Got Plans?

If it’s become more challenging to connect with your major donors this year or you want to redouble your grassroots outreach, or connect to mid-level donors (or all of the above), think through your year-end plan now to make sure you get the support you need.

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It’s. Been. A. Year.

No doubt that March will be filled with reflections on the 12 months we’ve all spent dodging and dealing with Covid. While “where were you when the pandemic hit?” will surely be this generation’s “where were you on 9/11?” question, I’ve been thinking about the more specific questions that fundraisers (and really, every industry and sector), should be asking.

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4 Steps to Successful Year-End Prep: Pandemic Edition

For most of us, 2020 has crept by as we deal with the latest challenges and wait for post-Covid times to start. In the coming months, fundraisers will likely feel that time is accelerating, as it always does with the December 31st clock ticking. Fortunately, there’s still time to plan (although not much!).

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Messaging Matters: Meaningful Messaging During Times Like This

Your message matters. But how do you stay relevant when you can’t be as accessible? How do you build relationships when you can’t be out in the world? How do you capture your donors’ attention, especially if you aren’t providing emergency relief or fighting for racial justice? How do you tell a story that will compel people to give?

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Staying Authentic During Covid-19

During this time of uncertainty, the most important thing to remember is to stay authentic to your nonprofit’s brand. Since COVID-19 is on everyone’s minds, it is crucial to provide your audience and supporters with pertinent articles and information, even if that means retweeting an article or directing people to a helpful site.

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Virtual Events: Ideas to Consider before you Launch

With the shift to online events, I’ve been talking to a number of clients about their plans and how to make the leap. For some intel and recommendations, I recently talked to Corey Briscoe, Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer at ABCD & Company, to find out what he’s experiencing in virtual events and what’s needed to get great results. Here are some tips to consider.

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