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 ).

email 130

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money

Connection Cafe

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money. Within a multi-channel approach, Facebook Live can become a powerful way to raise more money online. Send an email to your email list. Share your broadcast date / time in your email newsletter.

Money 228

450 Email Subject Lines From End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

For several years now, January 1st not only means the beginning of the New Year, but also an opportunity to look at trends in year-end fundraising emails from nonprofit organizations. Here is the 2015 edition of my annual review of year-end nonprofit fundraising email subject lines. (Be

email 207

The Size Of Your Housefile May be Hindering Your Email Deliverability

Connection Cafe

As fundraisers, we put a lot of stock into email housefiles. The larger the donor file, the greater the number of dollars raised. For years, we believed online revenue correlated to the number of emails on file. What good is an inflated housefile of largely inactive emails?

email 256

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


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. This is one reason that endurance events like the Boston Marathon raise over $10M a year for charities. Email''s Impact On Peer-to-Peer Fundraising.

Money 79

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. Personal Fundraising Emails. Open a Charity Store.

Money 86

How to Write Your Best Fundraising Emails

John Haydon

Whether it’s in person or by email, how you ask for donations can often make or break your fundraising campaign. This is especially true for big campaigns when you pull out all the stops with an amazing event, a beautiful direct mail campaign, and your best fundraising emails.

email 114

7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online


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.

Money 56

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.

Lesson 141

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: The Future of Fundraising, #14NTC, and Emails Worth Opening.

Connection Cafe

we hear what leading thinkers from charities across the world are predicting for fundraising’s future. On Kivi’s Nonprpfit Communications Blog, she focuses on one of the challenges nonprofits face when trying to raise awareness for their cause.

email 188

New Study: 60% of Americans Donate Money to Charity


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.

Money 113

19 Ways to Raise More Money From Your Donation Pages

John Haydon

Use white space to direct the eye – White space at the margins will help direct your visitor to the center of the page and downward, like in the example from charity:water below. And why would you want to raise less money? What makes a kick-ass donation page? Is it the words?

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.

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. One of the biggest advantages of auction software is that it introduces an online element into traditional charity auctions.

Guide 56

Thank You To the Max: Minnesota Give to Max Day Raised $13.4 Million in 24 Hours

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Minnesota’s ‘Networked Nonprofits’ raised $13.4M million was raised to benefit Minnesota nonprofit organizations. And, a record 47,534 donors logged on to GiveMN.org to donate to their favorite Minnesota charity. Minnesota’s ‘Networked Nonprofits’ raised $13.4M

The Tipping Point: Raising Money and Generating Action


What was the tipping point the last time you donated money to charity or signed up to volunteer? Email Marketing Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Online Marketing TrendsFor me it’s always personal stories or experiences someone shares with me, like when Stacey Monk, co-founder of Epic Change told me what inspired her to quit her corporate day job, travel to Africa, and start Epic Change after her world came crashing down when her brother died of an overdose.

Are Nonprofit Email Newsletters Really A Waste of Time?

Connection Cafe

Each email also told the supporter what their action would accomplish and what would happen next.” Anyone who helps raise $500m online is worth listening to, but in this case I beg to differ.

Twestival: To Meet, Tweet And Raise $500K For Charity - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


World » Sunday Feb 08 2009 Twestival: To Meet, Tweet And Raise $500K For Charity Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 11:08AM | by Allyson Kapin I will be watching Twitter like a hawk later this this week.

The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Is Going into Full Effect – Are You Ready?

Connection Cafe

This means that if you have an email address in your email house file belonging to a Canadian, even if your nonprofit is based in the U. Canadian registered charities do have additional exemptions under the law. During this time, many nonprofits reviewed their email marketing programs for compliance, and Blackbaud ensured all of our products used to send email facilitated your ability to do so. Review your email file for email addresses ending in .ca

Spam 170

Hey man, I'm fundraising for this awesome charity

Connection Cafe

How many times have you gotten the phone call or email that says "Hey man, I'm raising money for XXX and I want you to give!" Use that information to develop a peer-to-peer initiative that will appeal to them and get them excited to raise funds for you. Personal fundraising pages and individually crafted emails are both great ways to keep the relationships both of your fundraiser and their peer and of your fundraiser and your organization at the forefront.

Pepsi Charity Contest: Learning From Mistakes and Level Playing Fields

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

so far of the number of social good contests over the past three years that have used crowdsourcing and social media to encourage innovative social change ideas or to raise money for nonprofits or shine attention on their do good work. From my son's kindergarten class.

Register Your Charity in Every State with SimpleCharityRegistration.com

Tech Soup Blog

The state charity registration service from SimpleCharityRegistration.com is a web-based service that provides assistance in filing state charity registration forms. Get State Charity Registration Service now.

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.

Three Ingredients for Successful Year-End Fundraising


This is the time of year that your organization should be raising up to 40% of its donations online. In 2010 an estimated $291 billion was raised. Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator.

Great reads from around the web on May 17th

Amy Sample Ward

Freakonomics » Ten Reasons Why I Would Never Donate to a Major Charity (How to Be a Superhero, Part 2) – "“Giving to Charity&# is another myth we fervently uphold as part of the Great American Religion — just like “own a home&# or “send your kids to college.&# More harm than good is done when you blindly throw money at most charities." We invite you to let us know about any problems you encounter by emailing tools@answr.net.

Web 103

Your Donor-Centered Appeal Letter Checklist


I want to see you raise as much money as possible! Here’s the phone number and email address of our donor-relations staffer who would love to meet you! charity donors philanthropy

Donor 56

Guest post by Brian Reich: GamesThatGive - You Play. We Donate. Charities Win.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

where you earn donations for your favorite charity, for free, just by playing. I joined the team a year ago as an adviser, charged with recruiting charities to be a part of the site. My goal with this post is pretty simple: I want to convince you that GamesThatGive has the potential to change the way charities use the internet to engage audiences and raise money. GamesThatGive is simply seeking to tap into that existing behavior to help raise money for charity. -

Credit Card Processing – Helping Nonprofits Raise More Money Wherever Their Fundraising Efforts Take Them!

Tech Soup Blog

Accepting credit cards is a great way for nonprofits, charities and public libraries to increase their fundraising efforts. Emailable or printable receipts. Live customer support via phone, email or chat. These days you can even get a mobile credit card processing solution that will allow you to accept credit and debit card payments anytime, anywhere.

The Many Ways to Say I Love You With A Donation To A Charity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What about making a donation to a charity in honor the special someone in your life. Give a Virtual Gift on Facebook and Support Breast Cancer (or another charity) : Thinking about sending a virtual gift, maybe a teddy bear, flowers, hearts, or whatever?

Thank you for the best birthday ever! We raised $6,158 for the Sharing Foundation to send 615 Cambodian youngsters to school!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.) We raised $6,158 from 157 donors! Also, subscribe to the Sharing Foundation's email newsletter.

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.

19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts


The Science of Email. Want to Raise Money Online? Don’t Forget about Email. by Donna Wilkins, President of Charity Dynamics. If you’re looking for Fundraising Ideas you’ve come to the right place.

Ideas 271

Hidden TechSoup Product Donation Gems for Faith-Based Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

Teespring is a unique service that lets you crowdfund using customized T-shirts and hoodies to raise money for your cause. CauseVox is also a crowdfunding platform tailored for charities and faith-based organizations including churches, synagogues, and mosques.

82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of new donors giving to charity declined by 7.3% billion USD to charity. 92% of donors say it is important that NGOs, nonprofits, and charities make a concerted effort to protect their contact and financial information from data breaches ( Global Trends in Giving Report ).

Stats 109

How to Raise Money for Your Favorite Cause with America's Giving Challenge and the Causes Giving Challenge

Have Fun - Do Good

Based Charity" or "Select a Global Cause." Based Charity, you'll be asked to register to build a Network for Good digital charity badge. If you choose a Global Cause, you can b rowse charities by topic, or region via Global Giving , and then select the charity that you would like to support. The eight individuals whose charity badges attract the most unique donors, through the America’s Giving Challenge, will get $50,000 for their cause.

Badge 40

Great reads from around the web on January 24th

Amy Sample Ward

You may recall that the NTEN community recently helped us raise over $15,000 to host more local events throughout 2012. Donating products to charities helps corporate bottom lines, reduces waste in landfills, and provides relief for people in need. " Is email going out with 2011? Users ages 18 to 54 have reportedly turned away from email, as well — many are instead communicating through social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

How to Harness the Fundraising Power of Twitch

Connection Cafe

The internet makes it easier than ever to create content and become an influential individual…since its founding in 2011, Creators on Twitch have raised over $115 million for over 300 charities across the globe. How do Creators raise money?

Stream 130

The Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue: Data

3rd Sector Labs

Recently, the Chronicle of Philanthropy asked on its front page “ Is Raising Visibility a Waste of Time? Do they distract donors from developing longer term relationships with the sponsoring charity? million donor names, emails and contact information.

Data 202

Giving Tuesday #Inspo: 14 Donation Pages That Know What They’re Doing


You need to launch your campaign , test your email deliverability , craft your message , and more. There are plenty of best practices that, if implemented, make it pretty straightforward to improve conversion rates and ultimately raise more money. Scroll further down and their footer is filled with credentials from CharityWatch, give.org, and Charity Navigator, indicating to donors that their information will be encrypted and kept safe.

Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough


They support and extend the larger trends that are shaping both charity and business operations -- whether those trends are flex time, impact measurement, real time data, or open APIs -- and allow you to gain the benefits of those larger trends without really having to think about it much. A board member can log in and see, in real time and read only, exactly how much money was raised this month, without messing anything up. The Next Generation of Charity Apps are in the Cloud.

Hype 45

Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough


They support and extend the larger trends that are shaping both charity and business operations -- whether those trends are flex time, impact measurement, real time data, or open APIs -- and allow you to gain the benefits of those larger trends without really having to think about it much. A board member can log in and see, in real time and read only, exactly how much money was raised this month, without messing anything up. The Next Generation of Charity Apps are in the Cloud.

Hype 43

Are Employee Matching Gift Programs Really Engaging Your Staff?


Organizations match their employees’ donations to charity to increase employee engagement, creating higher productivity and retention, and promoting their status as a socially responsible companies. You can use channels such as: Email. Employees Don’t Identify with the Chosen Charity.

Gift 56

8 Best Practices for Nonprofit Event Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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. Some might think a charity event is a one-size-fits-all type of thing. Email is still king in the invitation world.