love Your Cause and Want to Donate

Few nonprofits want to spend their time and energy on fundraising. What if you could find more people like your current supporters, without much more work?
2016 Mobile Trends for NonProfits

2016 Mobile Trends: What Nonprofits Need to Know and Do

What does the 2016 mobile usage data mean to your nonprofit? We break down what you need to know (and do!) to maximize your resources and results.
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising in the Online Age

How Top Non-Profits Do Peer-to-Peer Fundraising in the Online Age

With the today's online tools, organizations of all sizes can take advantage of the methods top nonprofits use for peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns.
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Increase Your Donations by Providing More Value (without Spending a Dime)

Providing more value doesn't have to cost your nonprofit more money. Here's an online process for learning what your donors value and increasing donations.
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Three Steps to 8x Your Non-Profit’s Donations

Boris, creator of dotOrgStrategy, recently sat down with FutureMediaTV to share online marketing knowledge from his years of experience in the world of non-profits.
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Live Talk: Marketing Strategies for Non-Profits with Future Media

Boris, creator of dotOrgStrategy, recently sat down with FutureMediaTV to share online marketing knowledge from his years of experience in the world of non-profits.

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