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Is Your Nonprofit Making These 7 RFP Mistakes?

fish in oceanNonprofits often use requests for proposal (RFPs) to find potential vendors for a particular type of work after performing an assessment of the organization’s needs. But your nonprofit may actually be unknowingly hurting itself in the RFP process. Are you making these seven nonprofit RFP mistakes?


Get Stellar Results for Your Nonprofit Event With a Design That Shines

nonprofit event design Whether your nonprofit event is a small dinner or a large gala, it needs to inspire people to attend, sponsor or donate, so your organization can advance its mission. As the face of the event, the design is of utmost importance. To be effective, it needs to engage and connect with your audience. It needs to make them care about your cause and your work.


How Bad Images Hurt Your Marketing and Fundraising

Images tell a story. Are yours telling the story you want to tell? If you’re like many organizations, you might inadvertently be minimizing the role of images in your messaging. Maybe you: don’t realize their importance, choose images that don’t speak to your audience, don’t know where to find quality images or don’t understand that using bad images is worse than using no images at all.


5 Deadly Nonprofit Fundraising Mistakes

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Guest blog by Kathy Widenhouse

When times are hard, one of the biggest nonprofit fundraising mistakes you can make is to complain. Partners and prospects read negativity, and click “delete” or toss your letter quicker than the latest stock market indicator plunge. And why not? They hear plenty of it already on the news.

Even in down times, you can cultivate your readers and build your audience. One key is to keep the right tone. Make sure you avoid these other nonprofit fundraising mistakes in your development copy that could lead you down the wrong path … and cause you to lose supporters.


Is Your Website Scaring Off Donors, Members and Clients?

ghost scaring off Only websites that accept donations or payments or collect sensitive information need to be secure (saying “HTTPS” as opposed to “HTTP” in the link). However, due to increases in hacking and exploits of sensitive data all over the internet, Google has announced a plan to mark all sites as non-secure if they do not take advantage of SSL. What does this mean for your organization? Even if your website does not accept payments or gather private information, there are 3 reasons to strongly consider implementing security on your website now.