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3 BIG Nonprofit Takeaways from Pandemic Giving

Michael J. Tomlinson

Key insights from The Giving USA 2021 Annual Report From Michael J. Tomlinson, CEO and President, BDI For many nonprofit leaders and organizations in the philanthropic sector (myself included), 2021…

QUICK SHOT: What Makes a Good Email Marketing Platform (and why it’s important!)

Mindy Vander­Hoeven

5 “must-haves” to take your email marketing program to the next level By Mindy Vanderhoeven, Director of Digital Analytics & Operations In the world of digital fundraising, one of the…

QUICK SHOT: 7 Major Marketing Trends in 2022

“There are no mistakes. Only opportunities.”  Tina fey Even though comedian Tina Fey has little to do with the nonprofit fundraising and marketing industry, she does understand one of the…

Employee Spotlight: Meet BDI’s Director of Client Support, Mindy Sherfy

Mindy Sherfy

From Debbie Freeman, BDI Contributing Writer Read Time: 5 minutes  In the suburban town of Shawnee, Kansas, Mindy Sherfy spends her days working from her blue-walled home office, answering calls…

Use the F-pattern to optimize your nonprofit fundraising

Sarah Wallin

Learn how to write and design your appeals to engage scanners, not just readers  From Sarah Wallin, Creative Director  Read Time: 9 minutes  As a copywriter, there’s nothing worse than…

Win Donor Hearts By Getting To Know Them First

Lolly Colombo

Using the Art of Persuasion “To Become All Things To All People” From Lolly Colombo, EVP Client Service  Read Time: 8 minutes  Back in the first century, Paul wrote a…

Here are 4 Marketing Realities Nonprofits Must Confront in 2022

Phil Stolberg

New realities face nonprofits in 2022… is your organization ready? From Phil Stolberg, Chief Operating Officer  Read Time: 8 minutes  If you’re anything like me, you’re sick and tired of…

5 Nonprofit Digital Trends in 2022

Stephanie Tippitt

Get your campaigns ready with these five nonprofit digital trends coming your way in 2022 From Stephanie Tippitt, BDI VP Digital Strategy  Read Time: 7 minutes  “Appreciate the past. Focus…

Looking Forward in Philanthropy: A SWOT Provides Clues for What to Expect in 2022

Michael J. Tomlinson

Here’s what nonprofits can expect after 2 unprecedented years of changes in philanthropy  From Michael J. Tomlinson, CEO and President, BDI Read Time: 13 minutes  As one of America’s most…

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