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Fundraising During Global Instability

We’re living in a different world than we were a month, a week, or even a few days ago. For nonprofit professionals around the world (and frankly, everyone) it’s a scary time. Markets are crashing, businesses are shutting down, individuals are closing their doors. What seemed impossible just a few weeks ago is now the … Continued

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Chat App Tips: Create Personal Connections with your Fans

Email newsletters and social media are a digital marketer’s bread and butter, but recently chat apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger have been getting increasingly popular for engaging with customers. Of the hundreds of messaging apps available, the leader, hands down (at least when this post was written), is WhatsApp with 1.5 billion monthly active … Continued

Social Media for Your Business

Working from Home: Tips for Success

At Relish, we strive to give our team a ton of flexibility. That means working from home (or elsewhere) is always on the table – encouraged even – though past nudges for this freedom have been based more on lifestyle and environmental concerns than the current health crisis connected with the Coronavirus outbreak. Now, as … Continued

Email Marketing

Email Marketing Pro Tip: Personalize. Personalize. Personalize.

Email used to be the number one way to connect with potential partners, clients, and donors. However, email has gotten really noisy over time, with one study from 2015 showing that most office workers receiving up to 121 emails per day(!).  So how do you cut through this onslaught and improve your odds of getting … Continued

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PPC for Free: Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits

Many nonprofit marketing managers make the mistake of ruling out pay-per-click (PPC) advertising simply because it starts with the word “pay.” But there is a way to take advantage of PPC advertising without the PPC price tag. Google’s Ad Grants program is offered exclusively to nonprofits and essentially allows NGOs to advertise for free on … Continued

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Optimizing for Mobile: The (No Longer) New Web Experience

One of the challenges we see time and time again – particularly with small business and nonprofit-sector sites – is a continued lack of attention spent to mobile optimization. Nearly 5 years after Google rolled out Mobilegeddon – the algorithm change that recommended all sites be revamped to be “mobile friendly” – we continue to … Continued

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Get Past the Nonprofit Marketing Catch-22: Take Advantage of Existing Assets Using Email Automation

For many nonprofits (and small businesses in general), the marketing budget – or lack thereof – is a bit of a catch-22. An organization can’t grow without a sustained marketing effort (and corresponding budget), but at the same time many NGOs can’t afford the tools and people to enable this growth. So, what to do? … Continued

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Get to the Deal-breakers Early – The Art of Qualification

Recently, I had the opportunity (and distinct pleasure) of being called upon for some advice. A friend of mine had been approached with an opportunity to do some work on the side while she continued to grow her startup business. Some other matters complicated (and made more emotional) the decision with thoughts of family, friends, … Continued

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Ben Franklin’s Thirteen Virtues Challenge

Recently, I stumbled upon reference to Benjamin Franklin’s “13 Virtues” and an exercise on how to incorporate this type of practice into one’s own way of living. Franklin created his virtues in an attempt to arrive at “moral perfection” and you can use his methodology to craft your own challenge to enable growth, wellbeing, and … Continued

Advice from the Entrepreneurial Front Lines: Hand It Off

If you aren’t good at it, and don’t enjoy doing it, then get someone else to do it. “Man, I suck at this,” I thought to myself for the zillionth time while trying to futz around with our books. Not only that, I definitely wasn’t enjoying myself. I knew that I wasn’t being as effective … Continued