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In addition to the resources in the Library, Valley Nonprofit Resources’ website has available publications that can be downloaded for free from its past projects – the MENDing Poverty conference series, Raising the Bar Project, Latino Multifamily Group Program, and Latino Multifamily Groups for Type II Diabetes Project.

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10 Examples of Fundraising Letters that Raised a Ton of Funds for Nonprofits

Often the best fundraising letters present narratives to donors, not statistics. In this article written for Sumac, copywriter Billy Sharma shares ten examples of fundraising letters that, through effective storytelling, raised a ton of funds for nonprofits.

Tags - Fundraising
10 Lesser-Known Ways Nonprofits Can Generate Social Media Support

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, ten nonprofit executives share their top social media engagement strategies for spreading an organization’s mission and generating social media support.

Tags - Social Media
10 Major Barriers Keeping Donors from Giving and How to Overcome Them

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, ten nonprofit executives identify the reasons why donors may be hesitant to donate, ranging from brand aesthetic to company-donor communication response time, and present ways to overcome them in 2019.

Tags - Fundraising
10 Questions to Ask Your Supporters

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article presents ten questions, according to philanthropy consultant Susan Holt, which may prove useful in developing a strong connection between donor and organization.

Tags - Communications and Networking
10 Strategic Ways Nonprofits Can Influence Giving From Major Corporations

Aligning the social goals of a for-profit with a donation to a nonprofit helps further the social initiatives of both organizations.

 

Tags - Fundraising
10 Strategies to Successfully Start, Fund and Run a Nonprofit Organization,

An article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council, has ten nonprofit leaders share critical pieces of advice for those looking to establish a new nonprofit.

Tags - Capacity Building
10 Things to Consider in a CRM

Constituent Relationship Management systems allow a nonprofit to track a 360 degree view of all interactions with constituents. What’s more, all the available options—including Salesforce.com, CiviCRM, SugarCRM and Microsoft Dynamics CRM—are relatively inexpensive for nonprofits, or even free.

Tags - Fundraising
10 Things You're Doing Wrong With Social Media

This article points out the ten most common misuses of social media, and how the problem of inappropriate use can quickly and easily be corrected.

Tags - Social Media
10 Tips to Improve Your Donor Newsletter

This is an article written by Michael Stein for TechSoup. The article shares 10 tips to create a donor newsletter, whether it be print, email or video, which has better impact.

Tags - Fundraising
10 Ways Nonprofits Can Leverage Visual Storytelling

In this article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council, ten nonprofit leaders discuss how good visual storytelling can help increase audience support to the organization and engagement rates.

Tags - Communications and Networking
10 Ways Nonprofits Can Utilize Team Members' For-Profit Skills

In this article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council, strategies for making use of skills a nonprofit staff member has learned through work in the private sector are discussed.

Tags - Human Resources
11 Tips to Write More Original Appeal Letters

More than ever, nonprofit appeal letters need to be creative, attention-grabbing and compelling. This article by Mazarine Treyz provides tips on creating an appeal letter that is original and rather than one that reads like a grant proposal.

Tags - Fundraising
12 Strategies to Keep Up with Evolving Nonprofit Challenges

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, a panel of nonprofit executives share their best strategies and recommendations for making sure an organization is adapting well to unexpected obstacles.

Tags - Leadership
13 Common Fundraising Mistakes Made by New Nonprofit Organizations

Is an article written by Forbes Nonprofit Council. To help prevent acts that often lead to desperate measures, thirteen nonprofit leaders share common fundraising errors they see made by younger organizations.

Tags - Fundraising
15 Email Marketing Tips to Help Nonprofits Expand Their Reach

This is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, fifteen nonprofit leaders share tips for how to maximize an email marketing strategy and take advantage of “more eyes on the mission.”

Tags - Communications and Networking