4 Free Campaign Tools You're Probably Forgetting

EveryAction

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6 Key Qualities of Successful Grassroots Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Learn more about grassroots campaigns and other innovative ways to fundraise faster in Blackbaud’s free webinar series “Tide-Turning Tips for Forward-Thinking Fundraisers.” These campaigns remain so close to my heart, because they gave me my start as a philanthropist.

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The New Era of Year-End Giving Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Many nonprofits rely on year-end campaigns to fund their organization. While some tried and true strategies exist, 2018 will have a twist that nonprofit organizations need to plan for as they establish their end-of-year giving campaigns. Not everyone needs to know about your campaign.

Main Ingredients to a Nonprofit Digital Campaign

EveryAction

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

Giving Tuesday: Steps to Create a Stellar Campaign

Connection Cafe

Follow these steps to create your campaign: 1. Whether you’re large or small—whether this is your first Giving Tuesday campaign or 6 th —the point is that you must decide on your strategy. Campaign updates. Beginning of the Year-End Matching gift campaign.

A Guide for Planning Your #GivingTuesdayNow Campaign in 5 Days

Connection Cafe

Developing your #GivingTuesdayNow campaign doesn’t have to be complicated – and in fact, in times like this, simplicity is best. GivingTuesday has created a #GivingTuesdayNow tool kit that includes logos, graphics, banners and other images to help develop your campaign.

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Facebook Campaigning in Romania

Amy Sample Ward

I also had the chance to provide a couple presentations to the NGO track, one focused specifically on using facebook for campaigning in Romania. The Local Philanthropy Workshop: Facebook Campaigning in Romania. Not the best scenario for a campaigner or organizer, but it is the reality.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience.

Planning a Capital Campaign: The Essential First Steps

Connection Cafe

We all know that capital campaigns are some of your nonprofit’s most ambitious fundraising projects. With a higher fundraising goal and a longer timeline than other campaigns , capital campaigns simply have more on the line for your team to handle. Plot out a campaign calendar.

AI-Driven Fundraising Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

His informative presentation covered the continuum of automated campaigns from “Trigger Campaigns” to “Marketing Automation” to “AI-Driven Campaigns.” How is your nonprofit incorporating the use of AI in its fundraising campaigns?

5 Strategies to Implementing a Successful Employee Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

Starting your own employee giving campaign is not for the faint of heart! The great news is that if done well, an employee campaign has many benefits beyond the funds raised for your programs. After you have your Employee Campaign Committee, recruit your Employee Champions.

5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

However, just because they are a fundraising staple doesn’t mean that annual campaigns don’t require the same amount of attention, creativity, and work that other campaigns do. Once you're ready to start planning an annual giving campaign, download this guide to help you get started!

The Biggest Social Media Mistakes to Avoid During Your Next Nonprofit Campaign [Part 1]

EveryAction

Recently, we've been taking a look at the ins and outs of nonprofit campaigns: everything from free tools you can use , how to properly do influencer outreach , and words of caution around trying to "go viral.". guest post nonprofit campaigns social media

The Keys to Conducting Feasibility Studies for Fundraising Campaigns

Connection Cafe

I think of it as determining how much water is in the pool before you “dive in” to a fundraising campaign. Overall, the feasibility study’s objective is to determine the viability of your project before you invest significant time and money into your fundraising campaign.

6 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement Supporter-Led Campaigns in 2017

Connection Cafe

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.

5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End

Connection Cafe

5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End. Think long term: Lastly, don’t let all the end-of-year work you’re doing now fizzle out with a two-month campaign. In 2016, higher education institutions saw 17.7% of total giving occur in December.

7 Steps to a Successful Year End Campaign

Connection Cafe

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.

End-of-Year Fundraising Campaigns that Will Rock Your World

NetWits

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?”

Five Simple Hacks You Can Do Today to Boost Response to Your Email Campaigns

Connection Cafe

The rest of this post will walk you through five different experiments that illustrate simple things you can do to apply this principle to your email campaigns (and across your entire fundraising program). . This is another variable you may consider testing in your next email campaign. .

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Pledge Fundraising: 4 Tips for Creating a Powerful Campaign

Wild Apricot

Here's how you can pull off a successful campaign Pledge fundraising raises money through promises of donations to be collected at a later date.

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Grassroots Campaigning: How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support

Connection Cafe

According to research by the Congressional Management Foundation, nearly half of congressional staff believe that “most advocacy campaigns of identical form messages are sent without the constituent’s knowledge or approval.”. Era of Increased Activism and Grassroots Campaigning.

Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

As the 2018 midterm elections near, it’s likely hard to ignore the ads, phone calls, mail pieces, and emails from political campaigns in your area reminding you to vote. For our full recommendations on campaign strategies that nonprofits should start using, download the complete guide: 1.

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Email Campaign Tips To Inspire Millennials

TechImpact

Start by managing your email campaigns with through a mail service, and don’t forget to integrate the campaign service with your CRM ! The post Email Campaign Tips To Inspire Millennials appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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3 Key Elements of a Digital Campaign Plan

EveryAction

Campaigns are big, daunting undertakings. There are a number of campaign components to arrange and polish - donation pages, email templates, Facebook advertisements, calls-to-action, etc. campaigns digitalOriginally posted on the NTEN Connect blog on November 20, 2015.

A Totally Baldacious Campaign

Amy Sample Ward

Totally Baldacious is the latest campaign from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and it’s turning heads! The Totally Baldacious campaign, though, does an excellent job making the calls to action clear, consistent, and do-able.

A 2-Day Plan for Launching a Library Giving Day Campaign

Connection Cafe

Don’t worry – you may only have three days to plan your campaign, but by following the steps below you can still successfully participate and engage your donors. Plan Your Library Giving Day Campaign in Just Days with These 4 Steps: Step 1: Download the Toolkit .

3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

Connection Cafe

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.

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Top Tips for Planning a Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Connection Cafe

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.

Lessons in Capital Campaign Leadership: A Reflection

Connection Cafe

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

5 Revealing Campaign Metrics You May Be Missing

Connection Cafe

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.

4 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Connection Cafe

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.

The Ultimate Last-Minute #GivingTuesday Campaign Checklist

John Haydon

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.

Modifying P2P Campaigns When Participants Crave Social Connection

Connection Cafe

Create a fundraising campaign specific to COVID-19: If your organization has a genuine need related to the outbreak, give your supporters the opportunity to raise awareness and funds on your behalf. Bonus points if the campaign also involves something that overwhelmed parents can do with their children ! . Many have objected to the term “social distancing” given the physical and mental health ramifications of seclusion.

Share your Multichannel Campaigns with the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Connection Cafe

Together we’ll answer the big question: How are nonprofits using CRM and predictive analytics to successfully implement multichannel campaigns? Campaigns multichannel campaigns nonprofit blog carnivalWe want to help organizations make well-coordinated multichannel communication a reality.

The Biggest Social Media Mistakes to Avoid During Your Next Nonprofit Campaign [Part 2]

EveryAction

We called on Ritu Sharma, social media expert and CEO of Social Media for Nonprofits , for some advice on mistakes to avoid during your next nonprofit campaign. guest post nonprofit campaigns social media

It?s Never too Early to Start Your Annual Campaign

NonProfit Hub

While working for various nonprofits throughout the past twenty years, I always had such high aspirations for having our End Of Year (Annual Campaign) strategized by May, planned by August and ready to deliver by October. . Put together a campaign strategy. Decide on a campaign theme.

Optimizing an Email Campaign for Fundraising Effectiveness

Byte Technology

And yet, many non-profits aren’t leveraging one of the most tried-and-true methods of communication: an effective and well-planned email campaign. The post Optimizing an Email Campaign for Fundraising Effectiveness appeared first on Byte Technology’s Nonprofit Web Design Insights Blog.

Multichannel Campaigns on the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Connection Cafe

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

GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

This makes voter registration campaigns an ideal way to set foot into the world of civic engagement. For full instructions on running voter registration and other types of civic engagement campaigns, download our nonprofit guide today!

6 Entertaining Nonprofit Online Campaigns

Twenti - Digital Marketing For Nonprofits

6 Entertaining Nonprofit Online Campaigns. Non-profit campaigns don’t need to be upsetting! Here are 6 non-profit campaigns that took a more lighthearted approach. Campaigns Don’t Have To Be Sad! 6 Entertaining Nonprofit Online Campaigns.

Managing Social Media Campaigns

SocialFish

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.

How To Help Volunteers Create Crowdfunding Campaigns

VolunteerMark

One way to do this is to capitalize on the power of the referral and the power of online giving through volunteer-run crowdfunding campaigns Nonprofits rely heavily on the generosity of donors.

3, 2, 1… How to Successfully Launch a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Connection Cafe

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.