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Big Duck

Recent Posts by Big Duck:

Stop Looking at How Much You Raise

This might sound radical to many fundraisers, but here’s my top recommendation for 2017: Stop looking at how much you raise.


The Elusive Millennials: Are They Worth Chasing?

 
  Image by ITU Pictures (flickr)

Ah, millennials—they’re the constantly SnapChatting young people with attention spans that shorten every day. (I’m allowed to say this because I’m one of them!) As millennials make up more and more of the workforce and their buying power increases, organizations are obsessing about how to get them to care about their cause—and ultimately how to get them to give.


The Key to Great Year-end Fundraising? Your Brand

And just like that, it’s August, which (believe it or not!) is a great time to take a step back and plan ahead for year-end fundraising season.


Follow-up to Brandraising Webinar

Below is a follow-up by Sarah Durham, principal and founder of Big Duck, to a handful of questions submitted by participants during the webinar titled “Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through Smart Communications," and a cross-post of our Tumblr posts here and here. To view the presentation or listen to the recording of the webinar, please click here.


Words to Avoid—2013 Edition

The following is a cross-post by Dan Gunderman, creative director at Big Duck, a marketing and communications firm that works exclusively with nonprofits to help them raise money and increase visibility. You can find the original post here. This is the latest in our series called A Quick Quack – focusing on best communications practices for nonprofits.


5 Approaches to Keep Your Donors Engaged

The following is a cross-post from Farra Trompeter, Vice President of Big Duck. The original post can be found here.


Three Fundraising Trends of 2012

The following is a cross-post by Sarah Durham, principal and founder of Big Duck, a marketing and communications firm that works exclusively with nonprofits to help them raise money and increase visibility. You can find the original post here. This is the second in our series called A Quick Quack – focusing on best communications practices for nonprofits.


A Quick Quack: Turn 2011 trends into 2012 resolutions

The following is a cross-post by Sarah Durham, principal and founder of Big Duck, a marketing and communications firm that works exclusively with nonprofits to help them raise money and increase visibility. You can find the original post here. This is the first in our series called A Quick Quack – focusing on best communications practices for nonprofits.


Getting Heard

 

How effectively are your nonprofit’s communications cutting through the clutter?


Quick hits from the Social Media for Nonprofits NYC conference

 

I had the pleasure of learning, teaching, sharing, and absorbing lots of great ideas at Social Media for Nonprofits, a conference series curated by Darian Rodriguez Heyman and Ritu Sharma and sponsored by NTEN. The conference made its New York debut, after passing through San Francisco and Washington, DC, where it similarly drew large crowds of eager nonprofit staffers, enthusiastic consultants, and yes, even a few services.