Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It has been ten days since Hurricane Maria has devastated the Island of Puerto Rico. I have my go-to global organizations that do a great job at relief efforts on the ground, set up funds for long-term rebuilding, or do a terrific job of vetting local charities to support.

The Many Ways to Say I Love You With A Donation To A Charity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What about making a donation to a charity in honor the special someone in your life. Give a Virtual Gift on Facebook and Support Breast Cancer (or another charity) : Thinking about sending a virtual gift, maybe a teddy bear, flowers, hearts, or whatever?

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Gift the Gift of Charity: Make A Contribution to any of these Fabulous Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Shaping Youth recommends supporting Age of Conversation to Benefit Variety, The Children's Charity. This began to change with the establishment in 2002 of the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation (SPF) whose all-volunteer effort raised over $1.5

Understanding the Rage-Donation: How to Engage Beyond the Episodic Gift

Connection Cafe

During World War I, the American Red Cross raised more than $114 million (over $2 billion in today’s dollars) to help support the American Expeditionary Force. A version of this post was originally featured on Hilborn: Charity eNews.

How Text Messaging Has Revolutionized Giving


The most popular charitable group with Baby Boomers is religious charities, while Gen X and Millennials prefer children and youth development. The Humane Society uses text-to-give and social media campaigns together to raise funds for their causes.

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“Be the Change You Wish to See in the World”

Connection Cafe

In 1999, less than $100 million was raised online. In 2011, an estimated $17 billion was raised online. Over the past 13 years, I have been privileged to meet many change agents: social entrepreneurs leading their own charities, innovators inside existing nonprofits, creative service providers, and indeed change agents within Convio. Author: Vinay Bhagat. Today, Friday May 4, 2012, is my last day at Convio.

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7 Tips to Help Your Organization Make the Biggest Difference for the Haiti Relief Efforts

Connection Cafe

Monitor how much you are raising and make sure the funds are designated to that effort – they cannot be repurposed elsewhere unless you make it clear that once the need it met additional funds will go to preparedness for the next emergency / wherever the need is greatest / etc. ” Cite examples where you will use the funds, e.g. in response to natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes. Author: Molly Brooksbank.

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Cool App Roundup: Fundraising Edition

Tech Soup Blog

Charity Fundraising Agent (Android, iPhone) helps you keep track of your fundraising campaigns by monitoring both online and offline donations. Shopify (iOS) lets you run an online store to raise money for your organization from anywhere in the world. Charity Miles.

Saving the World One Tech Innovation at a Time

Tech Soup Blog

Imagine a hurricane bearing down on an isolated village. A new report called Technology for Good: Innovative Use of Technology by Charities identifies ten technologies that are already having this kind of impact in the world.

7 Tips for Quick Response During a Time of Need

Tech Soup Blog

Monitor how much you are raising, and make sure the funds are designated to that effort — they cannot be repurposed elsewhere unless you make it clear that once the need is met, additional funds will go to preparedness for another need. Make sure forms are short and display any third party verifications of your effectiveness or legitimacy in the effort such as including VeriSign , Charity Navigator ratings , Charity Watch ratings , or Better Business Bureau status.

Crowdsourcing Events: The Citizen Gulf Project


At the time, the most impressive thing about the concert was not how much money was raised, or how many musicians were involved, but how global it was. " The organizers will then set up your registration page and make sure the ticket fees go straight to the appropriate charities.

How Can We Make Charitable Giving A Year-Round Habit?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Certainly, giving from individuals won't be enough to fix the economy and provide the resources that charities need to deliver important services in hard economic times. It won't be easy, but it's worth setting a goal of everyday or at least every month giving in small amounts to charities.

Annual Support in a year of calamity

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Since last Christmas, our planet has suffered through the tsunami in the Indian Ocean, this week's devastating earthquake in Asia, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the recent horrific mudslides in Central America. based Association of Fundraising Professionals, half of the charities had experienced an increase in revenue through August 2001. But just two months after the terrorist attacks, nearly half of charities polled reported a decrease in funding. What a year.

An Amazing NpTech Social Media Link Buffet: Take Your Pick!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Twestival Local Weekend : Last February, Twestival raised over $250,000 for charity:water on Twitter on February 13th with more 200 cities sponsoring local tweet, meet, and give parties. One charity:water stakeholder has singlehandely raised $50,000 to celebrate his 50th birthday.

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Make Your Fundraising Mobile with Connect2Give

Tech Soup Blog

We're all familiar with it, a message saying "Help the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Mobile giving is a low-cost way to raise funds on an ongoing- or campaign-based basis. This offer is available to all nonprofits, charities, foundations, and public libraries.

Network for Good Study of Disaster Giving

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It looked at why donors give online, how donors give online, their giving behaviors and implications for nonprofits seeking to raise money online. million in charitable giving online through Network for Good in response to three major crises: the December 2004 tsunamis, Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 and the Pakistan earthquake of October 2005. ?? Tsunami relief: 82,000 donations totaling $11 million for 124 charities ??