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The Donor Pyramid and Marketing Funnel Have Changed

Fundraisers used to focus on the pyramid.

Bring small donors in at the bottom. Move ’em up, incrementally, to the top. What happened was the donors at the bottom didn’t get much attention, leading to a situation where today 79 percent of first-time donors flow right out of your base. In other words, the pyramid’s base is more like a river than a solid block of bricks. Not very strong. A pretty wobbly foundation on which to base the life of your nonprofit.


Want to Save Money for Your Nonprofit? Create Multi-Use Content

Does your nonprofit struggle to create content that doesn’t break the bank? Is your marketing team hoping to find content ideas or platforms that actually provide value? For some organizations, the answer may lie in creating useful content that can be used in multiple ways.


Your Supporters are Talking. Are You Listening?


Our ultimate guide shows how nonprofits can use social listening to engage their supporters.

Ever get the sense that people are talking about you? Well, it turns out they are.


3 Types of Social Content Marketing Every Nonprofit Needs

No matter who you are, the size of your nonprofit budget or the length of time you’ve been in business, in today’s world you need ‘social content marketing.’ This is a term I use for the type of marketing everyone must do today to stay in business in our increasingly networked world.


  Your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar has a new Demographics section.