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Inbound Marketing Tips for Building Donor Retention

Acquiring donors and driving new donations may be the top mission of non-profit organizations. But a close second should be donor retention. Over the last 10 years, donor and gift or dollar retention rates have been consistently weak — averaging below …

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Statistics and Trends for Nonprofit Website Content

Whether your goal is to increase donations, find new volunteers, spread awareness or promote an upcoming campaign, your nonprofit website content is the place to start. Your online content can do more than tell your story and educate visitors about …

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4 Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices for More Donations

As a nonprofit, your website is critical to your organization’s long-term success. A strong online presence can help you: Raise money Engage new and existing donors Attract supporters Create media opportunities Spread the word about your mission Given that, your …

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How to Do a Nonprofit Content Audit (That Doesn’t Take Forever)

Nonprofit content marketers struggle with a few top content challenges, according to the Content Marketing Institute/Blackbaud: Measuring content effectiveness (54%) Producing engaging content (53%) Lack of budget (45%) Producing content consistently (42%) Measuring the ROI of a content marketing program …

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How to Make an Impact With Nonprofit Newsletter Content

Your nonprofit newsletter content is essential to spread news, bring in donations, and keep in touch with advocates. But while having a dedicated person to deploy email would be ideal, many nonprofits lack the time and resources to truly strategize their email …

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How to Get $10,000 in a Google AdWords Grant for Your Nonprofit

As a nonprofit, exposure to a wide audience is huge. But that can be costly and time consuming. Little known to many nonprofits, there’s an opportunity to shine online: a $10,000 monthly Google AdWords grant. Using this AdWords grant, nonprofits can …

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How One Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Increased Donations by 56%

What does a successful nonprofit marketing strategy look like? Well, as a nonprofit marketer, you might have plenty of ideas for marketing. But still, with a busy schedule and limited budget, it can be hard to execute a cohesive strategy …

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Nonprofit Marketing Statistics: Preparing Your Strategy Through 2017

1,571,056 nonprofit organizations are registered in the United States. And for most of these nonprofit organizations, top communication goals include: Acquiring new donors Engaging community General brand awareness Donor retention But how can nonprofit marketers meet these goals in 2017 …

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9 Amazing Nonprofit Marketing Ideas That Will Increase Online Donations

Giving back is growing, much to the delight of nonprofits. It’s more important than ever for marketers to keep up with new nonprofit marketing ideas. In fact: Total giving is expected to increase 3.6% in 2017 and by 3.8% in …

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How to Mobilize Donors With Nonprofit Content Marketing

It’s true: Nonprofit marketing faces many challenges today. In particular, nonprofit marketers must adapt in the rapidly shifting fundraising landscape — And rely on tight budgets to get the job done. Yet by creating a nonprofit content marketing plan, your organization also …

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How to Create a Successful Nonprofit Marketing Plan (In 8 Steps)

You want to grow your nonprofit base online, and you know the digital space is important to energize donors. Still, a nonprofit marketing plan needs many moving pieces. And a digital campaign is a lot to organize, in fact: Only 26% of nonprofit organizations have a …

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Using Inbound Marketing to Drive Nonprofit Donations

More nonprofits are using inbound marketing to drive nonprofit donations than ever before. Yet only 26% of nonprofit organizations at a sophisticated/mature level of content marketing maturity, according to the Content Marketing Institute’s (CMI) 2016 Nonprofit report. The majority are in the early phases. …

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Closed Loop Marketing Tactics for Nonprofits

Closed loop marketing aligns marketing and sales to share information and insights in a closed feedback loop. But it’s not just a tactic for B2B marketing teams: For nonprofits, closed loop marketing can generate leads and raise donations thanks to …

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6 Email Strategies for Nonprofit Success

In a previous post, we covered the many reasons why online fundraising is effective. Now, let’s continue with the best email strategies for nonprofit campaigns. With a solid foundation of email marketing, your nonprofit organization can do a better job at reaching supporters and driving …

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Top Nonprofit Digital Trends for 2017

Nonprofits enjoyed a small uptick in donors (2.0%) and revenue (5.3%) in 2015, according to the 2016 Fundraising Effectiveness Project. Regardless, cash-strapped nonprofits would surely welcome greater increases. What then are the top nonprofit digital trends for 2017? Heather Mansfield, …

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22 Nonprofit Digital Stats That Matter

The need for nonprofits to have a digital presence may seem obvious. Yet, according to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative, in 2015 only 49% of their respondents were using social media to fundraise. These 22 nonprofit digital stats highlight the importance of …

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Top Nonprofit Digital Trends

Nonprofits today are turning to inbound marketing’s collaborative approach to campaign strategy and data focus to boost advocacy and increase donations. Examining top nonprofit digital trends provides insight into the strategies working best online. After all, despite the average American household …

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5 steps for growing nonprofit email lists

Email marketing can be a critical tactic for nonprofit communication efforts, yet maintaining useful, segmented and active email marketing lists can be challenging. Even the best lists suffer annual decay due to contacts changing addresses, abandoning old accounts, or unqualified …

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Is Online Fundraising Effective?

There are more donors and donor dollars out there. The Association of Fundraising Professionals reported a 2% gain in net donors from 2014 – 2015 and 5.3% gain in dollars donated in the same period. Nevertheless, those same professionals may …

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Thoughts on the Future of Marketing and Sales [REPORT]

To celebrate the release of its 128-page 2016 State of Inbound report, Hubspot organized a week of events related to the future of inbound marketing and sales. Here are some takeaways on the future of marketing and sales that Ironpaper …

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Nonprofit Marketing KPIs — Metrics That Matter

It’s easy to tout Key Performance Indicator (KPI) analysis to prove you’re getting the job done. Yet smart marketers in nonprofit marketing know that the more important gauge of success is KPIs directly related to sustainability. Accurate and precise data …

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Nonprofit Sector Stats & Trends in the Nonprofit Industry

The nonprofit sector is experiencing several transformative shifts bringing new challenges and opportunities. The biggest among these are the changing demographics of givers, tumultuous economic and political dynamics, and technological innovations, according to The Philanthropy Outlook 2016 & 2017. The …

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Inbound Marketing for Higher Education — 5 Quick Tips

How does an institution stand out in the glutted higher ed market? These 5 inbound marketing best practices can help. Michael D Beckwith. The Leeds Library. Flickr. Image was cropped from original. Inbound Marketing for Higher Education Search Engine Optimization (SEO). …

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Why Inbound Marketing Matters for Nonprofits

Nonprofits need to be careful stewards of their money. A reluctance to take money away from the mission can stand in the way of implementing best marketing practices or embracing marketing automation technology that can help extend reach and win …

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Does Inbound Marketing Work for Nonprofits?

Inbound marketing for nonprofits is focused on attracting prospective donors, beneficiaries, supporters, and volunteers to your nonprofit by creating content designed specifically for your audience. Once visitors arrive at your website, your content and digital communications inspire them to donate, support, …

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7 Ways to Improve Online Ticket Sales

The last thing any organization wants is to be left with unsold tickets on event day. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to make sure your online ticket sales are as strong as possible, by strategically promoting and spreading …

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7 Critical Mobile Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits

Mobile fundraising is taking the nonprofit world by storm – primarily because it’s so effective and the user adoption trend toward mobile is increasing dramatically.Mobile fundraising involves organizations reaching out and connecting with current and potential supporters via mobile device, …

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Is WordPress a Good Choice for Education Websites?

WordPress is an excellent content management system (CMS) for education websites. In fact, a large number of colleges and universities around the world already employ WordPress for their sites, including Harvard Law School, Cornell University, MIT, Duke, Vanderbilt University, the …

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7 Best Practices for Designing Event Microsites

Microsites are branded, one to three page websites, that are hyper-focused on a specific goal, campaign, or event. They operate as independent websites (sometimes on a temporary basis), however they are also distinctly connected to the organization’s parent site. Using …

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5 Best Practices for Nonprofit Website Design

As a nonprofit, your website is critical to the organization’s long-term success. A strong online presence can help you raise money, engage new and existing donors, attract supporters, create media opportunities, and spread the word about your mission. As such, …

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