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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Network For Good hosted a virtual conference today called “ Fundraise Like Netflix: Engaging Donors in a Subscription-Driven World ,” that included several hours of online presentations about strategy and tools for getting repeat donors.

5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End

Connection Cafe

5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End. Having one alumni ask their social networks of former classmates to donate is another flavor of peer-to-peer fundraising. In 2016, higher education institutions saw 17.7% of total giving occur in December.

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

NetWits

End-of-year is a very busy time for fundraisers. 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. All great fundraisers are asking themselves these things.

4 Free Campaign Tools You're Probably Forgetting

EveryAction

Imagine 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. nonprofit campaigns campaigns

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. Lesson One: Online Organizing and Fundraising.

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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. fundraising nonprofit campaigns Development

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.

6 Key Qualities of Successful Grassroots Campaigns

Connection Cafe

When I became the first employee of She’s the First in 2012, I faced the daunting task of figuring out how to be a CEO and also fundraise. I attribute most of those dollars to the power of grassroots fundraising. I didn’t follow a traditional path into a nonprofit career.

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. And, fun is important for keeping your fundraisers engaged and motivated.

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

Connection Cafe

Peer-to-peer fundraising has been a powerful tool in the fundraiser’s toolbox for years. 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.

End-of-Year Fundraising Campaign – CHECK!

Connection Cafe

Hopefully by now your plans for End-of-Year online fundraising are wrapping up. We recently held some webinars where we discussed some tips for campaign planning and execution. You created a presence for your campaign on your website, specifically, on your homepage.

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.

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.

20 Resources for Your Year End Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

It can be overwhelming to even think about such an extensive project, but these resources are meant to arm you with the inspiration and insight necessary to create an effective end-of-year campaign. Building a successful year end giving campaign.

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

Connection Cafe

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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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

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.

The 2 Key Elements of Successful Fundraising Campaigns

NetWits

— When creating any fundraising campaign there are two items that should always be on your short list list. In fact, without the two we’ll cover in this post you’re guaranteed to finish your campaign, review the results, and be left wanting.

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.

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

Pep Talk for Your 2016 Year-End Campaign Strategy

Connection Cafe

After all, how year-end giving ends will impact the possibilities for future mission-fulfilling activities and fundraising programs. Yet, I am always amazed at how many fundraisers drop the ball when it comes to maximizing year-end donation potential.

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. Best Social Media Campaign: Woodstock Sanctuary. Best Campaign Follow-Up: SOME DC.

Wrapping Up Your Fundraising Campaign the Right Way

Connection Cafe

Tis the season for online fundraising campaigns—Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday, Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanza, and December 31st— and your email surge is likely just beginning. Fundraising emails increased 17% last year (and 72% two years ago), according to Luminate Online Benchmark Report.

5 Tips for Getting Media Pickup for Your Fundraising Campaign

AFP Blog

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7 Steps to a Successful Year End Campaign

Connection Cafe

As planning begins, you might be wondering what other organizations do to ensure end-of-year fundraising success. Here are NCLR’s seven steps to a successful year-end campaign: 1. But test now, or very early in your campaign.

What Email Spam Rates Mean for Your #GivingTuesday Fundraising Campaign

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Email deliverability is an important metric for nonprofit fundraisers and digital staff to track, especially in the time leading up to major digital fundraising days, such as Giving Tuesday. emails, and the average spam rate for nonprofit fundraising appeals remained high, at 20.34%.

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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

Google launches public fundraising campaign to fight Ebola | UK Fundraising

AFP Blog

Google launches public fundraising campaign to fight Ebola | UK Fundraising : "4 Google is inviting the public to donate to help fight Ebola. For every dollar donated it will donate $2. The company has already donated $10 million to support NGOs including InSTEDD, International Rescue Committee, Medecins Sans Frontieres, NetHope, Partners in Health, Save the Children and U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

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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.

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

Connection Cafe

Every year, Wikipedia runs a fundraising campaign to support its operations. million donors through the foundations’ s online fundraising campaign. Here are five things Wikipedia does that are worth incorporating into your own online giving campaign: 1.

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.

'Virtual reality Aleppo' street fundraising campaign launched | Amnesty International UK

AFP Blog

Check out this street fundraising Idea ' Virtual reality Aleppo' street fundraising campaign launched | Amnesty International UK : "'Virtual reality Aleppo' street fundraising campaign launched" 'via Blog this'. NPF2F

P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

Connection Cafe

Peer-to-peer fundraising or P2P fundraising is a style of fundraising where an organization recruits supporters to solicit donations from their friends and family on behalf of that nonprofit. Your supporters expect fundraising tools that are accessible via a mobile device.

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.

3 Ways to Use Social Media in Your Next Fundraising Campaign (and free ebook!)

Amy Sample Ward

I’m honored to be included in a new ebook about marketing, fundraising, and social media. That’s why social media can be a valuable component of your online fundraising strategies. How does this support online fundraising?

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

Connection Cafe

One of the reasons that email fundraising sucks is because of people like me. When I was new to fundraising consulting over a decade ago, I was quick to prescribe to my nonprofit clients the latest and greatest “best practices” when it came to 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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A New Landing Page, Just for Fundraisers

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Fundraising professionals often have enormous workloads, so it's critical that they're able to quickly access top-line data about their various fundraising channels and easily accomplish related tasks. fundraising

3 Steps to Creating Your Perfect Advocacy Fundraising Moment

Connection Cafe

In the 400-odd days since Donald Trump’s inauguration, fundraising in the nonprofit space has been more competitive and chaotic than ever before. With so much competition, organizations can no longer rely on #GivingTuesday or year-end pushes to meet their fundraising marks.

Preparing Your Nonprofit Board for a Fundraising Campaign

BoardAssist

One of the many ways that BoardAssist placements make an impact on the boards they join is by spearheading the fundraising campaign of the nonprofit boards they join. And that running a fundraising campaign is all about strategy and management – not just working your rolodex.

Year-End Giving Prep: 21 FAQs Answered by Fundraising Experts

Connection Cafe

Recently, Brock Warner (Senior Manager, Fundraising at War Child) and I hosted a webinar regarding end of year fundraising for nonprofits —the things we need to stop doing and things we should be doing instead. When should you start your End of Year campaign?

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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.