Fundraising Superheroes Episode 24: Ashlee Salientro and How Your Organization Can Act Fast When Facing A Pandemic

  // Ashlee Salientro acted fast when the coronavirus hit. She gathered her partners and came up with an Emergency Assistance Program in 4 days. When asking how she managed to do it so quickly Ashlee said that it all started with a brainstorm. Her team and her got on a call with the thought of "we need to figure out something now, we need to leave this phone call with action items.” Right now things are uncertain and a lot of...
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Donor Engine is Helping Nonprofits With Their Digital Campaigns During the Covid-19 Crisis

    When covid-19 took the world by storm back in March the team at Donor Engine knew that we had to step up and help in any way we can. We launched a free services program offering pro-bono help to non-profits during covid-19. This included graphic design, donation page setup and general technical help. Since the pandemic started, so many organizations have gone online and had to act fast to not only adapt to a digital workspace but also...
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6 Nonprofit Podcasts You Can Listen to While Working From Home

  When I'm working from home I always want to have something playing in the background, and my latest obsession has been podcasts. They are a great way to learn more about your industry and also have some fun while working. There are a lot of great nonprofit centred podcasts out there but here are a few of my favourites.  1. Whole Whale Podcast      This podcast focuses on talking about technology and marketing that relates to...
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Fundraising Superheroes Episode 23: Habitat for Humanity Brant-Norfolk Is No Stranger to Dealing With Crisis

  //     Lynda Henriksen is the Director of Fund Development and Communications at the Habitat for Humanity Brant-Norfolk. She has been helping organizations fundraise for decades, she came on the show to discuss how Habitat for Humanity has been helping families feel empowered along with the challenges they are facing during the coronavirus pandemic.  What is interesting about Habitat for...
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Fundraising Superheroes Episode 22: Devin Strigsell on Finding and Securing Big Corporate Partners

  //     If you ask Deven Strigsell the Director of Development at Duluth Playhouse in Minnesota what the most important part of a corporate sponsorship is, she'll say the key is to "develop relationships”. In her experience working both in the for-profit and nonprofit world Devin has found that you need to connect with donors and partners beyond the ask. She explained "it’s not about the dollars...
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6 Creative Online Fundraising Ideas That Your Donors Will Love!

  Covid-19 has caused us all to stay indoors and move a lot of our fundraisers online. Being that we can't interact with each other face to face we have to find new ways to engage donors online. Luckily, we are in a very digital age and there are tons of fundraisers you can do using just your laptop and a creative idea! 1. Host a Virtual Gala A lot of the organization's Gala’s were either canceled or postponed this year because of the virus, but another option is...
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Fundraising Superheroes Episode 21: Why Your Website is So Important To Getting You Noticed Online

   //   Sarah Clarke founded Dufferin Media and has been working with Nonprofits for years. She came on the show to share all of her tips on how to get seen on social media. Creating content and collaborating with other nonprofits is a great way to boost SEO but one thing that Sarah thinks is most important is a great website.  There is so much value that you can add to your website to get you seen and show up on google's...
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Fundraising Superheroes Episode 20: Poison Apple Productions Keeps the “Fun” In Fundraising

  //   Imagine starting a Nonprofit Organization at 13, crazy right? Not for Noelle Arms. She founded Poison Apple Productions out of her parents garage as a teenager. What started off as a passion project has now become a fully fledged educational theatre company in Martinez California.  When asked what her biggest struggle is currently Noelle said fundraising. "We’ve struggled with fundraising like everybody does and the one thing...
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5 Ways You Help Raise Your Organization's Morale During Covid-19

This has been a crazy time for us all, in both our personal and professional lives. So while there are many things you can do right now to help your organization operate, there are also things you can do to check in with the mental well-being of your staff.  This situation can cause us a lot of stress in our personal lives and it’s important to take action to check in and help each other out. Here are some ideas that you can implement into your current...
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