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3 Secrets to Successfully Doing Data Driven Advocacy

Posted by Nina Foo on Dec 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM



Faster and faster, advocates have learned the power of targeted communication. Using specific forms of communication for supporters, potential advocacy partners, and actual targets of their advocacy work helps move people to action. Data and research are key to advocacy, so data-driven advocacy is a natural progression.

Topics: Advocacy & Fundraising

Top Advocacy Issues Affected with Trump Being Elected

Posted by Nina Foo on Nov 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM




So we know the aftermath of Trump's election isn't the apocalypse. A prediction for Trump as President is the uprising of particular advocacy issues. With the rhetoric and political stances Trump takes, we think there needs to be a focus on advocacy for the following topics:  

Topics: Campaigns & Politics, Advocacy & Fundraising

5 Ways to Segment your Donor List to Enhance your Fundraising

Posted by Nina Foo on Nov 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM



Who doesn't like personalized messages? Well donors appreciate having unique, custom communication. 


In a study, Blackbaud found clickthrough rates in nonprofit email campaigns had declined by 18.7%. The non-profit industry is saturated. With non-specific email campaigns there is a natural decrease in response rates. 

However, this does not mean all fundraising efforts do not have personalization. The study has provided insight to the improvement of our communication with donors. 

Topics: Advocacy & Fundraising

Why Knocking on Doors is a Great Fundraising Tactic

Posted by Nina Foo on Oct 31, 2016 12:56:05 PM


Door to Door isn’t just for salespeople and canvassers, going door to door is a great opportunity to get donations. Fundraising doesn’t have to be done in the office. Get outside and get fundraising.

Topics: Advocacy & Fundraising

5 Cold Calling Tips to Increase Your Fundraising

Posted by Nina Foo on Oct 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM


Doing cold calling has been essential in fundraising. It’s one of the best ways to receive high-dollar amount donations. As a caller, you might get anxious thinking about asking potential donors for their support- and their money. There is no need to worry! Follow our guidelines for cold calling, and start increasing your donations.


Here are five manageable steps to produce the best call experience for donors and provide the best chance for getting contributions.

Topics: Advocacy & Fundraising

4 Common Challenges in Advocacy

Posted by Nina Foo on Oct 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM



If you’re in the advocacy industry then you know there are lots of problems that come up along the way. Here we’ll talk about the most common issues in advocacy. Don’t worry we’re not just going to point out the problems. We’re here to help provide solutions!

Topics: Advocacy & Fundraising

10 Quick Tips for Fundraising

Posted by Nina Foo on Oct 4, 2016 11:30:00 AM



Thinking about fundraising? Well here are some quick tips to get you started. First off, remember your cause and how many people you can help with more resources. Don’t get too overwhelmed with getting donations. Use our simple tips to start your fundraising today!

Topics: Advocacy & Fundraising

4 Trends Emerging in Digital Advocacy

Posted by Nina Foo on Sep 29, 2016 4:00:00 PM



Advocacy has multiple people with different functions in the field. Coordinating everyone's actions together can help achieve advocacy success. To be more effective organizations are centering their efforts on digital advocacy.


Topics: Advocacy & Fundraising

Targeted Advocacy for Real Results

Posted by Arin Mallin on Sep 27, 2016 11:11:00 AM




So you see a societal, enviromental, or political problem in the world and you want to do something about it. Convincing others to support your advocacy work potentially growing your efforts to larger scale takes time, time, and did we mention time? Then after you have dedicated yourself to this work, there comes the moment when you have to see how effective it all was. 


How can you ensure that your advocacy campaign will garner the results neccessary for real change? Read on to find out.

Topics: Advocacy & Fundraising

Closing Leaks in Your Fundraising

Posted by Nina Foo on Sep 22, 2016 10:30:00 AM


Topics: Advocacy & Fundraising

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