Building Your Nonprofit Board

Board recruitment and renewal is a constant challenge for many nonprofits. It can be hard to find the right person, and too often Boards fall into one of two camps. They either: Hold out for the “perfect” candidate Take in anyone that expresses interest. Neither ends up advancing the mission or strengthening the nonprofit. The […]

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5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Participate This #GivingTuesday

This year, Giving Tuesday falls on December 1st. This annual day of giving comes third in line after Thanksgiving, following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Charitable giving on Giving Tuesday has grown every year since the movement began in 2012. Since 2012, online donations made on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving have increased by nearly 500%. […]

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The 21st Century Appeal

Donations from online fundraising and crowdfunding campaigns are growing at over 13.5% per year, and more than 6% of all charitable giving is done through these platforms.* Here are some tips on how to take advantage of these resources. Use the platform to build a community Tell your story in a personal way. Connect with […]

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How to Use Social Media to Recruit Donors and Volunteer

With “bite-size” information and almost instant delivery, social media is becoming a key player in recruiting both volunteers and donors for nonprofits. Here are some tips to keep in mind when reaching out for support on social media. Keep potential donors or volunteers informed Share your news – Regularly update your followers on your accomplishments, […]

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Nonprofit Fundraising Tips: Reaching New Donors

Maintaining donor relations is a challenge in itself, so how can nonprofits effectively dedicate time to reaching new donors? The answers are simple, but nonprofit staff, volunteers and board members must follow guiding principles to conduct new donor outreach with the best results possible. ESC Consultant Bruce Enders and President & CEO Bethany Kendall present […]

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