So, You Want to Be like charity: water?

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These days, it seems that every nonprofit wants to be like charity: water, especially when it comes to web design. I can’t tell you how many times someone has said to me “I wish we could be as cool as charity: water.” Well, I have some good news for you.

What You Can Learn About Online Fundraising from 152 Canadian Charities

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Have you ever signed up to get email updates from 152 Canadian charities? Or how about make $25 donations to each and every single one of those 152 charities? Fundraising Emails. And that’s kind of the point, good online fundraising does a lot of things well, not just one thing.

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

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Athletic event-based fundraisers are growing in popularity. . In the United States, there are over 30,000 endurance type events that can benefit a singular charity or multiple charities. That means that any participant can fundraise for any charity they choose.

What’s to Come in Digital Fundraising?

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At Charity Dynamics, we recently celebrated our ten year birthday. This milestone got me thinking about how fast time flies, but also about the huge changes the company has seen in the digital fundraising space. Digital fundraising accounts for around 7% of all donations.

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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#charity platform to connect experienced tech volunteers with charities | UK Fundraising

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#charity platform to connect experienced tech volunteers with charities | UK Fundraising : "#Charity is a new digital platform that aims to connect experienced technology staff to charities who require their voluntary skills. Based in Budapest, Hungary, the initiative involves both an online community and project management platform to help find appropriate volunteers and manage the work they do for the selected charity.

Charities are ‘digital dinosaurs’ says CRUK fundraising chief

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Charities are ‘digital dinosaurs’ says CRUK fundraising chief : "UK fundraisers are not identifying new markets such as social media viral campaigns and are becoming ‘digital dinosaurs’ as a result, Richard Taylor, executive director of fundraising and marketing at Cancer Research UK, said yesterday.

A Third of Top Fundraising Charities Fail Google's Mobile-Friendly Test : FundRaising Success

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A Third of Top Fundraising Charities Fail Google's Mobile-Friendly Test : FundRaising Success : "One in three top charities' websites, including Oxfam, the Royal British Legion and British Red Cross, will fall down search rankings after failing Google's new mobile-friendly test." 'via

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Does your charity have too much data?

3rd Sector Labs

Did you know that too much donor data can lead to bad decisions and fundraising mistakes just as easily as too little data can? So how do you know when does your charity have “too much data”? The answer lies in your fundraising planning and execution.

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Not Your Mama's Charity Telethon: How Livestream Fundraising Will Dominate The World Of Giving - Forbes

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Not Your Mama's Charity Telethon: How Livestream Fundraising Will Dominate The World Of Giving - Forbes : "Not Your Mama's Charity Telethon: How Livestream Fundraising Will Dominate The World Of Giving " 'via Blog this

Ten charities and CSR programmes who are making the most out of online fundraising - UK Fundraising

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Ten charities and CSR programmes who are making the most out of online fundraising - UK Fundraising : "The utilisation of digital fundraising has become the sieve that separates the successful from the not-so-successful in the third sector. These charities are on trend and reaping the rewards of online innovation." 'via

Charity Shopping: Too Good To Be True?

Idealware

After you read this post, check out my interview with NPR’s Marketplace Tech radio show about combining charity and shopping. Charity shopping can seem attractive to both shoppers—who get to be donors with no additional cost—and to the nonprofits who benefit from their shopping.

U.K. cancer charity fundraiser teen Stephen Sutton dies - National | Globalnews.ca

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cancer charity fundraiser teen Stephen Sutton dies - National | Globalnews.ca : TORONTO – A British teen who raised over $5.86 million (CDN) for charity and inspired people around the world has passed away, his family has announced. Related Stories Stephen Sutton surpassed his bucket list fundraising goal after posting his "final thumbs up."

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

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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

WATCH: It's Not the Ice Bucket Challenge, but This 'Nickelback' Charity Fundraiser Is Going Viral

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WATCH: It''s Not the Ice Bucket Challenge, but This ''Nickelback'' Charity Fundraiser Is Going Viral : "When Relevant''s Jesse Carey wants to give back, he doesn''t do it halfway. His charity project—listening to Nickelback, for a week straight—is making international headlines. The project, "the ultimate test of human endurance," is two-fold, Carey says in the podcast. " ''via Blog this

Big Charities Court Young Donors With Bitcoin Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Some related material collected here [link] Big Charities Court Young Donors With Bitcoin Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Big Charities Court Young Donors With Bitcoin Fundraising Seeking a foothold with younger, digitally minded donors, more major nonprofits are accepting gifts in Bitcoin and promoting their friendliness with the virtual currency, The Wall Street Journal writes as part of a set of "Journal Reports" stories on philanthropy.

Smart wristbands aim to increase charity giving

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Smart wristbands aim to increase charity giving : A new wristband that will enable people to make faster donations with just a tap of a smartphone, is being tested by several leading charities. National learning disabilities charity Hft and premature baby charity Bliss have already employed the new fundraising technology, with more charities due to start using the bands in the coming months

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! More World Record Breaking For Charity.

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Toyota NZ launches Facebook charity giveaway | Fundraising & Philanthropy Australasia Magazine

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Toyota NZ launches Facebook charity giveaway | Fundraising & Philanthropy Australasia Magazine : 5 charities around New Zealand will receive a free Toyota Corolla at the conclusion of the Japanese car company’s clever social media campaign. Greg Johnson reveals how this corporate is reaching into the networks of the nation’s charities.

A Networked Fundraiser: charity:water Waterforward

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

from charity: water on Vimeo. I first heard about this unique fundraiser when I interviewed charity:water’s Paull Young. WaterForward was the brainchild of Michael Birch, one of charity:water’s supporters and formerly the founder of Bebo. Fundraising

19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts

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If you’re looking for Fundraising Ideas you’ve come to the right place. The npEXPERTS e-book includes Forbes’ most influential, top bloggers, CFRE/ACFREs, animal lovers and association pros, pioneers and innovators, peer-to-peer fundraisers, and direct response agitators all in one place.

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Charities' online donations scuppered by broken Charity Choice links - Civil Society - Fundraising - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits

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Charities' online donations scuppered by broken Charity Choice links - Civil Society - Fundraising - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits : Hundreds of charities may have lost the ability to accept online donations after web-based donation service Charity Choice upgraded its website and changed the links from charities' own sites.

Engaging the distracted: 3 digital experts share their fundraising tips » Charity Digital News

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Engaging the distracted: 3 digital experts share their fundraising tips » Charity Digital News : "Where do you start when it comes to taking advantage of the digital opportunities available to charities? Three speakers, who will feature on a special digital-focused panel at the IoF Fundraising Convention this year, share their thoughts on some digital trends in an exclusive Q&A." 'via

Big Charities Court Young Donors With Bitcoin Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Big Charities Court Young Donors With Bitcoin Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Big Charities Court Young Donors With Bitcoin Fundraising Seeking a foothold with younger, digitally minded donors, more major nonprofits are accepting gifts in Bitcoin and promoting their friendliness with the virtual currency, The Wall Street Journal writes as part of a set of "Journal Reports" stories on philanthropy.

5 Essential Controls for Charities during the Holiday Giving Season

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Nonprofit Management #GivingTuesday AICPA charitable giving report end of year fundraising Financial Edge NXT financial management fraud Internal ControlFor nonprofit leaders, strong controls for fraud are especially important during this time of year.

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Peer to Peer Fundraising is Changing—Are You Keeping Up?

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Last week Blackbaud released the results of our 2016 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising study. The study takes a deep dive into the metrics, statistics, and trends of four different peer-to-peer fundraising event types: cycling, endurance, 5Ks and walks.

Charities are 'drowning in fundraising data and failing to realise its potential' | Third Sector

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Charities are ''drowning in fundraising data and failing to realise its potential'' | Third Sector :Survey by the software firm Blackbaud and the consultancy nfpSynergy finds only 30 per cent of respondents feel they are doing a good job in utilising their data Charities are "drowning in data" and struggling to realise the fundraising potential of the information they hold on donors, according to a new report by the software company Blackbaud and the research consultancy nfpSynergy

8 Best Practices for Nonprofit Event Fundraising

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Okay, so you’ve decided you’re going to throw a nonprofit fundraising event… virtual high fives. 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. 6) Add social fundraising to your event.

Charities latch onto 'crowdsourcing' - CSMonitor.com

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Charities latch onto ''crowdsourcing'' - CSMonitor.com : Instead of looking for a few large donors, they''re finding that acquiring many small ones is an effective way to battle homelessness, poverty, hunger, and so on. Instead of narrow appeals tied to specific events or drives – as has long been done for charity walks and races – philanthropic groups are using the power of the Internet to expand their fundraising to a mass audience at a much lower cost than traditional methods.

DIY Fundraising – Easy Money for Your Nonprofit?

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“Do-it-yourself” (DIY) fundraising has long taken a back seat to more traditional run, walk, or ride fundraising events. No matter the reason, I’ve never heard more chatter about DIY fundraising than I have over the past year.

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95% of donors cover charities' transaction costs on Blackbaud Heroix | UK Fundraising

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95% of donors cover charities'' transaction costs on Blackbaud Heroix | UK Fundraising : Blackbaud’s Heroix online giving platform has started inviting donors to increase their donation to cover the transaction and card fees, ensuring that charities receive 100% of each donation.

British Red Cross unveils new digital fundraising strategy | Charity Digital News

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British Red Cross unveils new digital fundraising strategy | Charity Digital News : British Red Cross has launched a new digital fundraising initiative, ‘Give to a Special Project,’ which gives supporters the chance to directly fund a diverse range of international and UK projects ranging between 1,000 and 8,000 in value

4 Ways Canadian Charities Can Optimize Their Donation Pages in 2019

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In looking at my personal experience giving to 152 charities for The Canadian Online Fundraising Scorecard as well as some of our latest benchmark data on main donation page conversion rates, there’s a lot of work to do.

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The emancipation of the charity employee

Steve Bridger

Think about it; not only have we built silos, but we still call them ‘divisions’ I also repeated a line from my post last month: Loyalty to a charity brand is being slowly augmented by a closer affinity with charity employees. Here come charity:water (who else?)

How to Harness the Fundraising Power of Twitch

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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. Charities are starting to take notice as Extra Life and St.

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Are you asking the right questions in your peer to peer fundraising survey? #TT

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Whether your event is tomorrow or in 10 months, it’s never to late to ask your participants questions to help you improve your fundraising events. Which methods did you use to fundraise?).

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RNLI releases first charity app for the Apple Watch

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RNLI releases first charity app for the Apple Watch : "The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has today launched what it believes to be the first UK charity app that works with Apple’s smartwatch, for people involved in its mass-participation fundraising challenge, H2Only. " 'via Blog this

Charities launch online fundraising initiative - Civil Society - Fundraising - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits

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Charities launch online fundraising initiative - Civil Society - Fundraising - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits: "Four large charities have joined together to launch Give Change Make Change, a fundraising scheme which will see online shoppers donate extra pennies to their causes.Cancer Research UK, WWF, Great Ormond Street

117 Ways to Improve Your Event Fundraising Results Today

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According to the Run Walk Ride fundraising council “The top thirty “thon” event fundraising programs generated $1.69 billion in gross revenue for charity last year, up $40.8 There are thousands of smaller nonprofits who run peer-to-peer fundraising events.

Online fundraising is great for smaller charities – but which site? | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional

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Online fundraising is great for smaller charities – but which site? Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional : But what about more rooted small charities? Few figures exist but anecdotally, online fundraising is being embraced by the majority for whom at least a "donate" button exists, says Cath Lee, chief executive of the Small Charities Coalition.

Three Ingredients for Successful Year-End Fundraising

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Year-end fundraising is here. Yes, that’s right – up to 40% of donations come in at the end of the year for many nonprofits that have a solid year-end fundraising plan in place and an engaged list of supporters. Looking for some good data and examples for your fundraising team?

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. Twitter was just a channel to mobilise people to give up their time to create real offline fundraising events. So what can charities do to embrace the future? Author: Julia Woodcock.