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Liz Ragland

Customer Marketing Manager

Nonprofit Love: A Music Playlist to Inspire You 

August 4, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

Sometimes nonprofit fundraisers and marketers need to take a deep breath and then…rock out. Ok maybe not “rock out,” but listening to music can help spark creativity, help you relax, or pump you up. I reached out to some of my nonprofit friends on Twitter and asked them what they listen to at work to… Read More

Your Fundraising Jargon Cheat Sheet 

July 29, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

Don't let these terms confuse you: we've made it easy to understand the language of fundraising.… Read More

Watch this Brilliant Second-by-Second Storytelling Masterpiece 

July 17, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

After Caryn’s webinar on Tuesday, Storytelling with the Emotional Brain, I came across this video in my Facebook feed. It was posted last year, so you may have already seen it. Watch it now: Wow. I mean… WOW. Doesn’t it hit you hard? This is storytelling to the max, revealed in one-second intervals. Sometimes it… Read More

Fundraising Data That Keeps on Giving: The IDB Report Is Back! 

July 15, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

Learn how small and mighty nonprofits can enhance fundraising results.… Read More

Peer Pressure for Good 

July 2, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

After I read this article in Chronicle of Philanthropy and this one in the Huffington Post, I couldn’t get this song out of my head. “Under pressure…” Queen’s lyrics aren’t really describing the type of pressure featured in either of these articles, but the main theme is clear: Pressure changes things—it … Read More

Making Meme Magic: Q&A with Smile Train 

June 18, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

Isn’t the Internet a magical place? We sure think so. And it just got even more magical thanks to #seriousbaby, a new campaign recently launched by Smile Train. In the campaign, you meet baby Walter. Walter is standing in solidarity with kids who have unrepaired clefts and can’t smile. He’s serious about not smil… Read More

What Should Go On (and Off) Your Donation Page 

June 15, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

When a potential donor lands on your donation page, you want to make it extremely easy for them to give. But if your donation page has a complicated form, too many ways to leave, or doesn’t keep the donor in the emotional act of giving, you could be missing out on donations! We know you… Read More

Why Are You Sending Me This Email?!? A Lesson in Donor Segmentation 

June 10, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

I’m a monthly donor to a nonprofit I love a lot. They use a membership model to boost monthly giving. However, I noticed that during their seasonal membership drives, I continued to get emails asking me to become a member. At first I ignored this, thinking maybe they incorrectly segmented their list. Then, when I… Read More

Online Fundraiser’s Glossary 

June 5, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

Have you discussed online strategy or fundraising technology and been unsure of terms or jargon used by consultants, websites, or sales representatives? No more! Next time you or a colleague are questioning what an online fundraising word means (or doesn’t mean) reference this glossary.       501c3… Read More

All Your Board Questions Answered: Q&A with Rachel Muir 

June 2, 2015

By: Liz Ragland

If you missed our webinar with Rachel Muir, vice president of training at Pursuant, I highly suggest you download the archived version and get ready to take lots and lots of notes. Rachel gave us some amazing insights on how to motivate your board and how to turn them into fundraisers. Because we had such… Read More

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