7 Nonprofit Campaigns We Can't #RESIST
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Every successful campaign starts with a moment. Whether you're raising money to build a new school or curing a worldwide epidemic, a single moment drives the need for a campaign. What are some of your favorite #RESIST campaigns? campaigns #resistance
6 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement Supporter-Led Campaigns in 2017
JANUARY 19, 2017
As nonprofit leaders look ahead and think about how to significantly expand the impact of their advocacy campaigns, there is one key tactic that may be your secret to punching above your weight: Supporter-Led Campaigns. Distributed campaigning is not new.
3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns
APRIL 19, 2016
Because of their scope and scale, US presidential campaigns are unique entities. Campaigns use not only the tried and true tactics we see every time around, but also innovate to get an edge over their competitors. The first Obama campaign also set the bar higher with online fundraising.
Pep Talk for Your 2016 Year-End Campaign Strategy
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Nonprofit Fundraising Donor Relations end of year fundraising event fundraising fundraising tips giving nonprofit Strategy Tips year-end campaignThe next 100 days (give or take) will play a major role in the following 365 days to come.
7 Steps to a Successful Year End Campaign
AUGUST 21, 2015
Here are NCLR’s seven steps to a successful year-end campaign: 1. Learn From Your Past: Take your successes and failures from last year’s campaign and use them as learning opportunities. But test now, or very early in your campaign.
5 Revealing Campaign Metrics You May Be Missing
JANUARY 20, 2015
While you’re likely on to your 2015 fundraising goals, I want to take you back one last time to your end-of-year campaign. We hear so much about the importance of sending multi-channel campaigns and integrating direct mail, email, social and website messaging.
Inside Goodwill’s #LaborofLove Campaign
Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media
AUGUST 30, 2016
What is the #LaborofLove Campaign? The #LaborOfLove Campaign urges people across the nation to pledge to spread awareness about Goodwill and the importance of job placement and training programs. What are your campaign goals? We’re approaching Labor Day Weekend.
Top Tips for Planning a Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign
MAY 27, 2015
In a previous article about peer-to-peer fundraising, Mark Becker, Founding Partner at Cathexis Partners, wrote about four things you should know before starting a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. Many organizations are running peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising campaigns.
The 5 Reasons Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail
MAY 15, 2014
Here are the 5 most common reasons crowdfunding campaigns fail to help your nonprofit find success in the crowd. Poor planning is the obvious first reason why many crowdfunding campaigns fail. And it’s why a campaign of any variety fails, for that matter.
End-of-Year Fundraising Campaigns that Will Rock Your World
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
Lots of ideas are bouncing around, campaigns that have been run for years are spinning up, and new end-of-year fundraising campaigns are coming to life. That said, do you ever wonder, “how do I make my end-of-year fundraising campaigns stand out from the crowd?”
Managing Social Media Campaigns
MARCH 5, 2013
Needless to say, it will only gain more popularity as social media marketing campaigns are far less expensive to create and maintain than traditional advertising campaigns. Creating a social media campaign is not a one time event. Tips on managing social media campaigns.
9 Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign
APRIL 12, 2016
Last weekend, Jacobwith led a Cause Camp workshop at Nonprofit Hub on Nine Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign. You can also break down your goal into multiple campaigns. The post 9 Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.
Main Ingredients to a Nonprofit Digital Campaign
MAY 4, 2016
Last week, we were joined by Cindy Phan, Creative Director at ShareProgress to discuss how to achieve the right "secret sauce" for a nonprofit digital campaign. Here comes the star of the meal: your campaign's donation page. campaigns
Smart Techniques for Wrapping Up Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign
JULY 8, 2015
Nancy Lemmon, Account Manager, wrote about top tips for planning a P2P fundraising campaign. Laura Higgins, Account Manager, wrote about how to launch a P2P fundraising campaign. I wrote about keeping the spark alive in your P2P fundraising campaign.
Wrapping Up Your Fundraising Campaign the Right Way
DECEMBER 14, 2015
Tis the season for online fundraising campaigns—Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday, Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanza, and December 31st— and your email surge is likely just beginning. Especially when that email likely won’t generate donations for this campaign.
Designing for Good #5: The Best of End-of-Year Email Campaigns
OCTOBER 4, 2016
We’re highlighting the best of last December’s appeals and some of our favorite fundraising emails from 2016 to help kick off your end-of-year email campaigns.
Lessons in Capital Campaign Leadership: A Reflection
OCTOBER 20, 2014
The subject was capital campaign leadership and the panel of speakers was comprised of three of the most influential and successful volunteer fundraisers in our community. Nonprofit Management AFP capital campaign leadership nonprofit board of directors
What Nonprofits Can Learn From Political Campaigns About Harnessing Smart Data
MAY 13, 2016
In my last post, we talked about the campaign fundraising innovations that are repurposed by nonprofit organizations. Now, let’s take it a step further and see how these intense, short-lived campaigns harness the power of the data they collect with these three examples and the lessons learned.
Tried-and-True Approach for Year-End Campaign Success
OCTOBER 17, 2016
Their campaign is hinged on a compelling story. They choose a multi-channel approach to their campaign. This post will take an in-depth look at these three factors for success and how you can apply them to your campaign this year. Start looking for your campaign stories now.
The Ultimate Last-Minute #GivingTuesday Campaign Checklist
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
But we’re no strangers to the last-minute nonprofit fundraising campaign, and we know that it happens despite our best intentions. Check out this handy #GivingTuesday campaign checklist: 1. Develop Your #GivingTuesday Campaign Concept & Goals.
4 Free Campaign Tools You're Probably Forgetting
JUNE 5, 2015
nonprofit campaigns campaignsImagine your nonprofit is gearing up for a big initiative and, after lots and lots of research, you've settled on the amazing tools you're going to use for things like fundraising, marketing, and outreach.
How to Influence the Conversation Around Your Next Campaign
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
There’s a flurry of conversation happening about the issues your organization works on that can move the needle on your campaign. Impact conversations that are relevant to your campaign. You can literally see how people are talking about your campaigns and gauge when there’s excitement.
Capital Campaign Marketing Strategies for the Tech-Savvy
MARCH 8, 2017
If you’re starting a capital campaign, then you know how much work and effort goes into planning a fundraiser of this magnitude. Here’s is what we’ll cover: Build a capital campaign website. Create a peer-to-peer campaign. Promote your campaign on social media.
3 Online Fundraising Lessons from the Obama and Romney Campaigns
OCTOBER 4, 2012
In 2008, Barack Obama used one of the most successful online marketing and … Email Marketing Interactive Online Fundraising Web Design acknowledgements email email fundraising email list growth email subscriber incentives multichannel campaigns mutli-channel Non-Profit online giving
Multichannel Campaigns on the Nonprofit Blog Carnival
OCTOBER 30, 2012
For this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival, we set out to answer an important question at the heart of many, if not all, nonprofit marketing and fundraising campaigns: How are nonprofits using CRM and predictive analytics to successfully implement multichannel campaigns? Campaigns Multichannel nonprofit blog carnival
3, 2, 1… How to Successfully Launch a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign
JUNE 10, 2015
Today, I’m sharing some ideas for launching your peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. Though your organization’s mission may be serious, there are many ways to add fun to your P2P campaign. Announcing Your Campaign. Kicking Off Your Campaign.
5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail
MAY 12, 2014
——— The majority of all crowdfunding campaigns fail to reach their monetary goals. Crowdfunding campaigns that hit their goals start with a comprehensive plan. What are the most common reasons for why a campaign is unable to meet its goal?
5 Bits Of Advice For A Crowd-Funding Campaign
OCTOBER 9, 2013
Here are a few tips from The Fundraising Authority to make the most out of this technology: Promote a specific project or campaign. Plan some initial marketing around this web-based campaign to spread awareness.
Guarantee Success for Your Year-End Campaign with Donor Data as Your Guide
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
Successful year-end campaigns involve engagement through personalized donor communications, nurturing supporter relationships to encourage them to give. With 17.4% of overall giving happening in December , there’s no higher-stakes season for fundraising than end-of-year.
Using the Power of Story to Run a Successful Peer-to-Peer Campaign
MARCH 25, 2016
When it comes to successful peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns , the more support your non-profit can give your fundraisers, the better. Depending on the story, sometimes the choice is deciding to be a fundraiser for the campaign.
Weekly Nonprofit Roundup: Infographics, Effective Email Campaigns, and Online Fundraising
AUGUST 11, 2013
Farra Trompeter makes a guest appearance John Haydon’s blog and shares 12 Ways to Make Your Multichannel Campaign Stand Out and invites you to register for her websem. Ahh, Sunday, we meet again. Another week is coming to a close.
How to Create a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
Events are among the most effective ways to have a strong year-end giving campaign when your objective is on-mission. In addition to going above and beyond with a campaign or event, don’t neglect some low-hanging fruit like #GivingTuesday on November 29th.
4 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign
MAY 13, 2015
Whether it’s associated with a large event — like a walk-a-thon, or it’s year-round — like a tribute campaign, it’s all about engaging supporters to raise funds on your nonprofit’s behalf. You can’t have a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign without supporters to raise funds on your behalf.
5 things nonprofits can learn from Wikipedia’s online fundraising campaign
DECEMBER 23, 2014
Every year, Wikipedia runs a fundraising campaign to support its operations. million donors through the foundations’ s online fundraising campaign. The 2014 online giving campaign just wrapped up and there are plenty of lessons that other nonprofits can learn from Wikipedia.
3 Ways to Use Social Media in Your Next Fundraising Campaign (and free ebook!)
Amy Sample Ward
MARCH 5, 2013
This is the space where you can equip your supporters with your message and help them carry your campaign to their own networks. Here are three ways you can start using social media in your campaign today. Invite them to participate in your campaign and share your call to donate.
11 Indispensable Ingredients of a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign [Infographic]
AUGUST 6, 2014
She is passionate about crowdfunding and coaching customers to help their fundraising campaigns succeed. A common belief is that once you have chosen a platform that fits your needs and created a fundraising campaign, people will start donating.
End-of-Year Fundraising Campaign – CHECK!
JANUARY 5, 2015
We recently held some webinars where we discussed some tips for campaign planning and execution. To summarize from the webinars, here’s a checklist for campaign planning: You developed a creative theme and the artwork and messaging to match.
How Promoted Hashtags Can Ruin Your Online Campaign Efforts
MAY 20, 2013
But in order to carry out a successful campaign that instills positive feelings, we must use judgment and minimize risk. We can do so by looking at a famous previous campaign that has gone poorly for a brand, which will show you just how promoted hashtags can crush your online efforts.
The Six Week Solution for a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
Exclude the obvious: deceased, memorials, capital campaign payments, etc. Though, hopefully campaign donors are still making an Annual Fund gift!) Six weeks… As children, that seemed like an eternity.
3 Tips that Make Every Holiday Campaign Work
SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
By now many of you have been working on your end of year campaigns, but if you haven’t started planning the good news is you still have time to put a plan in place to maximize end of year giving. Set a goal for your end of year campaign and prominently display it on your website.