Top 12 Social Media Insights for Nonprofits in 2012


The 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report was released at 12NTC yesterday and it’s already stirring up discussions about how nonprofits are leveraging social networks as part of their fundraising and communications strategy.

2012 PANO Annual Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Date : April 16-17, 2012. This session will provide an overview of the latest research on social networking and online fundraising and provide some guidelines and best practices to get you started today. presentation Presentations from 2012 fundraising panoac2012 reports research socialmediaLocation : Harrisburg, PA. Topic : Using Social Media to Tell Your Story and Raise Funds.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

Social Media Fundraising, Obama and the 2012 Presidential Election


… Online Fundraising Social Media event fundraising fundraising nonprofit social media Peer to Peer Fundraising social media for non profits Social Media for Nonprofits Social Media StrategyPresident Barack Obama raised nearly $410 million dollars through individual contributions in 2008.

12 Nonprofit Reads for 2012

Connection Cafe

In no particular order, here they are, 12 in 2012: books that nonprofit/marketing/fundraising nerds like us should give a gander. The Art & Science of Multi-Channel Fundraising : An e-book with the latest and greatest best practices and case studies. Author: Cheryl Black.

Org 282

2012 Convio Benchmark Study

Connection Cafe

In fact, over the past five or six years, online fundraising has grown at a similar rate to retail e-commerce, good news for nonprofits. Author: Vinay Bhagat. The sixth annual Convio Online Marketing Benchmark Index Study is now officially released.

Convio 251

2012 Year-End Fundraising Email Analysis


Despite the trend that additional emails have helped increase the total number of transactions without compromising open rates, the 2012 results told a slightly different story. Email Marketing Interactive Online Fundraising eMail marketing end of year fundraising fundraising online giving

Nonprofits Value a Facebook Like at $214.81


While we were there, Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge released the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. Don’t forget to download the complete 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report.

Kick-Start Fundraising in 2012

Connection Cafe

But with 2012 in full swing, it’s time to harness the momentum you created with year-end supporters to kick-start fundraising in the new year. To ramp up, here are a few tips you can put in practice today (from Convio’s guide, Utilize Year-End Momentum: Kick-Start 2012 Fundraising ) with no major overhauling required. Author: Jennifer Atkins. Are you still reeling from the holidays? You’re not alone.

Pledge 144

2012: The Year of Putting the “Constituent” in CRM

Connection Cafe

2012 was a year of emphasizing (or re-emphasizing) how to put the constituent at the center of the equation- not just for how the nonprofit views them and their constituent record/activity- but how they interact with them in a two way relationship.

Kick-start Your Year End Fundraising with Two Persuasive Techniques


Year end fundraising is a big deal. About one-third of all charitable giving … Online Fundraising end of year fundraising event fundraising Friends Asking Friends fundraising kickstarter peer-to-peer fundraising persuasion scarcity Social Fundraising social proof

Key Findings from 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry Report

Connection Cafe

The 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry report shows that globally nonprofits believe their successful with multiple engagement over a period of time results is greater results. Fundraising Retention global trends Multichannel Fundraising Research nonprofit research

Outlook for Fundraising in 2012

Wild Apricot

If you're curious about the outlook for fundraising this year, here's a round-up of recent research reports and predictions on the future of fundraising in 2012. Fundraising

4 Fascinating Facts about Online Fundraising (and some ideas to help boost your fundraising results)


If you had to guess how much charitable giving grew in 2012, what … Online Fundraising 2012 Charitable Giving Report by Blackbaud fundraising best practices fundraising ideas fundraising tips

Ideas 205

Predictions for Nonprofit Fundraising Technology in 2012

Robert Weiner

NTEN published my somewhat snarky predictions for nonprofits' use of fundraising technologies in 2012. Advancement Services Fundraising IT Management Mobile Communications Nonprofit Management Nonprofit Technology NTEN Online Fundraising Social Media Web Web 2.0My overall predictions are that most things will be pretty much the same as last year (and 2010 and 2009, etc.): many nonprofits will struggle with out-of-date systems.

Do-it-Yourself Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Do-it- yourself (DIY) fundraising campaigns are rapidly expanding revenue opportunities for nonprofits. They aren’t replacing traditional peer-to-peer fundraising events, but they are giving donors and fundraisers more options to make a difference.

The Real ROI on Fundraising with Social Media

Connection Cafe

As your organization develops its social media and fundraising strategies, don’t forget to provide your fundraisers tips on how they can use social media to fundraise!

ROI 274

The Surprising Truth About Online Donors and Offline Fundraising


Download the full Multichannel Fundraising Report. to learn more about the turn to online fundraising, the need for a multichannel approach and how direct mail is still alive and well. They feel they’ve found the secret fundraising sauce.

11 Fascinating Facts About Online Fundraising That Will Inspire You to Action


… Online Fundraising 2011 online Blackbaud Social FundraisingIs your nonprofit raising money on it’s website? I’m guessing the answer is yes.

Action 212

2012 Heroes With A Heart Awards

Robert Weiner

Applications for all Heroes with a Heart grant awards open on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 and close Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at midnight. Finalists will appear on the CTK Facebook page for public voting during April and winners will be announced on May 1, 2012.

Award 161

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


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.

Online 242

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


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.

Money 239

5 Ways to Empower Your Crowdsource Fundraisers


It’s also spreading around the fundraising and nonprofit world. Some people are starting to call it “Crowdsource Fundraising” But haven’t we been doing “crowdsourcing” for a little longer than 5 years in the event fundraising space?

7 Secrets to Increasing Online Fundraising Results and Wowing Donors


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?

Creating a Development Army: The Next BIG Thing in Fundraising


As fundraisers we are always looking for new and innovative ways to increase donations. It’s not surprising that one of the questions I get asked most from the nonprofits I work with is “ what’s next in fundraising ?” billion from these fundraisers.

Create 211

Top 3 Fundraising New Year’s Resolutions

Connection Cafe

Annual Fund Stewardship Donor Acquisition donor retention fundraisingThere are three - yes just three! ways we raise more money. And you can do them all.

How to Turn Regular People Into Fundraising Pro’s in 3.5 Minutes


FMSC is doing something that every nonprofit who runs an event fundraising program should do. The thing that turns regular people into fundraising pro’s. Training (Event Fundraisers). Are we making it easy for fundraisers to participate? “Go and do Good!”.

People 212

Boost Online Fundraising with Mid-Year Revenue Spikes


Download the complete 2011 Online Giving 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. Online Fundraising 2011 Online Giving Report by Blackbaud Blackbaud

Online 235

Best Practices to Kickoff 2012 Online Fundraising


When is the last time you sat down and analyzed your donation page completion rates - meaning the number of people who clicked to your donate page from an online fundraising appeal but did not complete the donation? The Overachiever's Guide to Online Fundraising: 9 Steps to Kick Start 2012.

Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!


Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. They work because we know that very successful peer to peer participants exhibit behavior that correlates to higher fundraising.

Mind 202

Book Review and Giveaway: The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising

Amy Sample Ward

Well, it isn’t always about fundraising. Johnson’s new book, The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising. Gem #1 – Put fundraising in your mission. Fundraising should have a clear role in helping you meet that mission.

Review 215

#GivingTuesday Strategies For Event Fundraising

Connection Cafe

In case you haven’t heard yet, Thanksgiving is earlier than normal this year, … Emerging Events Event Fundraising Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Social / Mobile #GivingTuesday #nptech event fundraising fundraising Non-Profit nonprofit social media Peer to Peer Fundraising Strategy

P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

Connection Cafe

The term peer-to-peer fundraising or P2P fundraising describes a style of fundraising where … Emerging Events Event Fundraising Peer-to-Peer Fundraising fundraising individual fundraising virtual events

The 2012 Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits


PublishDate: April 2012. This handy reference covers all the different types of software that might be useful to you—and we just updated it for 2012. How do you choose software for your nonprofit?

#GivingTuesday Online Donations Up 90% from 2012

Connection Cafe

Online sites, email campaigns, and social media had a much bigger emphasis on #GivingTuesday than in 2012. Online giving on #GivingTuesday 2013 was up 90% compared to 2012. million processed on #GivingTuesday in 2012. in 2012.

8 Steps to Writing Successful Fundraising Appeals

Connection Cafe

No matter how digitally savvy you are, if you want to be successful in fundraising you need to come to grips with the fact that fundraising letters work. Direct Mail direct mail direct mail fundraising end of year fundraising fundraising appeals

It’s Results that Matter in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

If you remember nothing else from reading this post, remember this: It’s the … Annual Fund Direct Mail Fundraising #nptech end of year fundraising fundraising Online Fundraising writing for fundraising

Priming Your Board for Fundraising

Connection Cafe

When we think about having a strong fundraising board it can be tempting to think about filling your board with lots of big name individuals that you expect to write huge checks. Fundraising the board member performs on behalf of the organization. Author: Rachel Muir.

How Online Fundraising, Gamification and Social Media Helped Raise over $2 Million Dollars in One Day


And because fundraising continues to shift from offline to online nonprofits are faced with a growing need to find new and innovative ways to do fundraising through online sources. One-day fundraising events (i.e. Making Online and Social Fundraising the Focus.

Raise 216

A Cornucopia of Ways to Support Independent Fundraising Events


This year, one of the strongest fundraising trends we’ve seen is for nonprofits to cultivate “third … Emerging Events Event Fundraising nonprofit-trends Online Fundraising Peer-to-Peer Fundraising event fundraising event fundraising tips Friends Asking Friends independent fundraising events Peer to Peer Fundraising

The 12 Nonprofit Tech TwtPolls of 2012

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Hardly thorough as a research method, the TwtPolls do however present some basic information about what trends were popular in 2012 and clues as to which #NPTech trends should be prioritized in 2013. December 2012 [1,295 Views] Have you viewed your nonprofits website on a tablet or smartphone?

Tech 78

Online Fundraising and 3 Reasons to Start a Recurring Gift Program


Guest post by Bill Connors , author of Fundraising with The Raiser’s Edge: A Non-Technical Guide. — Recurring Giving - The #1 way to create steady fundraising revenue. It is among the most cost-effective long-term fundraising methods that exist today.

Gift 206

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


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.

Online Findings from the 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry Report

Connection Cafe

Fundraising fundraising Online Fundraising SONIThe State of the Nonprofit Industry report shows that online giving through the website or email marketing was small but growing.