9 Common Donation Page Mistakes (and Solutions!)

Connection Cafe

If your online donation form is ineffective, it warrants immediate attention. The occasional mistake is inevitable, but given the high-volume traffic nonprofit donation pages receive, it’s crucial that your donation form is optimized to be as strong as possible.

5 Ways to Optimize your Donation Forms for Giving Tuesday

Connection Cafe

As you start planning messaging and emails for Giving Tuesday, spread a little love to your donation forms too. The five best (and easiest) ways to optimize your donation forms are : Eliminate all unnecessary fields. Create large, tappable buttons for your donation amounts.

For sale for a cause: Edelweiss

Judi Sohn

Next up for a donation for a great cause is Edelweiss. For background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. Update: Bid of $75 to Boston Area Gleaners in the comments. So if interested, please bid $100 or higher by 4/20!

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For Sale For a Cause: Four Seasons

Judi Sohn

My 3rd shawl completed in 2018 is ready to go to a good home and support a great cause of your choice. I’d be honored to send it to you for a minimum of $75 which I’ll donate to the nonprofit organization of your choice and have my company match (progressive causes preferred).

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The other side of the figures: Causes reaches $20 Million in Donations

Amy Sample Ward

Earlier this week, an announcement on the Causes Application blog broke the news that over $20 Million has been donated since May 2007 via donors using the social networking application. 25 median donation amount. 35,000 causes have received at least one donation.

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For Sale for a Cause: Windflower

Judi Sohn

If you’re interested in buying this shawl in exchange for a donation to your favorite nonprofit (minimum $115, please), leave a comment with your bid. One month from now, on February 21, I’ll close the post to future comments and will reach out the winning bidder to arrange details for shipping the shawl and the donation. I’m going to donate 100% of what is paid, and will have Salesforce (my employer) match the gift.

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Leveraging Crowdfunding Technology for Cause Marketing

Connection Cafe

The message was clear: to survive in business in the 21st century businesses must strive to connect cause, meaning and purpose. Cone Communications found that more than 9 in 10 millennials are willing to switch brands if the new one is associated with a cause.

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For sale for a cause: Autumn Adagio

Judi Sohn

Would you like to buy this shawl in exchange for a donation to your favorite hopefully-progressive cause? If you want the background on what I’m doing, read this post first.

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5 Tips for the Perfect Online Donation Form

Connection Cafe

First things first: There is no such thing as a perfect donation form. Mighty Citizen has designed dozens of donation forms—certain donation form designs work better than others. Your Donation Form Should Exist on Your Homepage. Same goes for donation forms.

Understanding the Rage-Donation: How to Engage Beyond the Episodic Gift

Connection Cafe

When there was a flood, hurricane, or other natural disaster, people made a conscious decision to give to causes that were there to help others in need. The convergence of causes + social media. The rise of Activgiving and the Rage-Donation. Engaging Beyond the Rage-Donation.

Leveraging Crowdfunding Technology for Cause Marketing

Connection Cafe

The message was clear: to survive in business in the 21st century businesses must strive to connect cause, meaning and purpose. Cone Communications found that more than 9 in 10 millennials are willing to switch brands if the new one is associated with a cause.

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Four Easy Ways to Land Corporate Donations

Connection Cafe

For most non-profit organizations, corporate donations only make up a fraction of fundraising efforts. nonprofit donations in 2011. Corporations have a tendency to donate to organizations whose missions align with their own. Corporations Value Local Causes.

Get more Online Donations: 3 Reasons Why Your Main Online Donation Page Should Take After Chinese Takeout

Connection Cafe

When I transitioned from just a for-profit body of knowledge to a nonprofit body of knowledge, one of the first tasks I had ahead of me was understanding the donation page. To those in the nonprofit space, it seems like a straight-forward thing: This is the place they can come donate online.

My Birthday Cause: Free Geek!

Amy Sample Ward

I have a birthday coming up and over the weekend I received an email from Causes, the social change application in Facebook. Instead of just writing on your wall, or giving you something you don’t need, what if they had a chance to help a cause you believe in?

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#GivingTuesday Online Donations Grow 52%

Connection Cafe

million in online donations on #GivingTuesday 2015 and this surpassed all prior years since the movement began in 2012. There was a 15% increase in the number of nonprofits that received an online donation on #GivingTuesday.

How Ideology Affects Which Causes Donors Support

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report , a donor’s ideology has more impact upon which causes and types of nonprofits they support than gender or age. Giving to children and youth, however, is a cause that unites all donors regardless of ideology.

Why the Cause Needs to Match Your Cause Marketing Efforts

John Haydon

This doesn’t just mean donations to local (or national/international) charities; it also starts at home too, and that means with the people around you. However, another way that companies can become more socially responsible is via cause marketing, which is […].

The Top 10 Most Effective Donation Form Optimizations You Can Make

Connection Cafe

Simple math tells us that: If you get 1,000 visits to your donation form and 1% convert into donors, you’ll have 10 donors. But. . If you get 1,000 visits to your donation form and 3% of them convert into donors, you’ll have 30 donors. Online giving was up 13.5%

Cause Awareness & Giving Day Campaigns for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The rise of social media has also given rise to online giving on cause awareness and giving days. To help your nonprofit prepare and launch a successful cause awareness day and/or giving day online campaign, this webinar was presented on November 14 to more than one thousand nonprofit staff.

200+ Fundraising Ideas Proven to Raise More Donations For Your Cause

Wild Apricot

Finding the perfect fundraising idea takes a lot of precious time — time that could be better spent actually raising funds. That’s why I’ve created this list of fundraising ideas: to make it easy for you to find an idea that will generate revenue for your organization. fundraisers fundraising-ideas fundraiser Fundraising

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4 Ways to Use Facebook to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

Connection Cafe

That’s millions of us becoming more established in our careers with greater means to give generously to causes. So in addition to sharing content that drives users to your website, nonprofits can include direct donation calls to action in their ads and on their page!

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How to Make People Believe in Your Cause

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit professionals may not be asking for million-dollar investments from the likes of Mark Cuban, but they’re still on a mission to convince the community that their cause is worth something. What will my donation help you do (again, be as specific as possible)?

Passing the Word: Getting Supporters to Share your Cause

Byte Technology

However, it’s important to first be honest: in today’s go-go world, it’s difficult for even the most cause-dedicated people to find the time to fully immerse themselves in a charity they’re passionate about.

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Increase Holiday Donations With These 5 Digital Strategies

TechImpact

In late August, Google released their search data on nonprofits, indicating that donation-related searches jump from 2% in August to 21% in September! Provide a compelling story, images, video, and progress reports with actual data on how donations are being used for specific projects.

Microsoft Citizenship Donating Office 365 To Nonprofits

TechImpact

"); September 10, 2013, Microsoft announced Office 365 donations for eligible nonprofits, large or small. Thanks to Microsoft''s Technology For Good Program , nonprofits are able to get the latest software and tech tools as a donation from Microsoft, empowering nonprofits and foundations to keep their attention and budget focused on their mission or cause. Office 365 Donation: Helping Nonprofits Do More Good.

Choosing the Perfect Cause for Your Business Giving

Connection Cafe

They have connections to people, places and causes that develop naturally. Just because some of the early donations you made might not have been strategic, that doesn’t mean they weren’t good and important to keep. Let’s face it, deciding how your business should give can be hard.

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#GivingTuesday Online Donations Up 90% from 2012

Connection Cafe

More than 10,000 partner charities, volunteer organizations, corporations, community centers and foundations joined in the ‘giving spirit’ as they asked donors to give to their favorite causes from across the nation and around the world. GivingTuesday Donation Growth.

12 Nonprofit Donation Pages That Don’t Suck

EveryAction

Is your donation page holding you back? Too many nonprofit donation pages are suffering from common donation page problems like unresponsiveness, length, general clutter, and even security issues that put potential donors off and sap resources away from causes that matter.

Breaking News: Twiddling Thumbs of Nonprofit Professionals Causing Sore Thumbs

Connection Cafe

Here are some of our favorite notes from the Study: For walk and 5k events, the percentage of participants fundraising has increased, but more than half of the people fundraising only have one donation. April Fools.

Donations on Facebook

NCE Social Media

Basically, Facebook is opening up their gift store software – so you can buy a gift which is a $5 or $10 donation for a charity. Until then, you can use Causes on Facebook to collect donations. This application allows you to collect donations and information from donors while they are on Facebook. Causes Exchange is a forum discussing how other charities use the Causes application. Tags: Facebook causes ephilanthropy facebook

New Book Reveals How Cause Marketing Helps Nonprofits Succeed

Frogloop

We’re hearing lots more these days about “Cause Marketing.” For most Frogloop readers, the main thing to know is that Cause Marketing has become a major source of dollars for nonprofits large and small -- from First Book and KaBOOM! ”) about Cause Marketing.

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How Nonprofits Can Get More Donations

The SocialPath

And many of these organizations depend on donations to further their vision and their mission. In fact, many of these social service organizations would close if it weren’t for the gifts and money they receive from donations and fund-raising events. However, our customers and many other nonprofits are not using their website as an effective tool – a tool that could generate even more donations. Many of our nonprofit clients have their own websites.

What Drives Gen Z: Is It the Experience or the Cause?

Connection Cafe

Contrary to what is commonly believed, young people care about, and give to, virtually every major social cause. So, how do you get them involved with your cause? But, unlike older generations, young people believe donating money will have the least impact.

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5 Challenges (and Solutions!) of Processing Donations

Frogloop

The causes your nonprofit advocates for should be shared with the world and deserve to be supported by your community. Implementing some small tips will help solve the 5 greatest challenges nonprofit organizations face with processing donations.

Advocates Seven Times More Likely to Donate Money to a Cause

NetWits

Did you know advocates are seven-times more likely to give as compared to non-advocates? If you’re looking for ways to integrate your advocacy and fundraising efforts and discover best practices to optimize advocacy appeals that lead to increased response rates and fundraising, this new white paper, “ Connecting Online Advocacy and Fundraising ,” co-authored by Blackbaud, M+R Strategic Services, and Amnesty International USA is a must read!

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Ninety Percent of Consumers want Companies to Support Causes

Frogloop

While nonprofit campaigners like to debate the merits of cause related marketing, according to the 2010 Cone Cause Evolution Study , American consumers are huge supporters of cause marketing campaigns. want to know what a company is doing to benefit a cause.

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Online Fundraising Ideas (7 Strategies & 63% More Donations)

Nonprofits Source

First I’ll show you how the Environmental Defense Fund used their email list in a creative way to increase online donations by 63%. Result: 63% more donations, 55% higher conversion rate and a 2X ROI. Lapsed donors : Members who have donated, but not in the last year.

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

Connection Cafe

million raised, a 63% increase in total donations over 2013 according to the Case Foundation. Unlike a Black Friday coupon or Cyber Monday email, your cause is one that deserves attention 365 days of the year, not one that expires at Midnight.

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Happy Birthday to Me (and my Cause)

Connection Cafe

So using Causes , a Facebook app for micro-fundraising, I donated my birthday to a great cancer fighting organization. I’ve only recently gotten involved with this organization and it was my first time to uses Causes; so all around, a very new experience for me. Here’s what I learned from my maiden voyage with Causes: Some organizations are easier to find than others. Causes uses the address in your Guidestar profile to tell it where to send the check.

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5 Donation Form Bad Practices

NonProfit Trends

There are lots of articles, reports, and conference sessions about online giving and donation form best practices. Using Only One Donation Form. If you only have a single donation form, then you’re doing it wrong. Use a combination of a general donation form along with other forms for more specific giving options. Email messages should route donations to a specific form for tracking purposes. Requiring All Donors to Register to Donate.

Top 6 Tips for Taking Your Cause Mobile

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Top 6 Tips for Taking Your Cause Mobile Guest Blog by Darian Rodriguez Heyman. If you try and say ten things about your cause, you say nothing. Note from Beth: My colleague, Darian Rodriguez Heyman has launched a new company, BetterWorld Wireless.

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[Cause Camp] Keys to Effective Volunteer Management

NonProfit Hub

Andrew Stanley, Founder and CEO of VolunteerMark, spoke at Cause Camp this year sharing his knowledge about finding those diamonds in the rough. Let’s start in the most simple of places looking for volunteers—people who already donate to your cause.

Money Matters: Creating a Donation Form for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

It’s no great secret that the vast majority of nonprofits operating today live and die by the amount of support they can garner in the form of monetary donations. And it’s also no great surprise that the organizations most successful at raising money are those that give supporters the ability to donate directly via their website, with an easy-to-use form that visitors can quickly and intuitively utilize. Hover over the template you want and click “Create A Donation Form.”