How Baltimore Became the Most Generous City in America on Giving Tuesday

Connection Cafe

With this in mind, Jamie and her team decided to do something greater for their clients and for themselves as givers, so they set their sights on building a campaign that would be meaningful for their entire city, Baltimore.

#TBT to That Time the Baltimore Ravens Taught Me an Important Lesson in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Think about the last time you wanted to make a change to your fundraising program. More often than not, fear wins when it comes to making choices about your fundraising program. . When I’m not blogging, I spend my days managing an amazingly talented team of fundraising consultants.

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Three Musts Before AFP 2015 in Baltimore

NonProfit Hub

One of our favorite nonprofit fundraising conferences is upon us—and we’re less than a week away. And although your schedule is undoubtedly chock-full right up until that flight or drive in to Baltimore, there are a few key steps you need to make sure happen before the conference.

Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a Model for Jewish Fundraising?

AFP Blog

Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a Model for Jewish Fundraising? The Facebook frenzy created by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has now been replaced by back-to-school photographs, but the results have left leading Jewish organizations asking themselves, “Is this the fundraising wave of the future?” “I I don’t believe fundraising is going in that direction,” said J.M. Schapiro, 2014-15 fundraising campaign chair for The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. -

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Enhancing the Donor Experience : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Enhancing the Donor Experience : FundRaising Success: "n her presentation at the 47th AFP International Conference on Fundraising in Baltimore earlier this month, Bridget Brandt, senior marketing manager at Sage Nonprofit Solutions, discussed some keys to creating loyal donors through their experiences with your organization.

[AFP 2015] AFP CEO and President Shares Fundraising Insight

NonProfit Hub

When you put 4,000 fundraisers at one conference, there’s a certain energy in the air—and it was infectious at AFP 2015 in Baltimore. The post [AFP 2015] AFP CEO and President Shares Fundraising Insight appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Donor Retention Featured Fundraising

The team, a little faith and fundraising success!

Connection Cafe

Last week I introduced you to my fundraising revolution. On February 3 rd the underdog won out and the Baltimore Ravens became Super Bowl champions! In 2008, the Baltimore Ravens made what some would say was an unconventional hire with they named John Harbaugh as their new Head Coach.

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Are You Counting or Are You Measuring? : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success: "Continuing our coverage of the Association of Fundraising Professionals 47th International Conference held in Baltimore last month, Steve MacLaughlin , director of Internet solutions at Blackbaud, shares his presentation, 'Everything You Need to Know About Measuring Online Results but Were Afraid to Ask.'Our Are You Counting or Are You Measuring?

Social Media Makes a Splash at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference

Connection Cafe

Last week at the 47th Annual Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference in Baltimore, online fundraising and outreach was a key issue covered throughout the event and the topic of social media was more popular than ever to this group of fundraising pros.

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season. Baltimore, Maryland: WordPress 101 and Tech Help and Consultations. Chicago, Illinois: It's Never Too Late: How Your CRM Can Save End-of-Year Fundraising. fundraising event

Reflections from #MFOM14: Email Marketing, Fundraising, and Visual Communications


On August 2-3, I attended the 5th biennial Money for Our Movements (MFOM) social justice fundraising conference in Baltimore, Maryland, convened by the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training.

#GivingTuesday Countdown: One Month to Go!

Connection Cafe

The City of Baltimore, MD, sought to unleash its philanthropic potential and be the most generous city in America. Nonprofit Fundraising #GivingTuesday end of year giving fundraising ideas fundraising tips It’s one month until #GivingTuesday. Are you ready?

#GivingZOODay Highlights #GivingTuesday for Zoos and Aquariums

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GivingZOODay is all about empowering fundraisers and marketers within the zoo and aquarium community to embolden their campaigns around the giving season. by registering here. * #GivingTuesdayTrends: A Closer Look at the Online Fundraising Impact in the United States by Steve MacLaughlin.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season! Not a fundraiser? Baltimore, Maryland: Salesforce CRM Tutorial and Free Tech Help Session!

Five Ways to Ensure Your Event Makes Headline News

Connection Cafe

They gave Dozer a ceremonial finisher medal and set up a fundraising webpage for Dozer. He became a media darling, with stories and interviews with Dozer and his owner on ESPN , the Today Show , the Baltimore Sun, and countless media outlets and blogs across the world.

#GivingTuesday: A Great Day for Business to do Good!

Connection Cafe

In Baltimore, The Charmery local ice cream shop created a custom flavor for #GivingTuesday and donated all proceeds to supporting the City’s BMoreGivesMore campaign. Research & Trends #GivingTuesday csr fundraising good philanthropy small business

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% Baltimore. Fundraising blackbuad luminate online most generous cities Online Fundraising online giving

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Stewardship at a Small NPO Starts with Gratitude

NonProfit Hub

Look out, Baltimore—there are fundraisers invading the harbor. AFP’s Fundraising Conference is in full swing this weekend and lasts until Tuesday. It’s not just about asking for money with fundraising. Donor Retention Featured Fundraising

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4 Takeaways from #AG2014 Social Media

Connection Cafe

Melissa is a Baltimore, Maryland native and graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Psychology. Nonprofit Marketing Facebook fundraising ideas non profit social media nonprofit marketing Online marketing social marketing There are 1.23 billion users on Facebook each month.

Want a Winning Volunteer Program? It’s Time to Bring in Your 12th Man.

Connection Cafe

. Melissa Mirchin is a Baltimore, Maryland native and graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Psychology. Volunteer Services Animal Welfare fundraising ideas recruitment volunteer management

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

Connection Cafe

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.

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Five Elements of Perfect Nonprofit Landing Pages

NonProfit Hub

Check out the rest of the five elements by visiting >> You can catch Jay Wilkinson at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising in Baltimore at 8:30am on Monday, March 30. He’ll discuss how to avoid fundraising’s quiet killer, donor attrition.

Don’t Let Your Good Get in the Way of Being Great

Connection Cafe

A few weeks ago in a post game press conference, Baltimore Raven safety James Ihedigbo shared this: don’t let your good get in the way of being great. Shana Masterson, one of my fabulous fundraising friends, co-hosted a fun webinar on the do’s and don’ts of email for P2P boot camp. Event Fundraising Friends Asking Amy Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Traditional Events eMail marketing email marketing best practices peer to peer boot camp

Analytics: Taking the First Step

Connection Cafe

So here are my five suggestions that will help you have a better grasp on this essential component of fundraising. There are many books available on fundraising analytics and one easy way to find them is to use your favorite search engine.

#GivingTuesday: How Sharing Best Practices Is Building A Global Philanthropic Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Giving Where They Live: There are communities and cities localizing GivingTuesday through campaigns like BMore Gives More in Baltimore , #GivingTuesday Bucks County and #GivingTuesday Philadelphia. For example, Baltimore has set a $5M goal for their city.

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6 Can’t-Miss Conferences for Nonprofits in 2018

NonProfit Hub

February 26 (Phoenix) & May 21 (Baltimore). Our friends at Bloomerang recently launched BloomCon, a unique one-day conference for fundraisers and consultants. This year there are two BloomCon events—one in Phoenix and one in Baltimore. International Fundraising Conference. One of the titans of the nonprofit conference arena is the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Fundraising Conference.

Some Social Media Advice for Conan O’Brien: Be A Giver On #GivingTuesday

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last night, Razoo, the social fundraising platform that is hosting a giving competition as part of Giving Tuesday hosted an event for SF nonprofits. For example, this year several cities, like Baltimore, are launching city-wide campaigns. Fundraising

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TeamRaiser Benchmarks are Here!

Connection Cafe

It feels good to be back in Texas after an action-packed Convio Summit in Baltimore last week! We had a great time hearing about the new and innovative ideas buzzing around the event fundraising community. If you host a fundraising event, this guide will help you understand who your peers are, how to measure the success of your event(s), and how to improve performance for each metric. Author: Noel Beebe. Howdy folks!

You Know You Want Our Tchotchkes

Connection Cafe

Causebuilding Games: Fundraising & Social Gaming Streams. Text-to-Donate Fundraising for Non-Profits. Get a Little Closer, Making Online Fundraising Personal. AFP - Association of Fundraising Professionals. This conference has over 4,000 professional fundraisers registered in 2011 and is in Chicago this year. Mark your calendar for October 3-5, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland as the Convio annual conference returns to Charm City! Author: Sally Heaven.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Fundraising. Fundraising / #casesmg / @CASEAdvance. Fundraising. Participants will acquire a foundational understanding of this increasingly important component of fundraising strategy and will be able to identify and distinguish between the most common planned giving vehicles.

2012 Community Champions Campaign: So Many 'Thank You's!


Beyond generous, this is a community that loves to connect - online and offline - so the fundraising campaign focused on just that: delivering you more local community-driven events from NTEN in 2013. We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the NTEN community is pretty amazing.

Maximizing Lifetime Value Part 1

Connection Cafe

Offering sustainers the ability to be excluded from all but the most urgent fundraising asks can be attractive. Author: Sally Heaven. This is the first post in a 2-part series I'm writing about maximizing lifetime donor value. Sustainers are where the money is. What are sustainers?

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Get ‘Em While They’re Hot: New “Convio Connector” Helps Care2’s Nonprofit Partners Connect with Donors Faster


26th) at the Convio Summit in Baltimore I joined Chris Burley of Defenders of Wildlife in a session to unveil a new online tool that Care2 built to greatly benefit our nonprofit clients. Tags: Care2 News Email Marketing Lead Generation Online Fundraising Today (Tuesday, Oct. It’s called the “Convio Connector,&# and we built it using Convio’s API.

QR Codes in Action. Five Nonprofits Share their Experiences


The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) uses QR codes in their brochures at their offline fundraising events. National Aquarium in Baltimore. The National Aquarium in Baltimore uses QR codes directly posted on their exhibits throughout the Aquarium.

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Where's the Care2 Team in October 2011?


of them, and learn about some important topics--from gamification , to multichannel fundraising , to building your supporter base --and meet our own Randy Paynter, Clint O'Brien, and Justin Perkins on each of these respective panels. We'll also have a table and plenty of Care2-ers at the Convio Summit in Baltimore, so don't be a stranger if you see us there, and make sure to ask about Care2's Convio Databridge -- it turns one year old this week! Convio Summit Baltimore, MD.

NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 8, 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Houston, TX: Master Your Crowd-Fundraising with Baltimore, MD: July Tech & Soc Change Meetup: 25 Tactics to Better Engage Constituents Online. The Internet has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to online nonprofit tech education. Webinars? Check! Tutorials?

POGO Pride

Connection Cafe

What could be better than a fabulous organization getting recognized for the important work they do by the entire Convio community during our recent Convio Summit in Baltimore ? A Venn diagram of the projects I work on in a given month would include circles for editing, fundraising, advocacy, web production, and journalism. Author: Emily Goodstein.

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What's new and cool in Convio Common Ground version 3

Judi Sohn

Finally, I'm looking forward to the Convio Summit in Baltimore, October 25-27. It's been a little over a year since I fully deployed Convio Common Ground at the Colorectal Cancer Coalition. Still no regrets. It's a great fit for us.

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Empowering Young Children through Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The world’s largest association in advancing philanthropy is probably the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in the US. In 2010, the conference was held in Baltimore, Maryland. He called fundraising ‘a noble profession’.

Join a Nonprofit Tech User Group This August

Tech Soup Blog

Victoria, Canada: Growing Your Digital Fundraising — E-Blasting 101. The power of wikipedia to drive traffic to your nonprofit was the subject of Kate Bladow ’s recent event report from Baltimore.

Dangerous/Ridiculous: Reflections on AAM

Museum 2.0

Attendees brought up questions about how they can get more involved with financial discussions in their institutions, how we can change the ways we approach fundraising, how we can think about earned income differently. who wants to stay in a houseboat next year in Baltimore?

Social Media for Social Good Events Coming to a City Near You

Tech Soup Blog

Baltimore, MD: September Tech & Soc Change Baltimore Meetup: Hands-On HTML & CSS. Surrey, Canada: Fall Fundraising: Planning your Year-end Campaign.

Join Us for Local and Virtual Events This Week With Social Media September

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is hosting a free, interactive webinar on how to harness the power of social media to drive fundraising results on September 19. Surrey, Canada: Fall Fundraising: Planning your Year-end Campaign. Social Innovation Week is coming to Baltimore.