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How to Acquire and Retain More Donors with HubSpot for Nonprofits

How to Acquire and Retain More Donors with HubSpot for Nonprofits

If your nonprofit is struggling with subscriber conversions or timely donor engagement or segmenting communications, chances are you don’t have HubSpot anchoring your “tech stack.”

HubSpot is a powerful constituent relationship management system (CRM), a main component of which is the HubSpot Marketing Hub that tracks all activities taken by your donors. Their first website interaction, a newsletter signup, an event registration, that first donation—it’s all there in a donor’s contact record.

Productive and Memorable Nonprofit Offsites

Productive and Memorable Nonprofit Offsites

First of all, what is a “nonprofit offsite” and why have one?

Held outside the usual workplace, a nonprofit offsite (or, nonprofit retreat) is an event at which all members of a nonprofit come together to achieve specific objectives.

Duration is up to you, but it can run anywhere from a single day to a full workweek.

Leveraging Capacity Grants for Your Nonprofit’s Digital Transformation

Leveraging Capacity Grants for Your Nonprofit’s Digital Transformation

Traditionally, for one reason or another, nonprofits have long suffered the tail end of technology.

For example, most fundraising goes toward programs or services. And many nonprofits are forced to air their low percentage of donations used for infrastructure as a badge of honor.

Moreover, some also believe that using more than rudimentary technology reduces a personal touch with their donor base.

However, if you have any desire to grow, none of this should be.

Planning an Engaging and Productive Board Retreat for Nonprofits

Planning an Engaging and Productive Board Retreat for Nonprofits

After we facilitated a one-day nonprofit board retreat, here’s what one attendee shared with us:

"We all enjoyed the retreat immensely. I’ve heard nothing but great things from our board."


In this article, I’ll share what made this board retreat both productive and enjoyable, including engaging icebreakers, a well-defined agenda, and interactive activities so you can have a successful offsite.

Looking For a New Way to Grow Your Nonprofit? Go Retro!

Looking For a New Way to Grow Your Nonprofit? Go Retro!

If yours is like most nonprofits, virtually all mission-related tasks are handled by your in-house team.

In effect, your organization is an internal agency, a service group much like an ad agency or a law firm. Except instead of billable hours, you deal in productive hours (see Chapter 13 in my free book).

Your team does its best to ensure those valuable hours are used wisely for, say, a specific donor campaign or a live fundraising event.

Tune In: Talking Exponential Nonprofit Growth with Author Matt Scott

Tune In: Talking Exponential Nonprofit Growth with Author Matt Scott

If you’re a nonprofit leader looking for real growth, drop in on Dan Bruton’s PDX Executive Podcast with CauseMic leader Matt Scott as they discuss Matt’s free book, The High-Growth Nonprofit.

Along with experiences from his pre-CauseMic days, Matt’s book captures 10+ years of tips, successes, and lessons learned helping cause-worthy groups achieve exponential growth. Dan and Matt discuss some of the contents, beginning with the all-important high-growth mindset.