The Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue: Data

3rd Sector Labs

Let me offer one piece of advice: let’s not get distracted by the story and instead focus on the epilogue – the Ice Bucket Epilogue: it’s about the data. It’s true – Mashable reported this amazing data milestone in September. It’s all about the data.

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Data drives better digital marketing for nonprofits

3rd Sector Labs

Using data to drive your digital marketing campaigns is essential. Without the discipline of data, your digital marketing success is based more on hope than strategy and execution. Our corporate marketers understand the criticality of data all too well, especially retailers.

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It’s that time of year: your 8-step fundraising data checklist

3rd Sector Labs

Have you completed your fundraising data checklist? What are we talking about – a fundraising DATA checklist? But as we have pointed out before via a cataloguing of more than 150 recommendations for improving fundraising appeals , most charities are making the same common fundraising mistake they made last year, and the year before – bad data management. Because data is boring. Fundraising data has many touch-points throughout your organization.

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4 Ways Canadian Charities Can Improve Email Fundraising in 2019

Connection Cafe

Last year for a research study, I signed up to get emails from 152 Canadian charities to see how they were capturing emails and then what they were sending when it came to fundraising (more on why and the research study here ).

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A Fundraiser’s Secret Weapon: Data Analytics

Connection Cafe

This post is all about analytics and the vital role it should play in your organization: Let Go of Your Fear – Anyone Can Be Data-Driven. Let Go of Your Fear – Anyone Can Be Data-Driven. Am I using the data I have to its fullest advantage? Let’s begin with your data.

Fundraising without donor data: What’s that proverb about giving a man a fish?

3rd Sector Labs

Most charities raise money from many different sources – direct mail appeals, online donations, events, United Way campaigns to name a few. How often do the funds come in without workable donor data – or any donor data – behind it? If your organization is fundraising without donor data to support it, then you have a problem that needs your attention. Fundraising without donor data. For tomorrow, you need data … donor data.

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7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online

NonProfit Hub

Raising money for charity is such a rewarding experience, but it can be challenging even at the best of times. Everyone needs a bit of inspiration to uncover new and wacky ways to raise money for a good cause. Raise money through the power of knowledge.

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Fundraising without donor data: What’s that proverb about giving a man a fish?

3rd Sector Labs

Most charities raise money from many different sources – direct mail appeals, online donations, events, workplace giving campaigns, and matching gift programs to name a few. How often do the funds come in without usable donor data – or any donor data – behind it? If your organization is fundraising without donor data to support it, then you have a problem that needs your attention. For tomorrow, you need data … donor data.

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5 Essential Controls for Charities during the Holiday Giving Season

Connection Cafe

Keep in mind, however, that checks can be manipulated for amounts that don’t seem unusual, thus not raising any red flags. For nonprofit leaders, strong controls for fraud are especially important during this time of year.

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7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online

BoardAssist

Think your nonprofit has tried every possible way to raise money for their good work? 7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online. Raising money for charity is such a rewarding experience, but it can be challenging even at the best of times. Open a Charity Store.

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New Study: How Much Money Do Peer-to-Peer Fundraisiers Raise For Charity?

Frogloop

Loyalty, donation levels, and fundraising performances is just some of the data unveiled in Blackbaud''s 2013 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising study. Combined, these organizations hosted more than 44,000 events and raised more than $1 billion online. This begs the question, who is really raising money? And just how much are these individuals raising? The more you ask people to suffer, the more money you will raise for charity events.

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5 Ways to Give Your Charity Auction a Social Twist

SocialFish

Charity auctions have been a popular staple of event fundraising for decades, and for good reason—they work! One of the most crucial steps of the charity auction planning process is procuring auction items. For more charity auction tips, check out BidPal’s comprehensive guide !

Fundraising without donor data: What’s that proverb about giving a man a fish?

3rd Sector Labs

Most charities raise money from many different sources – direct mail appeals, online donations, events, United Way campaigns to name a few. How often do the funds come in without workable donor data – or any donor data – behind it? If your organization is fundraising without donor data to support it, then you have a problem that needs your attention. Fundraising without donor data. For tomorrow, you need data … donor data.

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Has the Ice Bucket Challenge Spawned Charity Jacking?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, now we are seeing an emerging practice that for lack of a better phrase, I’m calling “Charity Jacking.” Charity Jacking goes one step beyond “Social Media Meme Morphing.” Phase 1: Personal Challenges with Cold Water to Raise Money.

Top Reasons to Opt for Data Driven Decisions in Managing Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

So, to keep in mind all these factors and actually make right decisions, we had to search beyond our instincts and start gathering data to know where we are heading. We are talking about hard, practical information about audiences, employees and all stakeholders, which summed up can be a reliable weapon when you commence the struggle to win over your potential donors and raise money for your dream cause. So why should you trust your decision making process to rely on data?

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Hyper-Personalization: Using Donor Data to Inspire Loyalty to your Healthcare Foundation

Connection Cafe

As we crawl into a new year, hyper-personalization is a buzzword slowly creeping into the charity lexicon and bound to increase its prominence as the year unfolds. And how can charities, like hospital foundations, use it to increase donor loyalty and generate higher return on investment (ROI)?

How Should Funders Evaluate Charities?

Frogloop

The three powerhouses, Guidestar, Charity Navigator, and Better Business Bureau, that foundations, philanthropists, and donors use to seek out information and ratings about nonprofits released an open letter to the nonprofit and foundation world yesterday. They stated that donors should not measure a charity’s performance based on overhead expenses. These are just a few examples of data I would research to analyze their results.

Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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The Easy Guide to Understanding Charity Auction Software

NonProfit Hub

Charity auctions are classic, incentive-driven fundraisers that can be highly profitable when hosted by the right organizations. Charity auction software. Track auction item data. The post The Easy Guide to Understanding Charity Auction Software appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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Liberating Nonprofit Data for Greater Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: In a report entitled Information for Impact: Liberating Nonprofit Sector Data, authors Beth Novek and Daniel Goroff address the challenges of obtaining better, more usable data on the nonprofit sector to match the field’s growing importance.

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New Study: 60% of Americans Donate Money to Charity

Frogloop

economy is still recovering, the majority of Americans (60%) still give to charity, according to the Next Generation of American Giving study by Blackbaud. 60% of Gen X and Y give to charity. 72% of Boomers donate to charity. 88% of Matures donate to charity.

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How Nonprofits Can Leverage Crowdfunding: Best Practices and Data

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The infographic summarizes crowdfunding data points including average gift size and average crowdfunding campaign totals from platforms like Causes, Causevox, FirstGiving, Razoo, and StayClassy. 534 is the average total amount raised by an individual.

Data and Storytelling: 6 Ways to Use Data to Move Your Mission

Influence

Data is the new black. Data is so much more than a stack of numbers or a server filled with client outputs. One effective way to transform your data from an afterthought into a powerful communications product is through visualizations that help tell your story.

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An Interview With Paull Young from Charity:Water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I first came across @paullyoung in September, 2008 when he implemented a birthday campaign as part of charity:water’s September campaign. Fast forward a couple of years, and Paull is following his passion for clean water around the world and is the director of digital for charity:water.

Data and Story Telling: 6 Ways to Use Data to Move Your Mission

Influence

Data is the new black. Data is so much more than a stack of numbers or a server filled with client outputs. One effective way to transform your data from an afterthought into a powerful communications product is through visualizations that help tell your story.

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Infographic: Data From America's Biggest Online Giving Challenge

Frogloop

I was inspired by the idea because it provided a great way for local communities to come together and raise money to support local charities and causes. As I was watching the final hours of the campaign on May 6th, I was blown away to see that over $53M was raised in donations. Give Local America just released their final data from the successful giving day. Some of the impressive data includes: Total Donations: 306,098. Region That Raised The Most: The South.

Prospect Research 101: How to Search Philanthropy Data to Raise More Money

Tech Soup Blog

She has worked in healthcare, politics and government, and technology for more than 20 years and appreciates working with nonprofit fundraisers and philanthropy consultants who use NOZA philanthropy data every day. If you are like many nonprofit fundraisers I have had the privilege of working with, you need to raise money so your organization can provide critical programs and services. How NOZAsearch.com Can Help Raise Money. Use Giving Data to Increase Donations.

What Apple's Big Product Launches Mean for Charities

Tech Soup Blog

I wanted to explore what Apple's new technologies, most notably the new Apple Pay, may well mean for charities and tech for good. " As mobile donations become an increasingly important way for charities to raise funds, I'd say Apple Pay is something to keep an eye on.

How the American Childhood Cancer Organization Used Crowdfunding to Raise Over $43,000!

Tech Soup Blog

Since then ACCO has continued to be wildly successful through a total of 7 Teespring campaigns, raising over $27,000! Their current September campaign has been the most successful ever, having raised over $15,600 with still a week left in the campaign.

Infographic: A Peak Inside Donation Trends and Why We Support Charities

Frogloop

If you’re like most nonprofits, one of your top priorities is to raise money to support your cause and programs. To raise money, you need to craft strategies to cultivate donors and move them up the engagement ladder. charities people donated to were: The United Way with $3.9B.

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Nonprofit Experts Weigh In: Their Best Data Tips

NonProfit Hub

We’re bringing you the best nonprofit data tips from the people who advise or work in the nonprofit trenches every day. See what their best tips are to get started or master your data collection and management. “Why did you make your first gift to this charity?” Make sure you consider issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in your data gathering and interpretation. Collect data on donor interests. Donor Data Checklist.

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Data and Storytelling: 6 Ways to Use Data to Move Your Mission

NTEN

By Kurt Voelker, CTO, Forum One Data is the new black. Data is so much more than a stack of numbers or a server filled with client outputs. Given the attention that Data gets from the media, influencers, and the hill, we believe that every communications department is obligated to look closer at their data and how they are using it - and should be tapping into it to get work done towards your organizations goals. Data NPTech NTEN storytelling Communications

How to calculate donor acquisition costs

3rd Sector Labs

All charities need new donors, just like all businesses need new customers. My charity needs new donors. Hopefully, you have been keeping good records, because if you have the data, you can do the math. In short, every activity undertaken by the charity can generate new donors.

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Infographic: A Peek Inside Donation Trends and Why We Support Charities

Frogloop

If you’re like most nonprofits, one of your top priorities is to raise money to support your cause and programs. To raise money, you need to craft strategies to cultivate donors and move them up the engagement ladder. charities people donated to were: The United Way with $3.9B.

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Some Reflections about Social Data in the Cloud from the Social Innovation Summit 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” Not surprisingly, charity:water was one of the organizations selected. For the past two days, I’ve been attending (and also a speaker ) at The Social Innovation Summit , a private, invitation-only forum that explores the frontiers of social innovation.

6 Link Building Methods for Nonprofits and Charities

ASU Lodestar Center

This blog post is for nonprofit organizations and charities that are looking to increase their online exposure (without spending loads of money) so they can receive more volunteers, donations, attention etc. Nonprofits might also have access to data that others do not (such as numbers surrounding homelessness, food donations etc.). They should be publishing this data and letting others in the niche know about it. Even creating press releases about data may be useful.

Nonprofit Technology News: The Demise of Facebook Causes and Cloud Storage for Charities

Tech Soup Blog

As summer starts, we’ll report on what happened to Facebook Causes, some big developments in cloud computing including the launch of Salesforce1, a big partnership between Salesforce and Microsoft that bodes well for charities, and the launch of Box.org, free cloud storage for nonprofits.

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The #1 Reason You Should Pay More Attention to Your Event Donors

Connection Cafe

A few years ago, I decided to raise money for Organization Who Shall Not Be Named by running a marathon. I raised over $7,000! I wanted to feel appreciated by my charity of choice. Nonprofit Fundraising Analytics data event donors event fundraising fundraising tips p2p

Research Friday: The gift

ASU Lodestar Center

Note: This article will focus on international development from my perspective working in an African country, although the questions raised are pertinent to any “developed” country or continent’s relationship to a “developing” region. research friday international charities Dianna Schwartz

Learning Who Gives: How Generations X, Y, Baby Boomers, and Matures Donate

Connection Cafe

In our recent survey “ The Next Generation of American Giving ,” it was no surprise that Boomers and Matures report giving the most money to the most charities; they are more established financially and in their charitable values. Data is self-reported, not transactional.

The #1 Reason You Should Tell Your Event Donors You Like Them

Connection Cafe

A few years ago, I decided to raise money for Organization Who Shall Not Be Named by running a marathon. I raised over $7,000! I wanted to feel appreciated by my charity of choice. I’d like you to remember what it was like to be in junior high.

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

Amy Sample Ward

There’s been quite a lot of talk in the last year about the opportunities for fundraising online, generally, as well as the best practices for organizations leveraging social media for campaigns (as well as the idea to use free tools to raise money in hard economic times).

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Fear not, nonprofit professionals!

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Aaron Stiner , Senior Program Manager, Paths of HOPE, Catholic Charities I am at one of the most intense, rewarding, and sometimes frightening times in my nonprofit career. As Senior Program Manager of Paths of HOPE at Catholic Charities, I am preparing to lead my team and a group of cross-functional, internal stakeholders, along with our CEO and Senior Management, through a two-day program planning session.