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7 Secrets to Increasing Online Fundraising Results and Wowing Donors

NetWits

Online Fundraising  has become a popular and successful method for nonprofits trying to increase revenue and acquire new donors.

Romancing the Donor

Connection Cafe

The same is true for donors. The greatest gift we can give our donor is the gift of being known by us. Author: Cheryl Black. Program.

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Helping Haiti: Places to Donate, Creative Fundraising Ideas, and Being a Smart Donor

Have Fun - Do Good

on What Gives Our Prayers and Thoughts are with the People of Haiti on the Boho Magazine blog Help For Haiti Earthquake Aftermath.

7 Most Costly Sins of Donation Forms [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

When I see donation pages out there that irritate, frustrate, and even frighten donors, I’m heartbroken. Pretty simple, no? Enjoy!

Top 4 Online Fundraising Tactics Your Nonprofit Can’t Live Without

NetWits

Online donors contributed significant amounts, too. Is it easy for a website visitor to find ways to support my nonprofits work?

Are Qwerty Monsters the Nonprofit Donors of the Future?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Are Qwerty Monsters the Nonprofit Donors Via Mobile Phones of the Future? Planning for Integration First. How will you measure success?

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Text Messages

Tech Soup Blog

Here are my top SMS ideas for nonprofits: 1. Adopting a texting campaign for your nonprofit can produce incredible results. In the U.S.

Hot Off The Presses: Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study

Connection Cafe

Downtime may be hard to come by with SXSWi , NTC and AFP International activity this week, but just in case you have a few minutes to burn waiting for a flight, train or a panel to start, I’m arming you with some exhilarating reading material — the Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index Study. What about Haiti relief?

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25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on May 10th, 2011 The Chronicle of Philanthropy is not only a great publication, but they also publish some excellent research about online fundraising trends.

Nonprofits: Time to Get Mobile

Frogloop

So in times of natural disasters like the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti and affected more then two million people, can a mobile strategy help raise money in times of crisis? Nonprofits Should Also Know: Mobile vendors will charge a one-time setup fee ranging from $3000 to $10,000. Should your Nonprofit have a Mobile Strategy?

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How Social Media Influencers Fuel your Fundraising Goals

NetWits

Fortunately, research is weighing in with some great information that gives us insight into our social donors and potentials. 

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Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011

NTEN

How should nonprofits position themselves in this ever changing world of technology? To start with, we conducted a survey (tweet tweet!)

How Did You Decide to Help Haiti for the Rest of 2010?

Have Fun - Do Good

We need to support the people of Haiti now, but also in the future, when the hard work of rebuilding begins. They focus on women and children.

Online Giving Potential: How to Bounce Back From Months of Decreased Fundraising

NetWits

Turn One-Time Donors Into Regulars. During slow months, increase the ask slightly to give your nonprofit a boost. Ask Carefully.

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Making the most impact for Haiti relief: Avoiding Fundraising Fraud during Crisis

Connection Cafe

In the past 8 days, the surge of generosity for Haiti relief has been amazing. In less than a week, nonprofits using Convio systems have raised over $100 million through email appeals, websites and social media outreach and many other organizations are raising record amounts. And some are just helping to fundraise for other nonprofits.

7 Tips to Help Your Organization Make the Biggest Difference for the Haiti Relief Efforts

Connection Cafe

Hijack your homepage to make Haiti the focus if it is a significant fundraising effort. Particularly note any past work in Haiti or any teams already on the ground. There are two problems with this: 1 – savvy donors will question where the money is going and 2 – other donors will assume it is going to Haiti.

How Nonprofits Can Avoid Online Credit Card Fraud | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking How Nonprofits Can Avoid Online Credit Card Fraud Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on January 20th, 2011 Nonprofit organizations are a big target for online credit card fraud. This may cause problems with donors in non-US countries.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing

SocialFish

And that includes nonprofits, membership associations and organizations. Donors can view the movie on their smartphones. And, with 1.5

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Online Giving Trends from 2009 and the Haiti Earthquake

NTEN

2009 proved to be another important year for online giving by nonprofit organizations. Haiti Earthquake and Online Giving.

New Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Study

Beaconfire Wire

One of the best studies of how nonprofits are using online communications is Convio’s annual report. percent of advocates on file were also donors, up from 5.9 Haiti relief played a strong role in growing aggregate online fundraising. The report, which was released today, is well worth a read. percent in 2009.

New Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Study

Beaconfire Wire

One of the best studies of how nonprofits are using online communications is Convio’s annual report. percent of advocates on file were also donors, up from 5.9 Haiti relief played a strong role in growing aggregate online fundraising. The report, which was released today, is well worth a read. percent in 2009.

7 Ways for Nonprofits to Use Mobile Phones to Rake in Cash Monies

NTEN

If you’re like most people working at a nonprofit, you probably had a “Holy Mobile!” moment in January, 2010, when an outpouring of donations followed the devastating Haiti quake. million messages valued at ten dollars each, 95% of which were from first-time donors. Where did all of these donors come from? Voila! Bonus!

How Much Money is Raised through Online Giving?

NonProfit Trends

The year-over-year growth was in large part due to the tremendous amount of online giving towards the Haiti Earthquake.

Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

Donors could communicate with the students, and they thanked participants directly – building lasting relationships. The internet is not new.

eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Reveals Latest Metrics for Advocacy, Fundraising and Social Media

Frogloop

Do you know the average click-through and open rates on action alerts and fundraising appeals across the nonprofit sector? Are nonprofits experimenting with mobile more? Check out the 2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study from M+R Strategic Services and NTEN which surveyed 40 nonprofit organizations and analyzed all of this data and more.

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Emergency Response Guide

Connection Cafe

Rapid response is a top-of-mind topic for nonprofits of all shapes and sizes right now. Being prepared for an unforeseen surge of donations is something every nonprofit should be positioned for, and the swell of attention doesn’t need to come only from a natural disaster. Author: Kent Gilliam. Convio wants to help you.

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Spring Ahead, Fundraising Look Back

Frogloop

The report includes online giving data from over 1,400 nonprofits. 88% of nonprofits had at least one online gift of $1,000 or more.

Improve Online Fundraising Results and Wow Donors with These 7 Obvious Secrets

Tech Soup Blog

Online fundraising has become a popular method for increasing revenue and acquire new donors. Analyze what you request of your donors.

Book Review: Cause for Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Focus on the 3 R’s  (Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition). Be open, transparent and solicit feedback. More information here. Books

Part 2: How To Generate More Nonprofit Website Traffic

TechImpact

How can your nonprofit increase its exposure on the seemingly impenetrable Internet advertising bubble. Try instead “end hunger in haiti.”

New on SSIR: How does celebrity impact your fundraising?

Amy Sample Ward

Two recent reports share data about the actual role celebrity connection plays in nonprofit fundraising and both say the same thing: forget celebrities. The 2011 Millennial Donor report , the second in an annual series, focuses on engaging Millennials in fundraising. Both of them involved celebrities. Getting Over Celebrities.

10 Nonprofit Text Alert Campaigns

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Not to be confused with Text-to-Give campaigns (Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross), text alert campaigns are when individuals opt-in to be alerted of breaking news or calls to action via text message. When researching this post, I was fairly stunned by how few nonprofits have launched text alert campaigns.

2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference ? Day 2

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference – Day 2 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on March 18th, 2011 Day 2 of NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference ( #NTC ) in Washington, DC is when things really kick into high gear.

Video Can Help Boost Donations in End-Of-The-Year Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In 2010 much of their focus was on responding to the earthquake in Haiti. Make a video for lapsed donors. Photo by Fensterbme on Flickr.

Disaster Giving and The Blackbaud Index

NonProfit Trends

This is the first time that the indices have included fundraising data related to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The Blackbaud indices include organizations that raised money specifically for Haiti relief in the year-over-year analysis. Some important trends will be explored later to show analysis of post-Haiti giving.

The Future of Mobiles for Nonprofits

NTEN

Being asked to write a few words about "What's the future of mobiles for nonprofits?" could point to the Haiti disaster as the tipping point in cell phones -- for the increased engagement with donors, and more importantly, for the contributions of information from survivors. But But you already know this.  . The Dartmouth Green.

5 Questions for Jay Frost

NonProfit Trends

This is a continuing series of 5 Questions for experts from across the nonprofit sector: 5 Questions for Jay Frost. Is the use of prospect research becoming more mainstream or still just a tool for large nonprofits? think prospect research has always been in the mainstream of nonprofits large and small. Completely! Questions

Consumer Attitudes Toward Mobile Giving

NTEN

Early last year, mobile giving evolved from an emerging technology to mainstream awareness with Haiti earthquake relief, raising approximately $45 million for victims of that natural disaster. On average, donors would contribute up to $23 using mobile giving. have further validated the effectiveness of text-to-give fundraising.

2010 Online Giving Trends

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2010 Online Giving Trends Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on February 15th, 2011 Blackbaud released its 2010 Online Giving Report today. billion in total fundraising from 1,438 nonprofits. This was led by 55.6% growth by large organizations.

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Texting for $$: The Definitive Guide

Tech Soup Blog

In the wake of the huge number of donations given to Haiti earthquake relief via text mesage, MobileActive has published Texting for Charitable Dollars: The Definitive Guide. It describes the process of raising funds via SMS from the donors' and the nonprofits' perspectives, including costs and tips for getting started.