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FrontStream would like to invite you to the FrontStream Philanthropy Solutions Conference 2014, June 2nd to 3rd in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Mark your calendars for the
FrontStream Philanthropy Solutions Conference, a user conference for our family of brands: Artez Interactive, FirstGiving, GiftWorks and TRUiST.

Join us for tips and tricks on maximizing your fundraising efforts using our social fundraising, peer-to-peer fundraising and employee giving solutions. You'll have a chance to engage in conversation and discuss best…

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Do you use a CRM or other solution to track information your nonprofit relies on? We have three strategies you'll want to consider!

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Successful fundraising in the digital age relies on managing your data to help you track donors and donations, perform analysis, and communicate efficiently. That's why we've recently integrated Artez with GiftWorks CRM!

However you handle your data, we have a few great tips to simplify your efforts and improve your results.

Set your data standards

Setting standards and policies for the way your information is entered will keep it consistent, making it easier for you to find and manipulate…

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Want to create the most effective content for your nonprofit's Instagram account? Allie Kosela has fantastic advice!


Welcome to Instagram! Now you can finally share all of your nonprofit's amazing photos with cool filters! You're now a part of the most active community on social media! 

Instagram is great to submit photos of your work and to engage with some of the 80-million Instagram users already sharing images on the platform. Instagram is perfect, and reasonably straight-forward, if you're submitting raw, point-and-shoot photos from your phone. 

But what if you're using the account for images you've…

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The new LinkedIn Volunteer Marketplace has opened up exciting recruitment opportunities for nonprofits. Here are three ways to make use of the great new tool!

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Last month, LinkedIn launched its new Volunteer Marketplace to help nonprofits connect with skilled volunteers. According to LinkedIn, many members, including students, retirees and even busy professions, are looking for ways to make a positive impact without seeking traditional job opportunities. In fact, more than 600,000 members over the last six months indicated that they would like be involved in skill-based volunteering or serve on a charity board!

So how can you make the most of…

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The peer-to-peer fundraising model doesn't have to be constrained to an event. Raise money, dodge building issues with virtual tribute walls!

By Janet Gadeski, originally published at

Whether you have too many walls already covered with plaques, or no walls at all, you can create a virtual tribute wall that's richer than any bricks and mortar honour. And the story of the life being honoured stays alive, says annual giving director Elain Evans of University of British Columbia (UBC).

Her moment of inspiration came during the wrap-up of a tribute giving campaign conducted entirely by mail. The subject was the…

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As you settle into the new year, don't miss out on three crucial trends and strategies for multichannel fundraising!

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With a new year and a fresh start come new opportunities to increase audience engagement and meet your fundraising goals. Take advantage of these online strategies to bring your fundraising efforts to new heights in 2014!

Leverage Social Media

According to the 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study by M+R Strategic Services, response rates to emails from nonprofits have dropped. Fewer people are opening e-mails that don't come from friends, family and colleagues and those who do open them have…

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We're sharing our donation data from December 3rd to pull out the most interesting mobile and social trends we saw on #GivingTuesday. Donors to North American charities are embracing mobile devices and social sharing like never before! Is your organization ready for the busy holiday period?

#GivingTuesday may be a special day of philanthropy and volunteering after Thanksgiving, but for many charitable organizations, it's also the start of the holiday giving season!

Did you know: Most charities will receive 30% of their annual online donation volume in December? Often, it's in those last few days of the year.

FrontStream Payments processes donations for thousands of charities and nonprofits in North America and around the world. Our family of online fundraising brands includes

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Donors embraced the launch of #GivingTuesday in Canada, prompting a 35% spike in online donations on a single day. Over 25% of visitors to #GivingTuesday charity pages were browsing on smartphones and tablets.

If you gave to a good cause or pledged to volunteer with a favourite charity this Tuesday, you weren't alone! Canadians enthusiastically embraced the inaugural #GivingTuesday event this week.

is a day of philanthropy designed to follow the shopping activities of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Originally launched in the United States in 2012, #GivingTuesday's Canadian debut was December 3rd, 2013.

Did Canadians donate online on #GivingTuesday?

As it's the first year…

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Have you heard about the latest feature from Pinterest? Guest blogger Allie Kosela thinks Place Pins can be a great way to share all the places your nonprofit impacts!

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Addicted to Pinterest? Samesies. Guess what: your supporters probably are too. Don't forget, women are five times as likely to use Pinterest as men. The women you'll find on Pinterest are likely going to be between 18 and 49 years old with at least some post-secondary education. Sound like your target demo? Read forth…

Last week Pinterest announced Place Pins "for the explorer in all of us." Take note my nonprofit friends, because this feature is great news for your cause.

Use Place Pins to…

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Looking for some help managing your social media presence? Allie Kosela gives you three great options!

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How many times have you been browsing the web and you stumble across a great article for your Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ account but you just don't want to get distracted from the task at hand? You'd have to go to your social media site of choice, log in, and either post or schedule an update.

During Claire Kerr's session "Take it to 11! Social Media at the Next Level" at ArtezInteraction 2013, Maya Boritz (Plan Canada) and Michael Rajzman (Free the Children) noted that social media…

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