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.

Online Donation Tools: The Best Ones for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Every year online donations are taking up a bigger and bigger chunk of total funds to nonprofits, so this is definitely something worth investing in. The more donation tools you have, the more data you can collect, which will later help you develop better online fundraising strategies.

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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.

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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Donation Forms Dissected: Where We’re Winning & Losing in Online Fundraising

Connection Cafe

We’ve filled out a lot of online donation forms. We constantly make small donations to some of our favorite causes to see exactly how well their donation forms perform. Was the donation form a scrolling or multipage experience? Were there suggested donation amounts?

Birthday Cause Wrapped Up

Amy Sample Ward

THANK YOU to all of you who donated and supported my Birthday Cause ; it means SO much to me! I first talked about the Birthday Cause application on Facebook in December when I set it up for my birthday. Causes’ Birthday Cause application does just that when you set it up.

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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: 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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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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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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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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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 […].

Demystifying Next Generation Donor Audiences to Drive Engagement and Donations

Connection Cafe

This year, along with our partner, Changing Our World, we conducted a nationally representative study , among Gen Z and Millennials (those born between 1981-2001) to better understand the donation habits of Gen Z and Millennials and uncover what it means for the future of fundraising.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

#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.

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.

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%

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.

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.

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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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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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.

#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.

[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.

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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5 Tips To Drive Traffic to Your Donation Page

Twenti - Digital Marketing For Nonprofits

5 Tips To Drive Traffic to Your Donation Page. Increase your donations with these 5 tips for driving traffic to your donation page! Don’t miss out on donations by letting viewers bounce! Post links to your donation page on social media. Donation Systems.

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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

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.

19 Ways to Raise More Money From Your Donation Pages

John Haydon

What makes a kick-ass donation page? Together, these elements must convey enough emotional punch and urgency to inspire people to donate. Your donation pages reflect your brand. Only then should you start designing your donation pages. Is it the words? Images?

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.

Giving Tuesday #Inspo: 14 Donation Pages That Know What They’re Doing

Everyaction

But one of the easiest things you can check off your to-do list is perfecting your donation page. The reality is, an organization’s donation page is often its own greatest enemy. Below, we chronicle 14 donation pages, providing takeaways from each one, so you can apply some of these strategies to your own fundraising campaigns as you close out the year. Holocaust Memorial Museum has a clean and effective donation page and does something incredibly powerful—it tells a story.

3 Ways to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

NonProfit Hub

He serves as president of Achieve , a research and design agency for causes. In addition, he leads The Millennial Impact Project , which is an ongoing study of millennials and how they engage with causes. Step 2: Ask Them to Donate Their Time and Their Network.

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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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10 Tips To Improve Your Nonprofit Donation Page

Twenti - Digital Marketing For Nonprofits

10 Tips To Improve Your Nonprofit Donation Page. Secure more donations with these tips for an effective donation page! Turn traffic into donations. Your donation page doesn’t need anything fancy, a simple page, that works well, is best. Donation Systems.

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Four Types of Facebook Cause Marketing Campaigns

John Haydon

My good friend Megan Strand at the Cause Marketing Forum recently published a white paper called “Cause Marketing on Facebook: Truths, Tips and Trends from Pioneers” (the Executive summary can be downloaded for free). Like for Donation. Simple-Action-for-Donation.

What Are Gaming Fundraisers and How Can They Raise Donations for Your Nonprofit?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The growing popularity of this method allows anyone with the right recording setup and a stack of video games to start collecting money for a charitable cause. These solicit donations from attendees as well as viewers following the event via livestream.

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