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. Once you identify what is important to the celebrity and how that aligns with your mission, you can define your ask from the partnership.

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! Families and individuals are encouraged to be generous in whatever ways matter to them, whether that means volunteering at a local charity or donating to a favorite cause.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

11 Creative Charity Fundraising Event Ideas

CauseVox

That’s why you should try incorporating more events into your charity’s annual fundraising plan. Charity events don’t just raise money for your charity, they also help to engage your supporters and bring publicity to your cause.

Ideas 82

Steven Tyler’s Janie’s Fund Releases Autographed Designer Tees To Raise Funds

NonProfit PRO

Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and his philanthropic initiative, Janie’s Fund, teamed up with apparel company Citizen-T and artist Brian Fox to develop upcycled designer tees, personally signed by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer, to benefit charity.

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with NTEN

NTEN

The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3rd and you''re invited to join the celebration with NTEN! Here are three easy ways you can be part of the giving season kick-off: Donate to the 2013 NTEN Challenge 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!

Helping Vets Still Serve America

Charity Navigator

As we head into the 4th of July celebration, it’s a meaningful time to honor the military service members who are protecting our country and its ideals. Call of Duty Endowment Encompass encompass rating system Still Serving Veterans veterans veterans charity veterans jobs

YouTube Community Celebrates Charities on 12/17: Make A Video

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On December 17th, the Youtube community will participate in a video making party that celebrates charities. YouTube users are invited to make a video about their favorite charity and why they support it. Here's the how to and you can find the templates here. Here's more about this community effort

15 conversation starters for rebooting charity

Steve Bridger

Here goes… You are now pretty good at using digital marketing techniques to push your charity’s own content tactically, but what are you doing to bridge the social divide between digital marketing and something that looks more genuinely like a commitment to meaningfully participate in the networks that are already out there? More charities are finding they can reach more people to talk about what they do. How does this fit in with your charity’s operating plan?

Celebrating 25 Years Today: Some Thoughts About Relationships and Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I checked out Rob Cottingham and Alex Samuels geek anniversary gift list and it looks like photography equipment is how you’re supposed to mark a quarter century of marriage – probably in focal lengths of 25 mm? Instead, decided to make a donation to charity:water during their September Birthday campaign. (They didn’t have an anniversary card, but did send out a Tweet.). September 14, 1986.

Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014

Tech Soup Blog

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. She forecasts that GitHub will be a big deal for charities in the coming year. Certainly several of our celebrities mentioned ongoing concerns around privacy.

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Honoring NTEN Committee Members

NTEN

To recognize the tireless work of volunteers that support the nonprofit sector, we’ll be publishing a blog post every day this week to celebrate their contributions. Graham Reid, Information Technology Manager, Catholic Charities Society. This week is National Volunteer Week !

How I'm Celebrating My 53rd Birthday: Cambodia, Chocolate, and Class

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The session will begin with a brief presentation that describes my past three social media infused birthday celebrations. I donated $50 to the winner's charity. What was my birthday Wish At Age 6 ? Monday, January 11th is my 53rd Birthday! This year I'm indulging in three of my passions: raising money for Cambodian children with social media, teaching a social media nonprofit strategy class, and eating chocolate. I hope you'll join the fun.

QIK Celebrates One Year Anniversary With Charity Drive for to support Cambodian Orphans!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today, I learned that QIK will be celebrating their one-year anniversary with a party and charity drive. Earlier this year, I got an N95 smartphone to stream videos while I doing web 2.0 and nonprofit workshops in different places. I became a huge fan of QIK and I was floored with @broy , one of the founders took the time to answer some of my questions on twitter and my blog. They have identified the Sharing Foundation that helps children in Cambodia as the recipient. (If

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

Crowdfunding: Can Partnering With An Internet Celebrity Make Your Campaign An Overnight Success?

Beth Kanter

And like Oprah, PewDiePie has a passion for philanthropy and raises money for charities through his “Bro Army” fanbase, according to my teenage son – what he calls the people who subscribe or watch him on YouTube. It is every nonprofit’s dream to have Oprah or other celebrity do a fundraiser for them. The combination of a well-designed strategy, careful execution, and Internet celebrity contributed to the success.

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

Free Legal Services for Charities Anyone?

Tech Soup Blog

I have no idea how it got started, but one of the most available and effective forms of corporate social responsibility are pro bono legal services for charities. I was reminded of this because of the American Bar Assocation's National Celebration of Pro Bono last week. If your charity needs legal services it’s actually reasonably easy to find free pro bono help. charity taking the lead in developing this form of corporate social responsibility.

Celebrate! You’re Invited to the Virtual Launch of The Networked Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the spirit of being willing to do anything for my favorite charity, The Sharing Foundation, if we get a single order 100 or more copies of the book from one individual, I’ll jump in the pool (with my cloths on). The Networked Nonprofit Launch Day: June 21st. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. You are invited to a virtual book launch party ! Join us today, June 21st from 1-2 PM PST/4-5 PM EST for the launch of The Networked Nonprofit published by Jossey-Bass.

Has the Ice Bucket Challenge Spawned Charity Jacking?

Beth Kanter

So, now we are seeing an emerging practice that for lack of a better phrase, I’m calling “Charity Jacking.” ” Charity Jacking is similar to brand jacking and news jacking , defined by David Meerman Scott as the process by which you inject your ideas or angles into breaking news, in real-time, in order to generate media coverage for yourself or your organization. Charity Jacking goes one step beyond “Social Media Meme Morphing.”

Meme 53

Women's History Month 2021 - Team Features: Meet Maggie Kurnyta

Charity Navigator

We've been celebrating Women's History Month with features of Charity Navigator's innovative female leaders. Today, we’re celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth by featuring Maggie Kurnyta !

‘Blinking Guy’ Uses Meme Fame To Raise Nearly $80,000 for Charity

NonProfit PRO

Celebrity Services/Endorsements Events Peer to PeerDrew Scanlon is better known as “The Blinking Guy” in the viral GIF and meme, but he is now using that notoriety for a good cause.

Meme 43

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.

Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

Beth Kanter

charity: water , a nonprofit that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, is leading the way when it comes to redefining nonprofit marketing; they are exceptional at inbound marketing, focusing on creating powerful content to inspire people to join their cause. With that in mind, here are nine marketing lessons other nonprofits can take away from charity: water. charity: water does a great job of including eye-catching numbers throughout their website.

FIFA, Bogus Cancer Charities Illustrate Danger of Unchecked Finances

NonProfit Hub

Much of the world celebrated the resignation as it marked a potential changing of the guard against a regime clouded by controversy and accusations of questionable actions. 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. The post FIFA, Bogus Cancer Charities Illustrate Danger of Unchecked Finances appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Right now in digital charity

Connection Cafe

Yesterday I went along to the Mobile and Digital Conference in London , organised by Fundraising magazine, to hear first-hand about how, in a fast-changing world, charities are using social, mobile and digital media to reach new audiences and raise more money. According to the 2011 Millennial Donors survey, 65% of people surveyed want to find guides on charity websites on how their support could make a difference and 52% want to learn about volunteer opportunities.

I’m Celebrating NTEN on #GivingTuesday (Dec. 3rd at 9 am PST) – Join Me and NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward

Beth Kanter

3) to celebrate NTEN , a small nonprofit, and its work to support the largest and most caring community of nonprofit techies to do their best work. To celebrate the strength of the growing community, I invite you to join NTEN’s Board and other Community Champions like me to take the 2013 NTEN Challenge. I’m taking off my red hat off on #GivingTuesday (Dec.

2020 Round-up: The Top 5 Lessons for Canadian Nonprofits and Charities

Connection Cafe

In this timely session, celebrated major-gift maven Emma Lewzey, CFRP and Founder of Blue Sky Philanthropy dispelled some of the most common myths and misconceptions about major gifts that hold organizations back from securing bigger gifts.

Green 28

I'm Turning 50: Let's Celebrate! Flickr Birthday Card Remix Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My 50th birthday is this month and I'm celebrating it with a Flickr Photo Birthday Card Remix Contest. I will donate $50 to the winner's favorite cause or charity. I will donate $50 to the winner's favorite cause or charity Just think of the funny caption you could add to the photo above using this tool.)

Remix 50

Pepsi Charity Contest: Learning From Mistakes and Level Playing Fields

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The New York Times published an article called " Pepsi Trips Over Its Own Submission Rules " which describes what happened: The tiny charity currently atop the rankings in one category of the contest accidentally got a little help from Pepsi itself. That upset some of the contestants who wondered whether Pepsi was doing favors for a celebrity. “I From my son's kindergarten class. The Pepsi Refresh Contest is the boldest experiment.

Celebrate my 52nd Birthday: Help send a Cambodian youngster to school for $10 Donation!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you've been reading my blog in the last week, you know that in eight days I will be celebrating my 52nd Birthday. If you want to know more about why my family and I care about the children of Cambodia and this charity, take a minute to watch this video my son, Harry, made last year.). I've set up a Network for Good charity badge where you can use your credit card, check, or PayPal to contribute.

Charity:Water Sends Personal Video Thank Yous

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Four years ago, charity:water launched its September birthday fundraiser where it asked its supporters and friends to give up their birthdays and ask for donations instead of gifts. charity:water has helped over a million people get clean water. This September they are celebrating their 5th birthday and asking people to give up their birthdays for clean water. charity:water uses creative techniques, beautiful visuals, and engaging storytelling to power its fundraising.

Women's History Month 2021 - Team Features: Meet Grace Dowd

Charity Navigator

March means we’re celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth! Throughout the month, we’ll highlight our innovative female leaders who make Charity Navigator the accomplished organization it is.

CrowdRise Holiday Challenge Expects to Raise Over $1M for Charity

Care2

There is also an informative charity toolkit here. Grand prize donations to the three charities that raise the most money include; a $100K for first place, $40K for second place and $20K for third place. Charities will also have the opportunity to win thousands of dollars more in prizes during weekly Bonus Challenges. Celebrities such as Will Ferrell, Conan O’Brien, Kristen Bell, Sean Penn, Ian Somerhalder.

Help Celebrate My 50th Birthday and Win $50 Bucks for Your Favorite Cause!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My 50th birthday is this month and I'm celebrating it with a Flickr Photo Birthday Card Remix Contest. I will donate $50 to the winner's favorite cause or charity. I will donate $50 to the winner's favorite cause or charity A picture of me taken on my third birthday, almost 47 years ago! I'm also using this as an action research project to figure out a few things about flickr contests and user-generated content which I'll report back later IF ENOUGH people participate.

Remix 52

Women's History Month 2021 - Team Features: Meet Nancy Sadek

Charity Navigator

March means we’re celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth! Throughout the month, we’ll highlight our innovative female leaders who make Charity Navigator the accomplished organization it is.

Celeb Charity Badges Help Raise Money

Have Fun - Do Good

Now Network for Good , AOL , Entertainment Weekly and Kevin Bacon have launched a new site called Six Degrees that allows fans to support their celeb's favorite charities. Each star created a badge that describes the charity they support, and has a button that links directly to the organization's donation page on Network for Good, like the one below by Colin Firth. Looks like you're going to be able to bid on celebrity swag too.

Badge 40

BBC News - Gromit charity art trail in Bristol attracts 200,000

AFP Blog

BBC News - Gromit charity art trail in Bristol attracts 200,000 : More than 200,000 people collected a map to take part in the Gromit Unleashed arts trail in Bristol. The 80 statues, decorated by well-known celebrities and artists, were being removed earlier having been on display since the end of June. They will be auctioned off on 3 October to raise money for charity and will be displayed in Clifton later this month.

Twitter: this time it’s personal

Steve Bridger

While Dawn Foster has written eloquently around this subject on her blog, there is generally a good deal of uncertainty about how to represent the charity brand personally – so yesterday I asked my Twitter friends about their experiences (see the bullet points a bit further down). What I do know is that I much prefer to follow real people than a corporate charity brand. Tags: charities nfptweetup twitter

Women's History Month 2021 - Team Features: Meet Julia Bieniek

Charity Navigator

March means we’re celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth! Throughout the month, we’ll highlight our innovative female leaders who make Charity Navigator the accomplished organization it is.

Larry David joins Twitter for charity, his assistant confirms - Celebritology 2.0 - The Washington Post

AFP Blog

Larry David joins Twitter for charity, his assistant confirms - Celebritology 2.0 - The Washington Post : The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator and star was lured into joining the site by the recently created project Charity Bribes, which crowdsources tasks for famous people to do then gives the celebrity 30 days to complete it in exchange for a charitable donation.

What Are Your Best Tips for Organizing or Facilitating a Charity 2.0 Event?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by DaveFishernc Charity Balls, Dinner Dances, Black Tie Charity Events, and other parties where people donate money to a charity to have fun together are nothing new. Take a look at the web site of any well-established nonprofit organization , and you'll probably see past invitations to these types of events or one for an upcoming event We're seeing the rise of social media to promote, organize, and in some cases hold the actual charity event itself.

Building the World You Want: 6 Nonprofit Campaigns to Consider on International Day of Charity

EveryAction

Enter, International Day of Charity. Held on September 5th in commemoration of the passing of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, International Day of Charity encourages citizens, NGOs, and stakeholders around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. Since its launch in April, the campaign has partnered with notable sponsors, celebrities, and community leaders to change lives and ensure families have access to decent housing.

Target Facebook Challenge: Ten Large Charities Compete for Votes To Divide the $3 Million Pot

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It's called Bullseye Gives, a special Facebook page inviting folks to decide how they should allocate $3 million among ten large institutional charities, including: Parent Teacher Association Feeding America The Salvation Army American Red Cross National Parks Foundation Breast Cancer Research Foundation St. Charity SmackDown had teams of celebrities paired with corporate sponsors to raise money for nine different charities.