DIY Fundraising – Easy Money for Your Nonprofit?

Connection Cafe

“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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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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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 ).

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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. These days you can fundraise online. Fundraise With Venmo.

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How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money

Connection Cafe

You’re probably already aware that Facebook Live lets any nonprofit live-stream fundraising events , breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money.

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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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New database will show how charity money is spent | Philanthropy Impact

AFP Blog

New database will show how charity money is spent | Philanthropy Impact : The database will consist of information from the annual returns sent to the Charity Commission from charities in England and Wales. It will give headline income and expenditure and show how charities with an income of over 500,000 allocate their revenue across fundraising and governance, charitable activities and reserves.

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.

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New Study: 60% of Americans Donate Money to Charity

Frogloop

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.

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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.

Virgin Money Giving hits ?100m in donations - Civil Society - Fundraising - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits

AFP Blog

Virgin Money Giving hits 100m in donations - Civil Society - Fundraising - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits : Virgin Money Giving has facilitated 100m of donations two and a half years after its launch, the online giving platform has announced.

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

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

AFP Blog

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.

How to Tell Your Donors Where Their Money Is Going

NonProfit Hub

If people decide to part with their hard-earned money, they want to know where it ends up. Start by breaking down your fundraising goals into “micro-goals,” because sometimes it’s hard for donors to wrap their minds around large, abstract figures.

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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. How text messaging is being used to fundraise for disaster relief. Fundraising Text Messaging

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19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts

NetWits

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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Twestival relaunches, using social media to raise money for global charities all year long - The Next Web

AFP Blog

Twestival relaunches, using social media to raise money for global charities all year long - The Next Web : But what if you could take the idea and go bigger? It’s with this in mind that Twestival is relaunching today with a new approach to fundraising for over 300 events. As of today, people around the world are invited to submit bids to run a Twestival in their area. Thus far over 50 cities around the world have already signed up to organize an event.

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

AFP Blog

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.

Getting Started with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns are popping up everywhere as they continue to grow in popularity. By now, most people have encountered several peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns whether they realize it or not. Dining out at a local restaurant on a charity night? Peer-to-peer fundraiser. Peer-to-peer fundraiser. Donating to a friend’s Facebook Birthday Fundraiser ? Peer-to-peer fundraiser! What Is Peer-to-Peer Fundraising?

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

Frogloop

In fundraising, did you know that the more you ask people to suffer, the more money you will raise? Peer-to-peer fundraising events often bringing in more revenue than any other fundraising campaign. Returning participants typically raise more money then new participants.

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Raising Money Equals Better Looking

Connection Cafe

Raising more money makes you better looking. Having a pulse on the current giving environment is critical for any nonprofit organization that is looking to raise more money and spend less money doing so. Political fundraising is affecting charitable giving. Individuals and companies are redirecting contributions that would normally go to charity to political campaigns instead. Author: Guest Blogger. Well, maybe not.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Behavioral Science is a powerful area of study, and can be a serious tool in the world of nonprofit fundraising. for Online Fundraising. Here are five tips for using behavioral science theories to engage your supporters and raise more money for your NPO: 1.

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117 Ways to Improve Your Event Fundraising Results Today

NetWits

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.

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? Why do Creators raise money on Twitch?

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4 Ways Canadian Charities Can Optimize Their Donation Pages in 2019

Connection Cafe

Unfortunately, this last step is also one of the biggest hurdles for donors as it’s when they actually have to part with their money (cost) and provide their personal information (cost). But there are also many ways Canadian charities can optimize their donation pages.

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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. The goal of the study was to understand the value of true fundraisers. This begs the question, who is really raising money? Key Findings From The Study: Endurance events generated the most revenue from fundraising efforts at 94%, while 5K events generated the least, 33%. Email''s Impact On Peer-to-Peer Fundraising.

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Three Ingredients for Successful Year-End Fundraising

NetWits

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. Use social media to mobilise and engage, not just take money. Twitter was just a channel to mobilise people to give up their time to create real offline fundraising events. Author: Julia Woodcock.

How Independent Fundraising Momentum is Reshaping Traditional P2P

Connection Cafe

The peer-to-peer fundraising marketplace has undergone a transformation with momentum rapidly shifting toward individually directed fundraising and “DIY” or independent campaigns. What’s the Future of Traditional Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events?

Muslim Giving 101: An Introduction for Fundraisers & Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Zakat is the annual charity that all Muslims who possess a minimum amount of wealth each year are required to give to the poor and needy. From this we can see that charitable acts are not limited to money only. Fundraising Guest Post

Charities warned over online campaigning and jobs slump | Herald Scotland

AFP Blog

Charities warned over online campaigning and jobs slump | Herald Scotland : Meanwhile the ''buzz'' of altruism which motivates charity volunteers, fundraisers and benefactors may be increasingly available through one-click online charity campaigns, depleting real-world organisations of time and money, he warned.

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The Best Way to Thank Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Fundraisers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Any fundraiser worth their salt knows they should be thanking people who donate or fundraise for their cause. However, there seems to be confusion around the best way to thank Facebook fundraisers, with many nonprofits not thanking them at all. The Best Way to Thank Fundraisers.

82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Fundraising Stats. of overall fundraising in 2018 came from online giving ( Charitable Giving Report ). The number of new donors giving to charity declined by 7.3% The number of new retained donors dropped 14.9% ( Fundraising Effectiveness Project ). Email Fundraising.

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Year-End Giving Prep: 21 FAQs Answered by Fundraising Experts

Connection Cafe

Recently, Brock Warner (Senior Manager, Fundraising at War Child) and I hosted a webinar regarding end of year fundraising for nonprofits —the things we need to stop doing and things we should be doing instead. What are the 5 W’s for a fundraising appeal?

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15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounted for seven-percent of total fundraising in 2016. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle. Take charity: water for example.

Clueless Charity PR

Robert Weiner

I have no connection to, and have never heard of, the charity or its PR firm. What's special about a charity raising money for families in need at the holidays? Tags: Fundraising I got a press release today from a PR firm promoting its client's plans to raise $1,000 for Thanksgiving meals and $5,000 for families in need at Christmas. While these are certainly laudable goals, I had a strong negative reaction. First, the message is spam.

Supercharged Fundraising for Small Non-Profits

Connection Cafe

Guest post by Joe Garecht from The Fundraising Authority. . They have a huge development budget, dozens of fundraisers, and all the bells and whistles they need to get the job done. For those of us raising money for small organizations, it just doesn’t seem fair.

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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. to charities supporting a range of causes. Fundraising

The New Wave of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Just how far will your organization’s supporters go to raise money on your behalf? In the past, these campaigns were built largely around structured events like charity walks and bike rides. Collectively, the 30 largest peer-to-peer fundraising programs raised more than $1.57

Engaging Through YouTube – Charity Inspiration

SocialFish

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 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! Many organizations aren’t experienced in social media and haven’t yet grasped how they can use social media to elevate their event fundraising.

Institute of Fundraising warns of reputational risk for charities in donate-while-you-invest website - Third Sector

AFP Blog

Institute of Fundraising warns of reputational risk for charities in donate-while-you-invest website - Third Sector: "A director of the website says the IoF report has misunderstood how the scheme worksThe Institute of Fundraising says a new website that allows investors to donate money to charity while investing in funds might carry a reputational risk for the sector

From a Millennial: Nobody Wants to Hear Your Stories. We Want to See Them.

Connection Cafe

Stories are also integral parts to any nonprofit organizations and particularly when it comes to fundraising. Time is money. After all, we’re going to be the ones who are holding the money soon. charity:water. Stories. We all have them. We all love them.

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