60,000 Derby Ducks in the Windy City

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Tomorrow, 60,000 rubber ducks will make a splash in Downtown Chicago for the 13th Annual Chicago Ducky Derby! The duck race has been a staple fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois and raised over $300,000 last year for their athletes. All proceeds benefit more than 23,000 athletes and approximately 20,000 Young Athletes across Illinois, to allow the athletes to participate in the …

The Final Countdown: Zoom Duck Derby and Walk

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It’s the final countdown for the first ever Zoom Duck Derby and Walk! The event will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay in Ohio. The fun begins at 8:00 a.m. with a wellness walk followed by the Zoom Duck Derby at 9:00 a.m. where 5,000 rubber ducks will splash into the lazy …

content development strategies for nonprofits

Content Development Strategies for Nonprofits

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Have you found that keeping your social media and online channels current has become a daunting task? According to the Content Marketing Institute “54% of nonprofit professionals do not have a content strategy.”  In addition, time and budget are top marketing challenges.  Below are 5 content development strategies for nonprofits that will help you create content that is personal and engaging. …

Tools to boost your nonprofit content marketing

Tools to Boost Your Nonprofit Content Marketing

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Nonprofits are continuing to use content marketing as a strategic marketing approach to distribute valuable content, attract audiences, and to ultimately drive action. Here are some free tools to boost your nonprofit content marketing: Make My Persona by Hubspot You can easily develop customer personas and when you are done inputting your data, you are given a customer snapshot that …

6 nonprofit website mistakes

6 Nonprofit Website Mistakes

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Your nonprofit website is one of the most important fundraising tools you have.  A successful online strategy is one that attracts visitors to your website, engages them with content, and has a call to action. Here are 6 nonprofit website mistakes and how to fix them: No contact information.  Make it easy for website users to find your nonprofit’s phone number, …

4 ways to brand your nonprofit

4 Ways to Brand Your Nonprofit

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Branding is often associated with huge corporations but a powerful brand is important to nonprofits as well. In addition, your brand is your identity and the way people feel about your nonprofit, what they talk about when you come up in conversation and your overall reputation in the nonprofit world. As the nonprofit landscape gets increasingly competitive, it is essential …

Design Visual Images Like a Pro

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While the digital landscape is changing daily there is one thing that remains constant, the need for compelling images in storytelling.  Whether you are sharing news, educating about your nonprofit’s cause, fundraising, recruiting volunteers, or recognizing your donors,  visual content is a defining factor in helping your audience connect with your organization and your mission.  You don’t need to be …

8 Ways Nonprofits Can Stand Out On Instagram

8 Ways Nonprofits Can Stand Out On Instagram

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Instagram allows nonprofits to share powerful imagery and storytelling with their followers. In 2015, Instagram surpassed 400 million users and as a result of its popularity, it is now a bigger social network than Twitter.  As Instagram continues to grow, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd.  We have listed below 8 ways nonprofits can stand out on …

Duck Race New Year's Resolutions for 2017

Duck Race New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

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Happy New Year racers! With just a few days left of 2016, it’s time to start thinking about your resolutions for 2017.  Resolutions are all about making yourself better – but why can’t that include your nonprofit?  Pick a few resolutions that we have listed down below that resonate with you and incorporate them in your duck race planning for …

Duck Race Promotions for All Year – Part 2

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Last month we posted some ways that you can promote your duck race all year.  Here’s the second part of the series which includes additional ideas for duck race promotions for all year. Sponsor Appreciation Show images of your sponsors and thank them for their support of this past year’s race.  You can also post pictures of Quacky visiting businesses who …