6 Ways to Show that Your Nonprofit is Worth Donors’ Time & Money

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Did you know that there are 23,000 nonprofits in North Texas? That’s a lot of competition for support, donations, and volunteers. Most nonprofits already do a great job talking about their mission and programs. I advise nonprofits to make the case that they also are good stewards of donor money and time. Thanks to a …

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Local Gov & Nonprofits in Texas: Add the 2020 Census to your To-Do list!

I bet you really wanted another thing on your to-do list, right? Since the state of Texas is not spending money on or making plans for the 2020 census, it’s up to us to make sure our cities, towns and unincorporated areas are counted. Here is the bad news: Some Fear Undercount As Texas Decides …

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Bookkeeper Steals $1.3M through PayPal: How to Keep your Nonprofit Safe

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A Fort Worth woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison after admitting she stole $1.3 million from the Stockyards Rodeo over a three year period. D’Ann Elizabeth Wagner, who was a bookkeeper for the Fort Worth Stockyards Rodeo, used a PayPal account on the organization’s website that was linked to her personal information to …

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Scam Alert: Don’t fall for “Update your Google Listing” telemarketing calls!

Don't fall for fake Google Calls!

I first published this article in 2014. It’s been our most popular, and I have updated it with some new solutions. Some of my clients are getting calls several times a week: “Update your free Google Listing…” It’s frustrating for them because I have already updated and optimized their stuff. The caller will make it …

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How to Keep your Business Facebook Page from Getting Stolen

Recently I read about a Facebook Page scam that has been making the rounds. It’s called the “Verified Page Scam,” so, please check it out. The upshot is: Even though it may look like an official Facebook page, do not click on a link that requests permissions, as Facebook does not request permission to take control of …

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Nonprofits: Why Hire Someone to Design your Website?

Front Page Community Garden Kitchen Website

As I said in my post about print projects, I have a passion for non-profit organizations. Each one is different and faces unique challenges. And, it’s extra motivating to use my skills to raise money for education, solve hunger, or help a city prosper. Many small non-profits don’t think they can afford to have a professional website. …

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Let’s not be Friends:
How to convert your business Facebook Profile into a Page.

Differences between Profile, Page and Group

It happened again. I came across a local business using a personal Facebook profile for their business. I didn’t “add [Wilson’s Cupcakes] as a friend,” because I don’t add strangers to my friends list (even if I know [Mr. Wilson] in passing, I just don’t). So, the business missed the opportunity to engage with me. …

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How to convert your business Facebook Profile into a Page.

I can’t sell your cupcakes like you can: How to enjoy writing web content

I am always nagging clients to add content to their websites. It’s great for search engines but more importantly, it sends the message that your business is dynamic and an expert in your field. The problem is that most people just don’t want to write content. Sure, clients can pay me to do it, but it’s …

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