Google Grants vs. Paid Search Campaigns

Sometimes otherwise smart fundraising consultants give bad advice. I saw that happen last week. A senior-level consultant from a typically reputable fundraising agency completely missed the mark on digital strategy. In this instance, a local social service nonprofit was told that because they secured a Google Grant of $10,000 per month, they should no longer […]

Fundraising Myth Busters: Online-acquired donors are different

Today in the fourth installment of my Fundraising Myth Busters series, we’re going to tackle the belief that you shouldn’t add your online-acquired donors into your other fundraising channels. Hopefully you’ve already had a chance to check out first three myths in the series. If not, you can get those right here (Donor acquisition; Brand advertising […]

3 reasons your nonprofit needs a mobile website

There’s been a lot of talk about mobile lately. To be fair, the chatter has been going on for a few years, but it finally appears we’re approaching a tipping point. There are three reasons you need a mobile site. And you need it now. 1. Search volume is shifting The chart below (courtesy of […]

2015 Challenges and Opportunities

2015 could be a pivotal growth year for your nonprofit! With so many challenges, and so many great opportunities, nonprofits need to focus on a number of key areas in order to grow. Three of the most challenging areas are major gifts, digital fundraising, and integrated marketing. I want to hear from you.  What are […]

Instinct vs. Insight

As a fundraiser you’ll have a lot of people offer you suggestions on how best to do your job.  Well intentioned board members, executive directors, program staffers, volunteers and supporters will, at one time or another, probably all give you suggestions (requested or not). Most of these suggestions are based on instinct.  Unless the person […]