Guest Post Archive

Cut Through the Clutter: Why Storytelling Matters for Nonprofits

November 21, 2019
By Michelle Chen is an independent scholar who recently graduated with a PhD in mass communications with a focus on advocacy, activism and social change. She helps brands grow engagement and build relationships with their audience. Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force today

Which Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software is Best for Your Nonprofit?

November 15, 2019
By Dr. Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier, CFRE, CNP, CNC, Executive Director of the Jordan Thomas Foundation and Owner of AQP Consulting The constant grind to find new funds is the challenge of every nonprofit. Fundraising comes down to one thing: relationships. The ability to track and monitor those

6 Ways to Raise More with Facebook Fundraisers

October 25, 2019
By Brent Merritt, a digital strategy consultant at Metric Communications and blogger at The Caliper. His work is focused on nonprofits, advocacy, and public affairs. Facebook Fundraisers are a relatively new fundraising tool, but they’re already driving a major boost in revenue for some nonprofit organizations. The 2019 M+R

Top 20 Best WordPress Plugins for Nonprofit Websites

October 17, 2019
By Chuck Spidell, a Nonprofit WordPress Security Expert with ILLUSIO. He helps women-led communications teams free up their time and lock down WordPress from getting hacked. Please join Chuck on October 29 for a webinar on how to prevent your WordPress website from getting hacked. WordPress powers 34% of

Muslim Giving 101: An Introduction for Fundraisers & Nonprofits

October 13, 2019
By Rafia Khader, Program Manager at the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and Managing Editor of the Journal of Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society Faith and giving are intrinsically tied with one another. It is this idea that propels the work of Lake Institute on Faith

How Nonprofits Can Use VR and AR Tech for Fundraising

September 4, 2019
By Kayla Matthews, writer at ProductivityTheory.com and business journalist dedicated to helping others better their productivity. Fundraising is and will always be a necessity for nonprofit organizations, but times have changed — and so has the technology. It’s not necessary to stand outside local grocery stores with

6 Ideas for Using the Instagram Donation Sticker to Raise Money

August 29, 2019
By Julia Campbell, a social media and storytelling consultant for nonprofits and author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits. She regularly provides useful tips and resources to the nonprofit sector through her blog, #501SocialBlog. While Facebook and Twitter may be waning a bit in popularity and