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"Find a Funder" Series: TD

Posted by Davis Campbell on Sep 16, 2016 12:00:00 PM


Welcome back to our "Find a Funder" blog series!

For this installment of the series, we are profiling a multinational banking and financial services corporation that provides funding to Canadian not-for-profit organizations: Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD)

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"Find a Funder" Series: Hydro One

Posted by Davis Campbell on Jul 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM


Welcome back to our “Find a Funder” blog series.

For this installment of the series, we are profiling an Ontario government corporation that not only provides electricity to the province, but also offers an extensive community donation program: Hydro One.

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What your Nonprofit needs to Know about Facebook’s new Fundraising Tools

Posted by Cait Abernethy on Jul 11, 2016 4:16:07 PM


Exerpt taken from original article in Nonprofit Tech for Good.

The new Facebook Fundraising Tools could be a game changer for the nonprofit sector. Essentially a digital payment system that allows 2-tap giving by using a donor’s saved credit card information in their Facebook account, we are definitely entering a new era in online and mobile fundraising. Once donors understand how the technology works, there could be a pivotal shift away from donating through a nonprofit’s website.

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10 Fundamentals of a Great Creative Strategy on Youtube

Posted by Cait Abernethy on Jul 8, 2016 1:47:00 PM


Move over funny cat videos and the double rainbow guy, nonprofits are becoming major players in the YouTube ecosystem! These organizations have amassed over 4.6 billion views since the start of the YouTube for Nonprofits program, and there are now over 25 thousand nonprofit partners using the platform to further their causes and do good in their communities and the world.

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"Find a Funder" Series: State Farm

Posted by Davis Campbell on Jun 16, 2016 4:31:30 PM


Welcome back to our “Find a Funder” blog series. For this installment of the series, we are profiling an insurance giant who has been on a mission to support and strengthen communities across the United States: State Farm.

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"Find a Funder" Series: American Express Canada

Posted by Davis Campbell on May 20, 2016 12:00:00 PM


Welcome back to the "Find a Funder" blog series!

For this installment of the series, we are profiling an organization that is revered for their worldwide travel and financial services that has also gained a reputation for their philanthropic efforts in Canada: American Express.

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How to Get your Constituents to Follow You on Social Media

Posted by Cait Abernethy on May 13, 2016 12:00:00 PM


It’s impossible to deny the ubiquity of social media platforms - it seems that everyone and their dog has a social media account of some sort these days. The reality is the that having a strong online presence has become important, and this is especially true for nonprofit organizations - whose causes rely heavily (and sometimes entirely) on their supporters. Since many nonprofits already have to deal with tight budgets and limited staff, social media isn’t always high on their priority list. However, while effective social media requires constant time and effort, the attention that your cause can garner along with the connections you can make with your audience are a worthwhile tradeoff.

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Five Helpful Resources for Finding Tech Funding

Posted by Cait Abernethy on May 2, 2016 3:57:31 PM


Your organization needs funding for its next technology project, but where can you look to try and find the goose that will lay your golden egg?

Below we've pulled together a list of five great resouces you can try when looking for extra funding to help get your tech project off the ground.

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What You Need to Know from NTEN's Benchmarks X Report

Posted by Cait Abernethy on Apr 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM


This year's Benchmarks X report - an expansive, exhaustive examination of online nonprofit metrics - is the most in-depth one that M+R and NTEN have ever done. Their participants—105 nonprofits committed to causes ranging from civil rights to animal welfare to disaster relief to so much more— provided detailed data on email performance, website traffic, and social media engagement.

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Five Easy Ways to Boost Online Donations

Posted by Cait Abernethy on Apr 20, 2016 10:30:00 AM


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Are your online donations not what they used to be? Struggling to find ways to convert more visitors into donations? Here are five super simple things you can try to tweak your online presence and boost online donations.

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