By Grace Kennedy
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Show, don’t tell. We have all heard the well-worn writing and marketing advice. So how does this nugget of wisdom apply to nonprofit marketing? The answer is Visual Storytelling.
Images do some major heavy-lifting when it comes to marketing. Our brains are wired to process images faster than text, so it’s vital to take advantage of visuals whenever possible.
We also know that our brains love a good story. Visual storytelling combines our attraction to images with our attraction to stories for powerful results.
Here are five ways nonprofits can use visual storytelling to show, rather than tell, their impact on beneficiaries, donors, and volunteers. We have also included a free tool to make each visual storytelling strategy easy and affordable.
We cannot wait to see your stories!
April 22 is Earth Day. But for nonprofits dedicated to protecting animal and plant species from extinction, keeping our landscape from more resembling a moonscape, and preserving the quality of our air and water, every day is Earth Day. Here are 10 of the many that do just that: (more…)
By Grace Kennedy
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Do you want your nonprofit to get noticed, but don’t have a huge budget for marketing and advertising? GreatNonprofits.org is an excellent place to start – and it’s free!
All you have to do is set up a profile and start getting noticed. Here are some easy ways to beef up your profile so you can get attention from potential volunteers, donors, and clients. (more…)
By Grace Kennedy
It’s no secret that volunteers make the do-gooder world go ‘round. The Corporation for National and Community Service reports that volunteers performed 7.9 billion hours of service in 2015, saving $184 billion for the organizations they served.
But how do you find volunteers – especially when you need someone with a particular set of skills?
by Grace Kennedy
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Volunteering can help you make friends, learn new skills and even improve your physical and mental health.
So why wait until you’re an adult to start? Check out these innovative ways to get your children involved in service. Once they learn how great it feels to make a difference, chances are good they will become life-long volunteers.
by Grace Kennedy
Planning your best summer of service ever is a great way to beat the winter blues, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. Let’s keep it simple by starting with four little words that you’ve probably heard before: Do what you love.
There are service opportunities for young people in just about every category you could imagine.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, these cuties are hoping you’ll swipe right. If you’re looking to adopt animal valentines like the ones featured in this blog post, visit www.greatnonprofits.org to find top-rated animal charities near you.
1. Forley knows that Valentine’s Day is a time for extra cuddles. HeART Speaks (Poughkeepsie, NY)
Community Connect Labs is a project of GreatNonprofits that provides SMS texting-based tools for nonprofits and government to reach hard-to-engage individuals. It’s time-consuming and challenging to engage low-income individuals — but text messaging meets them where they are in a convenient and private format. Read on for success stories, key learnings, and an overview of our solutions for texting and other mobile messaging channels.
Text messaging meets your clients where they are
Women’s March 2018 – USA Today
If you couldn’t attend the Women’s March this weekend, you can still show your support for the women’s rights movement. Here are some top-rated women’s nonprofits that you can donate to: (more…)
by Lawrence Sanfilippo
It’s been more than 60 years since Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, leading to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and nearly 50 years since Martin Luther King’s assassination and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Since then, countless activists worked tirelessly to bring about an end to racial segregation and discrimination. But closing in on five decades after the close of the Civil Rights Movement, where exactly are we? (more…)
This giving season, perhaps more than ever, you can make a tremendous difference by supporting causes you care about. Many of the things that we value dearly are under threat. But you can do something about it. You can do good and feel good, and join the millions of Americans who donate to show that they care about our society.
Protecting Our Parks
President Trump plans to open our public lands to oil and gas development. Already on the chopping block are Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase Escalante Monument, which stand to lose a combined 2 million acres. (more…)
Thanking donors is important — not only as common courtesy, but also to foster a long-term relationship.
Donors who feel connected to your cause and nonprofit are likely to show you greater support — be it in the form of financial donations, volunteering their time, or even acting as ambassadors and spokespersons for your nonprofit.
Here are some simple and meaningful ways that you can thank your donors:
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Are you looking for volunteer opportunities in Phoenix? Here are several nonprofits, rated highly by people who have already volunteered or interned there. We’ve listed nonprofits supporting all types of causes in the Phoenix area that have at least four out of five stars on GreatNonprofits and at least 10 reviews, so you know your experience and your impact will be good! (more…)
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Are you looking for volunteer opportunities in Houston? Here are several nonprofits, rated highly by people who have already volunteered or interned there. We’ve listed nonprofits supporting all types of causes in the Houston area that have at least four out of five stars on GreatNonprofits and at least 10 reviews, so you know your experience and your impact will be good! (more…)
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Are you looking for volunteer opportunities in Seattle? Here are several nonprofits, rated highly by people who have already volunteered or interned there. We’ve listed nonprofits supporting all types of causes in the Seattle area that have at least four out of five stars on GreatNonprofits and at least 10 reviews, so you know your experience and your impact will be good! (more…)
By Charlotte Dauphne Maples
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The holiday season is around the corner, and many children will have more than toys on their minds. The sad reality is that an empty stomach is a near-constant distraction—or worse—for many children and their families. Please consider donating to one of these worthy food charities that fight hunger year-round and bring comfort in the form of warm, nourishing meals to all those in need. (more…)
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Are you looking for volunteer opportunities in Chicago? Here are several nonprofits, rated highly by people who have already volunteered or interned there. We’ve listed nonprofits supporting all types of causes in the Chicago area that have at least four out of five stars on GreatNonprofits and at least 10 reviews, so you know your experience and your impact will be good! (more…)
GreatNonprofits Publishes 2017 Top-Rated Charities and Nonprofits List
It’s that time of year again – for many, it means shorter days, warmer clothes and cozy dinners. As you wind down, you could be reflecting, feeling thankful, and wanting to give back. Here at GreatNonprofits, we publish our annual Top-Rated Charities and NonProfits List every November. With the power of crowd-sourced ratings and reviews, the community served recognizes nonprofits for their work. (more…)
by Andy Talajkowksi
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‘Tis the season to give, not only to your family and friends, but also to the causes you care most about. Giving Tuesday is just around the corner, and you can continue the spirit of generosity by turning your holiday shopping into a fun opportunity to surprise your loved ones with a charitable present. Here are seven gifts for the different people in your life that will make everyone less of a Scrooge: (more…)