Including these Seven Things on your Website will Increase Donations

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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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Van Alstyne Education Foundation / Little Big Town 5K

For their 8th year, the Little Big Town 5K and Family Fun Run wanted an updated design for their t-shirts. We also created posters, trifold brochures and sponsorship sheets.  There are so many fun runs in our area this time of year, it was important to make this event look professional, well-organized and, most importantly, …

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Direct Mail Fundraising

Non-profit organizations: Save money on your annual fundraising campaigns and get better results!  Using direct mail, versus mailing out letters with stamps,  can recoup most of the costs of producing a professionally designed and mailed piece.  If your audience aligns neatly with mail carrier routes, Every Door Direct Mail is usually the most cost-effective method (bonus: you can mail large …

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Van Alstyne Education Foundation Newsletter / Direct Mail

Van Alstyne Education Foundation raises funds from businesses and individuals to give student scholarships and teacher grants to Van Alstyne Independent School District. This newsletter was mailed to residents in the school district using Every Door Direct Mail — a significant time and cost savings compared with First Class, Standard or even non-profit bulk mail …

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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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Project: Van Alstyne Chamber of Commerce

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Van Alstyne, Texas Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber website promotes the city as well as Chamber member businesses with news, a business directory, a calendar and Facebook photo integration. Members can join or renew online and pay with PayPal or a credit card. The Chamber of Commerce retained us for a redesign of an existing …

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