6 Steps to a Successful Celebrity Fundraising Partnership

Connection Cafe

When organizations partner with celebrity influencers and online giving, their mission can get maximized through social sharing and fundraising. Launching a celebrity partnership can feel like an intimidating project, but let’s breakdown a straightforward approach for how you can manage a celebrity-endorsed program. Your celebrity should also help you deepen your engagement with your existing target market or help you branch into a new area you are trying to advance.

New on SSIR: How does celebrity impact your fundraising?

Amy Sample Ward

Both of them involved celebrities. And I couldn’t help think to myself, “oh, so all we need to do to raise funds for a great cause is get a celebrity? But, I looked at both case studies again, more deeply, and realized that both of them weren’t really about the celebrity at all. The celebrity involvement was part of the branding, not part of the winning solution. Getting Over Celebrities. Celebrities are out; Trust is in.


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How to Celebrate National Volunteer Month in 2020

Wild Apricot

April is National Volunteer Month, but how do we celebrate amidst the COVID-19 crisis? Here are some ideas

Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Teaching About Giving

Connection Cafe

This year on #GivingTuesday, Learning to Give is asking teachers to join the international movement to celebrate an opening day to the giving season by doing what they do best, by teaching. I love #GivingTuesday. I know, I’ve said that before…and you’ve caught me in the act again. Guilty. But I also know it’s a movement that just makes me happy, a charge to expand goodness in the world, so if I’m going to love something, it’s a perfect choice.

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Wild Apricot

It''s National Volunteer Week - how is your organization celebrating? national volunteer week Volunteers

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with NTEN and @Kanter

Amy Sample Ward

The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3rd and you’re invited to join the celebration with NTEN! We are so excited to celebrate the strength of this community, now 50,000 people stong! We have over 30 community champions help us celebrate - check out their fundraising pages and donate today!

Celebrating the Community Builders


This may feel like a reach--stay with me. Check out this TED talk presentation of spoken word poetry. The connection to community building? Check out that first poem. Listen to the three steps. Realize that the tenacity you see here is the same as what drives you--that person who can see a better community, who can see the power of connection, who can see the inefficient gaps between silos that we are working to bridge. Enjoy, and honor the work you do. Click on this link.

Lady Gaga & Celebrity Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Lady Gaga & Celebrity Philanthropy. But did you know she topped the list of most charitable Celebs in 2010 , as ranked by Do Something , by how much energy celebrities devote to cause? If you want to know which celebrities gave the most that's another list. What I find transformative about Lady Gaga’s celebrity philanthropy is that while she definitely has favorite causes, a significant part of her message is encouraging people to volunteer and take action.

Celebrating Women Leaders in the Arts & Cultural Sector for International Women’s Day 2020

Connection Cafe

International Women’s Day , a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, is happening this Sunday, March 8 — and while the Blackbaud Arts & Cultural team and I tr y to live every day in its spirit, we’d also like to take this opportunity to recognize a handful of the women leaders in our community who we admire and whose achievements inspire us to continue to strive for a more equal world. .

A Recap of Cause Camp 2020 – Celebrate Your Smaller Donors

NonProfit Hub

The post A Recap of Cause Camp 2020 – Celebrate Your Smaller Donors appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Cause Camp 2020 is officially in the books! Nonprofit professionals from all over the country tuned in for two full days of premium education, inspiration, and connection. Our team owes a big ‘thank you’ to our Cause Camp host, Julia Campbell , who gracefully led us through both days of programming. Here is a recap of Cause Camp 2020. .

Celebrities Competing Online For Donors - TheNonProfitTimes

AFP Blog

Celebrities Competing Online For Donors - TheNonProfitTimes : A dozen celebrities representing as many charities have one month to raise as much money as they can with an ultimate prize of winning $25,000. But the Mozilla Firefox Challenge, launched by Crowdrise and Mozilla, isn’t limited to the 12 celebrities. Mozilla, the nonprofit behind the open source web browser Firefox, started each celebrity-charity team off with a $5,000 donation

Celebrating The Nation's Founding


So today, let''s celebrate the birth of freedom, that unique moment when we, the people created a nation that was to be governed by its people, not by the King. Today whatever side of the cultural wars you happen to be on, take a moment to celebrate that you have the freedom to be on your particular side of the culture wars. Take a moment today to celebrate that we, the people continue the dialogue of self-government. Celebrate freedom.

Let’s celebrate 50,000


PLEASE JOIN ME in celebrating this huge milestone by helping NTEN to raise $50,000 – one dollar for each one of our awesome members. This organization is sooo worth it – please join me in helping celebrate our first 50,000 members which will in turn help us get to the next 50,000. NTEN is 50,000 members strong! I will personally match up to an additional $500 if you can help me reach the $1000 mark on my fundraising page. .

Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014

AFP Blog

Some interesting prognostications collected by Tech Soup Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014 : Now that this year is wrapping up and we have the verdict on nonprofit technology trends for 2013, we queried charity Technorati like Amy Sample Ward, Beth Kanter, Marnie Webb, Peter Campbell, Nicole Wallace, the entire crew at Idealware, Lucy Bernholz, and other luminaries to find out what is in their crystal balls for 2014

Celebrate International Grant Professionals Day

NonProfit Hub

The Grant Professionals Association, whose Board of Directors officially signed the proclamation back in November, came up with an entire website of resources dedicated to empowering grant associations nationwide with the necessary resources to throw some incredible IGPD celebrations. Send out an email to your members or supporters celebrating the week. Host an event with your members, colleagues or local grant professionals to celebrate your hard work.

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Bookshare Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary at Google

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Bookshare, Benetech’s pioneering digital library for people with print disabilities, celebrated its 10th birthday last night with a terrific party that was attended by many of our long-time friends and supporters. Raman of Google Research, a long-time Bookshare member and advisor, was on hand to help us celebrate last night.

Today's Leadership Thought: Celebrate Learning

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Rejoice and celebrate in the effort, the journey, and the process as much as in the end result. Today's leadership thought comes from the new book, Trap Tales , by David M. Covey and Stephan M. Mardyks. Mistakes are instructive. Learn from them instead of hiding them. ". Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leaders Leadership

Celebrating the Value of Volunteering

Wild Apricot

It's National Volunteer Week - here are some thoughts on unique ways to celebrate with and recognize volunteers. national volunteer week Volunteers

From tinsel town to slums:These celebrities are dedicated volunteers


No matter how satisfactory our careers or lives, all of us seek a higher calling to satiate an inner part of us, that demands we do something beyond ourselves, something that will leave a larger impact on the society and the world, long after we’re gone

Celebrate Every Month With Recurring Donations

NonProfit Hub

What if you could celebrate once a month? While it might be hard to get other people to celebrate your birth on a monthly basis, you can let them celebrate your nonprofit every month with a regular recurring donation. But if you do it right and put the time and energy into it, you’ll have another reason to celebrate a little more each month. The post Celebrate Every Month With Recurring Donations appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

The Effectiveness of Celebrity Spokespeople in Social Fundraisers


One Part Social Fundraising, One Part Celebrity Endorsement. Celebrity endorsements have been around for ages. We’ve even got a way to quantify and qualify the use of celebrities in marketing campaigns by evaluating their awareness, appeal, and relevance to a brand’s image and the celebrity’s influence on consumer behavior. Add celebrities to the social fundraising mix and you’ve got a sure fired recipe for success, so we think.

Celebrate Today: One Web. For All.

Amy Sample Ward

A day of on and offline events spanning the globe celebrating the Web. Invite people who would not have seen your online promotions to join you at the ballroom, office or pub to be part of your celebrations and conversations. Regardless of next year’s topic for the September 22nd celebrations, digital inclusion remains a core barrier to truly celebrating the web globally. There are many ways you can participate in OWD09 and help celebrate the web.

How To Celebrate Volunteers Who Make Your Work Possible


The post How To Celebrate Volunteers Who Make Your Work Possible appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Who enables you to get your work done each day? Perhaps it’s a team of dedicated employees who you’ve hand selected, and meticulously trained. Or perhaps it’s your secretary or personal assistant who keeps your calendar in order, your email in check, and makes sure you’re everywhere you ned to be. However, the better question […].

Celebrating 7 Years of Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot

We recently celebrated our 7th anniversary at Wild Apricot where we enjoyed meeting and talking to clients about what motivates them personally in their volunteer and staff roles. Wild Apricot

Why you should be celebrating your fundraisers on social media | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

AFP Blog

Why you should be celebrating your fundraisers on social media | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian : "But vital to any fundraising strategy is saying thank you to donors and supporters who have given to your organisation through time, effort or money.

6 Ways to Take Action in the Next Week to Celebrate Earth Day


Earth Day is this Saturday and there's so much you can do to defend, fund, and educate yourself on the critical environmental issues we face as a global population - here are six to get you started. Show up for science. Need plans for the weekend? The March for Science and the People's Climate Movement are set for April 22 and April 29 respectively, and no matter where you live, there's ample opportunity to participate.

The Road to Accessibility without Borders: Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of the Marrakesh Treaty

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As part of the celebrations around the first anniversary of the Marrakesh Treaty, WIPO launched the Accessible Books Consortium , to help increase global capacity to deliver books to people with print disabilities. We certainly have plenty to celebrate on the first anniversary of the signing of the Treaty, but the road towards equal accessibility for all is still long and there is much that remains to be done.

Raising Awareness by Celebrating Milestones

Wild Apricot

Non-profits and membership organizations should mark significant milestones and leverage these celebrations to raise awareness, attract new members, volunteers or supporters and promote your organization’s mission.( read more ). events member communication public relations publicity

One Nonprofit’s Anniversary Celebration Turns into a Bright Idea

NonProfit Hub

However, Lighthouse is celebrating their first quarter of a century with fiberglass and some fancy artwork. It’s important for nonprofits to celebrate their achievements and their milestones. Ultimately, this year-long celebration will illuminate everyone to the importance of after-school programming and the success of Lighthouse for the past 25 years,” Pete Allman, the co-founder and board president, said in an interview with L Magazine.

Celebrating Digital Learning Day: How Camp Blackbaud Amplifies Technology Skills for Good

Connection Cafe

Today marks 2017’s Digital Learning Day, a day where we celebrate technology’s role in how we learn. As a technology company that powers the world of social good, Blackbaud’s solutions help nonprofit organizations, foundations, and corporate giving programs advance their missions and make a positive impact on the world each and every day. While we use our technology skills for good, we don’t stop there. We Give Back.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 108: Celebrating Failure to Create Social Impact

Connection Cafe

What’s the last thing you failed at? What did you learn from it? How you think about failure in the context of learning can make a big difference in future performance – both personally and as an organization. Today’s guest is Kate Robinson, executive director of the film Failing Forward: On the Road to Social Impact. Kate talked to host Steve MacLaughlin about how nonprofits and social good organizations can use failure to make a bigger impact.

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Beth Kanter

March 8, International Women’s Day , marks an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of women worldwide. March 8, International Women’s Day, marks an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of women worldwide.

Facebook Turns 12 Today, And Here's How It's Celebrating | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

AFP Blog

Facebook Turns 12 Today, And Here's How It's Celebrating | Fast Company | Business + Innovation : "t’s a bit crazy when you think about it, but Facebook is 12 years old today. On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched his fledgling social media site at Harvard. And the rest, as they say, is history. Twelve years on, Facebook has become the largest social media company ever. It influences myriad aspects of our lives and recently passed a billion active users each day." 'via

Promoting Text Campaigns with Celebrity Power

Mobile Commons

When your organization or campaign has celebrity supporters, you want to maximize the value of every ask you make of them. Celebrity Endorsements in Action Recently, comedian Amy Schumer tweeted on behalf of the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence: The tweet was an enormous success. The Brady Campaign grew their SMS list nearly 100% from one small celebrity ask. The post Promoting Text Campaigns with Celebrity Power appeared first on Mobile Commons.

Celebrating a Big Number


This milestone just seemed to be too big a deal not to stop and celebrate, because, well, reaching 15 million active members seems pretty amazing. (To Frogloop friends: We at Care2 rarely issue press releases, as we’re more interested in being an organization that does things, as opposed to talking about doing things. But this week we bent our own rules and …issued the press release below.

Celebrate Community Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

Pacific time at PARISOMA — and join us in celebration of the many powerful digital story submissions that came to us from all over the world! So if you're interested in digital storytelling, online community, emerging technologies, or all of the above, do join us for a night of storytelling, a little bit of ceremony, and a lot of celebration!

Nonprofit Technology Celebrates International Women's Day

Tech Soup Blog

I'm not a woman, but I am a wholehearted celebrant of International Women's Day. Full disclosure. One of my great joys in my long career in nonprofit technology has been seeing the extraordinary success of so many women in our field. I just want to mention a few of them. More About International Women's Day. International Women's Day came about in its current form in 1975.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know


we recognize the contributions made by and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States, and celebrate their heritage and culture. Hispanic Heritage Month, officially founded in 1968 , occurs each year from September 15 to October 15, a period which includes the anniversary of independence of eight Latin American countries. During National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.,

Celebrating 20 Years of Hadley China!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We came to Fuzhou for a celebration. Celebrating 20 years is a big deal in China. The big celebration was held in our hotel, which I think is the nicest hotel in Fuzhou. A lot of this was celebrating the achievements of Mr. Xia Rongqiang (Chester), the founder and principal of Hadley China. Part of the meeting was celebrating the first ever China Hadley director and donor, Mr. Zhang Zhongyan. As you might imagine, it's unusual for a U.S.

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Celebrating Grandmother Power: Interview with my Gram

Have Fun - Do Good

To celebrate Grandmother Power, I asked her about how she thinks the world has changed, and what it needs in order to be better today. The Grandmother Power Blogging Campaign is a collaborative effort of hundreds of bloggers writing about how grandmothers are changing the world from May 7-14, 2013. It''s being organized by Tara Mohr (creator of the Ten Rules for Brilliant Women Workbook ), and Paola Gianturco (author of Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon ).

DoSomething.org Celebrates Their Millionth Mobile Member

Mobile Commons

They’ve reached their millionth mobile member , so DoSomething.org is doing something awesome to celebrate. What a sweet and wonderful way to celebrate this exciting milestone. Member Rebecca Anolick of New Jersey joined DoSomething at the encouragement of her friend Sami, and got the surprise of her life from the DoSomething team: cake, balloons, friends and family, and… a free trip to Disney World!

Five Year Celebration, San Diego 2-1-1


We are pleased to be a sponsor of San Diego''s 2-1-1, Five-Year Celebration today. Congratulations on a sold out celebration and fund-raising luncheon! Held on National 2-1-1 Day, the event features Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Qualcomm Inc, and Jessie Knight, Jr., Chairman and CEO of San Diego Gas & Electric San Diego 2-1-1 is a thought leader for 2-1-1s and information and referral across the nation.

How to Celebrate Abe Lincoln’s Birthday Nonprofit Style

NonProfit Hub

It’s a date where we honor one of the greatest presidents and also I get to celebrate a birthday even though I was born in November. Although many government organizations (and banks) observe Monday as a day off from work, February 12 is the day I celebrate. We could go on much more (perhaps four score more), but we want to leave you plenty of time to play with Lincoln Logs, count all your pennies and other activities to celebrate Lincoln’s birthday.