Posted by Beth Watson
Adapt, React, Readapt, Apt

At GiveGab, we try to maintain an open line of communication with our customers– it’s one of our most valuable resources. We encourage users to ask questions, and we frequently field feature requests.  Folks even sometimes submit words of encouragement, […]

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Posted by Alex French
To Tweet, or Not To Tweet: Picking the Right Social Media Platform For Your Organization

First impressions are important. If you’ve ever been to a job interview or on a first date, I’m sure you know this. Mothers everywhere have reiterated these values for ages. An improperly tucked shirt could mean the difference between getting a call back or not. A rogue piece of parsley in your teeth could send your date running. You get the picture.

What moms have been trying to communicate all along is this: portraying yourself in a composed and professional manner is important when making a first impression.  These values translate to the organizational world through the medium of branding, and are particularly important in the developmental stages of an organization.

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Online Fundraising: It’s Not About the Money! (Part 2 – New Donor Acquisition)

At GiveGab, we’ve had the opportunity to talk with lots of nonprofits over the past year about online fundraising – how often they do it, what types of fundraising they do, is it team or peer-to-peer based, etc.  More often than not, the simple answer we hear is, “No, we haven’t done it. But we need to.”  But doesn’t everyone run online fundraising campaigns, you may ask?  No they don’t. Most nonprofits simply don’t.  And if you ask them why they think they need to, many respond that they see it as a trend and need to do it because others are doing it.

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GivingTuesday Donations
Make your #GivingTuesday donations go 5% further

On December 1, 2015, GiveGab is waiving 100% of our small 5% platform fee to allow your nonprofit, no matter how big or small, to maximize your donations on #GivingTuesday. So you can put more of your donations to work. This is our way of giving back to all those who dedicate their lives to giving back.

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A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations have become increasingly social over the past decade, whether they are cultivating a dedicated Facebook following or blazing a trail on new networks such as Snapchat. While part of social media’s initial appeal was the potential to reach your audience without tapping into a limited budget, the growing popularity and changing algorithms of popular networks have made it difficult to keep your cause at the top of supporters’ newsfeeds. That said, nonprofit organizations have never been a group to back down from a challenge.

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