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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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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

[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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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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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. 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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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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An 11-Step Guide to Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Paige Kutliek , SEO Manager at GoFundMe ––a free fundraising platform for charities, people, and the causes you care about. To date, more than 50 million donors have given over $5 billion through the GoFundMe fundraisers. 1) Choose the right fundraiser images and videos.

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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. Nonprofit organizations getting more attention – and more money – can only be a good thing that benefits us all, right?

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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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.&#.

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.

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.

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Raise More Money at Year-end

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Year-end giving is a vital piece of the nonprofit fundraising puzzle, and the time when many organizations reap the harvest of the fundraising seeds they have sown all year long. It’s not too late to incorporate online and social media fundraising into your fundraising plans.

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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.

[FREE WEBINAR] How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again. Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

Social Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

Connection Cafe

The term social fundraising or peer-to-peer fundraising describes a style of fundraising where a nonprofit organization recruits volunteers to solicit donations from their friends and family on behalf of that nonprofit. Sign up today for our webinar on May 8 on P2P fundraising.

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.

[FREE WEBINAR] How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again. Date: February 19, 2019.

Five Point Checklist for Your Year-End SMS Fundraising Campaigns

NonProfit Hub

Michael works directly with some of Mobile Commons’ larger clients including the Obama Campaign, the California Department of Public Health and the New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene. _. The Human Rights Campaign found that text message subscribers are 2.5