DIY Fundraising – Easy Money for Your Nonprofit?

Connection Cafe

“Do-it-yourself” (DIY) fundraising has long taken a back seat to more traditional run, walk, or ride fundraising events. No matter the reason, I’ve never heard more chatter about DIY fundraising than I have over the past year.

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The Keys to Conducting Feasibility Studies for Fundraising Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Conducting a comprehensive feasibility study is a critical first step in every major fundraising effort. I think of it as determining how much water is in the pool before you “dive in” to a fundraising campaign. What is important to potential investors in your campaign?

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Pledge Fundraising: 4 Tips for Creating a Powerful Campaign

Wild Apricot

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

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Raising Money for Universities during COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Changing Higher Ed Episode 43: Raising Money for Universities during COVID with Scott Roberts and Tim Hill . Higher education fundraising is even more critical as colleges and universities navigate the unexpected and unpredictable financial situation caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Because of their scope and scale, US presidential campaigns are unique entities. They don’t last very long compared to those of nonprofit organizations, but they raise and spend a tremendous amount of money—growing quickly from scratch into an immense, people-powered machine.

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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. Keep your subject line short and sweet: according to fundraising software company Salsa between 28 and 39 characters is optimal.

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

Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

NonProfit Hub

Modern nonprofit fundraising is more than writing an appeal letter and waiting for donations to pour in. Of course, fundraising letters are still important and valuable tools, but donors and supporters often need more incentive to support your organization. Elevate fundraising products.

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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.

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.

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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Giving Tuesday: Steps to Create a Stellar Campaign

Connection Cafe

There is money to be raised and good to be done! 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. Fundraising Goal.

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.

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. The money will be donated to Network for Good, which will distribute the funds to the NGOs. " ''via Blog this For every dollar donated it will donate $2.

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Elephant in the Sanctuary: Talking Money in Church

Connection Cafe

The church decided to do a big campaign to raise funds for the needed repairs and updates. So, when it came to this campaign, I expected a level of marketing-speak and wording that I never heard from the pulpit nor read in any church communications. Where does the current fund money go?

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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. For many people, the decision to give money is influenced by our peer networks and personal experiences. How does this support online fundraising?

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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.

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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3 Simple Email Improvements to Make More Money During EOY Fundraising

EveryAction

We’re just over halfway through 2016 and, if we’ve learned anything so far, it’s that online fundraising has really found its stride in the nonprofit sector. So all is well and the end-of-year (EOY) fundraising push should be more profitable than ever! EOY Fundraising Implications.

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How Nonprofits Can Raise Money Using YouTube

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also, on February 19 in collaboration with Nonprofit Tech for Good, she’ll be presenting a free webinar about how nonprofits can use social media to raise money online. Community fundraisers. Campaign matching. 2) Share compelling fundraising videos.

Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 202 — The Advanced Course

NonProfit Hub

Incentive-based fundraising puts your donors first. If you’re just learning the basics of incentive-based fundraising and want some ideas on how you can incorporate it into your organization, you can check out our first guide, Incentive-Based Fundraising 101.

[FREE WEBINAR] How Nonprofits Can Raise More Money Through Crowdfunding

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar will walk through the basics of crowdfunding so that your nonprofit can utilize this growing fundraising method to bring in more money for your cause. << View All Upcoming Free Webinars >> Webinar FundraisingDate: April 16, 2019.

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Maximizing Multichannel Fundraising for Higher Education

Connection Cafe

If you haven’t watched fundraising expert Joe Garecht’s Heating Up Multichannel Fundraising webinar or read his Raising Money through Multichannel Communications white paper, we highly recommend you do so. Tip 1: Master your direct mail fundraising. Fundraising emails.

Pinterest for Nonprofits: 5 Tips for Raising Money with “Pins”

NetWits

By launching a very creative campaign designed around “pay to pin”, the group hopes to raise money to help their mission of providing small loans to poor women overseas. Here are 5 Ways You Can Raise Money with Pins.

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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.

6 Ideas for Using the Instagram Donation Sticker to Raise Money

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also, on October 8 in partnership with Nonprofit Tech for Good, Julia will be presenting a free webinar about how nonprofits can use social media to raise money online. It allows eligible nonprofit and individual accounts to raise money without leaving Instagram! .

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How To Use Stories To Raise Money On Social Media

TechImpact

Are they just empty buzzwords, or actual tools that can help your nonprofit raise money online? Great storytelling and successful social media campaigns are completely interconnected. Social media by itself is not a very effective channel for direct fundraising.

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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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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.

[FREE WEBINAR] How Nonprofits Can Use Crowdfunding to Raise More Money

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In addition to covering best practices, additional topics include: Increase your crowdfunding campaigns through multi-channel marketing. How to increase engagement with event fundraising. << View All Upcoming Free Webinars >> Fundraising Webinar

Three Ingredients for Successful Year-End Fundraising

NetWits

Guest post by the one and only Allyson Kapin - co-founder of Rad Campaign and blogger at frogloop – Care2′s nonprofit marketing blog. Year-end fundraising is here. Looking for some good data and examples for your fundraising team? Fundraising Facts.

A Totally Baldacious Campaign

Amy Sample Ward

Totally Baldacious is the latest campaign from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and it’s turning heads! Whether you decide to shave your head or color your hair, you will be helping The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raise money for much-needed, life-saving cancer research.&#.

9 Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign

NonProfit Hub

If you’re looking to seriously up your fundraising game, look no further. Jacobwith joined us to share her insights on fundraising and storytelling. Jacobwith is a nationally-recognized master storyteller and works as a fundraising culture change expert with Ignited Fundraising.

Tried-and-True Approach for Year-End Campaign Success

Connection Cafe

Year-end fundraising season is upon us. Whether your organization is large or small, you’ll want to capitalize on December’s fundraising opportunities—from GivingTuesday to end-of-tax-year gifts. Their campaign is hinged on a compelling story.

Knock Your Third Party Fundraiser Out of the Park

Connection Cafe

Baseball season is in full swing this time of year and so are multitudes of fundraising events. Alongside the rides, walks and runs, many organizations are utilizing Third Party or Independent Fundraising Events (IFE) to raise money for specific campaigns.

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.

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

Byte Technology

Crowdfunding—also known as crowdsourcing—has become a potent and viable means of raising money for thousands of non-profits around the globe. Indeed, if done correctly, such a campaign can see full funding for a particular effort or event. Digital Resources Fundraising Web Design

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The 5 Rules for Supercharged Year-End Fundraising

Connection Cafe

In working with dozens of nonprofit organizations on year-end giving programs, I have found that there are five basic rules that must guide your strategy if you want to steadily increase year-end fundraising each and every year: Rule #1: Make Sure Your Message is Consistent.

Nonprofit Budgeting: Making Money Go Further

NonProfit Hub

You have to spend money to make money, as they say. Keep in mind, board members and constituents will look for red flags, but if you’re operating your 501(c)3 as a business, you know you need some money to sustain programs and plan for the future. Your fundraising.

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Don’t Fake Your Fundraising Campaign

Frogloop

With year-end fundraising season upon us, it’s time to pull out the best tools from our toolbox to raise the most money. Year-end fundraising is one of the most important times for nonprofits because it brings in the most amount of money.

9 Ways to Improve Your Next Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Peer-to-peer campaigns and events are such an effective way to extend your fundraising reach that many nonprofits today consider them a key part of the fundraising mix. To get you started, here’s a guide for choosing a peer-to-peer fundraising platform.

Resilient Fundraising with One Focus: Caring for Our Supporters

Connection Cafe

What should be the focus of our fundraising during this time of crisis? How do we know if we focus on caring for our supporters that money will follow? Giving increases, repeatedly, campaign after campaign. Money will follow. Step 5: Count your money.