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Nonprofit Versus For-profit Websites

The for-profit website targets the buyer of the product—who is almost always (save for gift cards) the end-user of the product. The nonprofit, however, generally speaks to two audiences—usually split equally. One message is for the product buyer (the donor of the product or service) and the other message is to the user of the product (the people in need of the product or service—the client). And, this sort of split-branding can be a challenge.

WordPress Compared to Joomla and Drupal

Only a few years ago the field of CMS options was quite numerous. Now, the choices come down to three main competitors: Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress.

WordPress is by far the dominant choice. An astounding 59.1% of all CMS sites are from WordPress (or an even more amazing figure of 28.1% of all websites within the worldwide web). Trailing far behind is Joomla with its market share of 6.9% of CMS, and Drupal with 4.7% of CMS. But which of these three, if any, is the better choice?

Nabbing Google Ad Grants

You may have heard by now that Google has a program that benefits nonprofit organizations: Google for Nonprofits. What you might not have know is that within their program options, there’s an offer to enroll into Google Ad Grants. And, if approved, you will be awarded with $10,000 (that’s not a typo) per month in Google Ad credit. Who can apply? Ad Grants if for select non-institutional 501(c)(3) nonprofits, with some exceptions. As for the process, though somewhat elementary, will take a bit of time and know-how with respects to preparing your Ad Grants application.

Nonprofit Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2017

Digital payments are going to make a big impact on social and mobile media in 2017, but there are some new fundraising services and niche tools and apps that speak to current fundraising trends in the nonprofit sector…

Giving Tuesday 2016

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. It’s an opportunity for your nonprofit organization to raise funds for your important work.

10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofits are familiar with writing blog posts that provide program updates, tell success stories, comment on breaking news and current affairs, and promote calls to action. This type of blog content is standard in nonprofit communications and should continue to be reported on regularly; however, some of your most shared, retweeted, and +1′d blog posts will be those that are out of the ordinary.