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.

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.

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.

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.

Livestream Fundraising 101: What is Livestream Fundraising?

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There has been a lot of buzz lately around “livestream fundraising” but what exactly does that phrase mean? It turns out that adding the phrase “fundraising” into the mix is when things get a little more complicated. . Recently, I was able to spend two days with 24 nonprofit leaders either successfully running livestream fundraising campaigns or actively looking to start one of these programs. Organizational Livestream Fundraising.

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.

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

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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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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 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

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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.

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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EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

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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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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.

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.

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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8 Online Social Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

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By Gary Wohlfeill , Director of Marketing at CrowdRise , who works with partners to develop highly engaging fundraising campaigns and leads the marketing team in developing the CrowdRise brand. But what exactly is social fundraising? . Move offline activities online.

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

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5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign guest post by Sourabh Sharma. We’ve learned a great deal in the past four years but one of the greatest lessons we’ve learned is summed up into five ways to build and activate a community for your cause.

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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 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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[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.

Diversifying Fundraising Programs: A Q&A with the CEO of Emancipet

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In the Blackbaud Institute’s report, The Right Mix , Anne Wallestad spoke about the Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness framework that quantifies the risk associated with a lack of diversification in fundraising.

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

7 Fall Fundraiser Ideas

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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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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 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.

A Guide To Facebook Activism

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(Hat tip: Jessica Dheere, Project Director, Social Media Exchange, Beirut) for pointing to this excellent resource - A DigiActive Introduction to Facebook Activism. Facebook isn't designed for activism. And this is also the case for fundraising.

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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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.

What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

This year's report addressed issues such as email list growth and churn, the rise of monthly giving, and the impact of social media's peer-to-peer fundraising for nonprofits. Open rates, fundraising click-through rates and page completion rates for both fundraising and advocacy all went down.

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 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 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%.

Elevating Employee Voice with Social Fundraising

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Social fundraising has grown to include individual driven peer-to-peer fundraising, crowdfunding and more. As companies look to evolve their CSR strategies to speak to the modern workforce, social fundraising can offer an element of transformational engagement.

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