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Editorial

“Applying for grants can certainly sound like an overwhelming task, but it really doesn’t have to be. Breaking grant writing down into achievable steps will help pave the way for your association.”

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Are you considering hiring a fundraising consultant? Before beginning your search for the perfect consultant, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the hiring process.

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If you’re starting a capital campaign, then you know how much work and effort goes into planning a fundraiser of this magnitude. You want all your hard work to result in a successful outcome: reaching your goal. For that to happen, you need to have the right capital campaign marketing plan in place, which should include strategies to attract tech-savvy donors as well as traditional supporters. We’ve compiled a list of five tech-savvy marketing strategies to help you raise more.

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We search marketers need to leverage social media to better target local users. We can also use social media to build brand awareness in the right niche markets. The more user information you have, the tighter your “fishing net” will be woven. And the better you know how to leverage social media’s reach, the wider your net will be cast.

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Think about how you personally approach a relationship with a brand you like. Do you subscribe to emails from them? Do you follow them on Facebook? Twitter? All the above and more? When we find something that we connect with, it doesn’t feel intrusive to receive their marketing across multiple channels. In fact, in some ways it is preferable because then we get to choose how we want to engage, and when. This choice, in a lot of ways, provides a sense of control in the subscriber/organization relationship. From a marketer’s perspective, this is powerful knowledge. If you can understand the where and how, along with the what, your marketing plans take on a whole new dimension.

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The importance of having strong core strength is key to maximizing balance, flexibility, and growth. The same is true for organizations. To be fiscally fit, organizations need to be strong at the core. How is your organization’s core strength? As individuals and as organizations, it’s time to ready ourselves for 2017. There are bound to be new opportunities for growth and you don’t want to miss out!

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You’ve launched your new web theme, and you need to make sure it’s going to convert visitors. Social shares are going to make or break your SEO, traffic generation, and your sales funnels. So, it’s time to make sure your new theme is social friendly.

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“The concept of creating content pillars is not new, but if you are not currently leveraging this idea then it could be revolutionary for your association. The idea of a content pillar is that you generate one large resource, say an annual industry study, then utilize smaller content elements to support that resource.”

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Using your social media sites, your organization can gain more visibility, get your donors more engaged with your event, and thus, plan a more lucrative auction.

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Today, there are many peer-to-peer fundraising software platforms available, presenting nonprofits with both more choice and the challenge of finding the right tool for their organization. The Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape, a new guide for nonprofits by Cathexis Partners, introduces nonprofits to today’s world of peer-to-peer fundraising tools.

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