Online charity donation portal raises over S$5m - Channel NewsAsia

AFP Blog

Online charity donation portal raises over S$5m - Channel NewsAsia : "SINGAPORE: In just over a year, Singapore's largest charity donation portal, SG Gives, has raised raised over S$5 million online for Singapore charities. Most of the donations went to the social service sector (63 per cent) and the health sector (36 per cent).".

Donations To Charities Increase 7 Percent

Frogloop

Two thirds of American’s give to charity every year. In 2014 charities raised over $358 billion, a 7 percent increase, according to a new report by Giving USA. The report says this is the most amount of money that has been raised for charities in the last 60 years.

A third of Britons donate to charity by text message, reveals survey

AFP Blog

A third of Britons donate to charity by text message, reveals survey : "Over 30 per cent of Britons donate to charity by text message and 61 per cent now donate through online giving websites, according to a study by online shopping scheme Give as you Live. The results come from Give as you Live’s shopper insight study, which questioned 4,000 of its shoppers on their digital charity support.

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Charities Raise Money with Text to Donate for Nepali Earthquake Relief

Mobile Commons

Disaster relief organizations and charities across the globe are all trying to raise money in order to come to the aid of victims of the earthquake and help rebuild the affected areas. Text-to-donate campaigns are fairly straightforward.

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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?

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

Frogloop

While your nonprofit may be in the final sprint of planning its year-end fundraising campaigns, you may want to carve out extra time raising even more money by participating in the 3 rd annual Crowdrise Holiday Challenge. There is also an informative charity toolkit here.

Book Review: “Charity Case”

Connection Cafe

Dan Pallotta’s recent TED Talk, “The way we think about charity is dead wrong” , has garnered more than 1.2 These events raised $582 million in nine years and continue to shape event fundraising across the globe.

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How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money

Connection Cafe

But did you know that Facebook now lets some nonprofits add a donate button to their Facebook Live broadcast ? How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money. Viewers can then donate to the organization, in addition to commenting and reacting during the broadcast.

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Understanding the Rage-Donation: How to Engage Beyond the Episodic Gift

Connection Cafe

During World War I, the American Red Cross raised more than $114 million (over $2 billion in today’s dollars) to help support the American Expeditionary Force. The rise of Activgiving and the Rage-Donation. Engaging Beyond the Rage-Donation.

United Way Flash Mob Raises Awareness Of Drop In Charity Donations Amid Recession - wbztv.com

AFP Blog

United Way Flash Mob Raises Awareness Of Drop In Charity Donations Amid Recession - wbztv.com: "But the so-called flash mob outside South Station at 5:05 p.m. The stunt was organized by the local United Way to draw attention to the hard times local charities are going through.There's a huge need for everything from clothing donations to food donations.

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Online Auctions Raise Big Bucks for Charity

AFP Blog

Online Auctions Raise Big Bucks for Charity: "The Web has wrought a sea change in the way nonprofits raise funds through auctions. Charities have long hawked donated items through live auctions, where bidders try to outbid each other publicly, often with the help of a fast-talking auctioneer, or through so-called silent auctions that let potential donors browse through items, then submit bids in.

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'Naive' Twitter pledge leads to UK lawmaker donating $21,150 to charity | Digital Trends

AFP Blog

Naive' Twitter pledge leads to UK lawmaker donating $21,150 to charity | Digital Trends : During Friday night’s biennial Comic Relief Red Nose Day event on the BBC, where comedians and other entertainers come together to help raise money for various charities, Fiona Mactaggart, a lawmaker from the country’s main opposition Labour Party, tweeted to her 2000 or so followers that she would donate 1 ($1.50) to Comic Relief for each retweet

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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%

Year-end donation processing

Robert Weiner

As the calendar year draws to an end, charities (and ideally, donors) are focused on year-end donations and tax deductions. charities to keep in mind. Let's say the following donations will be processed by different nonprofits in the United States on Jan. A voice mail donation via credit card left December 29 (yes, it happens). An online donation made on December 31st. An online donation made on December 31st to a different charity.

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 ). Be clearer with what someone’s donation will do.

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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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Charity Donations: Is there an App for that?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Charity Donations: Is there an App for that? A built-in payment mech­anism, beau­ti­fully simple UI, count­less ways to cre­at­ively employ things like loc­a­tion… it should add up to a huge leap forward for non-profits hoping to raise funds. Cartoon by Rob Cottingham.

How To Get More Online Donations With Content Marketing

Nonprofits Source

But did you know that writing content for donor intent can be used to target people ready to donate online content can also be used to target donor intent? In this post, I’m going to show you how to get online donations with content marketing. Donate my car”. Charity Watch.

Online Challenge Raises $2-Million for Charities That Aid Minorities - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Online Challenge Raises $2-Million for Charities That Aid Minorities - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : An online fundraising challenge to spur giving among minorities ended Thursday night after raising $2.2-million in just 10 days. The money will be shared by Associated Black Charities, Hispanics in Philanthropy, and 2o other charities that serve minorities.

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. There are plenty of best practices that, if implemented, make it pretty straightforward to improve conversion rates and ultimately raise more money. Holocaust Memorial Museum has a clean and effective donation page and does something incredibly powerful—it tells a story.

Everyclick.com aims to triple charity donations | Technology | The Guardian

AFP Blog

Everyclick.com aims to triple charity donations | Technology | The Guardian: "A UK search engine where users make money for charity every time they look something up is hoping to triple the amount it raises this year, thanks to US expansion and new tie-ups with big companies.From every pound raised through searches, Everyclick.com gives 50p to whichever UK charity a user chooses. It has raised

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. People are more likely to donate after receiving a personal email.

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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. What channels are people donating through?

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Regular SMS giving rules relaxed for charities

AFP Blog

Regular SMS giving rules relaxed for charities : Rules around charities using regular SMS donations have been relaxed following a trial which found that few complaints, and much more money, was generated by a more relaxed regime. Charities will also no longer need to get pre-approval from PhonepayPlus for transactions which are worth more than 4.50 was raised

Can Nonprofits Raise More Money with Apple Pay?

Frogloop

Apple just announced that Apple Pay will now allow nonprofits to use the service for donations. Apple used to ban iOS apps from using Apple Pay to collect funds, meaning that charities needed to use third-party apps or outside services to process donations.

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#12DaysOfGiving Charity Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It’s been almost five years since my first foray into social fundraising to raise money from my friends and followers to send a young woman, Leng Sopharath to college. 12 Outstanding Charities. donation on Crowdrise to any or all of the diverse group of incredible charities here.

9 statistics about eBay for Charity in the UK | UK Fundraising

AFP Blog

9 statistics about eBay for Charity in the UK | UK Fundraising : "This month eBay for Charity announced that, thanks to eBay buyers and sellers, it has now raised over £100 million for charities in the UK. Here are nine more statistics about the programme that lets individuals raise and donate money for their favourite charity on the popular trading site." 'via

Latest Survey Says People Plan to Donate More to Charity this Holiday Season

Frogloop

Will nonprofits raise more money than last year during their year-end fundraising campaigns? Sixty-eight percent of Americans believe that because of the economy, it’s important to give something to charity a 10 percentage point increase over the 58 percent who felt that way last year.

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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. As Twestival founder Amanda Rose told us, $264,000 wasn't raised in one day by them on Twitter. Don't measure success of mobile Apps just by the £s raised. So what can charities do to embrace the future?

5 Essential Controls for Charities during the Holiday Giving Season

Connection Cafe

Managing the sudden increase in donations requires careful planning with regard to controls. Keep in mind, however, that checks can be manipulated for amounts that don’t seem unusual, thus not raising any red flags.

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5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Behavioral Science to Raise More Money Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By understanding how people make the decisions they do, your NPO can take strategic steps to raise more money and drum up more support, without running yourself ragged in the process. Using Behavioral Science can boost your online donations.

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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.

How Canadian Cancer Society Increased Donations by 78% During #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

million raised, a 63% increase in total donations over 2013 according to the Case Foundation. One of the great things about #GivingTuesday is it makes you realize you are a part of something bigger as a donor, as a charity, and as a nonprofit professional.

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Due diligence before you donate

ASU Lodestar Center

Americans donate nearly $300 billion annually to more than 1.2 million charities and religious groups, according to Giving USA. This is why due diligence is so important before making a donation. You can also register with GuideStar to access the 990 for almost any charity.

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. What channels are people donating through?

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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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Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Raises $1.5 Million for Humane Society

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” On her post-Oscar live episode of “The Ellen Degeneres Show” on Monday (March 3), Ellen shared that Samsung was, in fact, donating $3 million to charity since they’d gotten so much exposure at the Oscars. If only Bradley’s arm was longer.

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Money Matters: Creating a Donation Form for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

It’s no great secret that the vast majority of nonprofits operating today live and die by the amount of support they can garner in the form of monetary donations. And it’s also no great surprise that the organizations most successful at raising money are those that give supporters the ability to donate directly via their website, with an easy-to-use form that visitors can quickly and intuitively utilize. Hover over the template you want and click “Create A Donation Form.”

Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 Once online donations passed last year’s record of $3.2 Thursday’s Give Miami Day raised $5.2 Community Block Party attendees check out participating nonprofit organizations during the event. Photo courtesy of The Miami Foundation.

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eBay microdonation scheme raises ?2.5m so far - Civil Society - IT - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits

AFP Blog

eBay microdonation scheme raises 2.5m so far - Civil Society - IT - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits: "eBay’s ‘Give at Checkout’ scheme, which gives buyers the option to add a small charitable donation when making purchases, has raised 2.54m since it was launched in November 2008.

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Charities Use SMS to Raise Funds and Help Tornado Victims Rebuild

Mobile Commons

In response, charities such as World Vision and Save the Children turned to SMS to raise the vital funds to help these communities. Anybody with a mobile phone can just text in a keyword, and they are then prompted to confirm they want to make a donation.

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.

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.