How to Organize Your Marketing Ops for a Successful Giving Tuesday

A checklist, for that one aspect of Giving Tuesday that doesn’t get discussed enough.

Hello! Consider this your friendly reminder that Giving Tuesday is only 7 weeks away.

Some orgs prep for this day months in advance. So if your org defied the odds of 2020 and already has a complete plan, I tip my hat to you.

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But if that’s not your org, don’t worry. That’s why we’re talking about this now. 

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How can fundraisers & database managers best work together?

A prospect researcher and a database admin walk into a bar.

This week, I teamed up with prospect researcher Joan Ogwumike to share tips on what what makes for a great fundraiser/database manager working relationship. Check it out over on her blog, A Researcher’s Diary!

How to Coordinate Your Nonprofit’s Next Big Email Campaign

A framework for getting all those moving pieces in order.

Okay gang! Who’s getting ready to send an email on behalf of their org?

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If there’s one project that unifies (or divides) departments most, it’s the email campaign. Volunteer managers, fundraisers, & program staff all have constituents to engage.

Even the ops staff don’t get a break here. They’re often the ones pulling those lists!

But whether this is your first campaign or your fiftieth, it doesn’t have to be chaos.  A good process never hurt nobody, and you’ll definitely need one to execute something this important.

There’s a method to this particular nonprofit madness. Let’s talk email.

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An Introvert’s Nonprofit Career Story: 5 Lessons from My Switch to External Facing Work

I’m an introvert with a background in operations. Here’s what happened when I decided to try out external facing work for the first time.

Work trip turned mini vacation

INFP. The Myers Briggs test didn’t tell me anything I didn’t know. But it gave me a way to fit my skills, professional experience and personal interests into a neat little framework. Nearly 10 years later, I don’t think much has changed.

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10 Easy, Affordable Ways to Spruce Up Your Nonprofit Event

It really is the little things.

Event planning isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

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