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Voting, Political Nonprofits, and Running a Marketing Campaign with Minimal Funding

In the US, voting is considered an unalienable right. It’s written into our constitution and our state laws. Yet the idea that that right applies to everyone is still relatively new.

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Topics: Nonprofits

August #TappSocial Recap: Powerful Funder Partnerships

Thanks to all that attended the August #Tapp Social. The phenomenal Peggy Geisler, owner and senior consultant of PMG Consulting LLC,  shared her over 25 years of knowledge in the nonprofit field. Peggy’s presentation focused on engagement between nonprofits and their funders and how these relationships must be collaborative in order to be effective. Peggy also discussed barriers to funder engagement, how to shift the narrative for nonprofits, and operationalizing funder/partner engagement.

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Tapp Social Recap: Accounting Changes, Fraud, Tax Reform and How it Impacts Your Nonprofit

In case you missed it: The July edition of our Tapp Social Series, Change Happens in the Nonprofit Accounting World, focused on shifts in the accounting standards for nonprofit organizations.

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In case you missed it..

This month's #TappSocial: Organization & Funder Collaboration for Success featured guest speaker Peggy Geisler, Owner and Senior Consultant of PMG Consulting LLC

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Tickets are on sale now for this months Tapp Social, Don't miss out! 

It's that time of the month again! You know the drill, come on down and visit us at the Mill for an afternoon of learning, growth, food, and fun! There will be an amazing presentation from our very dear friend and partner Peggy Geisler of PMG Consulting to start things off followed by an hour or so of networking and socializing, made complete with food and beverages to make your tummy smile.

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Tips On How To Get Excited About Calling On Donors

Are you the type of person who dreads picking up the phone to call potential donors or sponsors? Will you do everything on your to-do list including cleaning the office just to put it off for another day? Well, you're NOT alone!   

Picking up the phone and dialing a stranger to ask them for something is SCARY. What if they hang up? What if they yell at you? What if they have no idea about you or your organization?  

Working at a nonprofit means you wear a lot of hats daily and calling donors or sponsors is inevitably one of them. I am going to share with you my top 5 tips on how to prepare before a phone call so you are making friendly “warm calls” instead of scary “cold calls.

How do I know what techniques are going to be successful and actually work? Well, not only do I have twelve years of business development experience but I’m also HubSpot certified in industry best practices on pre-call planning and “warm calls.

I just finished learning and being motivated by Dan Tyre from HubSpot (employee #6), in his Pipeline class. He walked us through the best practices on tackling your fear of picking up the phone and how to be the best warm caller you can be! I am going to share some of what I learned here with you. But I would also read this great blog from HubSpot on how to create a compelling nonprofit story! 

First, let’s define the difference between a cold call and a warm one so we are all on the same page.

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#GivingTuesday in Wilmington, DE

 

Are you familiar with #GivingTuesday? You're certainly in the know about Black Friday, you've got Small Business Saturday where you are of course encouraged to #ShopSmall and spend your money locally to support your community and their businesses, there is also Cyber Monday for all of us who prefer to shop online, and then there's #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is basically the kick-off to giving season in the nonprofit world and it's the one day of the year that people actually seek out who they want to donate to.

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Tapp Networks Partners with International Fundraising Expert, Cogeo!

Wilmington, Delaware – Today Tapp Network finalized a joint partnership with Cogeo (Portland, Oregon), creating an exciting new joint venture delivering over 1/2 billion dollars in fundraising expertise with the latest marketing automation technology transforming the nonprofit sector.

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