Practicalities

3 things to ask on your next foundation call

A program officer from a foundation has reached out and she wants to talk about submitting a proposal. Here are 3 questions you should be prepared to ask in that call or meeting.

9 tips to get more views: a nonprofit’s guide to YouTube

Facebook and Instagram are thriving for you—time to tackle the next beast. Here’s part three on how to get seen on YouTube.


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10 top tips to boost your presence on Instagram

So you’ve mastered Facebook and now turning to other social media platforms for your nonprofit. Here’s part two about increasing engagement on Instagram.

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6 tips to increase engagement on Facebook

You’re probably working on improving your organization’s presence on social media and better engaging your donors. Here’s the first in a three-part series about how to boost your social media engagement.


Five tips for nonprofit leaders to plan for proactive fundraising

Too often fundraising is reactive rather than proactive, hindering growth and creating a frenzied and hectic development culture. Take some time at the beginning of the year to set goals, plans, and strategies.

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Everyone’s database sucks: part four (the finale)

Once you’ve investigated the first three questions about friction in your database—perceptions, people, and processes—it’s finally time to consider the platform itself. Here is part four of “Everybody’s database sucks.”


Everyone’s database sucks: part three

Maybe the problem with your database isn’t the database. It’s you—and how you’re doing things. Have you reviewed your database processes recently?

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Quick facts and top tips for a successful year-end push

It’s that time of year . . . the end of Q4 and the big fundraising push. With that in mind, here’s a few facts and a few tips to set you up for a successful close to the year.


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Everyone’s database sucks: part two

It’s true for your database, too: you need the right people doing the right job. Here’s how to get “people” right on the database side of things.

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Everyone’s database sucks: part one

You probably feel it, too: “my database sucks.” Here are the four reasons databases suck—and what to do about it. The first in a four-part series.




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