Book Review: “Charity Case”

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Dan Pallotta’s recent TED Talk, “The way we think about charity is dead wrong” , has garnered more than 1.2 These events raised $582 million in nine years and continue to shape event fundraising across the globe.

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7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online

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Raising money for charity is such a rewarding experience, but it can be challenging even at the best of times. Everyone needs a bit of inspiration to uncover new and wacky ways to raise money for a good cause. Raise money through the power of knowledge.

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Book Review: The Crowdfunding Revolution


In this series of posts about social media books, I invite the author to share something about themselves and why they wrote the book, and what in the book might be of particular interest to association or nonprofit audiences. . so I find this book incredibly interesting.

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Book Giveaway: Nonprofit Fundraising 101 by @dheyman

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Being a Happy, Healthy Nonprofit isn’t just about your physical health, it is also about enriching your knowledge and professional development. What better way than to read a book that gives you the best practical information about an important nonprofit area – fundraising.

New Study: How Much Money Do Peer-to-Peer Fundraisiers Raise For Charity?


Combined, these organizations hosted more than 44,000 events and raised more than $1 billion online. This begs the question, who is really raising money? And just how much are these individuals raising? In the book Social Change Anytime Everywhere , that I co-wrote with Amy Sample Ward of NTEN, we disucss the pyschology of fundraising. The more you ask people to suffer, the more money you will raise for charity events.

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7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online


Think your nonprofit has tried every possible way to raise money for their good work? 7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online. Raising money for charity is such a rewarding experience, but it can be challenging even at the best of times. Open a Charity Store.

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#12DaysOfGiving Charity Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It’s been almost five years since my first foray into social fundraising to raise money from my friends and followers to send a young woman, Leng Sopharath to college. 12 Outstanding Charities. donation on Crowdrise to any or all of the diverse group of incredible charities here.

A Networked Fundraiser: charity:water Waterforward

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from charity: water on Vimeo. I first heard about this unique fundraiser when I interviewed charity:water’s Paull Young. WaterForward was the brainchild of Michael Birch, one of charity:water’s supporters and formerly the founder of Bebo. How WaterForward works.

Crowdfunding Controversies and How They Impact Nonprofits and Charities - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup

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Crowdfunding Controversies and How They Impact Nonprofits and Charities - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup : I''ve donated to some weird crowdfunding campaigns. I supported a vegan food truck, a book about metal dudes and their cats, a rescued chihuahua''s hip surgery, and an iPhone case with a built-in taser. I''ve also donated to personal fundraisers, where my friends are raising money for a pet project or trying to pay off a large medical bill.

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Rethinking Books: Buy A Good Book for A Good Cause

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Not too long ago Seth Godin announced on his blog that he was going to reinvent the way books were published and read with The Domino Project. In his words: The notion of the paper book as merely a package for information is slowly becoming obsolete.

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Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Raises $1.5 Million for Humane Society

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” On her post-Oscar live episode of “The Ellen Degeneres Show” on Monday (March 3), Ellen shared that Samsung was, in fact, donating $3 million to charity since they’d gotten so much exposure at the Oscars. If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever.

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How Should Funders Evaluate Charities?


The three powerhouses, Guidestar, Charity Navigator, and Better Business Bureau, that foundations, philanthropists, and donors use to seek out information and ratings about nonprofits released an open letter to the nonprofit and foundation world yesterday. They stated that donors should not measure a charity’s performance based on overhead expenses. Reviewing this data can be helpful at times in ensuring charity accountability.

Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

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charity: water , a nonprofit that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, is leading the way when it comes to redefining nonprofit marketing; they are exceptional at inbound marketing, focusing on creating powerful content to inspire people to join their cause.

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

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E-Book #1: Fundraising and Marketing Tips for Nonprofits. But most of all, within this e-book resides the wisdom of a group of individuals who have dedicated their lives to making the world a better place by using their talents to make a real difference. Want to Raise Money Online?

Book Giveaway: Inbound Marketing Book (and some advice)

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I discovered it because of a charity challenge they're running on Twitter to raise awareness of their book, plus raise some money to help Room To Read. Now, a few critical thoughts about their charity challenge.

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[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: The Nature Conservancy

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Of all the mass communications tools your organization is using (website e-newsletters, social networking sites, mobile), which is resulting in the most online dollars being raised (directly or indirectly)? Related Links: Book Research & Interviews. ? Book Tour ?. ?

Twitter for Dummies: Nominate A Charity to Receive Proceeds - I nominated one of the first Charities to raise money using Twitter.

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Laura Fitton (aka @pistachio ) the Twitter for Dummies site where folks are contributing ideas and tips to help write the book. In addition, 10% of the proceeds will benefit a charity to be nominated by the community. Was that the first a charity used Twitter for fundraising?

And the Twitterville Book Winners Are.

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That's some of the schwag and a copy of Shel Israels's Twitterville that I purchased at last night's #tbash , the launch party for the book. Shel Israel donated three books. Okay, so if you've read this far, you'll notice that there are still four books that haven't been given away.

Crowdfunding Controversies and How They Impact Nonprofits and Charities

Tech Soup Blog

I supported a vegan food truck, a book about metal dudes and their cats, a rescued chihuahua's hip surgery, and an iPhone case with a built-in taser. CauseVox is tailored for nonprofits and charities with 24/7 customer support for crowdfunding newbies (and pros!).

How the American Childhood Cancer Organization Used Crowdfunding to Raise Over $43,000!

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Since then ACCO has continued to be wildly successful through a total of 7 Teespring campaigns, raising over $27,000! Their current September campaign has been the most successful ever, having raised over $15,600 with still a week left in the campaign.

Keynote from My Charity Connects Conference at NetChange Week

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My Charity Connect: Netchange Week. Last week, I was in NYC to deliver a keynote with Allison Fine about our book, The Networked Nonprofit. I stayed the weekend to travel to Toronto, to give a keynote on Monday morning at the My Charity Connects Conference.

9 Tips to Raise Cash Online: Lessons from research into the sustainability of internet-based resource development

ASU Lodestar Center

Fundraising is an undeniable part of the nonprofit sector, particularly for 501(c)(3) public charities. Younger generations have been raised with it and on it. The most successful social media fundraising is done for problems with immediate, time-sensitive solutions like disaster relief or book drives. posted by Kevin Godfrey Academic Advisor, Rio Salado Community College. Adjunct Professor, Grand Canyon University.

Your Donor-Centered Appeal Letter Checklist


I want to see you raise as much money as possible! Gail’s book, Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action (Wiley/AFP) is the “gold standard guide to building successful fundraising boards.” . charity donors philanthropy

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Book Giveaway: Twitterville by Shel Israel (140 Characters of Twitterville Fame)

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From the Flickr Twitterville Group Shel Israel has written a book called Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods. Even though it says "businesses" in the title, there is an entire chapter devoted to nonprofits and fundraising on Twitter in the book.

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Ning for Dummies and Me 2.0 Book Winners

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I finally got a chance to meet Manny Hernandez, author written the " Ning for Dummies Book." He is founder of The Diabetes Hands Foundation, a non profit that operates two niche social networks for people touched by diabetes: TuDiabetes (in English, with close to 8,200 members) and EsTuDiabetes.

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Project Agape raised $2.5 million in first year of operation | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Online Fundraising , Project Agape Causes raised $2.5 million in first year of operation 05.30.08 | 3436 8 Comments [link] Causes+raised+%242.5+million+in+first+year+of+operation The Causes audience, to date, has raised $2.5 Causes on Facebook and MySpace has become a gateway for people seeking to take action in support of causes and issues they care about, as well as raise funds to sustain positive change. 3436 8 Comments [link] Causes+raised+%242.5+million+in+first+year+of+operation

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Google Chrome Comic Book Auction To Benefit Sharing Foundation and Kids in Cambodia

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That's a screenshot from the official Google Chrome comic book that preceded the release of the Google Chrome browser that blogger Duncan Riley from Australia found in his mailbox. B ut what do with a brand new, unread, limited edition Google Chrome comic book? A charity recycle

19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts


npEXPERTS: Fundraising Ideas and Marketing Tips from the Pros (#npEXPERTS) is a a 46-page free e-book collaboratively written by a cross-section of npEXPERTS in fundraising, marketing and communications, social media, mobile technology, digital advertising, and more.

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Blogathon 2007: Raise Money for Your Favorite Cause with your Blog

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Starting Saturday, July 28th at 6 AM PST, 2007 Blogathon bloggers will post a new post every 30 minutes for 24 hours to raise money for their favorite cause. As of July 8th she had already raised $297 in pledges towards her $900 goal. Who needs a walk-a-thon when you can join a Blogathon! As of this writing, 240 bloggers have registered for the Blogathon and $16,161.91 in pledges have been made.

Tweetathon: Jerry Lewis Meets PBS Pledge Drive To Promote Twitter Book and To Support Clean Drinking Water On Twitter

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In February 19th, Joel Comm has organized an event called " Tweetathon " on Twitter to promote and sell copies of his new book, Twitter Power: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a Time and help a nonprofit that supports children in Africa, China, and India.

The Many Ways to Say I Love You With A Donation To A Charity

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What about making a donation to a charity in honor the special someone in your life. Give a Virtual Gift on Facebook and Support Breast Cancer (or another charity) : Thinking about sending a virtual gift, maybe a teddy bear, flowers, hearts, or whatever?

QIK Celebrates One Year Anniversary With Charity Drive for to support Cambodian Orphans!

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Today, I learned that QIK will be celebrating their one-year anniversary with a party and charity drive. Being Leng Sopharath's sponsor is more than raising money to support the Sharing Foundation 's program.

I'll Comment for Food Donations, Ten Cents for Woman's Shelter, and Other Interesting Social Media Charity Trends

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Tyson's strategy has inspired bloggers and other companies to use this technique to give to charity. First Book has teamed up with Disney to celebrate the release of "Bedtime Stories," a holiday movie. Yesterday, I caught a story on NPR about charity giving trends and social media use.

Gift the Gift of Charity: Make A Contribution to any of these Fabulous Organizations

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is an ongoing book and blog project that shares schoolyard stories -- both good and bad -- to help current student feel less alone in their social bewilderment. book go directly to SEPTAR, the fledgling Special Education PTA of Redwood City.

Great reads from around the web on January 24th

Amy Sample Ward

You may recall that the NTEN community recently helped us raise over $15,000 to host more local events throughout 2012. Donating products to charities helps corporate bottom lines, reduces waste in landfills, and provides relief for people in need. roundup 2012 book bookmarks casestudies csr email giving list metrics nptech nten philanthropy planning postalicious products research resources review roi strategicplanning strategy trends

For sale for a cause: Autumn Adagio

Judi Sohn

Thank you to everyone who responded so positively to my returning to my blog to share my knitting projects and hopefully, raise some funds in 2018 for worthy charities. Like when you finish a great book. If you want the background on what I’m doing, read this post first.

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npNEXT 2013 – Penelope Burk

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This past September 30th, Blackbaud hosted over 30 senior fundraising leaders from the largest charities in the US and 10 expert presenters for npNEXT. Penelope has just released her third book, Donor-Centered Leadership , on how to build and sustain a high performance fundraising team.

nfp 2.0 » A Chicken is not just for Christmas

Rebooting Charity

lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money. He raised over one thousand Aussie dollars to buy 110 ‘pairs’ of chickens for families living in poverty. Oxfam UK told me that chickens proved a particular hit with shoppers in 2004, with 520,000 birds ‘delivered’ to communities where the charity works.

Year-end donation processing

Robert Weiner

As the calendar year draws to an end, charities (and ideally, donors) are focused on year-end donations and tax deductions. charities to keep in mind. An online donation made on December 31st to a different charity. That charity's online giving system did not charge the credit card immediately -- instead it sent an email (ideally, an encrypted one) to a staff member that the donation needed to be processed.

The 15 Most Popular sgENGAGE Articles Published in 2019

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It may no longer be summer, but Kelsey’s list of books, articles and other resources is relevant year-round. Since its founding in 2011, content creators on Twitch, one of the most popular live streaming platforms, have raised over $115 million for over 300 charities across the globe.

15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

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The surge in online giving to the ACLU— 6x their yearly donations raised in one weekend — shows us the potential that exists with online giving. Take charity: water for example. They’ve purchase that book, tweeted that page or shared that photo on Facebook.

6 Entertaining Nonprofit Online Campaigns

Twenti - Digital Marketing For Nonprofits

The issues non-profits and charities deal with are normally very serious, and it can difficult to find fun in their work. Starting with the most famous, ALS Association created this campaign, encouraging people to pour a bucket of ice water over their heads to raise awareness for ALS.

[New Report] Proven Practices for Monthly Giving Success

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When I wrote Hidden Gold , the first book on the subject, relatively few groups had embraced this new source of easy money. They are now raising more than $125 million annually from monthly donors, and the program is growing.