19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts

NetWits

The npEXPERTS e-book includes Forbes’ most influential, top bloggers, CFRE/ACFREs, animal lovers and association pros, pioneers and innovators, peer-to-peer fundraisers, and direct response agitators all in one place. If you’re looking for Fundraising Ideas you’ve come to the right place.

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29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Last week I asked the followers of @NonprofitOrgs to nominate their favorite nonprofit bloggers. This time around I limited the list to individuals bloggers, rather than blogs maintained by associations, publications, PR firms, etc. The 29 nonprofit bloggers below are posted in reverse alphabetical order, all equally valuable. Amy Sample Ward: @amyrsward from London, England. Blog: Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPTech.

Trending Sources

Happy Birthday Amy Sample Ward!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today is Amy Sample Ward's Birthday! Amy is also one of the awesome bloggers who is helping to promote the Sharing Foundation's America's Giving Challenge, along with Michele Martin , Roger Carr, Rebecca Krause Hardie , and more. Happy Birthday!

Nonprofit Technology Link Love

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Nonprofit Technology Link Love July 30, 2008 Here are posts from a small sampling of bloggers I regularly read: Holly Ross shows her geek cred in a great post about DNS. Amy Sample Ward let’s us know how to give green.

Congrats to Amy Sample Ward! Now Writing for the Stanford Social Review!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Me and Amy Sample Ward at NTC. I've been a fan of Amy Sample Ward 's blog since she started it last year. Almost a month ago, Amy was invited to be a blogger for the Stanford Information Review. We both got NTennies at the NTEN member luncheon.

Tools for Blogger

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

So I started trolling the net for new ideas and sample scripts for improving my Blogger site. Blogger Templates. BloggerHacks is has a couple great additions to blogger down as javaScript.

The Art of Saying Thank you: Amy Sample Ward, Darren Barefoot, and Michele Martin

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Amy Sample Ward put the Global Giving Widget on her Facebook profile. Are you a blogger? My first job in the nonprofit field over 28 years ago was in development office at the New England Conservatory and later at the Boston Symphony.

Seven Ways to Make Sure Your Blog Gets Noticed

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It’s every blogger’s nightmare. Over the last six years since our founding, MomsRising has worked with hundreds of bloggers and has learned how to strategically use social media to ensure that key audiences don’t miss compelling posts. Flickr Photo by alshepmcr.

America's Giving Challenge Days: Bloggers Campaign!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I can't do this alone and that's why I'm asking my blogger friends to join me and in helping to raise money to help the many children who are touched by the Sharing Foundation's programs. These bloggers are also helping out with posts, adding the widget to their side bar, and encouraging readers/friends to contribute: Roger Carr, Everyday Giving Blog Michael Pick, Screencaster Rebecca Krause-Hardie, Pema Ts'al Amy Jussel, Shaping Youth Darren Barefoot, DB.com (Buy his book!)

All you need to know about organic reach on Facebook

SocialFish

Sample laugh out loud quote: “Is organic reach dropping because Facebook is trying to make more money? Short version: Sigh. This situation only hurts nonprofits.

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Do Good Blogger Sampler and Other Blogging Links

Have Fun - Do Good

It's just a sampler of do good bloggers (please don't be sad if I didn't include you, it's a sampler ), links to blog search engines, links to blog feed readers, and links to blog software platforms.

[Survey] Nonprofit Content Marketing – Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends for 2015

Connection Cafe

A Few Sample Content Marketing Research Questions. – Frank Barry is the Director of Digital Marketing at Blackbaud and blogger at npNGAGE. Content marketing isn’t a widely used term in the not for profit world. On the other hand, nonprofits produce and use content all the time in order to connect with their supporters! What gives? We’re not sure, but we want to find out! And we need your help to make that happen. Take the short survey.

[Survey] Nonprofit Content Marketing – Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends for 2015

Connection Cafe

A Few Sample Content Marketing Research Questions. – Frank Barry is the Director of Digital Marketing at Blackbaud and blogger at npNGAGE. Content marketing isn’t a widely used term in the not for profit world.

3 Analytics Terms for Success

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. Think of a 95% confidence interval as an indication that if you were to take 100 different samples from the same population, the test would "outperform" the control in about 95 of the samples. SAMPLE. We often use history to predict the future.

Two Free E-Books for Nonprofits on Fundraising, Marketing, and Content Strategies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The npEXPERTS e-book includes Forbes’ most influential, top bloggers, CFRE/ACFREs, animal lovers and association pros, pioneers and innovators, peer-to-peer fundraisers and direct response agitators, online fundraising experts and direct mail gurus all in one place.

ICYMI: What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

How this has been used in hip hop: using two turntables that extended the breaks on a record – led to sampling and looping. LISTEN: – LL COOL J samples. Like a DJ, but working with images, and text, and stories, and information instead of samples and sounds.

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Tips & Tricks from the Trenches

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. Add a few sample records and then go to town on your customizations. Based on the Summit session she's leading right now, the following blog post is written by Judi Sohn.

Six Steps to Plan a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign

Frogloop

Readers of Care2's Frogloop blog love that our blogger in chief, Allyson Kapin always has her fingers on the pulse of the most current news, research, and best practices in nonprofit technology, online advocacy, fundraising, and social media.

Where are the twenty-something or GEN-Y Bloggers Who Are Writing About Social Change and Nonprofits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Julia Smith, who blogs at the idealist and was in the room asked "Where are the twenty something/millennial bloggers writing about social change, activism, and nonprofits?" There are lots of twenty-something bloggers and gen-y bloggers. but I couldn't find an extensive list of twenty-something bloggers who focus on nonprofits, social change, and social action. Amy Sample Ward. He is a terrific blogger, knows his beat, and very generous too.

How To Humanize Your Business

SocialFish

Come join me at Blogworld & New Media Expo New York on June 5, where Jamie and I will be presenting this session with a GREAT guest panelist – Amy Sample Ward , Membership Director at NTEN. Network with other bloggers and influencers. and Jamie and me!

Social Media: You're Probably Doing It Wrong

Frogloop

Join me, Allyson Kapin, Co-founder of Rad Campaign and Blogger-in-Chief of Care2''s Frogloop blog and Amy Sample Ward, Membership Director of NTEN for this free webinar. and serves as the Blogger-In-Chief for Care2''s top-ranked nonprofit communications blog, Frogloop. Let''s be honest, social media is progressing and changing every single day and most people don''t have the time to keep up with the most effective way to do social media.

Show Your Mama Some Love

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit tech and social change bloggers are supporting the campaign with these inspiring posts. Amy Sample Ward: Can Love Change The World?

[SLIDES] What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

How this has been used in hip hop: using two turntables that extended the breaks on a record – led to sampling and looping. LISTEN: – LL COOL J samples. Like a DJ, but working with images, and text, and stories, and information instead of samples and sounds.

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Best Tips to Rock your Online Presence

Frogloop

Note , this was adapted from the book Social Change Anytime Everywhere by Amy Sample Ward and I. Cycle through a combination of blog authors and guest bloggers from within your organization, board members, influencers, etc.

Good News for Giving 2.0: Your Organization’s Champions Are Your Most Valuable Resource

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I attended Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen ‘s Giving 2.0 book launch at Stanford University with my children, Harry and Sara. The book’s message is simple.

Lean, Mean Blogging Machines - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

put together a "Beltway Bloggers Boot Camp" scheduled for today, November 13 from 1:00 p.m. Update on Friday, November 17, 2006 at 02:59PM by Jordan Wait Well we did it - we managed to tough it out and graduate from Blogger Bootcamp.

User-Generated Content: Ask Your Questions on Nonprofits Live!

Tech Soup Blog

Explore common pitfalls and ask questions of our experts including: Amy Sample Ward, NTEN Membership Director. She is also a blogger, facilitator, and trainer, having worked with groups and spoken at events in the US, UK, and around the world. Nonprofits Live: User-Generated Content Thursday, November 17, 10 a.m. Pacific time Hashtag: #NPLive RSVP. Are you considering a photo or video campaign for your organization?

G+: So much harder to stalk

GroundWire

Read what other people are saying about Google +: Security and Control: Early Thoughts on Google+, Amy Sample Ward. Google Rebrands Blogger and Picassa to make way for Google + , Read Write Web Oh my gawd! Google’s new social media space, Google + , is getting a test drive right now with a limited launch, stirring up the usual frenzy.

Do you have a brand strategy?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A fellow Blogger, Debbie Laskey, shared these keen insights with me: “A brand strategy is the ultimate business strategy and often the least understood." Good Sample Business Principles Do you have a brand strategy?

Tara Sophia Mohr, Wise Living: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The third guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is by Tara Sophia Mohr. Tara is a coach, and personal growth teacher. Her work focuses on helping women play big and lead.

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How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

“Amy Sample Ward&# or “Billy Bicket&# - putting this in the search term area of the alert means that any time Billy’s name (the NetSquared Director) or my own (the NetSquared Global Community Development Manager) is mentioned online, I will get alerted.

Emily Goligoski, The SanFranista: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The fifth guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is Emily Goligoski. Emily is a w riter and digital strategist who blogs as TheSanFranista. She produces tech entrepreneurship content for the organization Women 2.0 and teaches yoga in San Francisco.

How to Thank Your Donors: Stop Focusing on the Money!

BoardAssist

That’s the advice we got this week from guest blogger Amy Eisenstein, a top fundraising consultant who has generously shared her terrific advice with our readers this week. A Sample Stewardship Plan. Stop thinking of your donors as ATM machines and really focus on them as people.

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Jamie Ridler, Creative Living: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The seventh guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is Jamie Ridler. Jamie is a creative living coach and the director of Jamie Ridler Studios.

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Desiree Adaway, Global Service and Leadership: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The sixth guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is Desiree Adaway. Desiree is a consultant, strategist, coach, storyteller and explorer.

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Jen Louden, Savor and Serve: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The third guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is by Jen Louden. Jen Louden is a best-selling author, retreat creator, and Comfort Queen turned activity catalyst. She's just started a one year experiment in savoring and serving the world.

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Wendy Harman, Social Media Maven, How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The second guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is Wendy Harman. Wendy is a listener, innovator, online community member, information synthesizer, big picture thinker, and Director of Social Media for the American Red Cross.

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

View more presentations from Amy Sample Ward. Not just monitoring twitter or tracking who the influential reporters and bloggers are that discuss our programs or issues.

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Google+ for Nonprofits and Libraries? Maybe

Tech Soup Blog

In addition to my looking into Google+, many bloggers in the nonprofit sector have also been checking it out and listing its advantages and disadvantages. Most of the reviews are positive, with a few bloggers not ready to commit yet. Do Library Bloggers Like Google+?

Christine Egger, In Conversation: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The third blogger in this run of the Have Fun, Do Good guest post series is the wonderfully wise, Christine Egger. Christine is a facilitator, network weaver, and catalyst.