The best way to build your nonprofit email list

Everyone knows that you need to have an email list…right? As a nonprofit, you probably have several email lists already. You might have one for donors and supporters and you probably have one for repeat donors. Many times nonprofits will even have a list of prospective donors who have not yet donated. How you have these lists segregated depends upon your CRM and also your email software, but having these various lists will help you to craft your messages and awareness as well as your fundraising requests.  But, not all email lists are created equal and there are proven ways […]

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Why Your Website Needs An SSL Certificate Authority

Everybody knows that the internet is constantly changing and in particular, Google is always changing.  Especially lately as the trend toward more security and more privacy has become a high priority with HTTPS becoming a standard feature on all websites.  It is now more important than ever that you or your site admin gets an SSL Certificate from a registered authority for your website. There are several Certified Authorities offering certificates and it is important that you pick the right one for your website. In this article we will talk about the various certificates that are available and compare them […]

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5 Advantages of Inbound Website Redesign

Many businesses have issues with their website. We hear about them every day from people looking to do something different. The problems range from things such as: Designs becoming outdated quickly and not having the funds to keep having them redone. Wanting to make improvements but not having the technical know-how. Having trouble figuring out an actual ROI and tracking analytics that actually mean something. Website is not benefiting from current marketing and lead strategies. There is a new solution for issues such as this and it is called an ‘inbound website.’ It doesn’t just solve some of these problems; […]

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Social Media Marketing Is Not A Fad

Social media is here to stay. That it is a tool that can be used to benefit your business is an undeniable fact. Gone are the days when social media was considered a passing fad.  Think about it; do you actually know anybody who doesn’t have a social media account? Heck most people use social media to get their news, so it is no longer optional for your business to utilize this platform. There are many way that social media can benefit your business. Read on to find out how. First of all, you get to know your customers. There […]

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5 Tools for Online Fundraising for Nonprofits

Fundraising for nonprofits has always been challenging.  There are a number of ways that you can be using your website to garner charitable donations for your nonprofit. However, that can be part of the problem. So many different things exist to accomplish this task that it can be rather intimidating to find the best tool for you. Here are some of our favorite tools that not only make it easy for donors, they are also affordable for your nonprofit fundraising. 1) Google Wallet Google Wallet makes it easy to access your online donation shopping and history from anywhere, at any […]

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Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Content Management System

In 2017 it can be hard to keep up with everything you ‘need’ to know to maintain your website. Depending upon how web-savvy you are, you may not be aware of Content Management Systems, much less the necessity of having one for your nonprofit website. Never fear. We are here to help. Please read on to discover more about how a good CMS can benefit your organization’s site. First of all, search engines have become picky. They evaluate fresh content on a near constant basis. One of the main functions of a Content Management System (CMS) is to easily create […]

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New Support System and Welcome Chris!

Gerrick here, checking in! A quick note to let you all know that the new DEV406 Client Manager is now in place.  With the update in the website maintenance program, we updated the support portal to allow for a knowledge base and support ticket section.  In the coming months, all support issues will be filtered through the new ticket system.  This is to ensure you get a timely response and your maintenance or support requests do not get lost in the general email queue.  Make sure to check it out and create a shortcut in your browser.       […]

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Increasing the effectiveness of your year-end appeal

As we move into the end of the year, we become aware that for area nonprofit organizations it is indeed the busiest season of the year. This is the time when giving campaigns and year-end giving plans take center stage. In many cases, fourth quarter fundraising is the most important time for proper donor communications. While things get crazy and days fly by like minutes, we have some suggestions to help keep your cool and make sure that your newsletters, updates, and appeals are communicated with maximum effectiveness. Email Segmenting The easiest way to get our your newsletter to potential […]

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Tips on Finding the Best POS system

In businesses such as restaurant, retail, and even hospitality, you may find yourself engaging in what is called a POS system. These systems, or point-of-sale systems, are used in order to ring up transactions or otherwise communicate between staff on a purchase or goods. You need to make sure that you are not only getting the right POS system for your business but that it will effectively do what you needed it to do without adding more work and frustration on an already busy day. Fortunately, there are websites out there that will help you make that decision and can […]

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A New Google Plus for 2016

Users of Google Plus have noticed some changes recently. New features, such as collections, and a new look have found their way to this social media site. The popular search engine has been listening to its users to find new ways to improve Plus. They have looked at what the constant users have liked, what brings in new users, and what the users talk about. Using this feedback, they have given Plus a new look. Just in time for 2016, you can go check out the new design and the new features. If it has been awhile since you checked […]

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