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

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Over 15,000 nonprofits across 68 countries participated this year, with an estimated $45.68 Cancer research funding is very competitive right now, but because of their strategic approach, CCS was top of mind by the time #GivingTuesday rolled around.

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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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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. We’re not a model networked nonprofit … yet.

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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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Grassroots Campaigning: How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support

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Susan is a grandmother, a cancer survivor and the major ingredient that differentiates organizations that truly make change from those that just make a lot of digital noise. Earlier this year, ACS CAN launched a major campaign around increasing federal funding for cancer research.

Social Media Strategy: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network


Our social media strategy for nonprofits series continues by taking a look at how the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( ) uses social media to enhance their online efforts. This organization is dedicated to advancing research, supporting patients and creating hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

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#1MilliForJadudi: A Crowdfunding Campaign in Kenya to help Cancer Patient

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In 2010, I had an opportunity to do a Networked Nonprofit workshop in Kenya. When Otieno learned he needed a fourth surgery for his cancer, he reached out to Zawadi Nyong’o who was also an Africa Cancer Foundation volunteer.

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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? They are encouraging people to declare their birthday to cancer (and adopt a healthy lifestyle).

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

NonProfit Hub

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. Why should you as a nonprofit executive care about these arrests? Ding dong, Sepp is gone.

SMS Fundraising Campaign for Breast Cancer

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Today I heard about Drew Olanoff's latest fundraising campaign, a text to give strategy on behalf of Boarding for Breast Cancer. This is not the first time Drew Olanoff has taken to the social web to fundraise for cancer.

Join the Avengers in Their Battle Against Breast Cancer for #TwiveReceive

John Haydon

200 nonprofits are competing for a chance to win $30,000 , and build their capacities in the process. Five Amazing Kids Fighting Breast Cancer. Zoie (shown above) and Erin lost their moms to breast cancer, but now show other kids what they can do to fight breast cancer.

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.

Competitor Accuses Cancer Charity of Not Playing Fair in Pepsi Philanthropy Contest - Give and Take - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Competitor Accuses Cancer Charity of Not Playing Fair in Pepsi Philanthropy Contest - Give and Take - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation's recent involvement in the Pepsi Refresh Contest has drawn criticism from supporters of an Illinois elementary school who claim Kanzius gathered votes in a way that

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Organization: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Facebook has been a highly effective tool and is the strongest in communicating the message of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, but also allows people to connect and offer support to each other.

National Cancer Institute PSA Increases Enrollment in Smoking Cessation Program by 100x

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A PSA from the National Cancer Institute has boosted teen enrollment in their SmokefreeTXT smoking cessation program one-hundredfold, according to the organization’s behavioral scientist Erik Augustson. All Posts Blog Calls to Action Government health Nonprofit npo Use Cases

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Judi Sohn of the Colorectal Cancer Coalition: Blogging for Cancer Advocacy

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Judi Sohn, Director of Operations and Communications, for the Colorectal Cancer Coalition. I really enjoy reading her personal blog, A View from Home and if you work with nonprofits and technology - you'll find it very valuable. "We need to draw attention to colon cancer.

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

Simple Ways to Analyze Nonprofit Email Performance

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At our organization, we learned that 80 percent of our volunteers aren’t passionate about fighting cancer generally, they’re passionate about fighting the cancer that impacted them. Four Terms. Two Equations. One Test. According to IBM, there are 2.5

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Five Nonprofit Online Communities that Inspire Action & Generate Results


These five examples of nonprofit communities show the diversity of options and ideas for engaging people around a mission. Creating an online community to mobilize your supporters and further your nonprofit''s mission might seem like a big task. This article looks at five examples of what some innovative nonprofits are doing with their online communities. Michael Wilson. CEO & Founder. Small World Labs.

An Interview David J. Neff about American Cancer Society's Sharing Hope Project

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I'm doing a series of blog about lessons learned from nonprofits in adopting social media projects as the Cute Dog Theory. (If Neff is the Director of Web, Film and Interactive Strategy for the American Cancer Society. is the place for people to share their stories around cancer.

Open Letter to Salesforce Nonprofit Admins

Judi Sohn

In the 20 months since I left Fight Colorectal Cancer, I would guess that I’ve logged in to no less than 150 nonprofit Salesforce organizations. Yes, KELL offers such services but so do the other Nonprofit consulting partners.

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3 Nonprofits Aim to Better Connect with Donors

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Whether big, small or mid-sized, nonprofits are looking for ways to better understand donors and focus their fundraising on creating opportunities for donors to support the particular causes and interests they care about. CureSearch for Cancer Research. Fundraising is getting personal.

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5 New And Quirky Nonprofit Social Media Tactics


Social media is well documented as a necessary marketing platform for all nonprofits. Everyone knows promoting your nonprofit’s events, services, and fundraisers on social media is a good idea, but many do not know why, or more importantly, how, to do it. Image courtesy of athgo.

Social Change Apps on Facebook to Support Breast Cancer, Environment, and Aids

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But if you look at the Campaign for Breast Cancer Research cause on Facebook, the largest one - it has over 3 million members. If all of them installed the application once, that would earn $60,000 for Breast Cancer Research. Also, what concerns might nonprofits have about the particular advertising the user will be exposed to? I'm sure there are careful matching - for example, no cigarette ads linked to the breast cancer research.

How the Top 50 Nonprofits Do Social Media


we LOVE some social media for nonprofits at NetWits Think Tank. A few interesting facts … 92% of the top 50 nonprofits have at least 1 social media presence on their homepage. Over 90% of nonprofits use at least one social media channel.

Facebook Live For Nonprofits: How Live Streaming Helped One Org Raise Almost $100K

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There’s a lot of talk about the ways nonprofits can use Facebook to raise money — live streaming fundraising events, breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. 9 tips to help your nonprofit be successful with Facebook Live video streaming.

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Ed Schipul Grew A Mustache (and beard) For His Cause: Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center!

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I have the honor of joining his SWSX Panel in March about nonprofits, social media, and social good. Flickr Photo from DenneyTerrio. Ed Schipul is a colleague from the NetSquared Community that I have had the pleasure of knowing for two years now.

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Donate $5 (the cost of Frozen Peas) To Support Breast Cancer Research and Susan Reynolds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last night I couldn't sleep and followed the trail of links that Pistachio or rather PEAstachio left in a comment on the post about nonprofits and twitter. Photo by Pistachio.

10 Power Words Nonprofits Use to Increase Conversions

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million nonprofits in the United States. It allows them to see the results of supporting your nonprofit before they’ve even done it. What’s one of the most common concerns with donating to nonprofits and charities? Featured Fundraising Nonprofit MarketingThere are over 1.5

How Nonprofits Can Raise Money Using YouTube

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Julia Campbell , a social media and storytelling consultant for nonprofits and author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits. She regularly provides useful tips and resources to the nonprofit sector through her blog, #501SocialBlog.

How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses

NonProfit Hub

When nonprofits and local businesses work together, both parties reap the benefits. The nonprofit gets the word out about its cause and expands its donor base, and the business boosts its sales and exposure in the community. Featured Fundraising Nonprofit Marketing

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Scanning for Good: How One Nonprofit Used QR Codes to Raise Awareness


I’ve enjoyed watching the use of QR codes grow recently, particularly in the nonprofit space. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach, and advocacy for a cure.

Why Every Nonprofit Has a New Job Title: Publisher - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

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Why Every Nonprofit Has a New Job Title: Publisher - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy. : For example, the American Cancer Society (ACS) created a blog site called meant to educate and inspire cancer patients, survivors and caretakers—a resource that connects the cancer community with the cause and ultimately strengthens giving

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Nonprofits and Jelly: A Tasty Social Media Sandwich

Connection Cafe

I immediately thought of how nonprofits could leverage this technology. We recently started a campaign called “ Cancer Hacks ” that allows people to submit their suggestions for how to deal with the daily issues that come up when you have cancer.

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

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Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits with an eye towards our next book. We are tracking the conversation and resources about AI and Nonprofits and social good.

2019 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days can inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively. 4: World Cancer Day — #WorldCancerDay. 21: World Pancreatic Cancer Day — #WPCD19.

4 Ways Nonprofits Can Turn Website Click Data into Actionable Steps

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Nonprofits are focusing more and more on increasing email click-throughs and rightfully so. Some nonprofits spend a lot of time on content and information architecture when redesigning their website. Web Analytics & Nonprofits. 4 Ways Nonprofits Can Use In-Page Analytics.

How to Brand Your Nonprofit To Scale Your Positive Impact

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?. Note from Beth: My colleague, Simon Mainwaring, has launched a new series of online courses “ WeFirst Works ” that help you find your purpose – whether an individual, company, or nonprofit. .

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Instagram Ads Now Available for All Size Nonprofits

John Haydon

This means that a small breast cancer foundation can now target Instagram users who share breast cancer stories, or engage […]. The post Instagram Ads Now Available for All Size Nonprofits appeared first on John Haydon.

27 Online Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By shopping at any of the 27 online stores listed below, conscious consumers can channel some of their spending power into the nonprofit sector. Or, if you prefer to donate to a nonprofit in the name of a friend, colleague, or loved one, you can purchase a tribute holiday gift.

Resource: The Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits

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The Skills Platform and Zoe Amar have created the Social Media Toolkit to aid professionals within the charity and third sectors. I’m thrilled to have contributed a chapter. There are many guides to digital and social media. From Dummies guides to video tutorials, it’s all out there.

Google now denies program to nonprofits they used to serve

Judi Sohn

At Fight Colorectal Cancer, we switched from web host email to Google Apps in 2007 and we haven’t looked back. Both IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations are using the Education Edition of Google Apps, which offer more features, support and storage space than the Free edition. In both cases, I only had to fill out a simple form providing the organizations’ Tax ID number to verify its nonprofit status. Not all nonprofits qualified.

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