Category Archives: fundraising

[Interview] Julia Reich On Identifying Ideal Donor Personas & Why They Matter

[Interview] On identifying ideal donor personas and why they matter

The following is a transcription of an interview I did with Noah Barnett of Causevox. In this episode we talked about how a nonprofit can identify and craft their ideal supporter personas and how these profiles then influence your fundraising messages. Here‘s the recording if you’d prefer to listen to the interview. Noah: Hey everyone. Thanks for tuning…

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Social media awareness that works: S’mores in the Outdoors

If you know anything about me, you know that whenever I am not working, I am outdoors – hiking, biking, skiing, paddling, camping, taking long walks with the dogs (my self-proclaimed motto is “I brake for trailheads”). So it goes without saying that when I moved to Indiana about six months ago, almost every weekend…

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Nonprofit campaigns: 3 ways to be unique

It’s the week after the Super Bowl and the internets have been slathered in commentary about Puppy Bowl X and Budweiser’s cute new Puppy Love commercial. Since I love my dogs (and all my animals!) so much – and I’m a sucker for the groups fighting for their welfare – this month’s topic is easy:…

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Branding for nonprofit fundraising events, Part 2: out-of-the-box event ideas

This post is the second in a 2-part series on branding for nonprofit fundraising events. In Part 1, I discussed why events are a unique and critical component of a nonprofit’s brand, with tips for organizing a successful, well-branded fundraising event. In Part 2, I describe some uncommon (and common) fundraising event ideas.   Charity…

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Branding for nonprofit fundraising events, part 1: party with a purpose

This post is the first in a 2-part series on branding for nonprofit fundraising events. I discuss why events are a unique and critical component of a nonprofit’s brand, with tips for organizing a successful, well-branded fundraising event. Part 2, which will be out in October, covers out-of-the-box fundraising event ideas that are sure to…

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