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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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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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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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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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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P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

Connection Cafe

Peer-to-peer fundraising or P2P fundraising is a style of fundraising where an organization recruits supporters to solicit donations from their friends and family on behalf of that nonprofit. Your supporters expect fundraising tools that are accessible via a mobile device.

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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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.

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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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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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

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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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#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

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. We did some research over at Rad Campaign and have some great information for you as you continue with year-end fundraising.

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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.

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.” It isn’t exactly new in fundraising or activism. Charity Jacking goes one step beyond “Social Media Meme Morphing.” Fundraising

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?

15 conversation starters for rebooting charity

Steve Bridger

Here goes… You are now pretty good at using digital marketing techniques to push your charity’s own content tactically, but what are you doing to bridge the social divide between digital marketing and something that looks more genuinely like a commitment to meaningfully participate in the networks that are already out there? More charities are finding they can reach more people to talk about what they do. How does this fit in with your charity’s operating plan?

Is Your Nonprofit Spending Enough Money On Digital?

Frogloop

Is your nonprofit investing the right amount of money, resources, and strategy into digital? To help get your organization thinking about this investment, check out the key findings from the Charity Dynamics'' report: How Today''s Nonprofits Approach Digital Spending and Why It Matters to You.

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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?

Charity:Water Sends Personal Video Thank Yous

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Four years ago, charity:water launched its September birthday fundraiser where it asked its supporters and friends to give up their birthdays and ask for donations instead of gifts. charity:water has helped over a million people get clean water. Fundraising

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.

8 Online Social Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Gary Wohlfeill , Director of Marketing at CrowdRise , who works with partners to develop highly engaging fundraising campaigns and leads the marketing team in developing the CrowdRise brand. But what exactly is social fundraising? . Sponsored Post Social Media Fundraising

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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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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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.

12 Online Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This year’s featured online fundraising tools tap into emerging trends, such as Bitcoin and crowdfunding, but also utilize tried-and-true fundraising tactics such as tribute giving and e-cards. Funraise is an all-in-one CRM software with an impressive suite of fundraising tools.

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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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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.

Study: 88% of Children Donate to Charity

Frogloop

As your nonprofit is gearing up for year-end fundraising and making plans for 2014, there is some interesting data available from the report Women Give 2013 New Research on Charitable Giving by Girls and Boys. Check out some of the key findings: 88% of children donated to charity. 87% of children whose families are low income and 86% whose families are middle income donated to charity. 90% of children whose families are high income donated money.