Knowing why your donors give

The general rule of fundraising says that asking the right donor, at the right time, for the right amount will lead to success.

How to achieve gold medal fundraising

I am, once again, experiencing the sadness of the end of the Olympics. I am always amazed at the talent, grit and determination of the athletes that compete each year. Watching my favorite sports,...

This summer at Dot Org Solutions - a focus on growth

There are many favorite things I think about when someone mentions summer – grilling out, farmers markets, Ohio sweet corn, vacation, more time outside and a less structured pace.

The pandemic’s silver lining on fundraising

The last 16 months has forced many of us out of our comfort zones. We’ve all had to adjust in order to do our jobs. Now, everyone keeps talking about returning to “normal”, but what does “normal”...

Summer recommendations from the Dot Org team

After a rough year in 2020 and a busy beginning to 2021, I think all of us are ready for a (mostly) normal, low-key summer. Most of our staff has either already gone on a vacation or planned one,...

Six digital marketing investments nonprofits can make to improve reach

For many nonprofits, digital marketing consists of occasional mass emails, an infrequently updated website and posts on the organization’s social media feeds. But a haphazard approach to digital...

Basic digital metrics nonprofits should know and understand

The pandemic has forced many people to do more things online, from grocery shopping to work and many things in between. That familiarity and regularity of being online for consumer goods and...

Choosing the best social media platform for your nonprofit

With all the options available, choosing the best social media platform for your nonprofit may be difficult.

The pandemic and working women - my hope for women in 2021 and beyond

As we pass the halfway mark of International Women’s Month 2021, I feel like our country is making strides toward being back to “normal.” Vaccines have been developed and are becoming more widely...

Forming good working relationships and why it’s important

If I ask you to think about positive work relationships you’ve had in the past, you’d probably say that the projects went smoothly, a lot of work was completed, everyone enjoyed working together,...