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How to Get Your Community Eagerly Involved with Your Nonprofit building community support communications

Do you want to recruit more volunteers? Donors? Good board members? Motivated staff? Advocates? Do you want the community to get excited about being involved with your nonprofit? Of course, you do. The question then is “how can I position my nonprofit so that I find good people eager to...

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How to Make Your Nonprofit A Household Word building community support communications

Approximately 1.5 million U.S. nonprofits are vying for the attention necessary to raise the money they need. Many nonprofits struggle to be noticed in the fray. How do you get your agency to stand out in a crowd? How does your organization gain the visibility it needs to generate stronger...

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How to Attract New Donors building community support fundraising relationship building

Aah. Attracting new donors to your cause. You can always use new donors. The question is, “How do you stand out in a crowd and draw people to your cause who will give to your nonprofit?”

Target Specific Donor Groups

When nonprofits talk about their efforts to gain visibility, most of...

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To Bring in the Money, Be a Mission Hawk building community support development planning for executive directors fundraising

We’ve all heard it, “No mission, no money.” But what does that mean exactly? After all, sometimes you just need to make money to get through. It doesn’t always have to be related to your mission, right? Wrong. If you want to stay within the purposes of your Articles of...

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How to Attract New Donors to Your Cause building community support relationship building

“I want you to find us new donors.” It could be individual, foundation, corporate or governmental donors you seek, or all of them. And I can help you. But not in ways you might think.

Target Specific Donor Groups

Attracting donors takes time and effort. And in the nonprofit world,...

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How to Be Effective at Generating Community Support building community support

The questions I hear most often from the nonprofits I encounter are, “How do I increase community support for my cause?” and, “Where do I find people to support my nonprofit?”  The answers, strangely enough, are not based on fundraising theory. Rather, they are based...

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Reputation Counts in Getting the Grant Funding building community support communications grant writing

What is your nonprofit’s reputation? Is it intact? What about your leadership? What is your executive director’s reputation? What about you as the grant liaison? What do others think about you personally? And what in the world does reputation have to do with grant funding?

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The Community Contract building community support

Nonprofit organizations exist to meet community needs, are governed by community members, and funded through community contributions. Nonprofit agencies leverage their scarce resources by fostering community relationships. Nonprofits even receive special tax-exempt status based on their...

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Keeping Community Partnerships Going building community support

So, you’ve increased the number of people and organizations supporting you, either financially, by volunteering, through leadership service, by referring clients to you, advocating for your cause, or promoting your agenda. You’ve worked hard to achieve as much support as you have. You...

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