Nonprofit Growth

Open up: Improve Email Open Rates

How to Improve Donor Email Open Rates for Nonprofits

Your nonprofit has stories to tell and emails can spread the word. The digital nature of email offers countless possibilities — especially with times as they are and people interacting more online than in-person. From donor retention to virtual fundraisers to event participation and more, email marketing campaigns can keep people informed of what your organization is doing.


Grants to Apply for in 2021

Funding can be a constant stress for some nonprofits, but this past year has been especially hard. To help organizations transition into 2021 and set their sights on recovery, we are compiling lists of exciting grants that nonprofits can apply to this year.

Some are broad in scope, while others are limited to specific missions and locations. Some are perennial, while others are dedicated to COVID-19 relief. But do not despair if you don’t find a grant that fits your needs. We will continue to publish more lists of helpful grants as in the coming weeks and months!


Shhhh! – A 9-Step Guide to Running a Silent Auction

One of the hurdles any nonprofit organization faces is the issue of funding: ‘nonprofit’ is right there in the name, after all. But humanitarian aid, charity efforts, and social awareness campaigns all require funds to fully implement. The silent auction is one of the utensils in your nonprofit funding toolbox, and in this article, we’re going to explore how to run a silent auction and put it to work for your organization.


Crowdfunding for Nonprofits: Tap Into Algorithms for Success

Crowdfunding campaigns, as described by the National Council of Nonprofits, are “arranged around high-energy, community-building events.” Viral success stories cloud the industry, but intentionally going viral is a beast in itself; the internet can be unpredictable. You can’t always generate online momentum, but you can set up your campaign to ride the wave when it arrives.


Nonprofit Gift Acceptance: Know the Rules For Accepting

For nonprofit organizations, it may seem as though it is a no-brainer to accept all gifts. However, things can be more complicated than they appear. Some potential contributions may cause more harm, damage, or loss than they do good, especially when things like liabilities, expenses, or legalities are involved. There are various kinds of gifts that your nonprofit should think twice about before accepting.


Zoom for Nonprofits: How It Works, the Benefits, and Which Version to Choose

For a nonprofit or business of any kind, technology is a must. Put simply, technology makes life easier. While the constant changes come with a learning curve, updating and staying current with tech trends can not only help but ease the work of a nonprofit. One of the most prominent tech platforms of 2020 was and continues to be Zoom. Zoom offers businesses, organizations, and nonprofits of any size the ability to communicate via video or online chat through cloud-based software. For a nonprofit in the modern world, Zoom is a must.


A Guide to Consulting and Consultants for Nonprofits

Running a nonprofit is challenging. One often begins with the best intentions: addressing a need, promoting change, or something similar. However, despite what some believe, a nonprofit is a business; it has employees, administrative needs, managerial needs, operating costs, fundraising costs, and more. With all the demand that can come from operating a nonprofit, sometimes a person needs to ask for help. No one person or nonprofit knows how to or can do everything effectively; in cases like these, a nonprofit consultant is often the best solution.


A Guide to the Nonprofit Board: Roles and Responsibilities

If your nonprofit is going to succeed, it needs a strong organizational structure. That can only happen if your board has what it takes to provide efficient oversight and governance.

Read on to learn more about the nonprofit board, their responsibilities, and what it takes to be a successful board member.


A Guide to Obtaining Nonprofit Status

Starting a nonprofit is a great idea. You want to help a certain cause and make the world a better place. It’s exciting thinking about making a real difference in the world and we can’t wait for you to make it happen! But, before you can get started with your work, you’ll have to do a few, less exciting things first, like actually create your nonprofit organization and obtain nonprofit status.


Unique Fundraising Ideas to Find Success for Nonprofits

Fundraising is the backbone of the nonprofit world, but what happens when you start to lack ideas? It’s nice to have your annual events for supporters to look forward to, but throwing in some new fundraising ideas keeps people interested. There are so many avenues of fundraising that paired with a little creativity, can keep you going for years to come.


Fiscal Sponsorship Explained: How it Works and Helps Nonprofits

Changing the world or even one’s neighborhood cannot be done overnight; more notably, it cannot be done without funding. Nonprofits exist and continue to do great work around the world through the help of donors, donations, and other forms of financial contribution. One of the best funding options for a nonprofit, especially a newer nonprofit, is to find and enter an agreement with a fiscal sponsor.


Google for Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide

Google is one of the largest, most profitable companies in the world, so it may be strange to learn that they have a program within the company dedicated entirely to nonprofits: Google for Nonprofits. This program offers useful tools for nonprofit organizations to use… all for free.