16 April

3 Tips for Building Your Organization’s Brand

What is your organization’s brand? Is it your logo? Is it your writing style? What does it take to have a strong brand and why is it important? These are some of the most challenging marketing questions that a nonprofit can face, and navigating brand identity can be a frustrating process. Creating and maintaining a […]

15 January

5 Tips for Increasing Giving by Changing Your Donation Page

Your donation page is arguably the most important part of your organization’s website. Without donations, your organization would not exist, right? Even though online giving still only represents a small percentage of total giving, the fact of the matter is people are giving online and online giving continues to grow year-after-year. More notably, 64% of […]

21 August

Three Traits of Millennial-Run Organizations

Guest blog post courtesy of Jeff Raderstrong I have been fortunate to spend a lot of time with millennial entrepreneurs. I myself lead a millennial-run organization, UnSectored, a community platform for re-thinking social change. Through my experience, and by observing the great work of my peers, I’ve noticed something inherent to the millennial generation that […]

24 June

Using Creatives to Inspire Millennials

MCON13 is a chance for Millennials to engage with their favorite nonprofit and organization thought leaders. Each week leading up to MCON13 the Achieve staff members will be sharing what speakers they are looking forward to.  Lara Brainer-Banker, Senior Designer Although we have a stellar list of speakers for MCON13, I am particularly excited about […]

7 January

What We Are Talking About

READ OUR LATEST FUNDRAISING THOUGHTS IN OTHER PUBLICATIONS Hey, Nonprofits, ‘Usability’ is More Than a Tech Term PhilanTopic by Derrick Feldmann Why the Nonprofit World Needs Millennials The Huffington Post by Derrick Feldmann Fly High by Recognizing Frequent Engagements Inside Indiana Business by Derrick Feldmann Time to Join the Donor Revolution Philanthropy News Digest by […]

18 October

Reflections on People, Morale & You

When I walked into Re:build conference last Friday I felt a bit out of the place. The room was full to the brim with boys in skinny jeans, plaid button down shirts and thick-rimmed glasses. Most of them were hunched over their laptops or typing on iPhones and iPads, either taking notes, tweeting or both. […]

22 May

How Infographics Can Help Your Nonprofit

As nonprofits, it can be challenging to present your organization’s goals in a clear and easily-understandable way. In today’s world, people will not take the time to read a large body of text, but rather want to get the information they need in mere seconds. This can be an obstacle for many organizations, especially when the […]

27 March

Photography 101

How to Connect to Your Audience Through Photos People love photos. Nonprofits have the opportunity to instantly connect with their audience by posting photos to their website and facebook. Photos give you the chance to engage an individual and create an emotional connection with that person within milliseconds. Once the individual connects with the photo, […]

12 January

Typography 101 for Nonprofits

Creating collateral that is clear and sends the right message is very important for a successful fundraising campaign. Unfortunately, nonprofits are often met with the challenge of limited resources in finding the time and money to hire a good designer. I know that I speak for the entire Achieve staff when I say that we […]