2021. The year of #NonprofitTough! It’s been a joy to see the nonprofit community continue to serve in grace and generosity during times of uncertainty. The lessons learned during this tough season have changed the way nonprofits transform lives and carry out their missions. You never fail to amaze and inspire us!
Before we fully dive into celebrating “10 years of love and impact” here at Angel Oak Creative for 2022, we’re looking back at our top-performing blogs and YouTube videos of 2021. Check them out below if you missed them the first time around or if you just want a refresher!
Top Blogs of 2021
1. How to Keep the Giving Going
Meet what we like to call the “COVID donor conundrum”– the need to retain first-time donors who came to support nonprofits during the COVID crisis. So what’s our solution? Long-term relationships! Learn how to equip those COVID donors to become lasting champions of your nonprofit with these four practices for tackling donor retention.
2. Nonprofit Tough: Five Traits of Strong Nonprofits
Our theme for 2021 was Nonprofit Tough because that’s what you are! When the going gets tough, the tough nonprofits get going. You – our tough nonprofits – are relational, inspired and driven. You step up in the face of adversity. You are effective in what you do and compelling in the way you share about your work. Revisit this blog for a closer look at some of the traits that make for a tough nonprofit. Which ones are you going to pursue this year?
3. Nonprofit Tough Community: Better Together
We know what makes your nonprofit tough, but what about your nonprofit’s surrounding community? Having people who are committed to serving and supporting your organization’s mission can lead to new opportunities and inspire success. Check out what makes a nonprofit community tough, and together, let’s seek to be that tough nonprofit community in 2022! After all, we’re better together.
Top YouTube Videos of 2021
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1. Nonprofit Tough with Healing Transitions, Trophy Brewing and Baker Roofing
The Raleigh community is like no other! Check out this video to hear from Chris Budnick, Executive Director of Healing Transitions, and the hardworking community partners who support this nonprofit’s mission. Prentiss Baker, owner of Baker Roofing, and David Meeker, co-owner of Trophy Brewing, share how their businesses have partnered with Healing Transitions and utilized the power of collaboration to make a difference in our Raleigh community.
2. Nonprofit Tough with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle: Delivering on Your Promise
COVID-19 understandably caused a lot of concern for nonprofits. L. Ron Pringle, President and CEO of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, felt this tension as more families needed support – but it wasn’t always clear where that support would come from. Witness how this organization continued to serve their community and deliver on their promises, empowered by local restaurants asking, “What can we do to help?”
3. Talking Tough with Healing Transitions: Nonprofit Tough Trait: COMPELLING
We love our nonprofits – and the people who work for them! In this kickoff episode of our “Talking Tough” series, David Chatham of Angel Oak Creative sits down with client and friend Bear McBride from Healing Transitions as he talks about what compelling storytelling for a tough nonprofit looks like during the good and the hard times.
We hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane! We can’t wait to see what 2022 brings. If there are certain topics for blogs you’d like us to write this year or content you’d like us to produce, let us know here! We would love to explore new nonprofit marketing ideas to better serve you and our community this year.