7 Online Fundraising Tips I Learned By Participating in Movember

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For the past 30 days I have been participating in Movember : a worldwide team fundraising campaign to fight men’s cancer. While the dogooder in me loves a great cause, I also relish the opportunity to learn more about online fundraising and why people give.

7 Tips for Successful Online Fundraising

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On mothers day 2010 they set out to raise money for Mama Lucy - a change maker who’s dedicated her life to helping kids in Arusha, Tanzania. We can learn some things from this online fundraising project The folks at Epic Change continue to do great things using the web as their medium.

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2010 Online Giving Trends

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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. The 2010 Online Giving Report combines findings from The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving with additional multi-year giving data to provide the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. in 2010.

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10 Nonprofit Books from 2010

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During 2010, I been able to read, blurb, write reviews, do blog giveaways, or author guest posts and interviews for a lot of terrific books that would be useful to nonprofit professionals in the social media, marketing, and ICT areas.

25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit.

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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. Recently The Chronicle published data about online giving for 2010. billion online in 2010.

Three Ingredients for Successful Year-End Fundraising

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Year-end fundraising is here. Yes, that’s right – up to 40% of donations come in at the end of the year for many nonprofits that have a solid year-end fundraising plan in place and an engaged list of supporters. Looking for some good data and examples for your fundraising team?

117 Ways to Improve Your Event Fundraising Results Today

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According to the Run Walk Ride fundraising council “The top thirty “thon” event fundraising programs generated $1.69 million or 2.46% from 2010 levels.”. There are thousands of smaller nonprofits who run peer-to-peer fundraising events. Event Fundraising Program.

NTC 2011 is Upon Us!

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I’m mostly looking forward to the communications and fundraising tracks so I spend a bit of time looking over those entries and found a handful or so that look interesting to me. Social Media Fundraising Success – it Does Exist! The Impact of Mobile and Social Media on Peer-to-Peer Fundraising. Some of the tracks include Communications , Fundraising , IT Staff and Leadership.

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The #1 Way to Raise More Money Through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

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Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Many summer peer-to-peer fundraising events will be opening registration in the upcoming months (hopefully, yours included). Superstar fundraisers.

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5 Digital Payment Systems That Could Transform Online Fundraising

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Now, in the late 2010’s, we’re on the verge of yet another seismic shift that will have a profound impact upon online communications and fundraising – the rise of digital payment systems. Facebook Fundraising Tools.

Chris Noble on Check in for Charity, Pepsi Refresh and Social Media for Nonprofits

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Chris Noble of www.Studiogood.com and www.Whatgives.com took some time to talk with us at SXSWi 2010. Foursquare) and fundraising. We cover a couple cause marketing initiatives (Pepsi Refresh and Check in for Charity) that focus on a really interesting combination of location based social networking (i.e. We also touch on “getting started with social media” where Chris gives us his five tips for working with what you’ve already got

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7 Secrets to Increasing Online Fundraising Results and Wowing Donors

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Download the complete 2011 Online Fundraising Report to learn more about the 13% YoY growth, double-digit growth since 2009 and the top reasons your nonprofit should invest in its online fundraising program. Are they visiting your key online fundraising pages?

Seth Godin on Innovation, Failure and Why Non-profits Should Stop Operating like Businesses

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After I watched that I immediately thought about what fundraising looks like today and how the internet and digital communication has affected the non-profit sector over the years. Troublesome] Fundraising Stats. Fundraising Email Response Rate is 0.13%.

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

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Download the complete 2011 Online Fundraising Report to learn more about the 13% YoY growth, double-digit growth since 2009 and the top reasons your nonprofit should invest in its online fundraising program.

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

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And since, the busy season is coming up for all you nonprofit fundraisers – year end giving and Network for Good has just announced a Year-End Giving Challenge , I thought a guest post from Michael Hoffman about you can incorporate video to power your campaigns was in order.

12 Must-Know Stats About Online Fundraising, Social Media, and Mobile Technology

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First, online fundraising revenue is growing worldwide and it will continue to increase for years to come. The arc of success for digital fundraising has just begun. In 2010, only 6% of donors said that an e-appeal motivated a gift.

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6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

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6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever – Guest Post by Joe Waters. A college grad researching a career in fundraising recently asked me what’s changed since I started in the field. Disrupting Fundraising Since: 2000. Fundraising

2010 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report

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The second annual Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report, a joint project of Common Knowledge, thePort, and NTEN, has hard data and insights on the trends surrounding social networking technology as part of nonprofit organizations' marketing, communications, fundraising, and program services.

Drive Action by Optimizing Your Online Giving Page: 6 Simple Steps

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Online Fundraising #nptech eMail marketing Non-Profit Non-profit marketing Search Engine Optimization SEOOptimizing your online giving pages should be at the top of your priority list (as far as online goals go), that is, if you’re a non-profit and you’ve got a website. Hopefully you agree.

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Before You Hit Send: Your End of Year Fundraising Appeal Checklist

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A well-crafted fundraising appeal is the integral piece to your year-end ask. And if you want to really step-up your game, take a look at the new eBook about writing and designing fundraising appeals that work! ].

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Facebook is Great, but Does it Really Work for Fundraising?

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Fundraising via Social Networking. of non-profits were able to raise over 10k through Facebook in 2010. So, the question remains, Facebook is a great platform for many things, but is it useful for fundraising?

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The 2 Key Elements of Successful Fundraising Campaigns

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— When creating any fundraising campaign there are two items that should always be on your short list list. So, what are the 2 key elements of successful fundraising campaigns? Oh, and improved fundraising results. Increase YOUR Fundraising Results by 10%.

New Guiding Principles for Fundraising

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New Guiding Principles for Fundraising. What are the new guiding principles to fundraising? During the 2010 IFC Online Conference , Warwick discussed his four guiding principles that nonprofits should adapt as part of their fundraising practices.

Game Changing Strategies for Nonprofits in 2011

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What fundraising strategies will be a game changer for nonprofits in 2011? I hope that 2011 will be about getting back to basics and mastering online fundraising, that is the art and science of fundraising via an organization’s own website. I’m discouraged by the amount of time many nonprofits are spending on new tools (like Facebook and Twitter), which may or may not work for fundraising, at the expense of optimizing their own sites!

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Why Apple (and their Users) Need A Charity Vetting System for iPhone Apps

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So in the case of a high profile story like Wikileaks and donations , Apple doesn’t need to do a lot of due diligence. But working with a subject-matter expert in nonprofit vetting, Apple improves the odds of catching any less well-known scofflaw charities or potential fundraising scams.

Tweets to Bring in the Money

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Online Fundraising Social Networking Trends Web 2.0Want to raise funds via Twitter this holiday season? You’re not alone. But in order to be successful your tweets need to stand out from the rest of the noise on Twitter.

Donation Form Optimization: A new report available from Donordigital and Convio

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That’s kind of a bummer considering all fundraisers and marketers love a good benchmark or best practice to model our efforts. Author: Jill Ward. A new report from Donordigital and Convio reveals some interesting findings about web donation forms.

5 Myths about Online Giving | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 5 Myths about Online Giving Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 1st, 2010 There are so many myths about online giving. Tags: Fundraising , Online Giving Similiar Articles Does Online Cannibalize Offline Fundraising?

Secret Agent L: Covering the Globe with Random Acts of Kindess

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Laura was anonymous with her project for a year until she held a reveal party and fundraiser in July of 2010. Photo by Rob de la Cretaz "We're so busy. We walk down the street. We're listening to our iPods. We're plugged into our phones. We're looking down at our BlackBerries.

Crowdsourcing: Measuring the Impact of the Crowd in Funding and Doing

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Impact measures not only looking at the total amount raised, but also the adoption of new online social fundraising tools which was a key objective. Crowdsourcing 101. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

3 Proven Ways to Wow Your Fundraisers and Keep Them Coming Back for More

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Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Click Here to Sign-Up and get 5 FREE Event Fundraising Whitepapers! Experience shows us that only 40% of your 2011 fundraisers will return for next year’s event.

Just When You Thought Direct Mail Was Dead | Nonprofit Trends with.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Just When You Thought Direct Mail Was Dead Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 10th, 2010 It’s baaack! 37% of respondents said that they respond using the charity’s website when they get a fundraising letter in the mail. According to Experian’s Direct Marketing Report 2010 , direct mail advertising represents 52% of total mail volume in the United States.

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Best Practices for Year-End Fundraising

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The Procrastinators Guide to Year-End Fundraising webinar was chock full of great tips and best practices for nonprofit campaigners who are gearing up for raising about 40% of their online donations for the year. Focus on directive words when fundraising online such as “Give&# or “Contribute&# but don't use the word “Support.&# Care2 Webinars Online Fundraising

Rock Your Year-End Fundraising

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Year-end fundraising is here. Yes, that’s right - up to 40% of donations come in at the end of the year for many nonprofits that have a solid year-end fundraising plan in place and an engaged list of supporters. Looking for some good data and examples for your fundraising team? Fundraising Facts. In 2010 an estimated $291 billion was raised. Online fundraising grew 34% and raised over $20 billion dollars in 2010 – Blackbaud.

It's About Impact NOT Influence

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Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Online Organizing Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0Do you think your organization has clout or Klout ? Is your organization considered a content curator? Are you a leader or a follower? Or are social media ranking tools an example of more kool-aid mix being added to the overflowing punch bowl?

How Many Free Agents Does It Take To Change A Nonprofit Fortress?

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Networked Nonprofits are masters at: Working with “Free Agent&# fundraisers. Tags: Case Studies Fundraising Networked Nonprofit crash fortress pdf2010 shawn admed uncultured Personal Democracy Forum: Rethinking Nonprofits. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Revenue, Retention and Reactivation: Findings from the 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Report

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Download The 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Performance Report to learn more about the 6% revenue growth and other key performance indicators of annual funds at more than 100 public and private institutions. 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Performance.

Click-through Rates, Compelling Links and Your End of Year Fundraising Appeal

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Reviewing the way you use links may be a good place to start – effective link copy and placement can have huge effects on click through rates and related fundraising results. The 2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study found that as click-through rates increased, so did conversion rates.

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5 Questions: Superheroes of Online Fundraising: Become a Data-Driven Strategist

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Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. Session: Superheroes of Online Fundraising: Become a Data-Driven Strategist. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? Tags: 10NTC Data NPTech sarah dijulio Fundraising

How Minnesota’s ‘Networked Nonprofits’ Raised over $10M in 1 Day!

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Note From Beth: Last year I covered Give to the Max Day and the impressive results. This year before the event Jeff Achen write a post sharing their strategy for 2010. This guest post discusses the results. Fundraising Guest Post