4 Free Campaign Tools You're Probably Forgetting

EveryAction

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.

7 Nonprofit Campaigns We Can't #RESIST

EveryAction

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

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

Everyaction

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!

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.

How Social Listening Resulted in One Nonprofit’s Most Successful Email Campaign Ever

Connection Cafe

Here’s how social listening resulted in our most successful nonprofit email campaign: The insight we gained through social listening required a significant change in our me ssaging timeline and tone. Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) is the political voice for kids.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Pep Talk for Your 2016 Year-End Campaign Strategy

Connection Cafe

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.

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?”

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.

Building the World You Want: 6 Nonprofit Campaigns to Consider on International Day of Charity

EveryAction

In anticipation of this day, we’ve compiled a list of 6 nonprofits that are committed to doing more good through innovative campaigns + programs and ways you can get involved - from volunteering your time, signing a petition, donating money, or just spreading the word.

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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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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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.

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

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

Smart Techniques for Wrapping Up Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Connection Cafe

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.

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.

Weekly Nonprofit Roundup: Infographics, Effective Email Campaigns, and Online Fundraising

Connection Cafe

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.

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Keep the Spark Alive in Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Connection Cafe

Picture this: You’ve just launched a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign with an inspiring, well-executed kickoff event. In many ways, launching your peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising campaign is just the beginning of your work on the project.

3 Tips that Make Every Holiday Campaign Work

NetWits

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.

Nonprofit Text Messaging Campaigns That Work — BizTech

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Nonprofit Text Messaging Campaigns That Work — BizTech : 'via Blog this

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Join the Crowd(funding): Strategies for Successful Non-Profit Campaigns

Byte Technology

Indeed, if done correctly, such a campaign can see full funding for a particular effort or event. Don’t ignore the offline elements of an online campaign. So it’s important to make pleas to current supporters asking them to share your campaign with their friends, family, colleagues etc.

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Four inspirational social fundraising campaigns

AFP Blog

Four inspirational social fundraising campaigns : Charities and individuals are increasingly finding that social media can be a lucrative fundraising tool. Leon Ward takes a look at how some campaigns have fared so far this year. We are only four months into 2014 but already we have witnessed the incredible generosity of the UK public in a variety of social media-led campaigns

January #4Change Chat Topic: Campaigning

Amy Sample Ward

The January #4Change Twitter Chat will focus on the use of Twitter and other social media tools in campaigning. Campaigning can mean many different things and we want to keep the definition of the topic fairly open for this chat, in order to keep insights, resources and conversation in the Q/A format as open to valuable input as possible. Here are some ways that campaigning can be framed for the purpose of this chat: moving canvassing door to door to online networks.

The Three Major Components of a Successful Annual Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

Obtaining and sustaining these individual donors is vital to your annual giving campaign. Your annual giving campaign is comprised of strategic development opportunities, helping you meet and exceed your fundraising goals each year. Planning a campaign takes preparation and detail.

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3 Online Fundraising Lessons from the Obama and Romney Campaigns

NetWits

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