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4 Fun and Easy Animal Advocacy Fundraisers That Work

[GUEST POST] Dogs, cats, and other animals deserve to live without fear of cruelty, neglect, and other forms of mistreatment. We’ve all seen the images of sad companion animals that tug at our heartstrings. For many people, this emotional connection just leads to a quick donation or possibly adopting a homeless pet from a local shelter. However, many individuals and groups (like you) are doing much more. As an animal advocate, shelter volunteer, or other animal welfare organizer, there’s roo...

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What is a Social Enterprise and How Does it Work?

One of the most fundamental questions we get asked is, what is a social enterprise? And, if our organization is a social enterprise, then what is a micro-enterprise? You don’t have to worry any longer because we have the answers for you! Applying Business Strategies to Social Enterprise Let’s begin with the work and objectives of a social enterprise. Depending on the country, sometimes definitions differ for the meaning of a social enterprise. But in the U.S., a social enterprise......

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The Future of Fundraising: [Webinar] Here’s the Scoop!

For our final post of 2020, we have lots of great information. Recently, we spent time with Paul D’Alessandro. He’s the founder of High Impact Nonprofit Advisors. Paul’s also been one of the top fundraisers in the U.S., raising more than $1 billion. So, we decided to sit down with him and chat about what he sees as the future of fundraising. As you probably guessed, a lot is going on in the sector, and fundraisers should prepare. Also, in......

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Tis the Season to Give the Gift of Fundraising

It’s that time of year! Tis the season to look at doing something good for your group and also others. As the year draws to a close, we know we had a challenging year. Many nonprofits, churches, schools, and other social good organizations didn’t make the budget. That means that programs had to get cut, and fewer people got the services they need. But Americans have a strong tradition of helping those in need. So, we believe that this year—more......

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Nonprofit Grants [Webinar] What You Need to Know

We’re excited to have the chance to give you the fundamentals of nonprofit grants. When visionary leaders create nonprofits, many turn to raise funds from foundations. And while individuals give more to philanthropy overall, foundations still make an essential part of the revenue stream. Before we begin, we have one more thing. We know that Giving Tuesday is only a few weeks away. There’s still time to get the final things done to ensure that you have everything together. Check......

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Giving Tuesday 2020: What You Need to Know

It’s that time of year again. And, in less than a month, it’s Giving Tuesday 2020! Do you think you have everything together? Well, guess again. You can’t prepare enough for Giving Tuesday and the holiday season. Here’s the deal. This year is one for the record books. And based on our surveying, many organizations didn’t meet their budgets. So, that makes Giving Tuesday and the holiday season that much more important. We have you covered. Our recent webinar, Giving....

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Google for Nonprofits: How to Do Ads

We want to thank all thousands of nonprofits, schools, civic groups, and others attending our bi-weekly webinars. Candidly, we never expected the webinar series to be such a resounding success! However, what this tells us is there’s a lot of energy and desire for information. The social good sector brims with ideas and programs to do good for our communities across the U.S. And, we intend to give you everything needed for success. This week, we’re exploring Google for nonprofits.......

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Social Media Analytics for Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations understand that they have to master their digital content strategy. And, they know that social media is an essential part of the recipe for success. In this post, we’re going to share with you another vital piece of the equation. As we know, marketers and leaders speak about results. In the digital world, that means data information. So, we’re going to share a few ideas about social media analytics so you could ensure the success of your digital......

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Female Entrepreneurs: Making Waves With Funds4Women

In the face of the pandemic and global economic crisis, women and girls have been most affected. Reporting from the United Nations estimates that because of these twin issues, 96 million people will live in extreme poverty by 2021. Of that number, 47 million will be females. Furthermore, for women and girls, 435 million of the global population in extreme poverty will be women and girls. And, those numbers will not go back to pre-pandemic levels until 2030. That is......

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Storytelling Through Digital Marketing

We’re so grateful to the thousands of people around the world who have registered for our webinars. This week we’re tackling storytelling to help ensure your fundraising and marketing efforts. However, as always, if you want to check out our earlier webinars, please look at the following articles. In each post, you’ll find the relevant information, PDFs, webinar recording, and more! Online Advertising: Nonprofit Social Media Ads Social Media Ads: Campaigns for Nonprofits (Part 1 of our 2 P...

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Online Advertising: Nonprofit Social Media Ads

If you have to raise funds for your nonprofit, school, civic, or religious group, you know you have to master social media. We aim to be the place where you get all of your information for online advertising and fundraising. Before we continue with our topic on social media ads (this is the second part of a two-part series), look at the recent webinar episodes. Each link has videos, audio, and downloadable PDFs, so you have essential information for easy......

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3 Free School Fundraising Ideas that Improve Results

It takes money to make money. Isn’t that what we always hear? At least that’s what’s been ingrained into our minds. And when it comes to fundraising, if you want to improve results, you need to motivate your group.  You might think it’s time to spend some money. Schools often offer an extra incentive to the student with the most sales. Or, the teacher whose class has the highest participation wins an online store gift card. But not every organization......

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Social Media Ads: Campaigns for Nonprofits

We are so excited to have the chance to provide nonprofits, schools, churches with essential marketing and fundraising information. We have had massive success with our webinars, thanks to you. And, just in case you missed it, learn about unique fundraising ideas from our first event. Our second event was all about social media fundraising. Today, we want to get you vital information about social media ads. To access the audio files, PDF, and video, CLICK HERE. Also, please stay......

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Community Outreach: 3 Ways to Level it Up

Managing a nonprofit is anything but easy. Fundraising, marketing, developing programs, and initiatives to support community outreach are all challenging enough. Trying to do that during a pandemic can be downright overwhelming. We’re all navigating this pandemic period for the first time ever, without a playbook, and without a clear idea of how to do it “right.” And we don’t know when things will return to normal, or what normal will look like in the future. So much of your......

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Fundraising on Social Media: Your Masterclass

Nonprofits are hurting. Unfortunately, a recent article in The New York Times brought home the reality that nonprofits are experiencing lay-offs and furloughs. And, this is during a time when there’s a greater need for their services. As a result, it falls on fundraisers to ensure funds keep coming into essential programs. Because we’ve seen the great need of nonprofits, our team started creating free webinars. Check out the first one on fundraising ideas. In our second webinar, we&#...

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7 Essential Tips to Help Nonprofits Thrive During COVID-19

Guest Post: Give Central provides our nonprofit clients with an intuitive and easy-to-use online donation platform that serves to increase financial health and sustainability.  It is perfectly normal to feel COVID-19 anxiety. Some businesses have crashed, mainly due to the failure of strategies and no plan B or C. Fundraising for nonprofits too has been open to new tools and ideas. There is nothing that beats a good strategy born out of re-evaluation of your business requirements, preparin...

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Back to School Activities and Resources for Students

We know that this year is unlike any other. We understand that the events of this year have affected schools, families, and children. However, education is of vital importance for all students. So, one of the things that our team wants to share with you a few of the best school and parent resources. The aim is to provide you with everything you could need to help the kids in their education and emotional wellbeing. Back to School in the......

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Unique Fundraising Ideas: Our Top 10 List

Recently, our vice-president for marketing, Kristy, hosted a global discussion about the top fundraising ideas. If you follow our blog, you will discover we’ve been writing a lot about that lately. And, there’s a reason for it. As you well know, nonprofits, churches, civic groups, and others have lost money. So, there’s a tremendous need for unique fundraising ideas. As always, our team seeks to provide value, and so we want to share more thoughts and ideas, so you have......

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4 Ways to Make Your School Website Ready for Fundraising

With organizations and businesses temporarily shut down, and social distancing measures still in effect, schools are finding it challenging to stay connected with students and continue fundraising at a safe distance. As with most K-12 schools, you likely already developed a digital presence before the pandemic, but if you want your school to stand out from the rest online, you’ll need to start by revamping your website. Your website is your school’s primary online identity. It’s where stud...

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How to Promote a Fundraiser: 5 Easy Ideas

Nonprofits and social organizations have an added need for fundraising dollars. And, that’s one of the reasons we’ve pushed fundraising ideas recently on our blog. Before we shift gears on how to promote a fundraiser, check out some of our most visited resources. 2020 Virtual Fundraising Webinar and Resources Social Activism and Your Nonprofit Organization 80+ Unique (And Easy!) Fundraising Ideas Virtual Fundraising Ideas: 5 Innovative (and Fun) Ones! Fundraising Online: Reach Your #...

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The Kid-Friendly "No Sell" Way

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This back-to-school resource is essential for school groups who want to get new fundraising ideas and their budget back on track.

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