Activating the Millennial Generation

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Thankfully, thousands of movements are successfully activating Millennial cause enthusiasts, converting them into donors , volunteers and outspoken advocates for a cause. Nonprofit News Advocacy cause enthusiasts future of fundraising MCON millennials

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Nurture Online Efforts with Offline Activities

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When we discuss peer-to-peer fundraising our focus often is on the online components; however, the offline activities surrounding our event allow us to improve relationships and connections with our supporters, thus potentially improving our online outcomes.

AI for Fundraising Today: Voice Activated Fundraising & Chat Bots for Giving

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit , and I are actively researching the use of Artificial Intelligence to better understand what nonprofits need to know about artificial intelligence to future proof their programs, marketing, and fundraising strategies?

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 84: A Recipe for Hashtag Activism

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But not every campaign is so effective, and social media activism can be polarizing and difficult to manage. Topics Discussed in This Episode: When social media activism is powerful and when it is not. It’s clear that social media can be a powerful tool for social good.

From Prospective Student to Active Alumni: Engagement Fosters Lifelong Support

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Faculty engage her both inside and outside the classroom by providing feedback on assignments, encouraging her to step outside her comfort zone to acquire new skills, recommending extracurricular activities , and checking in on the progress she’s making towards her goals.

P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

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Peer-to-peer fundraising or P2P fundraising is a style of fundraising where an organization recruits supporters to solicit donations from their friends and family on behalf of that nonprofit. Your supporters expect fundraising tools that are accessible via a mobile device.

Getting Started with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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Peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns are popping up everywhere as they continue to grow in popularity. By now, most people have encountered several peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns whether they realize it or not. Peer-to-peer fundraiser. Peer-to-peer fundraiser. Donating to a friend’s Facebook Birthday Fundraiser ? Peer-to-peer fundraiser! sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 107: The State of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising. What Is Peer-to-Peer Fundraising?

Fundraising at the Speed of Life

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Maybe you’ve felt the effects of reduced alumni participation, or maybe you’re worried about the sustainability of a fundraising model that draws wealth from a few, volatile sources. For most fundraisers, it’s a dream. The future of fundraising.

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Web the new frontier for activism -

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Web the new frontier for activism - : I had been skeptical of social networking and didn't have a compelling personal reason to use it. Also, it's massively more efficient in cost and labor than traditional fundraising efforts So if you told me two years ago I'd be writing this op-ed, I'd have told you that you were nuts. But that marathon campaign changed my mind. People started coming to us for tips on how to recreate our success.

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Statewide Online Fundraising: GiveMN Surpasses $50 Million - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

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Statewide Online Fundraising: GiveMN Surpasses $50 Million - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy. : One of only two statewide, year-round online giving platforms, GiveMN hit a milestone this week by surpassing $50 million in giving. The amount was raised for more than 6,200 nonprofits in the state from 150,000 Minnesotans over a period of two and a half years

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Current Online Activities in Asia-Pacific Nonprofits


64% of organisations actively raise funds online. If you place importance on online fundraising, ensure that your fundraising team has input into your website. What can your fundraisers bring to the mix that your marketing and communications teams may have overlooked?

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them. But it isn’t enough to have a rough idea of messaging, an incomplete timeline, some scheduled tweets, and an arbitrary fundraising goal.

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The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about. Rising email spam rates Many nonprofits depend on email as the backbone of their digital fundraising programs. fundraising nonprofit tools

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How Fundraisers Can Use a Social Norms Approach to Increase Giving

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Many fundraisers can attest to the power of social norms. The report offers several key findings that fundraisers can leverage to tap into social norms — a powerful fundraising force. . . Facebook Fundraisers are a great example, too.

44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

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Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. It requires the right combination of fundraising expertise, engaged staff members, and savvy technology. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Offer rewards for fundraising levels achieved.

Leveraging Petitions for Online Fundraising

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Across our nonprofit clients, petitions have helped organizations engage their audiences – and more importantly, they’ve been serious fundraising tools in their own right by using upsells to solicit donations immediately after the recipient takes action, when they’re most ready to give.

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Infographic: The Future of Social Activism


Check out this great infographic below "The Future of Social Activism" that illustrates how Millennials are supporting social justice issues. Marketing Research Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Online Marketing Online Organizing Social Networking Technology Trends Volunteering Web 2.0

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8 Best Practices for Nonprofit Event Fundraising

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Okay, so you’ve decided you’re going to throw a nonprofit fundraising event… virtual high fives. For example, are you looking to target volunteers, fundraisers, or even VIP donors? . 6) Add social fundraising to your event. Ready to grow your fundraising event ?

AI-Driven Fundraising Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Network For Good hosted a virtual conference today called “ Fundraise Like Netflix: Engaging Donors in a Subscription-Driven World ,” that included several hours of online presentations about strategy and tools for getting repeat donors.

While No “Holy Grail,” Razoo Reports Fundraising Success - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

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While No “Holy Grail,” Razoo Reports Fundraising Success - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy. Razoo, a platform providing online giving methods and solutions to nonprofit organizations, has been the driving behind 15 “Give to the Max” events across the country.

How Are Your Participants Fundraising Online?

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In my previous posts, I shared how NEXT Worldwide and AIDS Arms encourage their participants to use centralized fundraising tools, but how do you know if your participants are using these tools? Are your participants personalizing their fundraising page with their own story and image?

The Convergence of Social Activism, Donations, and Social Media: Episodic Giving In A Post Truth World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the US, we have witnessed the emergence of what has been dubbed “Rage Fundraising,” a surge in episodic giving to nonprofits after the election and it continues in reaction to the current US President’s policies, actions and tweets. Fundraising

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Did he engage with a recent fundraising email? Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a blowout affair, your donor management software is also an important tool you can use when planning a fundraising soiree for Marta and her f ellow major donors.

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[New Report] 3 Key Findings for University Fundraising

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Blackbaud recently released its fifth annual Charitable Giving Report, and it offers major lessons for institutions of higher education looking to increase fundraising capacity over the coming years. Online Fundraising is Creating Big Opportunities for Schools.

Best Fundraising Blogs LIst

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Another interesting Top Fundraising Blog list. Best Fundraising Blogs LIst : "Moreover, some experts consider you can’t be a successful fundraiser unless you have a gift for this crucial nonprofit activity. Do you want to learn how to more about fundraising? If yes, then your solution is you need to read and follow fundraising blogs." 'via This one from Fundlio.

7 Fall Fundraiser Ideas

NonProfit Hub

With a new season upon us, we present you with seven wallet-friendly fall fundraiser ideas that will help you meet your #GivingTuesday goals and get you into the spirit of the most charitable (and the spookiest) season of the year! Featured Fundraising

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7 Techniques for Event Fundraising Success


Register for our monthly Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Starting too late tends to result in participants raising an average of 27 percent less online than if they were given six months or more to fundraise.

Year-End Giving Prep: 21 FAQs Answered by Fundraising Experts

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Recently, Brock Warner (Senior Manager, Fundraising at War Child) and I hosted a webinar regarding end of year fundraising for nonprofits —the things we need to stop doing and things we should be doing instead. What are the 5 W’s for a fundraising appeal?

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time. Follow these steps to make sure your event is a fundraising success rather than a financial flop. Set a Fundraising Goal. fundraising donors Development

Fundraising Ideas to Reverse the Trend of Declining Email Response Rates


It contains online fundraising, advocacy, email, social, and mobile results from 55 U.S.-based Nonprofits often use this study to benchmark their own online activities and fundraising ideas. Make sure to check out these email fundraising ideas.

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5 Fundraising Resolutions for 2016

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The same trends that are changing the world around us at a rapidly accelerating rate are impacting the fundraising profession in new and exciting ways. In 2016, fundraisers will need to focus on tying the impact of gifts to the cause itself in order to retain and gain supporters.

Your Small Staff Can Make a Big Impact Using Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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So, you’ve seen the fundraisers that your friends and organizations are doing on your social media feed. Others are combining their fundraising with a fitness challenge or some other personal goal or celebration. What is Peer-to-Peer Fundraising? Your friends who are asking for contributions for a cause they care about are doing something called “peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising.” Download the 2019 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study. What is DIY Fundraising?

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3 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Ideas for Higher Ed Institutions

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Recently Blackbaud UK’s Customer Engagement Director Dan Keyworth spoke at the Global Leaders Summit about Social Fundraising for Educational Institutions. He highlighted three different peer-to-peer fundraising opportunities specifically for higher education institutions.

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Hospital Marketing and Fundraising: A Dynamic Duo

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Pairing your hospital marketing and fundraising teams is one of the best ways to ensure that you work smarter. Here are three quick illustrations of how you can activate this dynamic duo: Integrate messaging: Marketing and fundraising communications should share a common agenda and voice. Share stories: Stories are the common currency between fundraising and marketing. Marketing and fundraising can go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Put a Fitbit on Your Event Fundraiser

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Although I’m a pretty active person, my day job has me tied to the desk and, therefore, pretty sedentary. A couple of months ago, on top of my training I made a commitment to move more and be conscious about my overall habits when it comes to activity, diet and even sleeping.

Using Social Science to Strengthen Your Fundraising

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At its core, fundraising is a persuasive craft. While fundraising communications are often counterintuitive to people outside of the field, the reality is that it most of its best practices are grounded in time-tested techniques and principles of classical rhetoric ?defined

Performing Arts Fundraising: How to Target Life-Long Supporters

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Fortunately, there is a way to help you target your marketing and arts fundraising resources and begin fostering relationships with potential donors. These prospects are actively giving significant gifts to other organizations and they are in your audience pool waiting to be found.

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EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends. Fundraisers fuel our clients’ important causes.

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The Secret to Achieving 3X Better Fundraising Results [INFOGRAPHIC]


If you’ve been in the nonprofit industry for a while, you’ve likely heard that “direct mail is dead” or that offline fundraising is on the decline. Smartphones are in everyone’s hands and social networking online has become an everyday activity for millions of people.

Online Fundraising Spotlight: Holt International

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It feels too early to think about year-end fundraising, but the truth is the campaign activities throughout the year play an important role at year-end. Annual Fund Stewardship end of year fundraising Holt International Online Fundraising

The 2 Key Elements of Successful Fundraising Campaigns


— 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%.

The 5 Rules for Supercharged Year-End Fundraising

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In working with dozens of nonprofit organizations on year-end giving programs, I have found that there are five basic rules that must guide your strategy if you want to steadily increase year-end fundraising each and every year: Rule #1: Make Sure Your Message is Consistent.

The Fundraising Trends of 2019 You Don’t Want to Miss

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If you’re looking for ways to boost your 2019 fundraising efforts for your nonprofit organization, you’re in the right place. Here are 7 essential fundraising trends that you shouldn’t miss in 2019. Fundraising plans in 2019 are using this to their advantage.

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