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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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. If you reach your initial goal early, you can always raise it to a higher figure.

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

AFP Blog

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.

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. Since anyone with a mobile phone can donate, calls for contributions touch a massive group of potential donors.

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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#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. donation on Crowdrise to any or all of the diverse group of incredible charities here.

Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 Thursday’s Give Miami Day raised $5.2 The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and The Children’s Movement of Florida reclaimed the top two spots this year for the most money raised for the day with $368,739 and $156,925, respectively.

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

Connection Cafe

If you asked the same group if they’d heard of cancer, I’m willing to bet they’d all say yes. Many often wonder how can we raise money from Facebook. My thought has always been that you don’t raise money through Facebook. 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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GOOD to Acquire Jumo, a Nonprofit Charity Site - NYTimes.com

AFP Blog

GOOD to Acquire Jumo, a Nonprofit Charity Site - NYTimes.com : "GOOD, a fast-growing publishing and marketing business dedicated to promoting social causes, is acquiring Jumo, a social networking site devoted to raising money and support for nonprofit groups.

Twestival: Trying to raise $500,000 through Twitter

Robert Weiner

Beth Kanter wrote an extensive, thoughtful account of the upcoming Twestival event , which aims to raise $500,000 for the group charity:water. Will the Twestival organizers send tax receipts to the donors, or will that fall to charity:water? Will charity:water get contact information for the donors so they have the opportunity to steward them and build ongoing relationships? Will the donors have any loyalty to charity:water?

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New Tax Law: Understanding the Impacts on Charities and Giving

ASU Lodestar Center

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

AFP Blog

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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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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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.

Charities Cry Foul on Chase Facebook Charitable Giving Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Chase Community Giving contest on Facebook is one of the biggest online contests thus far, open to more than 500,000 charities. As of this writing, 1,027,398 people joined Chase’s fan page to cast votes for their favorite charities.

How the American Childhood Cancer Organization Used Crowdfunding to Raise Over $43,000!

Tech Soup Blog

Since then ACCO has continued to be wildly successful through a total of 7 Teespring campaigns, raising over $27,000! Their current September campaign has been the most successful ever, having raised over $15,600 with still a week left in the campaign.

Great reads from around the web on May 17th

Amy Sample Ward

Freakonomics » Ten Reasons Why I Would Never Donate to a Major Charity (How to Be a Superhero, Part 2) – "“Giving to Charity&# is another myth we fervently uphold as part of the Great American Religion — just like “own a home&# or “send your kids to college.&# More harm than good is done when you blindly throw money at most charities." I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Nonprofit Technology News: The Demise of Facebook Causes and Cloud Storage for Charities

Tech Soup Blog

As summer starts, we’ll report on what happened to Facebook Causes, some big developments in cloud computing including the launch of Salesforce1, a big partnership between Salesforce and Microsoft that bodes well for charities, and the launch of Box.org, free cloud storage for nonprofits.

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Top 3 Board Member Excuses Not to Give

BoardAssist

Do you have a process to ask each board member for their gift, or are they asked as a group or by mail? She’s raised millions of dollars for dozens of nonprofits through event planning, grant writing, capital campaigns, and major gift solicitations. charity fundraising nonprofit

Seeds for a Future Part 3: Creating a sustainable future

ASU Lodestar Center

Maybe they did some good while they were working with a community, but when the organizations left, the communities or groups they helped were unable to “sustain” the program because they were not taught exactly how to sustain it. international charities Earl de Berge

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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

Rebooting Charity

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Infographic: A Peak Inside Donation Trends and Why We Support Charities

Frogloop

If you’re like most nonprofits, one of your top priorities is to raise money to support your cause and programs. To raise money, you need to craft strategies to cultivate donors and move them up the engagement ladder. 32% said they wanted to be part of a company or group team.

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New NTEN Affinity Group: nptechhelp | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Current Projects , NTEN , Strategy , nptech New NTEN Affinity Group: nptechhelp 11.01.06 | 108 13 Comments [link] New+NTEN+Affinity+Group%3A+nptechhelp 2006-11-01+06%3A20%3A30 Allan+Benamer So the other day I post an e-mail to the 501tech-ny list that I belong to: Hi everyone, Is anyone interested in creating a closed forum for frank discussion of vendors? If you are interested in joining the e-mail group, please go to the nptechhelp sign-up page.

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Crowded Roads Ahead for Charity 2.0: How do address scaling and cause fatigue?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

CNET's Caroline McCarthy published an article called " Crowded Roads Ahead for Charity 2.0 " based on an interview with Toby Daniels of Think Social and Scott Harrison of charity:water reflecting on how the landscape has changed for fundraising on social networks. Photo by Seerjith.

Infographic: A Peek Inside Donation Trends and Why We Support Charities

Frogloop

If you’re like most nonprofits, one of your top priorities is to raise money to support your cause and programs. To raise money, you need to craft strategies to cultivate donors and move them up the engagement ladder. 32% said they wanted to be part of a company or group team.

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Fear not, nonprofit professionals!

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Aaron Stiner , Senior Program Manager, Paths of HOPE, Catholic Charities I am at one of the most intense, rewarding, and sometimes frightening times in my nonprofit career. As Senior Program Manager of Paths of HOPE at Catholic Charities, I am preparing to lead my team and a group of cross-functional, internal stakeholders, along with our CEO and Senior Management, through a two-day program planning session.

nfp 2.0 » Charities: Are you cool or old school?

Rebooting Charity

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Target Facebook Challenge: Ten Large Charities Compete for Votes To Divide the $3 Million Pot

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It's called Bullseye Gives, a special Facebook page inviting folks to decide how they should allocate $3 million among ten large institutional charities, including: Parent Teacher Association Feeding America The Salvation Army American Red Cross National Parks Foundation Breast Cancer Research Foundation St. We've seen a number of reiterations, from those that allow anyone nonprofit to enter to those that are for a select group of participants.

Nonprofits Say Facebook News-Feed Changes Hurting Outreach - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Nonprofits Say Facebook News-Feed Changes Hurting Outreach - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "Nonprofits Say Facebook News-Feed Changes Hurting Outreach Charities that rely primarily on social media to raise awareness and share information about their causes are growing restive over alterations in how Facebook delivers a group''s posts to those who have liked its page, according to International Business Times." ''via Blog this

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19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts

NetWits

But most of all, within this e-book resides the wisdom of a group of individuals who have dedicated their lives to making the world a better place by using their talents to make a real difference. Want to Raise Money Online? by Donna Wilkins, President of Charity Dynamics.

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A Round Up of Food Charities and Causes to Fight Hunger

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Network For Good has a round up charities you can donate to that are providing assistance. Fight Hunger us working to end child hunger by 2015 through a global day of awareness called Walk the World and other fund raising and action activities.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Why do people give charity?

See What's Out There

It’s not an especially large part of the economy, and most charities operate on a shoestring, without the resources to finance research projects. Americans gave $295 billion to charity in 2006, equal to 2.2 which often works with charities.

nfp 2.0 » The trends that will drive charities in 2007!

Rebooting Charity

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nfp 2.0 » Save the Children offers yak a Second Life

Rebooting Charity

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Not-for-Profit Sector Gets Internet Savvy - Tech Europe - WSJ

AFP Blog

Not-for-Profit Sector Gets Internet Savvy - Tech Europe - WSJ : A new breed of organization born in the heart of the digital disruption is using all the tools that the Internet, and in particular social media, afford to drive fundraising, raise awareness and more important, to help boost efficiency, delivering more returns.

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Fundraising without donor data: What’s that proverb about giving a man a fish?

3rd Sector Labs

Most charities raise money from many different sources – direct mail appeals, online donations, events, United Way campaigns to name a few. But from the perspective of the charity, we need to recognize the problem and associated risks. United Way and Combined Federal Campaigns are a source of needed unencumbered funds to many charities. The United Way and the recipient charity are stuck in a tug of war over ‘whose donor is it?’

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Celebrate Giving Tuesday with NTEN and @Kanter

Amy Sample Ward

The 2013 NTEN Challenge will raise $50,000 to support expanded programs and continued accessibility for a diverse set of organizations in 2014.

12 Things Non-Profits Need to Know About Google Ad Grants

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jean O’Brien , founder of Digital Charity Lab , a social enterprise that builds digital skills in non-profits and shares free learning resources. Google Ad: Someone is ready to buy charity holiday cards and googles ‘charity holiday card.’

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How Independent Fundraising Momentum is Reshaping Traditional P2P

Connection Cafe

Dozens of crowdfunding platforms make it increasingly easier for people to raise money for any cause, from cancer research to disaster relief, often quite independent of direction from any charity. He raised over $760,000 by appealing to his worldwide following.

The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

45 million was raised by nonprofits through Facebook fundraisers on Giving Tuesday. of nonprofits use Instagram to raise money and awareness. Facebook also drives some of the most effective online fundraising traffic , raising $45 million during Giving Tuesday in 2017.

How to Get Your Employees Involved in Giving Tuesday Campaigns

Givinga

Here are some of the methods you can use: Announce your campaign in closed employees Facebook and messenger groups like Slack or Microsoft Teams. Giving employees a say in what your Giving Tuesday campaigns are and the charities they benefit is a powerful way to increase engagement.

nfp 2.0 » For Art’s sake… Buy a Brushstroke

Rebooting Charity

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