12 Examples of Nonprofits Using Augmented and Virtual Reality


Here are 12 examples of nonprofits using AR and VR to raise money and awareness. Here’s an example of a life-sized 3D model of a gladiator school being augmented onto a field (see the GIF below). 11) Charity: Water VR Video Raises $2.5

Book Review: “Charity Case”

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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

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How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money. For example, in this screenshot from Facebook, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals can add a donate button feature to their Live broadcast. Within a multi-channel approach, Facebook Live can become a powerful way to raise more money online.

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6 Ways to Raise More with Facebook Fundraisers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also, be sure to restrict your audience to countries where people can create Fundraisers for charities. The exact cadence will depend on the length of your campaign, but as an example, you might want to highlight “two weeks left,” “one week left,” “two days left,” and “last day to give!”

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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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4 Ways Canadian Charities Can Improve Email Fundraising in 2019

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

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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.

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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.

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Engaging Through YouTube – Charity Inspiration


So, it is no small wonder that social media has also become an invaluable tool for charity. YouTube is actually one of the most powerful and often overlooked of these, which can be leveraged to help marketers, fundraisers and charity organisations achieve stunning success and here is how.

5 Examples of Non-Profits Using Cats…and a Dog in Content Strategy

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So, I asked by Madeleine Hammond, who wrote a guest post about 7 Nonprofit Videos on Vine and Instagram , to take a look at a few stellar nonprofit examples. 5 Examples of Non-Profits Using Cats… And a Dog guest post by Madeleine Hammond.

5 Ways to Give Your Charity Auction a Social Twist


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 example, you could: Share campaign updates.

The State of iPhone Fundraising Apps :: Three Examples

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This App was created by two guys who went out on the Internet asking friends to help them raise $3,100 to launch this App. In the meantime, anyone who donates $10 or more can name their charity of choice to be included among the nonprofits featured in Givabit’s initial release.

Has the Ice Bucket Challenge Spawned Charity Jacking?

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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.

$41.8 Million Raised So Far for ALS| Maybe Slactivism Isn’t Such a Bad Thing After All.

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Many often wonder how can we raise money from Facebook. My thought has always been that you don’t raise money through Facebook. Take the Macarena for example — We’re all still dancing the it at weddings and special occasions. million dollars has been raised so far. According to the ALS Association’s website, the total revenue the Association raised at the end of their fiscal year January 31, 2014 was $29,102,318.

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Infographic: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events Raise the Most Money


In fundraising, did you know that the more you ask people to suffer, the more money you will raise? For example, each walker in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer must commit to raising a minimum of $1800. Returning participants typically raise more money then new participants.

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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?

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: The Nature Conservancy

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Of all the mass communications tools your organization is using (website e-newsletters, social networking sites, mobile), which is resulting in the most online dollars being raised (directly or indirectly)? Organization: The Nature Conservancy.

Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

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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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How Should Funders Evaluate Charities?


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. For example, if they are a local soup kitchen, how many people are they feeding every day?

CharityVillage? Research: Game On: Charities Toy with New Ideas for Online Engagement

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CharityVillage Research: Game On: Charities Toy with New Ideas for Online Engagement : You’ve may have noticed that the concept of "Gamification” is a hot topic in the technology community. What is it really, and what does it mean for charities and nonprofits? A typical example of gamification might involve gathering reward points, achieving increasingly higher levels, or solving puzzles to unlock new challenges.

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New Tax Law: Understanding the Impacts on Charities and Giving

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For those who itemize, the limit for cash donations is raised from 50 percent to 60 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI). With change in tax laws that can influence philanthropy comes an impact to individuals, charities and communities.

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Edward Norton signs up to Twitter for Maasai charity | ENTERTAINMENT News

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Edward Norton signs up to Twitter for Maasai charity | ENTERTAINMENT News: "Despite his web worries, Norton has agreed to sign up to Twitter to help raise money for his favourite charity, the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.'It's It's a good example of a way that you can turn that platform into something where you actually can accomplish something good.".

Twestival: Here Comes Everyone To Raise Money On Twitter for Charity:Water

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I was able to raise $2,500 in 90 minutes at Gnomedex. Right before Thanksgiving, the TweetsGiving effort helped Epic Change raise over $10,000 in 48 hours to build a classroom in Tanzania seeking $10 donations. I suspect the amount raised will be impressive.

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An Interview With Paull Young from Charity:Water

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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.

GiveMN Raises $14 Million Online in 24 Hours!

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" Earlier this week, I wrote about giveMN.org as an example of local and regional online giving initiatives.  The unofficial results:  $14 million raised for more than 3400 nonprofits.

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How Nonprofits Are Using Video Online: 20 Examples

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Online video has become an increasingly popular tool used by non-profits to raise awareness. Charity:Water raised over $10,000 in one day, using YouTube’s new overlay ad feature. If you’ve made it through this list and want to see even more examples, check out DoGooder.tv’s

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Mission Statements, Roadblocks, and Working the Room.

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Whatever your goals may be- raising more awareness, building deeper relationships, telling better stories- the posts below will help you stay on track. Dolores McDonagh of Charity Dynamics write on npEngage about the Top 3 Roadblocks to Event Registration.

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Crowdsourcing Your Professional Learning With Social Media: An Example

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Yesterday I did one of the Chronicle's Live Chat Discussions that was billed as "How Can Charities Figure out How Much Time and Money To Invest in Social Media." The transcript is here. Also everyone says that Twitter wont' raise any money.

Crowdfunding Controversies and How They Impact Nonprofits and Charities

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I've also donated to personal fundraisers, where my friends are raising money for a pet project or trying to pay off a large medical bill. CauseVox is tailored for nonprofits and charities with 24/7 customer support for crowdfunding newbies (and pros!).

Do You Empower People to Take Action? Thoughts on Zoos and Charity:Water

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A clear example of this can be found in the difference between the 96Elephants campaign and that of charity: water. In contrast, check out charity: water , a non-profit that works to ensure safe drinking water for people around the world.

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How to Set Up an E-commerce Store and Raise Money for Your Nonprofit

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If you're looking to raise some extra capital for your nonprofit, selling online can be a great way to go — generating publicity as well as funds for your cause. Imagine if Greenpeace started selling products that were affiliated with poaching, whaling, or pollution, for example.

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nfp 2.0 » The Best use of Google Maps, full stop

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lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money. Way back in the 1930s for example, the Society was one of the first charities in the UK to screen fundraising films in cinemas.

Keynote from My Charity Connects Conference at NetChange Week

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My Charity Connect: Netchange Week. I stayed the weekend to travel to Toronto, to give a keynote on Monday morning at the My Charity Connects Conference. While I did try as hard as possible to incorporate Canadian examples, I still had US examples.

Pepsi Charity Contest: Learning From Mistakes and Level Playing Fields

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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.

Top 3 Board Member Excuses Not to Give


Great examples can be found on many board governance websites. For example, if you want them to make a phone call – provide them with the name and contact information, but also with talking points, donors history, etc. charity fundraising nonprofits

6 Link Building Methods for Nonprofits and Charities

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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, for example, may also create a list of the best online library resources for their niche. They might already be working with other charities but haven't thought about asking them for a link. posted by Melanie Nathan SEO & Link Earning Strategist Top Draw.

Seeds for a Future Part 3: Creating a sustainable future

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Before raising the hopes of any community, one of the first things an NGO should ask itself is: After we leave, what will remain in the community, and is it something they want and can sustain? international charities Earl de Berge

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What is the distinction between social media for charity and social good/systemic change?

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This is yet another indication of the growing interest in the charity sector at SXSWi. Some people in the room were frustrated because the discussion focused on social media for charity and did not include social media for social change. Twestival is the most famous example.

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

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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. As Millennials start to come into their own, we're seeing Charity 2.0 Charity Ball 2.0

Blogger David Armano Uses His Network To Raise over $8,000 to help an out of luck family

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David has discovered the power of social media for social good and raised over $8,000 through his network to help Daniela a recently divorced wife and mother and victim of physical abuse. More from Jay Goldman Great example of free agent fundraising!

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An Example of How To Pitch a Blogger: Global Giving UK and Philanthropy Predictions for 4th Quarter 2008

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The old adage about fund raising is that people give to people. What's so cool is that my favorite charity, the Sharing Foundation , is on this page too! David gives some links at the end that talk about this "personable intermediaries" Do we really need charities? - Kiva.org and the Social Capital markets II - other examples of ???second David Wilcox does an impromptu video of the GlobalGiving UK crew which launched yesterday.

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

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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. If you’re “too busy for prospect research,” take one minute to read this example and you may change your mind. Kathleen Rogers has been the NOZAsearch managing director and product manager since 2007.

How Volunteers Can Organize a Giving Day


You spend hours volunteering your time, try to raise awareness and give financially where you can. A giving day is a special day designated to generate publicity, find supporters and raise money for your charity. There’s a cause near and dear to your heart.