Birmingham Post - Business - Business News - Creative industries - Birmingham 'Twitter-ers' raise £1,500 for charity

AFP Blog

Birmingham Post - Business - Business News - Creative industries - Birmingham 'Twitter-ers' raise £1,500 for charity: "“Twitterers” from Birmingham’s business and social networking communities joined with cities around the world to host a charity event for members of the increasingly popular micro-blogging service, Twitter.BrumTwestival, held at Poppyred in the Arcadian Centre, saw over 150 local.

Book Review: “Charity Case”

Connection Cafe

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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Billionaire Warren Buffett's Cadillac up for auction to help charity - Business News | The Star Online

AFP Blog

Billionaire Warren Buffett''s Cadillac up for auction to help charity - Business News | The Star Online : "Warren Buffett has put his 2006 Cadillac on the auction block to raise money to benefit a children''s charity he has long supported.

Aussie charity arm leads global website overhaul - Strategy - Business - News - iTnews.com.au

AFP Blog

Aussie charity arm leads global website overhaul - Strategy - Business - News - iTnews.com.au : He expected to meet its Australian target of $2 million for the year, compared to $1.4 We’ve raised a lot more money,” he said, noting that 25 percent of funds were typically raised after the week-long event.

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How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses

NonProfit Hub

When nonprofits and local businesses work together, both parties reap the benefits. The nonprofit gets the word out about its cause and expands its donor base, and the business boosts its sales and exposure in the community. And go beyond the basic “we want to raise money.”

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Hugh Evans | Fast Company | Business Innovation

AFP Blog

Hugh Evans | Fast Company | Business Innovation : A decade later, in 2008--after volunteering in India with Mother Teresa''s Missionaries of Charity and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for not-for-profits--Evans founded the Global Poverty Project (GPP), an insanely optimistic effort to help the world''s needy.

Corporate Philanthropy as a Business Driver: 2019 Trends and Tactics

Givinga

Both the three Cs and the three Ps are influenced by corporate philanthropy, a trend that will escalate in 2019 as workplace giving becomes an even more important business driver. That’s good news for workers, but a challenge for businesses. Demonstrating Business Impact.

5 Ways to Give Your Charity Auction a Social Twist

SocialFish

Charity auctions have been a popular staple of event fundraising for decades, and for good reason—they work! One of the most crucial steps of the charity auction planning process is procuring auction items. For more charity auction tips, check out BidPal’s comprehensive guide !

How Should Funders Evaluate Charities?

Frogloop

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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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A Sense of Community: The Benefits of the Business-Non-Profit Partnership

Byte Technology

Analysts often preach that the goal of a business should be to set itself apart from the competition, perhaps through a better product or service or even simply by lower-cost, higher-quality tangibles. Or donating a percentage of their sales to a local charity?

13 Twitter Hashtags to Follow for Nonprofit and Charity Updates, Events and Inspiration

SocialFish

You can use hashtags to monitor charity and non-profit news, find new people to connect to and participate in related events without ever leaving your office. Major Nonprofit and Charity Hashtags to Follow. Charity Events and Chats on Twitter: 8.

Pitching Your Charity to a Major Donor – The Do’s and Don’ts

Connection Cafe

Not every donor is necessarily going to come to you – for larger donations and sponsorships, you’ll have to pitch your charity. Every successful charity has a few major donors or sponsors that give them the lion’s share of their funds. If not, don’t spend your entire time talking about your charity. Don’t: Focus Solely On Your Charity’s Needs. Ideally, you’re here to raise money for your cause.

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GOOD to Acquire Jumo, a Nonprofit Charity Site - NYTimes.com

AFP Blog

GOOD to Acquire Jumo, a Nonprofit Charity Site - NYTimes.com : "GOOD, a fast-growing publishing and marketing business dedicated to promoting social causes, is acquiring Jumo, a social networking site devoted to raising money and support for nonprofit groups.

Twestival: To Meet, Tweet And Raise $500K For Charity - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

World » Sunday Feb 08 2009 Twestival: To Meet, Tweet And Raise $500K For Charity Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 11:08AM | by Allyson Kapin I will be watching Twitter like a hawk later this this week. So busy reading.

Charity Donations: Is there an App for that?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Charity Donations: Is there an App for that? A built-in payment mech­anism, beau­ti­fully simple UI, count­less ways to cre­at­ively employ things like loc­a­tion… it should add up to a huge leap forward for non-profits hoping to raise funds. Cartoon by Rob Cottingham.

40 Reasons Nonprofits Have More to Offer Businesses Than We Think

NonProfit Hub

When it comes to nonprofits working with businesses, I always think of the Joker’s iconic line: “You know what I am? ” Here’s to hoping you don’t have to bust out the “watch-this-pencil-disappear trick” at your first business partnership meeting. .

Hey man, I'm fundraising for this awesome charity

Connection Cafe

How many times have you gotten the phone call or email that says "Hey man, I'm raising money for XXX and I want you to give!" When I saw a session at the Nonprofit Technology Conference about 10 tips for peer-to-peer fundraising, I thought "I bet there are some nonprofiteers out there who could use these tips.and I bet they can't all be in DC this week because they are busy making the world a better place." Author: Cheryl Black.

The Tipping Point: Raising Money and Generating Action

Frogloop

What was the tipping point the last time you donated money to charity or signed up to volunteer? Many nonprofits are “too busy&# and frankly too scared to think about investing time and resources in experimenting and telling a different type of story – one that is much more personal.

How to Set Up an E-commerce Store and Raise Money for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

If you're looking to raise some extra capital for your nonprofit, selling online can be a great way to go — generating publicity as well as funds for your cause. For a nonprofit, it's all about raising awareness by making sure your content is shareworthy.

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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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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. It has become the way we get news, the way we entertain ourselves, the way we communicate, and, in many ways, the way we do business. posted by Kevin Godfrey Academic Advisor, Rio Salado Community College. Adjunct Professor, Grand Canyon University.

Great reads from around the web on May 17th

Amy Sample Ward

Freakonomics » Ten Reasons Why I Would Never Donate to a Major Charity (How to Be a Superhero, Part 2) – "“Giving to Charity&# is another myth we fervently uphold as part of the Great American Religion — just like “own a home&# or “send your kids to college.&# More harm than good is done when you blindly throw money at most charities." I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Nonprofit Technology News: The Demise of Facebook Causes and Cloud Storage for Charities

Tech Soup Blog

As summer starts, we’ll report on what happened to Facebook Causes, some big developments in cloud computing including the launch of Salesforce1, a big partnership between Salesforce and Microsoft that bodes well for charities, and the launch of Box.org, free cloud storage for nonprofits.

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What is the distinction between social media for charity and social good/systemic change?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is yet another indication of the growing interest in the charity sector at SXSWi. Some people in the room were frustrated because the discussion focused on social media for charity and did not include social media for social change.

Crowded Roads Ahead for Charity 2.0: How do address scaling and cause fatigue?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

CNET's Caroline McCarthy published an article called " Crowded Roads Ahead for Charity 2.0 " based on an interview with Toby Daniels of Think Social and Scott Harrison of charity:water reflecting on how the landscape has changed for fundraising on social networks. Photo by Seerjith.

Seeds for a Future Part 3: Creating a sustainable future

ASU Lodestar Center

Before raising the hopes of any community, one of the first things an NGO should ask itself is: After we leave, what will remain in the community, and is it something they want and can sustain? international charities Earl de Berge

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Prospect Research 101: How to Search Philanthropy Data to Raise More Money

Tech Soup Blog

If you are like many nonprofit fundraisers I have had the privilege of working with, you need to raise money so your organization can provide critical programs and services. How NOZAsearch.com Can Help Raise Money. If you’re “too busy for prospect research,” take one minute to read this example and you may change your mind. Kathleen Rogers has been the NOZAsearch managing director and product manager since 2007.

Lights. Camera. Help. is this weekend!

FI Space

Not so - remember, non-profits are in the business of positive outcomes. Whatever your favored charity, whatever your film style, we have a touch of it. Time Bomb - charity:water. Tags: Fund Raising & NPOs Innovation Film Festival Lights Camera Help

Nonprofits Say Facebook News-Feed Changes Hurting Outreach - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Nonprofits Say Facebook News-Feed Changes Hurting Outreach - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "Nonprofits Say Facebook News-Feed Changes Hurting Outreach Charities that rely primarily on social media to raise awareness and share information about their causes are growing restive over alterations in how Facebook delivers a group''s posts to those who have liked its page, according to International Business Times." ''via Blog this

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Seeds for a Future

ASU Lodestar Center

Many communities came to look to the government and NGOs for charity rather than for the human resource development that they need in order to gain control of their futures. The first thing we did, prior to initiating any work in Chocolá, Guatemala was to organize a body of Guatemala business, academic, and community program professionals to advise us. Also, do not assume that you will find it easy to raise money in the US for your humanitarian project.

Great reads from around the web on February 3rd

Amy Sample Ward

Million in donations for charities this past winter. But, despite these numbers, for most organizations and causes raising money via social media is still a hard thing to do. Building those [local] leaders is the secret to the way that we organize.&# " Tags: roundup bookmarks business casestudies climatechange collaboration corporations facebook gardeningbook innovation list lists marketing nptech organizing postalicious resources socialmedia sustainability

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Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough

NTEN

They support and extend the larger trends that are shaping both charity and business operations -- whether those trends are flex time, impact measurement, real time data, or open APIs -- and allow you to gain the benefits of those larger trends without really having to think about it much. My own organization (a cloud vendor) looked at our core marketing messages and settled on "where business is going." The Next Generation of Charity Apps are in the Cloud.

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How to Harness the Fundraising Power of Twitch

Connection Cafe

The internet makes it easier than ever to create content and become an influential individual…since its founding in 2011, Creators on Twitch have raised over $115 million for over 300 charities across the globe. How do Creators raise money?

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Giving Tuesday #Inspo: 14 Donation Pages That Know What They’re Doing

Everyaction

This busy time is marked with nonprofits around the world striving for new and exciting ways to engage with potential donors. There are plenty of best practices that, if implemented, make it pretty straightforward to improve conversion rates and ultimately raise more money. Scroll further down and their footer is filled with credentials from CharityWatch, give.org, and Charity Navigator, indicating to donors that their information will be encrypted and kept safe.

The Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue: Data

3rd Sector Labs

Recently, the Chronicle of Philanthropy asked on its front page “ Is Raising Visibility a Waste of Time? Do they distract donors from developing longer term relationships with the sponsoring charity? The same advice applies to any charity in a similar situation.

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Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough

NTEN

They support and extend the larger trends that are shaping both charity and business operations -- whether those trends are flex time, impact measurement, real time data, or open APIs -- and allow you to gain the benefits of those larger trends without really having to think about it much. My own organization (a cloud vendor) looked at our core marketing messages and settled on "where business is going." The Next Generation of Charity Apps are in the Cloud.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Why do people give charity?

See What's Out There

It’s not an especially large part of the economy, and most charities operate on a shoestring, without the resources to finance research projects. Americans gave $295 billion to charity in 2006, equal to 2.2 which often works with charities.

Using Crowdfunding to Attract Support of All Kinds - Social Good - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Using Crowdfunding to Attract Support of All Kinds - Social Good - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : In this episode of Social Good, the founders of two crowdfunding sites outline what makes a successful campaign to raise money from the public. They also explain how any charity can adapt the basic approaches of such drives to seek volunteers and advocates for public policy as well as donations from businesses.

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How to Get Your Employees Involved in Giving Tuesday Campaigns

Givinga

The difference, an increase of 2,283 percent, is testament to a shift we’re seeing in society where people – consumers, businesses, and individuals – focus more on giving back and making a positive impact. Your employees will be busy leading up to Giving Tuesday.

The Art of the Steal: Access & Controversy at the Barnes Foundation

Museum 2.0

The documentary raises basic questions about donor intent, legal execution of eccentric peoples' wills, and, most interesting to me, the definition of access to a collection. And that, I think, leads to the real reason governors, mayors, and heads of Philadelphia-based charities pushed to move the Barnes Foundation to the city. institutional change inclusion visitors business models

Are Employee Matching Gift Programs Really Engaging Your Staff?

Givinga

Organizations match their employees’ donations to charity to increase employee engagement, creating higher productivity and retention, and promoting their status as a socially responsible companies. Some even become a cost center for businesses, taking up valuable time and resources.

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How Corporate Responsibility Software is Changing to Meet Market Demands

Givinga

As modern workplace trends skew toward socially and environmentally conscious employees and consumers, businesses need to incorporate CR to be competitive. Traditional corporate responsibility software focuses on business-level donations.