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

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In the United States, there are over 30,000 endurance type events that can benefit a singular charity or multiple charities. Commonly referred to as multi-charity events, they offer a handful of nonprofit organizations an opportunity to be a part of the same event.

Crazy Fundraising Events To Raise Money For Charity


———— Coming to the conclusion that there is a little too much doom and gloom in the media these days, I decided to override the sinking feeling and go on the hunt for the feel good factor. More World Record Breaking For Charity.

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How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money

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How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money. Within a multi-channel approach, Facebook Live can become a powerful way to raise more money online. Nonprofit Fundraising Facebook Facebook Live fundraising Social Media Social Media for Nonprofits

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

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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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Charities Raise Money with Text to Donate for Nepali Earthquake Relief

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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. This past April, the country of Nepal suffered a 7.8

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New Study: How Much Money Do Peer-to-Peer Fundraisiers Raise For Charity?


Combined, these organizations hosted more than 44,000 events and raised more than $1 billion online. This begs the question, who is really raising money? And just how much are these individuals raising? The more you ask people to suffer, the more money you will raise for charity events. This is one reason that endurance events like the Boston Marathon raise over $10M a year for charities.

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Guest Post: A Social-Media Experiment Raises Big Money for Small Charity - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Guest Post: A Social-Media Experiment Raises Big Money for Small Charity - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "Estrella Rosenberg didn't set out to raise money when she began experimenting with the social-networking site Foursquare in April.Ms.

82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

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The number of new donors giving to charity declined by 7.3% billion USD to charity. 92% of donors say it is important that NGOs, nonprofits, and charities make a concerted effort to protect their contact and financial information from data breaches ( Global Trends in Giving Report ).

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First Independent aids charity via social media | The Columbian

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First Independent aids charity via social media | The Columbian: "The bank’s “Ready to Give” program aims to raise money for five Clark County charities each year by tapping its customers’ Twitter and Facebook networks, in addition to using traditional print and online advertising, said Stacey Graham, chief strategy officer at First Independent Bank. For every dollar raised online, the bank will.

#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.

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

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How do we raise awareness about our unique stories to a generation of naturally attention-deficit individuals? The public opinion surrounding this move was anything less than positive – just another classic case of a social media avenue trying to further monetize itself. charity:water.

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Right now in digital charity

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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. As Twestival founder Amanda Rose told us, $264,000 wasn't raised in one day by them on Twitter. Author: Julia Woodcock.

Has the Ice Bucket Challenge Spawned Charity Jacking?

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So, now we are seeing an emerging practice that for lack of a better phrase, I’m calling “Charity Jacking.” Charity Jacking goes one step beyond “Social Media Meme Morphing.” Phase 1: Personal Challenges with Cold Water to Raise Money.

7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online


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. Open a Charity Store.

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Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits

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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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Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Raises $1.5 Million for Humane Society

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” On her post-Oscar live episode of “The Ellen Degeneres Show” on Monday (March 3), Ellen shared that Samsung was, in fact, donating $3 million to charity since they’d gotten so much exposure at the Oscars. If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever.

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Engaging Through YouTube – Charity Inspiration


———— Social media is amongst the most important technological innovations of the 21st century. So, it is no small wonder that social media has also become an invaluable tool for charity. So how can you use social media to make the world a better place?

Facebook's resistance to RNIB's advert poses questions for charity campaigns | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

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Facebook's resistance to RNIB's advert poses questions for charity campaigns | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian : "he news that Facebook had banned the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) latest campaign advert about sight loss raises questions about the future of charity adverts on the social media platform.

Charities Use SMS to Raise Funds and Help Tornado Victims Rebuild

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In response, charities such as World Vision and Save the Children turned to SMS to raise the vital funds to help these communities. Text-to-Give can be extremely helpful after a major disaster, when a large amount of media attention raises the public’s awareness.

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

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I find it interesting that we’re OK with the usual look at me mentality that runs rampant on social media, yet we feel the need to criticize the success of a nonprofit campaign? 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. In just a few weeks they’ve raised more than what they raised in an entire year.

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A Networked Fundraiser: charity:water Waterforward

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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. How WaterForward works.

5 Ways to Give Your Charity Auction a Social Twist


Charity auctions have been a popular staple of event fundraising for decades, and for good reason—they work! Using your social media sites, your organization can gain more visibility, get your donors more engaged with your event, and thus, plan a more lucrative auction.

Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

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charity: water , a nonprofit that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, is leading the way when it comes to redefining nonprofit marketing; they are exceptional at inbound marketing, focusing on creating powerful content to inspire people to join their cause.

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American Giving Challenge Raises $2.1 Million Dollars for Charity


Over the course of 30 days, individuals competed for donors donations and matching awards for their favorite charities. The challenge raised $2.1 There was a demonstrated shift in the adoption of social media by nonprofit organizations themselves: in the 2007-2008 Giving Challenge, a significant number of cause champions were volunteers; and in the 2009 Challenge, 40% of champions were staff of the competing nonprofit (only 25% identified as volunteers).

M-Payments Take Charities By Storm - Article on |

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M-Payments Take Charities By Storm - Article on | : A June 2011 poll of 233 non-profit organizations found that mobile adoption continues to grow and that there is a shift away from texting toward use of mobile Web media.

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13 Twitter Hashtags to Follow for Nonprofit and Charity Updates, Events and Inspiration


You can use hashtags to monitor charity and non-profit news, find new people to connect to and participate in related events without ever leaving your office. Major Nonprofit and Charity Hashtags to Follow. Charity Events and Chats on Twitter: 8.

The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

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SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS. 5 Nonprofits Winning At Social Media. Case studies of nonprofits winning at social media is an opportunity to see the strategies in action. Social Media Marketing Statistics. Social Media Marketing Strategies.

Social Media Secrets: Top Tips for Nonprofits

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Heather manages everydayhero’s international social media presence. These days, the best way to do this is through social media. My top tips for kicking off your social media program. Check out what other charities are posting and the content that is most successful for them.

Clueless Charity PR

Robert Weiner

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. 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? Why would any media outlet pick this up?

Twestival: To Meet, Tweet And Raise $500K For Charity - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


World » Sunday Feb 08 2009 Twestival: To Meet, Tweet And Raise $500K For Charity Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 11:08AM | by Allyson Kapin I will be watching Twitter like a hawk later this this week.

Pitching Your Charity to a Major Donor – The Do’s and Don’ts

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Not every donor is necessarily going to come to you – for larger donations and sponsorships, you’ll have to pitch your charity. Every successful charity has a few major donors or sponsors that give them the lion’s share of their funds. If not, don’t spend your entire time talking about your charity. Don’t: Focus Solely On Your Charity’s Needs. Ideally, you’re here to raise money for your cause. Engage with them on social media.

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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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19 Ways to Raise More Money From Your Donation Pages

John Haydon

Use white space to direct the eye – White space at the margins will help direct your visitor to the center of the page and downward, like in the example from charity:water below. And why would you want to raise less money? What makes a kick-ass donation page? Is it the words?

Twestival: Here Comes Everyone To Raise Money On Twitter for Charity:Water

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I was able to raise $2,500 in 90 minutes at Gnomedex. Right before Thanksgiving, the TweetsGiving effort helped Epic Change raise over $10,000 in 48 hours to build a classroom in Tanzania seeking $10 donations. I suspect the amount raised will be impressive.

GOOD to Acquire Jumo, a Nonprofit Charity Site -

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GOOD to Acquire Jumo, a Nonprofit Charity Site - : "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. They have a huge social media presence and really strong community of people excited about their product, but they haven’t had a network

Slam Dunk or Snake Oil? Everyone wants to Raise Money with Social Media. But is it Possible?


These social-media widgets have fast become wallpaper on almost all charitable sites. But does social media really work for fundraising? Are nonprofits raising money via social media? Social media to me is a better awareness and community development tool.

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4 Takeaways from #AG2014 Social Media

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The evolution of social media has been rapid and there is no indication that it’s going to slow down. The number of “Silver Surfers” (social media users over the age of 50) has increased an average of about 65% over the past 12 years. There are 1.23 billion users on Facebook each month.

An Interview With Paull Young from Charity:Water

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I first came across @paullyoung in September, 2008 when he implemented a birthday campaign as part of charity:water’s September campaign. Fast forward a couple of years, and Paull is following his passion for clean water around the world and is the director of digital for charity:water.

GiveMN Raises $14 Million Online in 24 Hours!

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The unofficial results:  $14 million raised for more than 3400 nonprofits. "   The campaigns were multi-channel using a variety of fundraising techniques, including social media.

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Twestival: To Meet, Tweet And Raise $500K For Charity


Because 175+ cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals on February 12th, which bring together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise $500K for charity: water , a nonprofit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. It’s refreshing to see the founders empowering volunteers and giving up some ownership, which is one of my top rules to be successful in social media.

Thank You To the Max: Minnesota Give to Max Day Raised $13.4 Million in 24 Hours

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Minnesota’s ‘Networked Nonprofits’ raised $13.4M million was raised to benefit Minnesota nonprofit organizations. And, a record 47,534 donors logged on to to donate to their favorite Minnesota charity. Social media strategy payoff.

Charities Cry Foul on Chase Facebook Charitable Giving Contest

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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.