May 11, 2017

Nurture Fundraisers Using CauseVox, Zapier, and ConvertKit

Fundraising is a crucial part of a non-profits existence. The biggest opportunity for a non-profit is leveraging its community to fundraise on its behalf. The hardest part is maintaining the attention of community members and empowering them to feel confident in their efforts.

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December 14, 2016

My Top Influencers of 2016

Over the past year, I've accumulated several different types of email subscriptions. From Seth Godin's daily musings to Nathan Barry's drip email about his book, I've read and enjoyed them all.

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December 6, 2016

3 Automations to Make Year-End Fundraising a Breeze

It's that time again: year-end fundraising and the race to December 31st. While this can be the most wonderful time of the year, it's also the most tedious, data-intensive, drive-you-to-drink time of the year. Unless you have the right tools in place.

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November 19, 2016

ConvertKit Makes Me a Better Non-Profit CEO

What makes a good marketing email? For years, I thought it was a combination of colors and images, font types and social icons. I remember when Mailchimp released their drag and drop editor in November 2012 and everything changed for the amazing.

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January 29, 2016

Creating opportunity through self-service

By transforming a manual process to a self-service solution, job posting conversion rates increased dramatically.

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January 18, 2016

Migrating your membership organization to a new payment provider

Learn how migrating YNPN-NYC from a static one-time membership checkout to a recurring payment provider, gamified conversion, and created a foundation for long-term, sustainable revenue.

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December 8, 2015

13 Things I Wish I Knew Upon Graduation

13 tips that could have benefitted me when I graduated college in May 2010.

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November 23, 2015

Productivity Apps that distract me all day long

An ever-growing list of apps and platforms I use every day in my Chief Operating Officer role at Stupid Cancer, client work, and blogging.

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November 18, 2015

What I Wish I Had Known About Email Marketing

Over the past 6 years, I’ve had the honor of shifting and adapting our tech infrastructure at Stupid Cancer. With a nimble team, I’ve enjoyed quick deployments, and minimal consequences if things went awry.

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October 27, 2015

Non-Profits: Technology is The Biggest Donation You Aren’t Leveraging

Preface: Any non-profit COO or CTO will tell you that finding the technology that appropriately addresses their needs is tough to come by. The platforms that do exist with the non-profit in mind often cost upwards of $25,000 to engage. There are several problems with this situation. First, it is impossible to know that a CRM/donor database/360° fundraising platform will meet your needs long-term. Second, these platforms will lock you in for a year at least, and the much-needed updates will never come. Lastly, these platforms are insular systems without API or any means of connecting it to other solutions. (San Francisco, feel free to help us out here.)

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Kenny Kane is an Operations Director, non-profit CEO, Chief Technology, blogger and speaker, located in Austin, TX.