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MARKETING HOW- TO: Measure What Matters
Nonprofits

MARKETING HOW- TO: Measure What Matters

Is that piece of content you’re distributing increasing site visits? Is your site redesign actually driving traffic to your donation pages? How do you know when a certain marketing activity is actually achieving your goals? A key aspect to marketing is tracking results so that you can determine whether certain […]

HOW TO: 5 Tips to Get Your Content Noticed in a Noisy Online World
Nonprofits

HOW TO: 5 Tips to Get Your Content Noticed in a Noisy Online World

This piece was contributed by Josh Schukman. Josh is a thought leader atVolunteerMark – VolunteerMark is dedicated to maximizing the volunteer experience for non & for profits alike. Josh writes on all things volunteer, corporate social responsibility, and other purposeful musings. In his spare time, he loves travelling, reading, hanging with […]

Announcing the #GiveAFire Chicago Winners
Catchafire Updates

Announcing the #GiveAFire Chicago Winners

A little over a month ago we launched our campaign to celebrate our expansion into Chicago. In the time since, we’ve had the pleasure of learning about hundreds of organizations doing amazing work to better the city. Our judges have reviewed each of the applications and the time has finally […]

5 Creative Ways to Use Your Skills for Good This Spring
Volunteers

5 Creative Ways to Use Your Skills for Good This Spring

April is here and while the spring weather is enough of a reason to celebrate, we’re even more pumped because it’s Volunteer Month! We want to help you to celebrate by giving you even more ways to share your skills– because as we know, employing your professional talents to further a […]

Announcing the #GiveAFire Chicago Finalists
Community Events

Announcing the #GiveAFire Chicago Finalists

We are thrilled to announce that during #GiveAFire Chicago we received hundreds of amazing applications from organizations across Chicagoland.  Narrowing down to a list of 50 organizations was no easy feat, but below you’ll find our 50 finalists. The top 5 organizations with the most votes from the community automatically […]

I just got a $10K Google AdWords Grant, now what?
Nonprofits

I just got a $10K Google AdWords Grant, now what?

The world of online advertising is exploding exponentially- and  can prove very effective in helping your organization achieve a specific goal. Whether it be establishing brand name recognition, increasing donations, or growing a community of volunteers, online advertising can help you achieve your objective. If you’ve received a Google AdWords […]

What’s stopping you from giving back?
Volunteers

What’s stopping you from giving back?

Want to get involved, but don’t seem to ever get there? Give back to the community, but can’t get yourself started? You’re not alone. We all have good intentions, but when it comes to following through, it can be tough to get motivated. Now, let’s be honest: How recent was […]

Volunteer: It’s good for your health
Volunteers

Volunteer: It’s good for your health

We all know volunteering is a great way to help others. By contributing your time to support a good cause, you strengthen your community and make a positive difference in the lives of others. But did you know that volunteering also has a positive impact on your own life? By […]

There’s more to visual brand than a pretty design
Nonprofits

There’s more to visual brand than a pretty design

As we learned last week, creating stand-out content gives your organization an edge in a world cluttered with various brands and companies competing for attention. The reality that people nowadays have short attention spans (and if you’ve made it this far in our article — thanks for your attention!), meaning […]

HOW TO: Creating content that people can’t ignore!
Nonprofits

HOW TO: Creating content that people can’t ignore!

It’s 2015: We can’t talk about marketing without discussing content. According to this year’s NonProfit Content Marketing Report, 61% of nonprofit marketers are using content marketing. Impressive – until you find out that only 33% say they are doing so effectively. Regardless of where you stand when it comes to […]