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How to Raise More Money on a Limited Budget fundraising marketing and communications

     If you want to recruit more volunteers, donors, good board members, motivated staff, and advocates for your cause, you need the community to get excited about supporting your nonprofit. Even though it’s counterintuitive, you will improve your community’s response...

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How to Attract the Money Your Nonprofit Deserves building community support marketing and communications

     Your cause deserves to be supported. And, to help you get the support you need, we’ve been talking about what it takes to motivate people to give to your nonprofit. In How to Raise More Money on a Limited Budget, we addressed the cost-efficiencies of targeting specific...

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How to Inexpensively Broadcast Your Nonprofit’s Message building community support marketing and communications

     You have only so much funding to do all that needs to be done. For sure, you can use more money. There is so much more you could do if only you had the budget.

     Your funding comes from the community, whether you are talking grants, special events, business...

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Moving Your Agency Forward by Getting Your Message Out building community support marketing and communications

     How many times have you felt stuck in place? That no matter what you try, your nonprofit is still your community’s best-kept secret? It happens to everyone at one point or another.

     How do you get your nonprofit ahead? You start by infusing the...

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How to Get the Attention of Potential Donors building community support marketing and communications

Do you yearn for increased awareness of your nonprofit in your community? Is your agency one of your community’s best-kept secrets among younger donors? Are enough people engaged in your cause?

If you’re like most executive directors, you crave increased community visibility and...

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5 Fundraising Principles We Can Learn from Martin Luther King, Jr. for executive directors fundraising marketing and communications

     Martin Luther King, Jr. is best known as a prominent civil rights leader of the 1950’s and 60’s. In 1964 he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent activism. He is probably most famous for his moving speeches, most notably his I Have a Dream speech.

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How to Get Your Community Eagerly Involved with Your Nonprofit building community support marketing and 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 marketing and 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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Reputation Counts in Getting the Grant Funding building community support grant writing marketing and communications

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?

Your...

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