Mud, Color, Glow, Run, and Raise: The Rise of Multi-Charity Events

Connection Cafe

In the United States, there are over 30,000 endurance type events that can benefit a singular charity or multiple charities. Commonly referred to as multi-charity events, they offer a handful of nonprofit organizations an opportunity to be a part of the same event.

Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities? - Philanthropy.com

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Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities? Philanthropy.com: "Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities?Epic Epic Change, a charity raising money for a school in Tanzania, is a finalist in one of a mushrooming number of contests that enable Web users to vote for nonprofit groups.

The Crowd is Funding, the Crowd is Funding!

Connection Cafe

The other morning I heard a disturbing report about people asking friends, family and strangers to fund their weddings through a certain crowdfunding site. Because people raising money for their wedding is not the same thing as raising money for your charity.

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Crazy Fundraising Events To Raise Money For Charity

SocialFish

There is nothing like surfing the net for amazing and crazy stories of how people have raised money for charity to actually cheer the soul. Who knows, it may even inspire you to do something crazy to raise money for a charity yourself!

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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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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. Text-to-Give can be extremely helpful after a major disaster, when a large amount of media attention raises the public’s awareness.

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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Crowdfunding: A step-by-step guide for charities » Charity Digital News

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Crowdfunding: A step-by-step guide for charities » Charity Digital News : "t’s tempting to think of crowdfunding as a simple, hassle-free way of raising thousands of pounds for your cause. The reality is that 60% of campaigns on Kickstarter don’t get funded, and on Indiegogo, 9 out of 10 campaigns don’t reach their target.

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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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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Can Nonprofits Raise More Money with Apple Pay?

Frogloop

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. However this launch raises many questions: What kind of an impact will this have on nonprofits?

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Companies with a mission mix profits, charity - KansasCity.com

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Companies with a mission mix profits, charity - KansasCity.com : Or so says Dale Knoop, co-founder of RAZ Mobile, an Overland Park startup that just launched a new smart phone app that he believes will revolutionize how churches, charities and other non profit organizations raise funds. Smart phone apps are cheaper and more versatile than texting a pledge to a charity, he contends

Big Give to review match fund after high demand crashed site - Civil Society - Fundraising - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits

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Big Give to review match fund after high demand crashed site - Civil Society - Fundraising - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits : The Big Give is reviewing last December’s match fund challenge, which raised more than 11.5m, after unprecedented levels of demand forced the challenge to be postponed for a day.

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.

7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online

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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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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.

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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.

Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits

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Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 Thursday’s Give Miami Day raised $5.2 This was the first year that The Miami Foundation promoted a funding goal for Give Miami Day, set at $5 million. “As

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10 Best Practices for Planning Successful Crowd Funding or Giving Day Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The next day, I facilitated a workshop on Best Practices for Crowd Funding that blended traditional instruction with innovation lab facilitation techniques. Giving Day Campaigns and Crowd Funding Campaigns Are Than Dollars Raised.

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Is Social Media the Fund Development Professional’s Magic Bullet?

NonProfit Hub

And consultants are hotly debating the role of social media in a fund development plan. I don’t have time to get out of the office… I have spent lots of time posting our request for funds on our Facebook page and I have created a new, cool Donate section of our website.”.

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! However, in order for your auction to attract the most supporters and bring in as many funds as possible, it’s important to give it a modern twist.

Alan Barnes is proof that charity can thrive online - Telegraph

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Alan Barnes is proof that charity can thrive online - Telegraph : "Only the truly steely-hearted could fail to be moved by the story of Alan Barnes. On reading a news report which mentioned that he was too distressed to return, a local beautician, Katie Cutler, set up a page on the “Go Fund Me” site asking for £500 to help with his relocation costs. Five days on, it has raised more than £300,000.

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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Facebook Charity Application Wins Investors, Grows With Safeway - Bloomberg

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Facebook Charity Application Wins Investors, Grows With Safeway - Bloomberg: "Causes, a for-profit company that lets Facebook Inc.’s s users give money to charities, raised $9 million in new funding and began selling gift cards in supermarkets as it aims to bring more philanthropy to the Web

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

Connection Cafe

Many often wonder how can we raise money from Facebook. My thought has always been that you don’t raise money through Facebook. There are lots of definitions of slackivism, but it basically means “I did something easy to help a cause and now I feel like I did my part for society” Easy things like tweeting a blog post, “liking” something on Facebook, or buying an item where a portion goes to charity. million dollars has been raised so far.

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Pitching Your Charity to a Major Donor – The Do’s and Don’ts

Connection Cafe

Not every donor is necessarily going to come to you – for larger donations and sponsorships, you’ll have to pitch your charity. Every successful charity has a few major donors or sponsors that give them the lion’s share of their funds. If not, don’t spend your entire time talking about your charity. Don’t: Focus Solely On Your Charity’s Needs. Ideally, you’re here to raise money for your cause.

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Funding Rural America: Bridging the Resource Gap

Tech Soup Blog

Cynthia Adams, CEO of TechSoup donor partner GrantStation , recently did an important online training webinar on how rural charities and libraries can get grants. The Resource Gap in Rural Funding. Insights on Government Funding.

Aussie charity arm leads global website overhaul - Strategy - Business - News - iTnews.com.au

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Aussie charity arm leads global website overhaul - Strategy - Business - News - iTnews.com.au : He expected to meet its Australian target of $2 million for the year, compared to $1.4 We’ve raised a lot more money,” he said, noting that 25 percent of funds were typically raised after the week-long event.

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Would You Climb A Mountain for Charity?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Soyignatus. Millennials (those young, tech savvy, and passionate younger donors) will – as I learned at last month’s Millennial Donor Summit.

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.

New Tax Law: Understanding the Impacts on Charities and Giving

ASU Lodestar Center

Nonprofits rely heavily on giving from private citizens to have the funds necessary to carry out their mission and strengthen their communities. For those who itemize, the limit for cash donations is raised from 50 percent to 60 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI).

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GiveMN Raises $14 Million Online in 24 Hours!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The unofficial results:  $14 million raised for more than 3400 nonprofits.    Last November, The Columbus Foundation's Power Philanthropy Day was highly successful , raising over $1 million dollar. 

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Charities Go Online for Holiday Giving - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Charities Go Online for Holiday Giving - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "Charities Go Online for Holiday GivingBy Peter PanepentoIf your organization is planning to incorporate more online fund raising this holiday giving season, you are not alone.Holly Hall notes in the latest issue of The Chronicle that nonprofit groups.

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GIVING BACK: Kickstarting local charity with Adirondack Gives - LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York - Lake Placid News

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GIVING BACK: Kickstarting local charity with Adirondack Gives - LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York - Lake Placid News : If you haven''t heard of it yet, it''s called Adirondack Gives, and it''s a local crowd-funding website inspired by the success of Kickstarter. Adirondackgives.org has been fully operational since January and during that time has raised $19,633 for causes within the Adirondack Park.

4 Nonprofits That Gamified Their Funding (and Tips for You to Copy)

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits all have one thing in common: They need to raise money. Each picture donates $1 to the charity of your choice. Those are then used to promote the charity, along with hashtags. The post 4 Nonprofits That Gamified Their Funding (and Tips for You to Copy) appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. There are some that do it better than others, and they’re usually the ones who manage to make the biggest impact.

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Are Social Enterprises Viable Models for Funding Nonprofits?

ASU Lodestar Center

In order to make change that is sustainable and scalable, additional funding sources need to be considered to help nonprofits achieve their core missions. Charity and government support remain crucial but are insufficient to address the magnitude of the task at hand. However, the traditional reliance of nonprofits on governmental and charitable funding is increasingly unsustainable. It may be time to rethink how these important social organizations are funded.

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Can Your Nonprofit Accounting Software Do This?

Connection Cafe

For organizations dealing with funds designated for a specific use (i.e. Fund accounting solutions are designed specifically to ease the burden of reporting against these restrictions and, for organizations with diverse funding sources, should be seen as a must have.

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.

The Future of Fundraising is Already Here. Stop Fundraising! Start Inspiring!

Connection Cafe

It’s not about the charity’s mission, it’s about the donor. But in the very busy world we live in, many times donations take the place of personal commitment of time.The charity is no longer at the center of philanthropy, it is YOU — the donor — who takes the stage.

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

Museum 2.0

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.

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. Peer-to-peer fundraising is all about personal peer relationships so it's important that when a volunteer fundraiser asks a peer for funds, that they sound like a peer and not like your organizational boiler plate.

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.

Slam Dunk or Snake Oil? Everyone wants to Raise Money with Social Media. But is it Possible?

Frogloop

To answer this question, get a sense of how much money nonprofits are actually raising via social media and garner some advice on best practices in using these tools, I went straight to the expert. Are nonprofits raising money via social media?

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