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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…

3 Resources to Grow Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Channels

By Katrina Williams, Marketing Manager Social media has revolutionized our ability to reach people around the globe. Today, June 30, is the official recognition of social media’s impact on global…

QUICK SHOT: 3 Ways to Engage Your Nonprofit Board

Matthew Rayburn

Follow these tips to turn your Board into effective fundraisers!  By Matt Rayburn, Account Strategist One thing I hear from almost every nonprofit I work with is a feeling that…

QUICK SHOT: Tips from a Therapist: How To Be Heard, Seen, Known and Remembered

Micah Mann

Lessons on building trust and emotional connection with donors So it might sound a bit strange, but I’d like to offer you some relationship advice… on how to build trust…

Employee Spotlight: Meet BDI Project Manager, Alison DeVriendt 

Debbie Freeman

A busy, balanced and joy-filled life From Debbie Freeman, BDI Contributing Writer Read Time: 5 minutes As a BDI Project Manager, Alison DeVriendt is responsible for the planning, organization, resource…

When to Use “Need” and “Joy” Photos in Nonprofit Fundraising 

Sarah Wallin

A quick guide for making the right choices with fundraising photos From Sarah Wallin, Creative Director Read Time: 5 minutes Take a look at this photo and tell me how…

Post-Pandemic Giving: 4 Nonprofit Fundraising Trends to Watch in 2022

Lolly Colombo

The good, the bad and the somewhat surprising…  From Lolly Colombo, Executive VP Client Services On one gloriously beautiful SoCal morning, back in April of 2020, I was out feeding…

You Can’t Argue with Success: Leadership Lessons from a Winner

Michael J. Tomlinson

How one football coach (go Black-and-Gold!) embodies consistently successful leadership From Michael J. Tomlinson (MT), CEO and President, BDI Read Time: 9 minutes As a Southern California native, some things,…

7 Email Marketing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Ashley Prior

Improve your email marketing program by fixing these common mistakes. By Ashley Prior, BDI Digital Implementation Specialist  I work on a lot of emails. Last year alone, the BDI Digital…

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