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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What Apple's Big Product Launches Mean for Charities

Tech Soup Blog

The recent big Apple product launch has been getting lots of press, including some good coverage in Nonprofit Quarterly , Nonprofit Nate's post , and my colleague Ginny Mies' TechSoup piece, The Future of Mobile Video.

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. Raise money through the power of knowledge.

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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. Open a Charity Store.

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Hidden TechSoup Product Donation Gems for Faith-Based Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

Since the fall of 2013 when Microsoft made its product donations available to 501(c)(3) faith-based organizations including churches, synagogues, and mosques lots of faith-based organizations have been discovering TechSoup. See how charities are using it here.

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

SocialFish

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.

Top 3 Sources for Donated Tech, Products, and Services

Tech Soup Blog

We recently invited people from three of the top product donation nonprofits to participate in a webinar about how to access donated products and services. Good 360 has been around since 1983; it provides product donations to charities and libraries and also to victims of disasters.

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. They have a huge social media presence and really strong community of people excited about their product, but they haven’t had a network

Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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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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 GiveMN.org to donate to their favorite Minnesota charity. Minnesota’s ‘Networked Nonprofits’ raised $13.4M

Register Your Charity in Every State with SimpleCharityRegistration.com

Tech Soup Blog

The state charity registration service from SimpleCharityRegistration.com is a web-based service that provides assistance in filing state charity registration forms. Get State Charity Registration Service now. You may request this product through TechSoup each year.

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.

Crowdfunding Controversies and How They Impact Nonprofits and Charities

Tech Soup Blog

I've also donated to personal fundraisers, where my friends are raising money for a pet project or trying to pay off a large medical bill. HealBe, at least, hasn't presented any compelling evidence to show that their product works.

How to Set Up an E-commerce Store and Raise Money for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

The days where selling online meant owning a huge warehouse, holding lots of stock, and dealing with endless product manufacturers are over. You should also consider the values behind the product, and whether there could be any kind of PR backlash.

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Do You Empower People to Take Action? Thoughts on Zoos and Charity:Water

Museum 2.0

A clear example of this can be found in the difference between the 96Elephants campaign and that of charity: water. In contrast, check out charity: water , a non-profit that works to ensure safe drinking water for people around the world.

Pepsi Charity Contest: Learning From Mistakes and Level Playing Fields

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

so far of the number of social good contests over the past three years that have used crowdsourcing and social media to encourage innovative social change ideas or to raise money for nonprofits or shine attention on their do good work. From my son's kindergarten class.

Seeds for a Future Part 3: Creating a sustainable future

ASU Lodestar Center

Before raising the hopes of any community, one of the first things an NGO should ask itself is: After we leave, what will remain in the community, and is it something they want and can sustain? 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.

Prospect Research 101: How to Search Philanthropy Data to Raise More Money

Tech Soup Blog

Kathleen Rogers has been the NOZAsearch managing director and product manager since 2007. If you are like many nonprofit fundraisers I have had the privilege of working with, you need to raise money so your organization can provide critical programs and services. How NOZAsearch.com Can Help Raise Money. I hope this is helpful and appreciate your product feedback in the comments below.

Great reads from around the web on January 24th

Amy Sample Ward

You may recall that the NTEN community recently helped us raise over $15,000 to host more local events throughout 2012. " New Research Proves the Business Case for Product Giving : PitchEngine : Get the Word Out™ – "New research from Indiana University concludes that businesses can do well by doing good through product philanthropy. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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?

Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough

NTEN

They support and extend the larger trends that are shaping both charity and business operations -- whether those trends are flex time, impact measurement, real time data, or open APIs -- and allow you to gain the benefits of those larger trends without really having to think about it much. This enables free services (Google Docs) and cloud vendors can offer product donations as part of their corporate citizenship programs (NetSuite.org). David Geilhufe, NetSuite, Inc.

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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 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, up from about 1.8

Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough

NTEN

They support and extend the larger trends that are shaping both charity and business operations -- whether those trends are flex time, impact measurement, real time data, or open APIs -- and allow you to gain the benefits of those larger trends without really having to think about it much. This enables free services (Google Docs) and cloud vendors can offer product donations as part of their corporate citizenship programs (NetSuite.org). David Geilhufe, NetSuite, Inc.

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Are Employee Matching Gift Programs Really Engaging Your Staff?

Givinga

Organizations match their employees’ donations to charity to increase employee engagement, creating higher productivity and retention, and promoting their status as a socially responsible companies. Employees Don’t Identify with the Chosen Charity.

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How to Get Your Employees Involved in Giving Tuesday Campaigns

Givinga

Giving Tuesday campaigns are a product of the digital age. Consistently remind employees about Giving Tuesday initiatives through internal productivity apps including calendars and Basecamp.

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. 87% of pinners have purchased a product because of Pinterest. In total the San Diego Humane Society raised $100,000.00

How to calculate donor acquisition costs

3rd Sector Labs

All charities need new donors, just like all businesses need new customers. My charity needs new donors. In short, every activity undertaken by the charity can generate new donors. For an event, consider planning, production, and post-production activities.

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How To Get Started With Mobile Giving To Reach Fundraising Goals

Nonprofits Source

We’ve seen mobile and online fundraising options help nonprofit organizations raise additional funds when used to: 1. Over eight campaigns from 2014 through 2018, Make-A-Wish Colorado was able to raise nearly $771,000. Product Offering Based On Your Fundraising Objective.

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Corporate Philanthropy as a Business Driver: 2019 Trends and Tactics

Givinga

Traditionally, the landscape has focused on strategic marketing, specifically on the three Ps: product, pricing and positioning. Looking back on 2018, we saw a distinct increase in the need for product and service differentiation.

Does Your Business Need a Custom Corporate Philanthropy Platform?

Givinga

76 percent of consumers refuse to buy products from a company that supports a cause they’re against.². In 1970, economist Milton Friedman famously used his New York Times article’s headline to quip that a business’s only social responsibility was to increase its profits.¹.

A Sense of Community: The Benefits of the Business-Non-Profit Partnership

Byte Technology

Analysts often preach that the goal of a business should be to set itself apart from the competition, perhaps through a better product or service or even simply by lower-cost, higher-quality tangibles. Or donating a percentage of their sales to a local charity?

Fundraising Trends: Mobile Giving and Crowdfunding, and the Next Generation of Canadian Giving

Connection Cafe

Michael also is founder of the UK-based fundraising firm Xtraordinary, and the co-founder of two global fundraising products, The Global Legacy Giving Group and the sports-based Fantasy Fundraising. He has helped raise over a billion dollars for his clients.

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

Connection Cafe

The surge in online giving to the ACLU— 6x their yearly donations raised in one weekend — shows us the potential that exists with online giving. Take charity: water for example. That’s why online stores use lots of product images and why brick and mortor stores will never die.

How 3 Nonprofits Use Technology To Accomplish Their Missions

TechImpact

TechSoup Global has a clearly defined goal of providing nonprofits, charities and libraries with modern, discounted copies of today’s hottest Adobe, Microsoft, Cisco and Intuit products. TechSoup Global presents their product in an easy, no strings-attached kind of way.

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A marathon fundraising effort

Connection Cafe

Over the last 31 years this event has raised more than £500m for hundreds of charities and is now viewed on television in more than 150 countries. After all, I’d already shown my interest in the charity’s cause by signing up to the event and raising money for them.

Social Media Lessons from 4 Generations of Canadian Donors

Connection Cafe

Michael also is founder of the UK-based fundraising firm Xtraordinary, and the co-founder of two global fundraising products, The Global Legacy Giving Group and the sports-based Fantasy Fundraising. He has helped raised over a billion dollars for his clients.

Cool Social Tools: Wizeo

SocialFish

Let’s face it: Donating to charity isn’t always fun. Today’s tactics are understandable (charities need funding in a big way), but that doesn’t mean we need to accept them. The process shouldn’t be a product of pressure, inconvenience or guilt.

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6 Reasons SEO Is Important to Nonprofits and Why

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Share expertise on your website and on other websites or blogs to raise your rankings. Links from your site and to your site raise SEO rankings. According to Charity Navigator, online giving increased 23 percent in 2017 and monthly online giving grew 40 percent.

7 Fabulous Nonprofit Videos on Vine and Instagram

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Charity Water. In a simplistic, success story approach, Charity Water perfectly demonstrated how to convey what their cause is about in a restrained time frame. Aids charity (RED) teamed up with Mashable a while back to set a world record for the most Vines created for a good cause.

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How to Leverage Social Media to Maximize Your CSR Efforts

SocialFish

That could be 1% of profit, personal wealth, time, or products/services. Their Help The Honeybees campaign started by donating a fraction of the sale on special products to organizations dedicated to saving bees and reversing their impending extinction.

Learning Who Gives: How Generations X, Y, Baby Boomers, and Matures Donate

Connection Cafe

In our recent survey “ The Next Generation of American Giving ,” it was no surprise that Boomers and Matures report giving the most money to the most charities; they are more established financially and in their charitable values. By Pam Loeb, Gayle Vogel and Emily Hahn of Edge Research.