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Captivate and Engage: The Definitive Guide for Nonprofit Websites was born to help organizations understand how to effectively convey their mission online.

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Bring on the turkey and mashed potatoes. Table for 200, please.  That’s exactly what we needed last Thursday when we gathered our entire Firespring family around one very long table at our headquarters to share a lunchtime meal and give thanks. It’s no small feat, but we’re pretty savvy, so we always find a way to make our celebration both festive and functional. This is a tradition that goes way back to the early days of the company when there were just a handful of scrappy team members. We continue to hold it near and dear to our hearts, no matter how large our family grows...

When it comes to making a valuable difference in your nonprofit’s community, you understand the influence a mission statement can have. A mission statement sets the tone for your nonprofit and gives it a goal to run for. However, when it comes to actually moving the organization forward in its efforts, nothing works better than a vision statement. While a vision and mission statement are similar, they also have very distinct characteristics. Mission statements are predominantly based on the present, while vision statements focus on the future of the organization. The mission state...

As a nonprofit organization, your goal is to make a difference. But how can you tell if you actually accomplish that goal? By measuring. That which can be measured can be managed. Just like large companies or small startups, nonprofit organizations (NPOs) need to have metrics in place to measure outcome—how far along you are in fulfilling your mission, how much you have helped the community and how effective you are at accomplishing goals. By tracking metrics through self-assessments within your nonprofit organization, you can make consistent adjustments in order to further improve your results. What can your nonprofit take on, and how ...

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