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Can Looking Good Actually Cost Your Nonprofit Donations?

For-profit companies and startups have an obsession with perception that has led to the idea of branding as a luxury that nonprofits can’t afford, but does looking too “put-together” actually help or hinder a nonprofit’s donations?

Branding

Top 5 Branding Trends for Nonprofits in 2021

Whether last year ended on a high or low note, we can learn from these lessons and get ahead of the trends that will set the course for our sector in 2021. We’ve compiled a list of the top trends we’re watching as we enter 2021 and hope that they help your organization thrive this year!

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Fundraising

Make Your ‘Thank You’ Mean More This Giving Tuesday

With the uptick of COVID-19 cases, this holiday season is going to be different than any we’ve ever experienced. While people were more active online at the beginning of the year, we’re now seeing people tune out and crave real human connection again. Learn how a little ‘thank you’ will go a long way this giving season.

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Leadership

5 Essential Resources for Nonprofit Leaders

While the world seems to have hit pause during the COVID-19 outbreak, this is actually the perfect opportunity to sharpen your leadership skills. Below are our favorite resources, from books to podcasts to magazines, that are sure to keep your mind sharp and your heart inspired. Take a look at one (or a few!) of these awesome resources — all of which are eye-opening and enjoyable!

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Leadership

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Nonprofit During a Time of Crisis

Social distancing. Businesses closed. Scarcity mentality. Quarantine may not be what you expected for this season, and donations may not be flowing as freely as they were in February, but there are still great opportunities available while we wait for the storm clouds to clear. In this post we share our top 10 tips to help nonprofits thrive during a time of crisis.

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Design

5 Tips for Building Brand Authenticity

Authenticity— it can’t be bought, it’s difficult to define, and it can be hard to measure. And yet it is essential to bolstering strength within a brand. In this post we share the five qualities of truly authentic brands. Together, these qualities combine to create undeniable brand authenticity. If you implement all five of these components, you’ll become a brand that people trust, prefer, and are proud to support.

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Strategy

The 5-Minute Positioning Statement

Having a clear and compelling mission statement lays the foundation for your brand, but it can be really difficult to get right. Instead of wasting hours trying to come up with a lengthy statement no one will remember—or even finish reading—consider using this simple formula we’ve created to help break down your mission into its simplest and purest form.

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Fundraising

Please, Not Another 5K

5K runs are happening left and right these days, and they’re starting to stale. While 5Ks have done a lot of good over the years, the truth is that a race is simply not the best fundraising event for everyone. In this post, we’ll uncover the five keys to creating an unforgettable fundraising event for your organization.

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