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Planning a Perfect Fundraising Event in 5 Steps

Posted by Andrew Hurley on Mar 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Fundraising events are some of the most rewarding fundraising strategies that nonprofits can implement. An event is an opportunity to work with social cues to inspire more fundraising and learn more about your donor base. 

But fundraising events can also be risky and taxing. Your organization is putting time, money, and resources on the line, often in a months-long process.

To help ensure that your event is the smashing success that it can be, you’ll need to plan accordingly. Start with these 5 simple steps:

  1. Set clear goals.
  2. Brand your event.
  3. Invite your attendees.
  4. Invest in the right software.
  5. Sell promotional products.

Let's break each of these down; 

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Topics: Fundraising, Software, mobile giving, Data-Driven Fundraising,, event fundraising, donor research, branding

Does Your Nonprofit Really NEED a Mobile Friendly Page?

Posted by Andrew Littlefield on Apr 30, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Do you really NEED a mobile-friendly page for your nonprofit?

Spoiler alert: Yes.

But not for the reasons you may have been hearing lately.

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Topics: Online giving, online fundraising, Mobile friendly,, mobile giving

How Can You Tell If Your Nonprofit's Website is "Mobile-Responsive"?

Posted by Andrew Littlefield on Apr 27, 2015 9:45:00 AM

Last Tuesday, Google implemented updates to their search system that will punish sites that are not mobile-friendly by pushing them down in the search rankings. Since then, the nonprofit world has been abuzz with discussion about the importance of mobile-responsive, or mobile-friendly, websites.

This leaves us with a very important question to consider:

What does “mobile-responsive” even mean anyway?

Tech folks have a bad habit of throwing around jargon that no one understands. Even if you are familiar with the phrase “mobile-responsive,” it might hold some meaning that you didn’t realize.

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Topics: online fundraising, Mobile friendly,, mobile giving

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