2017-12-18 00:00:00 Business Ideas English Avoid the stress of creating content for your nonprofit from scratch. Use templates and tweak them to suit your organization. https://d1bkf7psx818ah.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/22103207/Nonprofit-business-employee-considers-templates-to-use.jpg Don’t Reinvent the Wheel, Use Templates

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel, Use Templates

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With so many challenges launching a nonprofit organization, the last thing you need to worry about is creating marketing materials and forms from scratch. While you do need all of your organization’s content to be specific to your target market, templates can help you get the task done faster.

As an example, your nonprofit needs visually appealing marketing materials. The purpose of marketing materials is to build brand recognition in print and online, to tell people what you’re about and explain to them why they should donate or participate in your cause. To save time, consider registering with a website such as Canva, which offers its premium services for free to registered nonprofit organizations. The website offers templates for nonprofit marketing materials, including general information brochures, annual reports and social media posts.

You can also find a range of free templates for nonprofit organizations on websites such as 123ContactForm and GlobalGiving. Forms available for download from these nonprofit resource websites include donation forms, budget creation forms and grant applications. You can also create your own forms and documents quickly based on free templates using your word processing software. Some nonprofit resource websites offer easy-to-follow steps for creating content, such as donor thank you letters, and you can follow those steps to create your own material.

Whenever you find a template you’d like to use repeatedly, save it and include the word “template” in the document name to keep your most valued and frequently-used templates from getting lost when you share them with others in your organization.

Information may be abridged and therefore incomplete. This document/information does not constitute, and should not be considered a substitute for, legal or financial advice. Each financial situation is different, the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.

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