December 22, 2020
This is the second in a pair of articles on the nonprofit ladder of engagement. The first...
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Fifteen years ago, a nonprofit could survive without a website by doing a direct mail piece once or twice a year or just relying on walk-in traffic and a few in-person events. You’ve probably already come to the realization that those days are over and the world is relying more heavily (and sometimes completely) on virtual outreach. As such, we’re all competing for what seems to be a more limited pool of attention. Today, you need to keep your audience engaged or risk losing them to another cause. The nonprofit ladder of engagement is the tool you need to find those supporters and keep them coming back for more.
This is the first of two articles focused on the nonprofit ladder of engagement, what it is, and how your nonprofit can use it to find supporters and turn them into dedicated advocates for your organization.
Your volunteer base is filled with passionate individuals who put in hard work and time to help drive your mission forward. Every hour they put in and each day they spend supporting your organization takes you one step closer to your ultimate goal. But how are you tracking that time?
Advocacy campaigns are a great way to bring attention to a cause or effect change around a specific issue. In this article, we’ll look at a successful advocacy campaign from Save the Children Action Network and discuss why they’ve been so successful with their calls-to-action.
Virtual fundraising is any fundraising that takes place entirely online, including donations made on your website or through social media channels.
Social media networks are used by 72% of the U.S adult population. A back of the napkin calculation tells us that’s about 150 million people. At first glance, you’d think that just by posting on a few social networks your nonprofit could reach more people than any other marketing method and your entire year’s worth of fundraising could be generated in one day. But we all know it’s just not that simple. It’s the reason that one of the questions we get asked most often by nonprofits is how can they increase engagement with the content they post on social media networks.
Salsa Labs is excited to announce the release of an entirely new set of game-changing “Smart” features. Salsa's Smart features are informed by Predictive Analytics, powered byMachine Learning technology, and created to improve the efficiency and efficacy of our users’ online efforts to move their missions forward.
Moving the public from the education phase through organizing all the way to action can sometimes be a slow, arduous process for advocacy organizations. Even simple campaigns can take months to plan and execute; and for those trying to affect the passage of legislation the endgame is often measured in years. That’s why it’s increasingly important to recognize current events that can generate momentum for your nonprofit and deliver fundraising opportunities.
Due to the pandemic and social distancing guidelines, your nonprofit has likely postponed or canceled its fundraising events. While this was a smart strategy at the onset of the pandemic, as nonprofits and individuals have settled into the new normal, it’s time your organization starts to pivot to the virtual sphere, if you haven't already.
For most nonprofit organizations, their most valuable asset is their constituent data. The right data allows you not only to contact the right people, but to personalize the content and timing of each message to each supporter. A nonprofit's Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system is usually the central piece of software at a nonprofit organization.
Nonprofit organizations using Salesforce have a powerful and flexible tool at their disposal to track constituent information, manage campaign income, and generate intelligence needed to make smart decisions. In addition to the CRM capabilities that Salesforce provides, Nonprofit organizations also need purpose-built fundraising and advocacy tools.
Given that events and in-person meetings are limited within the current climate, organizations are becoming increasingly reliant upon online fundraising. One of the most effective forms of online fundraising is Peer-to-Peer (P2P). This powerful fundraising method provides nonprofits with much-needed funds quickly, while also expanding their network of donors.
Virtual events are a fun way to raise money for an important cause. Hosting an online event or auction will allow you to reach a broader audience. It’s also a great way to engage people with your cause when gathering together in person is not possible. Virtual events do require a great deal of planning and you need information. We’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about compliance for virtual events and auctions to provide you with the answers you need to make your event compliant and successful.
Fundraising software, the applications used by nonprofit organizations to manage fundraising campaigns, include a wide variety of software that provide everything from simple form building tools to complete supporter engagement systems.