How Canadian Cancer Society Increased Donations by 78% During #GivingTuesday

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One organization that’s really tapping in to the potential of #GivingTuesday to advance their mission is the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) who saw a 78% increase in donations during the week of #GivingTuesday this year, and an 85% increase in the number of donations they received!

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Teenage Cancer Trust fundraiser Stephen hits back at Twitter attacks

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Teenage Cancer Trust fundraiser Stephen hits back at Twitter attacks : Bowel cancer patient 19-year-old Stephen Sutton, who has raised 3.2m for the Teenage Cancer Trust, has been moved to respond to tweets from donors complaining they have been “duped”, as he recovers enough to be able to leave hospital. So you know, I still have my cancer and it''s still incurable, if that makes you feel less ''duped'' x

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U.K. cancer charity fundraiser teen Stephen Sutton dies - National |

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cancer charity fundraiser teen Stephen Sutton dies - National | : TORONTO – A British teen who raised over $5.86 At the age of 15, Stephen Sutton was diagnosed with bowel cancer and was told two years later by his doctors that his cancer was incurable. Related Stories Stephen Sutton surpassed his bucket list fundraising goal after posting his "final thumbs up."

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Offseason Planning for Revenue Growth: Tips from Maine Cancer Foundation

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During the last few weeks in this Event Fundraising blog, we have been … Emerging Events Event Fundraising Peer-to-Peer Fundraising challenge events event fundraising event fundraising tips Friends Asking Friends fundraising events Non-Profit nonprofit Peer to Peer Fundraising team fundraisin

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Fight Colorectal Cancer: A Rebranding Tale

Judi Sohn

The organization I helped found as Colorectal Cancer Coalition in 2005 officially became Fight Colorectal Cancer on Monday, March 6, 2011. I hope it's a fun read for anyone either looking to redo their own small nonprofit brand, or who wants a deeper dive on what we did at Fight Colorectal Cancer. I couldn't be prouder of the Fight Colorectal Cancer team that we pulled this off with as little to spend as we had.

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P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

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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.

Cancer Council SA Ambassador Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When Cancer Council SA (that’s South Australia, not South Africa) started the Ambassador Project as an experiment in revitalizing volunteerism and community fundraising , jumping in to the social media pond was not even on the agenda.

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Fight Colorectal Cancer: A Rebranding Tale

Judi Sohn

The organization I helped found as Colorectal Cancer Coalition in 2005 officially became Fight Colorectal Cancer on Monday, March 6, 2011. I hope it’s a fun read for anyone either looking to redo their own small nonprofit brand, or who wants a deeper dive on what we did at Fight Colorectal Cancer. I couldn’t be prouder of the Fight Colorectal Cancer team that we pulled this off with as little to spend as we had.

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SMS Fundraising Campaign for Breast Cancer

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Given the visible success of the Haiti text to give campaigns, SMS is bound to become one of the tools in the an organization's fundraising bag if it isn't already. Today I heard about Drew Olanoff's latest fundraising campaign, a text to give strategy on behalf of Boarding for Breast Cancer.

How the ACCO Used Crowdfunding to Help Kids with Cancer

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We spoke with Program Director of the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO), Amber Masso, who told us about their previous fundraising methods: mass mailing, cold-calling, etc. Fundraising tsfundraising tsteespring crowdfunding cancer tees crowdfunded

FIFA, Bogus Cancer Charities Illustrate Danger of Unchecked Finances

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A few weeks ago, a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission alleged that four cancer charities had cheated people out of $187 million while spending extravagantly and frivolously. Board of Directors Featured Fundraising Human ResourcesDing dong, Sepp is gone.

American Cancer Society moves to Convio

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American Cancer Society moves to Convio: "The American Cancer Society has enlisted Convio’s online fundraising platform to support Relay for Life efforts. Convio’s integrated program will power Relay for Life Web sites, which participants use to solicit donations. The software will also lend itself to online communication between Relay for Life supporters

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Supporting Cancer Research with Teespring

Tech Soup Blog

Brad Egel, a decade-long fundraising resident of Chicago and cancer-awareness advocate, had no personal ties or engagement with cancer victims or survivors. As his fundraising progressed, so did his dedication to the American Cancer Society.

Austin non-profit offers free yoga for cancer survivors

Connection Cafe

Today I could talk about more of what is new in social media or online fundraising strategies. But, instead, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight an Austin-area organization that is making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. I was recently introduced to an organization that offers free yoga classes for cancer survivors, in an effort to increase the healing process for those who have battled the disease. Author: Taylor Shanklin.

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The Future of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Connection Cafe

It’s safe to say that our peer-to-peer fundraising world is different today than it was ten years ago—or even two years ago. So what’s a fundraiser to do? These warm leads have the potential to be great fundraisers; they just may need more coaching on why their support matters.

Case Study in Free Agent Fundraising @AbolishCancer

Amy Sample Ward

Is you’re organization looking to support free agent fundraisers and the changemakers who are passionate about your cause, want to support your work, but do it their way? One thing you can do right now to help is create a Supporter Toolkit on your website with logos, ready to use content and mission statement, links to all your social media profiles/presences, and anything else that would be helpful for someone looking to fundraise or campaign for you.

The American Cancer Society Wants Your Birthday!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As more and more nonprofits and individuals flock to social networks, creating acacophony of fundraising pitches and the subsequent cause fatigue, how can organizations scale? charity:water was one of the first to create it's own social network for fundraising.

Stand Up 2 Cancer Rises for SXSW

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Now at South by Southwest (SXSW) through March 26th, Stand Up To Cancer is battling it out in the first ever Social Media Smackdown for charity to raise as much money as possible online for their cause, which aims to attack cancer once and for all by pushing promising scientific breakthroughs to the finish. Tags: SXSW Info Tech Social Software Smackdown Stand Up 2 Cancer

How Independent Fundraising Momentum is Reshaping Traditional P2P

Connection Cafe

The peer-to-peer fundraising marketplace has undergone a transformation with momentum rapidly shifting toward individually directed fundraising and “DIY” or independent campaigns. What’s the Future of Traditional Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events?

Developing Fanatic Discipline to Meet P2P Fundraising Goals

Connection Cafe

As we prepared to produce this year’s Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study, I decided to dust off my copy of Great By Choice and re-read it. What does Great By Choice have to do with nonprofit organizations and peer-to-peer fundraising? Life is unpredictable.

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Last-Minute Boosts to Late-December Fundraising Emails

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As a fundraiser, these may be your busiest two weeks of the year. Here are four last-minute tips to boost your December fundraising emails: Say More Than “Dec. Perhaps it’s focusing on cancer problems for hospital foundations.

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How the American Childhood Cancer Organization Used Crowdfunding to Raise Over $43,000!

Tech Soup Blog

Last year we shared how the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) used Teespring to exceed their fundraising goals with a few clicks of a button. We took some time to talk to ACCO to learn more about their fundraising successes with Teespring and Shopify as a TechSoup member.

400 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

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The 2014 edition of my annual review of year-end fundraising email subject lines. 44% of all fundraising emails were received between 9am ET and 1pm ET during the month of December 2014. Nonprofits sent a median of 6 fundraising emails during the month of December 2014.

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Tips for a Rockin’ Top Fundraiser Club

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A Top Fundraiser Club can be a great tool to show appreciation to the participants who are raising the most for your events. My first gig as a peer-to-peer fundraiser was working on the MS Walks and MS 150 Bike Tour in the Houston office of the National MS Society.

44 Ways to Turn Your Supporters into Fundraising Superstars


Register for our Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Newsletter. One that's passionate about a cause and ready to be a fundraising super star! Turning your everyday supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars?

The Secret to Raising $1M During Your First-Year Fundraising Event

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I recently returned to Blackbaud after a 3-year stint working for a large cancer hospital where I established a brand new institutional P2P fundraising event—The Boot Walk to End Cancer. 3 Reasons Why Leadership Volunteers Are Pivotal to a Successful P2P Fundraising Strategy: 1.

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End-of-Year Giving: Fundraising Appeals Our Experts Love

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Not the sort of thing a fundraiser wants to see right now. The Colon Cancer Alliance created a compelling end-of-year appeal,” says Lead Client Success Manager Kate Seale. “It I’m Too Young for Colon Cancer.” Guest post by Amy Bills, Blackbaud’s director of customer marketing.

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Can You Crowdsource Your Next Big Fundraising Idea?

Connection Cafe

With all this crowdsourcing at the corporate level, is it time for fundraisers to up their game? Not surprisingly, they also tend to be the best fundraisers. In 2013, the Jimmy Fund held their first Big Ideas Contest , generating 150 innovative fundraising ideas.

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7 Online Fundraising Tips I Learned By Participating in Movember


For the past 30 days I have been participating in Movember : a worldwide team fundraising campaign to fight men’s cancer. While the dogooder in me loves a great cause, I also relish the opportunity to learn more about online fundraising and why people give.

Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!


Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. They work because we know that very successful peer to peer participants exhibit behavior that correlates to higher fundraising.

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5 Ways to Empower Your Crowdsource Fundraisers


It’s also spreading around the fundraising and nonprofit world. Some people are starting to call it “Crowdsource Fundraising” But haven’t we been doing “crowdsourcing” for a little longer than 5 years in the event fundraising space?

4 Things Successful Fundraising Appeals Have in Common and How to Get the Right Mix

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So how can you make your online fundraising messages stand out among all the other messages competing for your supporters’ attention? We know that successful fundraising appeals have 4 things in common: A compelling story.

Is December Really the Best Time for Fundraising Emails?

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One of the more interesting findings from the recently released 2014 M+R Benchmarks Study was that fundraising emails did not have a higher conversion rate in December. The study found that December fundraising email conversion rates were 0.06%, slightly lower than the overall rate of 0.07%.

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Charities are ‘digital dinosaurs’ says CRUK fundraising chief

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Charities are ‘digital dinosaurs’ says CRUK fundraising chief : "UK fundraisers are not identifying new markets such as social media viral campaigns and are becoming ‘digital dinosaurs’ as a result, Richard Taylor, executive director of fundraising and marketing at Cancer Research UK, said yesterday.

450 Email Subject Lines From End of Year Fundraising

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For several years now, January 1st not only means the beginning of the New Year, but also an opportunity to look at trends in year-end fundraising emails from nonprofit organizations. Here is the 2015 edition of my annual review of year-end nonprofit fundraising email subject lines. (Be

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CRUK rolls out contactless collections in latest fundraising campaign

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CRUK rolls out contactless collections in latest fundraising campaign : "Cancer Research UK is launching contactless collections across the UK tomorrow as part of its World Cancer Day fundraising campaign. Supporters will have the opportunity to donate £2 by simply tapping their contactless card on a specially designed reader, operated by CRUK’s fundraising volunteers.

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300 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

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I refer to it as the Kickstartification of fundraising where nonprofits use time-boxed fundraising goals to drive giving campaigns. I continue to have concerns about over-saturation during end of year fundraising and the trap that it creates. Help cancer survivors like me.

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Fundraising via Facebook

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Fundraising via Facebook : "Six charities have joined the Commonwealth Bank in a facebook fund raising campaign – to be launched today – Community Seeds, where all you need to do is 'like' one of the selected organisations and the bank will donate $1 to that charity for each vote. There is a pool of $175,000 to be shared among the charities chosen by staff at the bank, which include Bowel Cancer Australia, Alzheimers Australia, A Start in Life, HeartKids, OzHarvest and SANE Australia

#TBT to That Time the Baltimore Ravens Taught Me an Important Lesson in Fundraising

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Think about the last time you wanted to make a change to your fundraising program. More often than not, fear wins when it comes to making choices about your fundraising program. . When I’m not blogging, I spend my days managing an amazingly talented team of fundraising consultants.

Storing Up Support for Kids with Cancer: ACCO's Shopify Store Experience

Tech Soup Blog

We recently shared how the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) used Teespring to raise over $43,000 through Teespring campaigns. We produce and distribute informational materials for free for families with children with cancer, so a lot of what we do is give things away.

A New Kind of Society for the American Cancer Society | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The sheer size of the newly created “High Plains Division” – with its more than 600 staffers – brought great reach and potentially the sharing of talent and resources toward the ACS’ ultimate mission: eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Tagged: American Cancer Society , Small World Labs How relevant was this post to you? (No

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Top 5 Wildest Nonprofit Fundraisers [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Joe Magee is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the Vice President of RallyBound, which provides social fundraising software to nonprofits. Long before the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took the summer by storm, organizations have enjoyed a history of hosting wacky nonprofit fundraisers.