9 Common Donation Page Mistakes (and Solutions!)

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If your online donation form is ineffective, it warrants immediate attention. The occasional mistake is inevitable, but given the high-volume traffic nonprofit donation pages receive, it’s crucial that your donation form is optimized to be as strong as possible.

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?

6 Key Qualities of Successful Grassroots Campaigns

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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.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

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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.

Giving Tuesday: Steps to Create a Stellar Campaign

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million in online donations from U.S. million in online donations processed. 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.

5 Strategies to Implementing a Successful Employee Giving Campaign

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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

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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!

Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

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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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4 Ways to Optimize Your Donation Pages to Grow Monthly Giving

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With online giving now a major component of most organizations’ monthly giving programs, it’s imperative that your donation forms are fully optimized. It’s also important to ask for the donation you want. How can you optimize your donation page to grow monthly giving?

5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End

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5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End. So, moral of the story is: don’t rely on the donation button alone—popups bring the message even more in focus. Forty-nine percent of donors would stop donating if content is boring or not about programs they’re interested in.

7 Steps to a Successful Year End Campaign

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So we asked Autumn Woish, development system administrator for National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), to join us and dish her secrets on how they raised more than eight times their average monthly donations in December alone! Was the donate button too small?

The 5 Reasons Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail

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Crowdfunding can be defined as requesting small donations or early entry into new projects via social media, email, or the internet in general. Here are the 5 most common reasons crowdfunding campaigns fail to help your nonprofit find success in the crowd.

Tricking Out Your Donation Form

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A donation form is one of the most important parts of a nonprofit’s website. A minimum of 7 percent of donation should come through an organization’s website. Remove all distractions: You’ve done the work to get them to the donation form, and they are ready to make their gift.

Pep Talk for Your 2016 Year-End Campaign Strategy

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Yet, I am always amazed at how many fundraisers drop the ball when it comes to maximizing year-end donation potential. However, if they have to go searching for your website, an envelope or a phone number, they just might move on and donate to someone else who made it easier for them to give.

4 Ways To Optimize Your Nonprofit’s Donation Page

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Most, if not all, nonprofit organizations have donation pages. They are the crux of your nonprofit’s fundraising campaigns. You have strategically advertised, campaigned, researched markets, and have finally trafficked individuals to your donation page.

Four Easy Ways to Land Corporate Donations

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Before joining Software Advice, he worked as an Account Manager for Granite Public Affairs and as a Deputy Campaign Manager for a U.S. Congressional campaign. For most non-profit organizations, corporate donations only make up a fraction of fundraising efforts.

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

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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.

5 Revealing Campaign Metrics You May Be Missing

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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.

3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

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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. Lesson Three: Ease of Donations.

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6 Things Wrong With Your Nonprofit Donation Page (and How to Fix Them)

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End-of-year fundraising and #GivingTuesday are around the corner , so it’s time to pull up your donation page and make sure it’s up to scratch. Once someone has arrived on your donation page, it’s your job to make sure the experience is as painless and quick as possible.

FEC Allows Text Donations to Political Campaigns

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The FEC just ruled to allow text donations to political campaigns. Text donations have become a major part of non-profit fundraising, and have long been used by 501C3s to spur mass numbers of small donations. Read here how This American Life makes excellent use of text donations ). But until today, regulations prevented political campaigns from taking advantage of the same grassroots technology. Big news for political fundraising.

Understanding the Rage-Donation: How to Engage Beyond the Episodic Gift

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Episodic donors give to nonprofits in response to disasters and tragic events, viral campaigns, and in reaction to the latest headlines. The rise of Activgiving and the Rage-Donation. Planned Parenthood reported receiving nearly 80,000 donations just three days after the election.

Get more Online Donations: 3 Reasons Why Your Main Online Donation Page Should Take After Chinese Takeout

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When I transitioned from just a for-profit body of knowledge to a nonprofit body of knowledge, one of the first tasks I had ahead of me was understanding the donation page. To those in the nonprofit space, it seems like a straight-forward thing: This is the place they can come donate online.

Main Ingredients to a Nonprofit Digital Campaign

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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. Main Course - Donation Page. Here comes the star of the meal: your campaign's donation page. campaigns

Email Campaign Tips To Inspire Millennials

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Start by managing your email campaigns with through a mail service, and don’t forget to integrate the campaign service with your CRM ! Learn the impact of their donation. Fundraising Mobile CRM email email campaigns millennials newletters

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How To Get More Online Donations With Content Marketing

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But did you know that writing content for donor intent can be used to target people ready to donate online content can also be used to target donor intent? In this post, I’m going to show you how to get online donations with content marketing. Donate my car”. Donate A Car.

4 Tips To Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Donation Page

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Most, if not all, nonprofit organizations have donation pages. They are the crux of your nonprofit’s fundraising campaigns. You have strategically advertised, campaigned, researched markets, and have finally trafficked individuals to your donation page. The post 4 Tips To Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Donation Page appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. The end of the journey for potential donors.

A Totally Baldacious Campaign

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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

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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.

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

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They don’t give to emails, or to donation systems. 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). .

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5 Bits Of Advice For A Crowd-Funding Campaign

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Crowd-funding websites allow individuals and organizations to create a page on their website and promote donations for a cause, product, or service. Here are a few tips from The Fundraising Authority to make the most out of this technology: Promote a specific project or campaign.

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5 things nonprofits can learn from Wikipedia’s online fundraising campaign

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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.

Optimizing an Email Campaign for Fundraising Effectiveness

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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.

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

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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. total number of donations.

5 Ways To Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising

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Improving your website donation pages is the single best way to raise more money during the year-end giving season. You’ve already invested so much effort in attracting supporters to your donation page - it’s important to take a few final steps to make sure that they complete the process.

3 Tips that Make Every Holiday Campaign Work

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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.

What Email Spam Rates Mean for Your #GivingTuesday Fundraising Campaign

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Here is how spam rates affected nonprofit fundraising last Giving Tuesday, and what you can do to ensure a successful 2018 campaign.

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

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The Fundraising Coach, Marc Pitman, takes a dive into the findings of Blackbaud’s Next Generation of American Giving Study and suggests 3 key take aways in his post: Baby boomers most generous- Gen Y most like to increase donations. (If Ahh, Sunday, we meet again.

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

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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 Key Elements of a Digital Campaign Plan

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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.

The Three Major Components of a Successful Annual Giving Campaign

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This astonishing amount totaled $373 billion in cash donations ! Donations by individuals accounted for $264.5 Obtaining and sustaining these individual donors is vital to your annual giving campaign. Planning a campaign takes preparation and detail.

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6 Ways To Make Your Nonprofit’s Holiday Campaign Successful

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This is what many nonprofit fundraisers and donation campaigners are banking on. Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of your fundraising campaigns this holiday season, as according to Entrepreneur. Image courtesy of DoJiggy. The holiday season is meant for giving.

#GivingTuesday Online Donations Up 90% from 2012

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Yesterday, from volunteering to local service activities to donations, we saw people everywhere come together to give. Online sites, email campaigns, and social media had a much bigger emphasis on #GivingTuesday than in 2012. GivingTuesday Donation Growth.