Share Stories to Further Your Cause

NonProfit Hub

However worthy your cause, sometimes it can be hard to measure your day-to-day progress. If you’re having trouble getting momentum behind your cause, try to share stories. First and foremost, storytelling is the easiest way to create personal appeal for your cause.

Turning Pain into Gain for a Cause

Connection Cafe

The runner or walker or biker becomes a means to the end of raising the profile and funding for that cause. Crowd fundraising is equally powerful, but for a different reason. The individual is their cause. Within two weeks I’d made my fundraising goal.

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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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Introducing: Cause Camp 2019 Speaker Lineup

NonProfit Hub

Cause Camp is just a couple of months away, and we want to introduce you to the unprecedented thought leaders who will be educating and inspiring you along the way. Without further ado, your Cause Camp 2019 speakers and the topics they’ll be presenting in March! Cause Camp Featured

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.

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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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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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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Your Cause Camp 2018 Lineup is Here

NonProfit Hub

We’re beyond excited to share the speaker lineup for Cause Camp 2018 , held on March 26th and 27th in Lincoln, Nebraska. To stay in the loop with all things Cause Camp, check out our newly launched Twitter page, or subscribe to the newsletter on Cause Camp’s homepage.

Shopping for a Cause: Is AmazonSmile an Effective Tool for Nonprofit Fundraising?

Byte Technology

Gone (mostly) are the days when cause-centered organizations stuffed flyers into envelopes and received a check back in the snail mail or reaped the benefits of plastic jars and point-of-sale locations. For the past several years, mega online retailer Amazon has upped the ante a bit, working off of a tried-and-true fundraising method to help people be more charitable. The answer is this: it depends on what fundraising professional or philanthropy guru you ask.

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#BrandsConf – Humanization of Causes

Amy Sample Ward

I’m not talking about more or less fundraising dollars, or new programs – I’m talking about the way social media uses, relies on even, a human face of organizations. 2010 presentation 140conf brandsconf causesDate : December 2nd, 2010. Location : NY, NY, USA. Topic : The Changing Face of Nonprofits. Description : Nonprofits, just like businesses and other enterprises, have seen a dramatic impact from the increased use of social media.

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2018 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. 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.

Livestream Fundraising 101: What is Livestream Fundraising?

Connection Cafe

There has been a lot of buzz lately around “livestream fundraising” but what exactly does that phrase mean? It turns out that adding the phrase “fundraising” into the mix is when things get a little more complicated. . Recently, I was able to spend two days with 24 nonprofit leaders either successfully running livestream fundraising campaigns or actively looking to start one of these programs. Organizational Livestream Fundraising.

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.

Passing the Word: Getting Supporters to Share your Cause

Byte Technology

The fundraiser—whether it’s an inspired event, online appeal or one-time contest—should of course be considered an important component of any non-profit’s campaigning effort. Create a timeline contest that encourages people to craft videos and photo sets boosting your fundraiser.

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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. We’re the future of your volunteer and fundraising programs. Nonprofit Marketing Facebook fundraising tips millennials Social Media

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2014 Cause Awareness Days

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Launching online fundraising campaigns around cause awareness days is good strategy. Facebook Fundraising Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Social Media Twitter YouTube

How to Cheat at Nonprofit Fundraising + Get Away with It

EveryAction

Fundraising is a huge job at any nonprofit. No matter the size, legacy, or cause, all nonprofit organizations dedicate endless time + resources to soliciting donated dollars. That got us thinking: is it possible to cheat at nonprofit fundraising + get away with it?

Why Cause Camp is Right for You (And Everyone Else)

NonProfit Hub

Cause Camp is different from your run-of-the-mill conference, but you already know that. What you might not know is what makes it so different, and why Cause Camp is a conference for everyone , whether you work for a nonprofit or not. Cause Camp Featured

8 Best Practices for Nonprofit Event Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Okay, so you’ve decided you’re going to throw a nonprofit fundraising event… virtual high fives. And while charity events can be important for raising funds for your cause, it’s no secret they can also be a lot of work. 6) Add social fundraising to your event.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them. But it isn’t enough to have a rough idea of messaging, an incomplete timeline, some scheduled tweets, and an arbitrary fundraising goal.

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2017 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to craft and launch online fundraising campaigns. Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits.

2016 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful for online fundraising. Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Facebook Twitter Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Fundraising Social Media YouTube Giving Days Cause Awareness Days

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.

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. If you can find that unoccupied niche for your cause, that’s great!

44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

Connection Cafe

Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. It requires the right combination of fundraising expertise, engaged staff members, and savvy technology. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Offer rewards for fundraising levels achieved.

Nonprofit Hub’s Favorite Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

Here at Nonprofit Hub, we believe the most successful fundraisers are hybrids of innovation and tried-and-true ideas. Dinner galas and silent auctions are effective to an extent, but when someone asks you, “What’s the best fundraiser you’ve ever been to?” Featured Fundraising

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. 35,000 causes have received at least one donation.

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The Best Way to Thank Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Fundraisers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Any fundraiser worth their salt knows they should be thanking people who donate or fundraise for their cause. However, there seems to be confusion around the best way to thank Facebook fundraisers, with many nonprofits not thanking them at all.

Breaking News: Twiddling Thumbs of Nonprofit Professionals Causing Sore Thumbs

Connection Cafe

We dove deep into data from the 2012 presidential race to provide fundraising insight you can use during the 2016 election year, including: The charitable giving habits of 400,000 political donors. And that gives you a head start on successful fundraising! April Fools.

How to Include Matching Gifts in Your Fundraising Plan

Connection Cafe

A clear and well-planned fundraising strategy is key to successfully raising the funds you need and retaining more support year over year. One untapped way to boost your fundraising and bolster your entire strategy? Donors support your organization because they care about your cause.

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T-Shirt Fundraising: A New Take on Crowdfunding

NonProfit Hub

If your nonprofit is looking for a new fundraising idea that will get your supporters excited to make a donation, then t-shirt fundraising could be exactly what you’re looking for. What is T-Shirt Fundraising? Benefits of T-Shirt Fundraisers for Nonprofits.

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? T hey’re all about the cause and mission. They’re about the cause.

82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Fundraising Stats. of overall fundraising in 2018 came from online giving ( Charitable Giving Report ). The number of new retained donors dropped 14.9% ( Fundraising Effectiveness Project ). Email Fundraising. Peer-to-Peer Fundraising.

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Mark Your Calendars! 2015 Cause Awareness Days

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social network communities are highly responsive to giving and promoting your nonprofit on cause awareness days provided that your nonprofit prepares at least one month in advance. Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Fundraising Social Media

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. But on the other, this new world makes it drastically harder for deserving causes to get the attention they deserve amid a sea of distractions.

Rally More Support for Your Cause: 3 Simple Ways to Add New Event Participants

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Register for our Event Fundraising Newsletter to receive monthly content and resources specifically for event fundraising professionals. It’s a pretty common goal for most organizations who run fundraising events. Team captains are the lifeblood of fundraising events.

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Creating Your Own Lens: 4 Tips for Evaluating Fundraising Advice

Connection Cafe

If you’re like me, you probably receive a number of e-newsletters related to fundraising , as well as a print publication or two. But even a casual review makes one thing clear— not everyone agrees on everything, not even in fundraising. Where have they honed their fundraising skills?

5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising

EveryAction

EOY (or end-of-year) fundraising can be a critical time for nonprofits. The giving spirit is high, and donors want to know how they can contribute to the causes that they care about. Building a deeper fundraising strategy can help you: Raise more funds.

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Engagement Strategies to Turn Nonprofit Board Members into Ambassadors for Your Cause

Connection Cafe

Here are tips for board member engagement—from recruitment through retirement—to help you build lifelong ambassadors for your cause: Recruiting New Board Members. Allow their enthusiasm, wisdom, and experience to guide and strengthen your cause.

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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. are of equal importance when given to a cause.

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