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Don't be daunted! You too can write an effective #fundraising letter.
Writing a fundraising letter might be the hardest thing you'll ever do. But don't despair! Check our tips plus several examples of real letters.
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It may be a great time to get your nonprofit's share of corporate giving. Businesses are giving more these days. Here's how to do it. #fundraising  
Working with a corporate foundation is a bit different. Here are some tips on​ what they look for and how you can approach them for grants.
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It's so easy to make videos and post them to your FB page. All it takes is Facebook Live. Here's how many nonprofits are and can do it. The payoff? Great engagement. #nonprofit
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Email for #fundraising. The highest ROI of any online method.
Email brings in more money than social media for charities. In your rush to social, don't forget how valuable your email list is for fundraising.
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Stay up with the latest in nonrprofit news and techniques. Read some of these top publications.
These publications are the most widely consulted in the nonprofit sector. They are must-reads for anyone working in a nonprofit.
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If your social media pages aren't active, then you've missed the point.
Is your nonprofit missing the whole point of social media? It's about engagement. Here's what research found out and how your nonprofit can improve.
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The nonprofit sector is doing great! And creating more jobs than the rest of the economy. Time to start that job search? #nonprofit  
More people than ever want a career that makes a difference. Here's how to find your ideal nonprofit job.
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What makes a good teaser? Should you even have one? Some questions answered. #fundraising
Why do you open an envelope from a charity? I bet it's the teaser that makes or breaks it. Here's how to make those teasers better.
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Email brings in more money than social media for charities. In your rush to social, don't forget how valuable your email list is for fundraising.
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Federated funds may seem so yesterday. But they can still play a part in a nonprofit's funding plans. #fundraising  
Federated Funds provide a safe and easy way to support many charities with one donation. But what are the pros and cons for nonprofits and donors?
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Nonprofits have caught on to the worth of paid ads on Facebook. Just see this ad by Kiva. But even small orgs with small budgets can afford ads if they are smart about their targeting. Here's how.
Feeling uneasy about trying Facebook advertising? It's easier and cheaper than you think. Just follow these tips.
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Keep it simple! Any organization can master social media.
Nonprofits can master social media by paying attention to the three online venues that really matter. Here's how to do it.
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Expert on Nonprofit Orgs at About.com, covering all aspects of the nonprofit world.
Introduction

Writing about philanthropy, marketing, social media, fundraising, management, volunteerism and more -- mostly at About.com.


Bragging rights
Proud of two daughters who both work for nonprofits. Two stepsons hang out in Alaska and Hong Kong, one leading adventures in the tundra and the other working in international finance. Three grand kids. Four granddogs. A ton of bragging rights!
Education
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Saint Louis University
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Writing about the nonprofit world at About.com.
Employment
  • About.com
    Guide to Nonprofit, 2005 - present
  • University of Iowa
    Director of University Relations, present
  • St. Louis University
    Director of University Relations, present
  • Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis
    Development Director, present
  • University City School District
    Teacher, present
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