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The Right Way to Send Press Releases

Press releaseYou may have heard that one of the least expensive ways to get publicity for your nonprofit organization is to send out press releases. This can definitely be true, but if you’re not doing it correctly, you are simply wasting your time, as well as that of editors that you want to pay attention to you. Obviously, the goal of a press release is to get the “press” interested enough in what you’re doing to actually devote a story to it in their publication. Read more...

Understanding How Blacklists Can Affect Your Nonprofit’s Email Marketing

BlackListAs a nonprofit organization, you likely use email as an inexpensive and effective method of keeping your clients and supporters up-to-date about what you’re doing. You can use an email campaign to educate about your cause or even to solicit donations and volunteers. Unfortunately, there are some hazards that come along with being reliant on this medium of communication. One danger is ending up on the “blacklist.” Read more...

Fundraising for Your Nonprofit Organization with CafePress

CafePressThe Internet has brought all manner of fundraising opportunities to nonprofit organizations, many of which we've covered here. You can set up an online shop, create an auction, or simply collect donations through your organization's website, for example. Another option is to create a CaféPress store. It's quite simple and doesn't end up costing anything out of pocket, which is why so many groups have found it to be such a great method for fundraising. Read more...

Does Your Nonprofit

Does your organization’s website include a privacy policy? If not, it is something you may want to seriously consider. Generally speaking, this policy will outline for visitors just what you do with the information collected while they are visiting your site. Studies are showing that more and more Internet users are concerned about just what becomes of their personal information online, and many will leave a website if they don’t feel that their information is protected in some way. You can avoid losing these potential visitors by clearly stating your organization’s policy. Read more...

How to Amp-Up Your Nonprofit

We all struggle with how to do more with less; less time, less money and fewer people. Odds are, your IT department is feeling short-staffed. If your IT staff is feeling over-worked (or worse yet, you don’t have an IT staff), try these tips. Read more...

Getting the Most Out of Webinars

WebinarIt seems everyone is searching for ways to make their companies and products better, faster, stronger. Organizations want to build their image, share their knowledge, expand their base and set themselves up as experts. The problem; how to do this without breaking the bank? Read more...

How to Amp-Up Your IT Department

IT DepartmentWe all struggle with how to do more with less; less time, less money and fewer people. Odds are, your IT department is feeling short-staffed. If your IT staff are feeling over-worked, try these tips: Read more...

Update Your GuideStar Information

GuidestarNonprofits are generally happy to utilize any and all reputable channels to get their message out or to encourage donations and volunteers. One tool that can help on both fronts is GuideStar.org. If you haven't updated your information at this database, then it's time to do so. Read more...

Where to Find Reliable Information Online

ResourcesThere are many reasons why your nonprofit might need to access informational resources. Whether you're working on developing a website, creating your monthly newsletter, or coming up with compelling reasons for donors to take an avid (and deep-pocketed) interest in your organization, facts and figures create the backbone of everything we say. Read more...

Finding More Free Images for Your Nonprofit's Website, Blog, or Newsletter

We recently talked here on Tech Tips about how it is possible for nonprofits to use work licensed under "creative commons" as a resource for images, music, and numerous other types of creative content.  (See Using Creative Commons Licenses to Benefit Your Nonprofit Organization.) Read more...

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