guidestarblog_header.png

Your Organization Could Win Up to $500 in the Nonprofit Winter Games

South Korea isn’t the only place with people competing for Gold (or Platinum!). We are excited to announce the first-ever Nonprofit Winter Games, where we will be giving away more than $2,000 in donations.

February 5–March 2, we're hosting our own games for the sector. Entering for a chance to win up to $500 is as easy as posting to your organization's favorite social media channel or updating your Nonprofit Profile.


Turn Your Nonprofit’s Social Followers into Donors

Increasingly, donors are turning to social media to find causes to support. According to a recent survey, almost half of millennials say they’re inspired to give to charity by social media. A quarter and a fifth of Gen X and Baby Boomers, respectively, say the same. Whether your nonprofit already has a devoted following that likes and shares every post, or you’re still building your presence on social media, here are some tips will help you expand your social audience and, ultimately, your donor base.


NONPROFITS: 15 Instagram Tips, Tricks and Features You Don’t Want to Miss

You don’t take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it.”
—Unknown

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

The photo social network Instagram is on its way to 1 billion users, alongside Facebook and WhatsApp. In the past two years, Instagram has doubled its monthly active user base to 700 million, and the pace of growth is accelerating.

That makes Instagram twice as big as Twitter!


Five Ways to Gain Media Coverage for Your Nonprofit


Get Creative to Increase Volunteer Retention


Doesn’t every nonprofit want to retain their volunteers?
Organizations work hard to recruit and engage their volunteers. They spend countless hours and dollars encouraging volunteers to give their time. Training and educating new volunteers takes time and energy. By retaining current volunteers, your nonprofit frees up time to focus more on your cause. How about using your creativity to retain volunteers?


How a Tech Solution Saved This Executive Director’s Membership Growth Strategy


*If you’re having a hard time growing your membership, you won’t want to miss a free webinar on Oct 27 or Nov 17 at 2PM EST, hosted by Wild Apricot.* In the webinar, you’ll learn how four recent tech trends have made it harder to grow membership these days and how one membership manager used software to fight back, reigniting membership growth by 25% in the first six months. Click here to learn more about the webinar and to sign up.

In the spring of 2014, a longtime volunteer of a sports massage association named Ray noticed something worrisome about his organization: after two decades of steady growth, membership had begun to slump. Ray, who owed much of his career success to the association, worried it would die off. So he decided to do something about it and became the Executive Director of the association, with a mission to turn it around. 


The Ultimate Guide to Fundraiser Sponsorship


Those who have organized a successful fundraiser know the importance of having great sponsors.
Whether your event is large or small, sponsors bring a level of legitimacy to your cause, while also significantly contributing to your proceeds. This combination of increased revenue and added exposure is the key to scaling the size of your fundraiser, year after year. Additionally, a healthy collection of sponsors tells your donors that your fundraising event is worth attending! At this point, you’re probably thinking that bringing in sponsors to your next fundraiser is a no-brainer – and it is! However, the path to attracting and closing many sponsorships can be long and difficult. For that reason, we have created the Ultimate Guide to Fundraiser Sponsorship. In this guide, we will walk you through all aspects of sponsorship, focusing on the key areas below:


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.


Increasing Donations With P2P Fundraising