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How to Create Social Enterprises That Make Impact

There’s a way to make money and do good for society. It’s by having more people create social enterprises. If nothing else, what we’re learning is that there’s no need for for-profits and social change to be mutually exclusive. And, in today’s world, this is fast becoming a booming area for innovators. 1) Make Money and Do Social Good Depending on your country, there may well be varying definitions. In the United States, social entrepreneurs seek to impact the socia...

What is traditional media?

What is Traditional Media for Nonprofit Promotion?

As we know, new media and social media—digital content—is vital for today’s world. The most successful partners who team with us on our shoe drive fundraisers work digital media well. But there’s also something else that they leverage. And that’s traditional media. You may be asking, what is traditional media? While it may seem to be a bit old school, traditional media consists of printed newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and magazines. Moreover, this content still ...

A podcast on Facebook fundraising.

[Podcast] Learn Facebook Fundraising for Nonprofits

Recently, our V.P. of Marketing, Kristy, participated in a podcast called The Nonprofit Voice. It’s a podcast hosted by our friends at Nonprofit Pro, including Nhu Te, who hosted the discussion. Another guest on the show was Liz Madrigal, development manager at St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The topic of discussion was the basics of Facebook fundraising. As we know, Facebook’s an excellent nonprofit social media tool for groups to raise funds. Still, there’s so much to learn;...

Millennial Fundraising

Millennial Fundraising – A New Generation

A new group of donors and volunteers have arrived! We’ve got all the information you need to start planning your millennial fundraising strategy. To start off, let’s look at some basic knowledge for perspective.   Who are Millennials? Pew Research defines millennials as anyone born between 1981 and 1996. Many people have argued about the age cut-off for Millennials and Generation Z. Yet, some young individuals self-identify themselves regardless of research, but we are going with 1981 t...

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5 Ways for How to Make Shoes Last Longer

Here’s the scoop on sustainability; it’s essential. People around the world realize that we all have to do more to help the environment and the planet. As a result, if you pay attention, you’ll find more articles about repurposing and recycling. Still, did you know that one of the most significant issues we have is with textiles? Unfortunately, consumers are too quick to get rid of footwear and clothing in ways that aren’t sustainable. So, we’re going to share our.....

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What the Sustainability Movement Means to Nonprofits

Recently, the world celebrated Earth Day. And while we took another ride around the sun, we have also learned that we have to get serious about the sustainability movement. In other words, if we don’t address climate change, we face an existential threat to all life on the planet. One of the things we witnessed during the 2020 pandemic was that global emissions dropped by 7%. In so doing, we managed to arrest the toxins that get trapped and cause......

Google ads and SEO for nonprofits

Google Ads and SEO Success for Your Nonprofit

As we know, Google for nonprofits is essential. In other words, as a marketer and fundraiser, you’ve got to understand the basics of Google and SEO. That’s why, by popular demand, we recently had our VP of Marketing do a free webinar. What’s more, by viewing it, you have a chance to take a look at the Google Ads and SEO webinar for nonprofits—free. Kristy will take you step-by-step through what you need to know. So, check out the free......

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CSR: How Nonprofits Could Help Businesses

In 2019, corporations contributed to nonprofits $21.09 billion. Compared to a year earlier, it represents an increase of 13.8%. Of course, events of 2020, including racial justice and the pandemic, spurred even more, giving to nonprofits. Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, is essential for companies. When social justice, equality, and economic justice issues are front and center in today’s climate, it makes good sense for businesses to partner with nonprofits on promoting corporate s...

Direct mail fundraising tips

4 Direct Mail Fundraising Tips for Sports Teams and Clubs

[Guest Post] Between purchasing equipment, reserving practice facilities, paying dues, and acquiring game transportation, the costs to keep a sports team or club running can pile up quickly. However, the last thing you want to think about when you’re trying to score a winning goal or cheer your teammates onto victory is if you’ll have the funds necessary to keep playing.  Therefore, sports teams and clubs must adopt effective fundraising strategies to raise funds for maintaining their progr...

earth day history

Earth Day History and Getting it Right in 2021

Since 1970, Earth Day exists to remind us that we have one home, this planet. Sure, we have NASA and billionaires like Elon Musk, Sir Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos looking to take humans to space. Still, that shouldn’t detract from the reality that Earth is home, and it’ll remain so for future generations. So, we’ve got to do everything in our power to protect it for those living today and generations to come. In celebration of this planet, we......

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What is Easter Really About — Besides Chocolate

This past weekend, millions of Christians around the world celebrated Easter. But, aside from chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs, what is Easter really about for people? And more importantly, how do we see the ideals of it throughout the year? For starters, Easter is the holiest day on the Christian calendar, even more than Christmas. The day marks Jesus’ resurrection and the ascension into heaven after his crucifixion. Sacrifice for Others For us, one of the characteristics of Easter is......

Direct mail fundraising appeals.

4 Reasons to Send Powerful Direct Mail Fundraising Appeals

Nonprofit fundraising has evolved over the years, adapting to new trends in marketing and online interactions. Social media and email tend to be go-to marketing strategies due to their low startup costs. However, while virtual and online oriented strategies are worth pursuing, traditional mail appeals continue to reign as one of the most effective fundraising tools overall.  Direct mail appeals are targeted letters, cards, and other tangible forms of communication tailored to individual support...

Adoption Information for Your Fundraising

We know that all children need a loving home. But unfortunately, many children around the world don’t have that essential need. In the U.S., as per the Adoption Network Law Center, 428,000 children exist in the foster care system. Moreover, in 2015, the last year of available information as of this writing, 670,000 kids spent at least some time in the foster care system. Fortunately, however, adoptive parents adopt 135,000 of those kids. However, adopting is an expensive proposition. But.....

Check out this comprehensive list of fundraisers your nonprofit can use to raise more.

45+ Standout Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits to Raise More

At Funds2Orgs, we understand it can be difficult to consistently hit your fundraising goals, expand your donor base, and keep your supporters engaged. Sometimes it can feel like the enthusiasm just isn’t there.  If you’ve been executing the same old fundraisers year after year, it might be time to spice things up. It’s exciting for your supporters to have new ways to get involved in supporting your cause, and that excitement will surely lead to more donations.  With that in......

Learn about Instagram for nonprofits

About Instagram for Nonprofits and Social Good Groups

As we know, social is essential to ensure that you raise the visibility of your nonprofit. But it’s changing all the time. No worries! Recently, our marketing team leader did a webinar that you could find here sharing everything you need to know about Instagram. In the webinar, you’ll have a chance to get up to speed on how to increase fundraising through the platform. By watching it, you’ll also find out about the following, and in this article, we’ll......

Online Donation Platform: What Features Should You Look For?

[Guest Post] As part of the nonprofit sector, you already know how crucial it is to have the right tools in your fundraising arsenal. These days, going online is a prerequisite for successfully engaging members, donors, and volunteers.  While online engagement is always a significant consideration, social distancing guidelines require your team to come in full-force when connecting with supporters to thrive during COVID-19. After all, the last thing you want is to miss out on long-term support ...

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Nonprofit Marketing: [Webinar] The Must-Haves!

We know you hear it all the time—everything’s continually changing. But it makes sense to pay attention. You see, technology and social media are developing, growing, and improving at an unprecedented rate. As a result, approaches you took a year ago may no longer work a year later. So as we move forward with our on-demand webinar series, we continue to listen to what you need to know. Nonprofit marketing is essential for cause-related fundraising, and one of the things......

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How To Pull Off a Standout Socially-Distanced Fundraiser

[Guest Post] Innovation is best when there are unmovable constraints, and this year, there are plenty of new restrictions to overcome. Successful fundraising used to mean bringing a community together for a cause at a fun event. In 2021, that is still the case, but coming together now requires more creativity and innovation.   Social distancing and other health-related measures have severely impacted how nonprofits host their events. Interacting in person isn’t feasible at the moment, and ta...

social media for nonprofits

Nonprofit Social Media: [Webinar] 5 Essential Tips

Fundraising is essential for most causes, and one of the primary vehicles to promote it is through social media. Last year, one of our most-viewed webinars was about social media. And that’s why we decided that we needed to update our content for nonprofit social media. As a one-stop source for everything you need on fundraising ideas and marketing, we’ve always got you covered. As always, before we get started, let’s take a look at some of our recent articles,......

Nonprofit fundraising during COVID.

Nonprofit Fundraising During Covid & New Donors

As we know, competition for donor dollars has gotten stiffer because of nonprofit fundraising during COVID. As a result, the ideas and techniques for fundraising have evolved. Those groups that have gone with the changes, such as virtual fundraising (check out these top ideas), have fared better. Still, it’s essential to understand the challenges of raising money before getting tips and ideas for attracting more support. Some challenges impacting your fundraising: Your fundraising messagin...

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