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  • 9 Ways to Use Text Messaging for Your Virtual Fundraising Event May 2, 2021
    By Emily Rose Patz, Senior Copywriter at DonorPerfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. Text messaging remains a surefire way to get more eyes on your communications. In fact, over 95% of text messages are read within 3 minutes of delivery. By harnessing the convenience of the mobile phones donors use daily, […]
  • 3 Smart Branding Strategies for Nonprofits April 26, 2021
    By Beth Singer, Principal at Beth Singer Design, LLC – a design and communications firm specializing in nonprofit organizations to help them fundraise, educate, and promote membership and events through design solutions. As passionate as we all are about our causes and their corresponding missions, from the inside looking out, sometimes we lose sight of […]
  • 3 Tips to Help Your Nonprofit Steward Corporate Partners April 17, 2021
    Sponsored Post by: Accelerist, a leader in social impact partnership technology, supporting hundreds of brands and charitable organizations in finding and growing their partnerships with each other. May 18 Webinar: Steward Corporate Partners Like a Boss With a heightened focus on building new partnerships, the importance of stewardship is often overlooked in corporate fundraising. Yet, […]
  • Must-Read Digital Marketing & Fundraising Reports for Nonprofits Worldwide April 14, 2021
    The reports listed below offer much-needed data to help your nonprofit, NGO, or charity craft your 2021-22 digital marketing and fundraising strategy. If you would like to suggest a specific report be added to the list, please contact Heather Mansfield or post a link in the comment section below. Thank you! For Nonprofits Worldwide: 1. […]
  • 8 Best Practices for Fall 2021 Golf Fundraisers April 10, 2021
    By GolfStatus.org – an event management platform specifically for golf fundraisers. While social distancing restrictions are beginning to loosen, large fundraising events like galas and auctions are likely still on pause for the rest of the year. Fortunately, golf tournaments continue to provide a safe option for in-person fundraisers, with their outdoor setting and innate […]
  • [FREE WEBINAR] Steward Corporate Partners Like A Boss! April 8, 2021
    Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT Presented by: – Brittany Hill, Founder and CEO of Accelerist – Heather Elliott, VP of Development at the National 4-H Council Cost: Free Your nonprofit just scored that dream partner you worked so hard to prospect and now has big plans in the works, but how do […]
  • 10 Instagram Best Practices for Nonprofits April 5, 2021
    This is the seventh post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits, written and presented by Heather Mansfield. Please sign up for Nonprofit Tech for Good’s email newsletter to be alerted of new posts. Thank you! Related Webinar: Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits With one billion active monthly users, Instagram is a […]
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  • People of Heart August 5, 2019
          By Tom Peterson Just as our most-important muscle, the heart, pumps oxygen and nutrients to the cells in our body, another heart supplies life to our communities. You see this heart in what a people do, especially how they treat others. Acts of heart are often unnoticed: speaking kind words to a lonely […]
  • Can 26 lead soldiers conquer the world? July 14, 2019
      “Give me twenty-six lead soldiers and I will conquer the world.”   By Tom Peterson What is the most powerful human force? Some say it’s reason, some say love, some say cooperation. They all depend on communication. So does your cause. Having a great message is not enough, you also need a way to […]
  • The Power of Stories July 11, 2019
              By Tom Peterson Storytelling is an ancient art. It’s what makes us human. And stories are the building blocks of culture. Because they speak to our emotions they are the heart of an effective message. They resonate. Get to know the power of stories. They can move the rest of […]
  • Marketing Mix: the 4 P’s June 20, 2019
            By Tom Peterson Not too long ago many nonprofits looked askance at the idea of marketing. In the mid-nineties, an organization I worked with was raising about $3 million a year from what we would today call marketing. Some colleagues—particularly Michael Cervino, who had helped grow Habitat for Humanity—and I had […]
  • Positive deviance can reveal extraordinary solutions June 5, 2019
                  By Tom Peterson Maybe there are a few oddballs doing something right. And maybe they can point the way for the rest of us. In facing a tough social challenge positive deviance tells us to look for any outliers who may be like everyone else but who found […]
  • This campaign to save a library in Troy, Michigan May 23, 2019
        The post This campaign to save a library in Troy, Michigan appeared first on Thunderhead Works.
  • Find and keep talent, avoid “normal” people March 6, 2019
    By Tom Peterson If you happen to be in a role of hiring staff, key volunteers or outside vendors consider that every position you get is a precious gift. A cause’s most valuable asset is its collection of people, so a leader’s top job is find and keep the most insanely talented folks possible. Most […]
  • What Insanity? The Urgency of World Change February 18, 2019
    By Tom Peterson Every year Oxfam reports on the massive gap between the world’s super-rich and the poor. In 2017 the report named just eight men—Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim Helu, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, and Michael Bloomberg—who have more wealth than the poorest half of people on earth. Some […]
  • The many hats of world changers February 10, 2019
      By Tom Peterson Do you see yourself in here? You are needed. No matter who you are you have some gifts, some talents, some skills to lend to some cause. Look for yourself in the following list: The one with ideas, with creativity. The one who can borrow an idea they saw somewhere else. […]
  • Tubman twenty will move us forward January 22, 2019
    By Tom Peterson On the front of the penny we see an image of Abraham Lincoln. Even though a coin is a small space, it’s a public space and the words and images belong to all of us. When we pass a few pennies to a cashier, we’re probably not thinking about Lincoln’s role as […]