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How to re-invigorate your Spring fundraising appeal

We all know that the majority of non-profit donations occur at the end of the year, which often leads to a lull in giving for the rest of winter. Spring, however, is the perfect opportunity to re-invigorate your donation appeals and fundraising efforts!   Your Spring fundraising appeal is not only a great way to…

2017 Trends In Annual Reports

By: Rebecca Teaff Over the years, annual reports have evolved. However, throughout the changes, they still remain an extremely valuable tool to communicate with donors, volunteers and potential funders. The purpose of an annual report is to tell your organization’s story and communicate the past year’s accomplishments. While the goals of an annual report remain…

Top 4 Tips For Direct Mail Lists

By: Judy Antisdel, AT Direct  Many non-profit organizations rely on direct mail as one of their fundraising elements. Chances are, yours does too. Along with ensuring that your direct mail’s content is telling your story in an impactful way, it’s also important to assure that you expand your list while reaching the right people. Judy…

4 Ways To Create Effective Emails For Your Spring Appeal

By: Rebecca Teaff and Julia Archer Spring is officially here and with it comes a new batch of appeals to your non-profit’s audience. Most likely, part of your Spring appeal will involve sending out an email campaign to your potential donors. Here’s how to make the most of your email campaigns this Spring: Be proactive.…

Giving Tuesday 2016: How You Can Help

By: Julia Archer, Redstart Creative  The holiday season has arrived and with it has come a flurry of ads for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday! With so much getting and giving happening in the next few months, it’s only right that a holiday to give back happens right in the midst of…

Nonprofit Year End Communication

Increase your Donor Reach Using Multimedia Marketing Mix, Part Three of Three There are several ways to engage with your donor list; direct mail appeals, annual reports, and digital appeals—e-mail, online campaigns and social media. In our last blog we reviewed annual reports and dos and don’ts in creating those documents. In this blog we will…

Nonprofit Year End Communication

Increase your Donor Reach Using Multimedia Marketing Mix, Part One of Three We love fall at Redstart Creative, cooler weather and the knowledge that the holiday season is right around the corner. We are gearing up for the season by prepping our holiday card lists and planning for many holiday gatherings. We are also excited…

Promises and Pitfalls of Email Fundraising

There are many communication channels, so it is important to be strategic about which channel you are choosing to communicate with your audience. This article from Salsa, makes the case that bypassing email fundraising is a mistake. The infographic to the left, was created by Salsa. It illustrates a few key statistics, from the article,…

Baltimore Eats for Good Launches

On July 28, Baltimore Eats for Good launched. The project unites restaurants and nonprofits to raise money and do good work in Baltimore. The program already has a sizable number of nonprofits and restaurants signed up as participants. How does it work? For nonprofits, Baltimore Eats for Good works with area restaurants to obtain discounts. These discounts…

Fresh Ideas and Collaboration

By Rebecca Teaff, Owner and Chief Creative Officer From March 29-31 I attended the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Fundraising Conference in Baltimore with over 3,500 attendees. I was a first time attendee, but luckily knew a bit of what to expect because I served on the AFP Maryland Chapter Host Committee. First off, what…

Website Redesign: The Final Jumpstart Step

Crafting the identity of a new or young organization is a careful process requiring several steps. We have explored this process over the past year through our progress with the first Jumpstart for Nonprofit’s recipient, Our Heroes Network.  The organization, which works with veterans and first responders who are afflicted with Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder…

Redstart Creative First 2015 Service Day

On Sunday March 7th, the Redstart Creative team along with family and friends served at My Sister’s Place in Baltimore City. My Sister’s Place is a transitional housing program for homeless women in Baltimore City who have been diagnosed with a disability. My Sister’s Place provides a safe, therapeutic, and nurturing environment where residents can…

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