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

Connection Cafe

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.

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

Connection Cafe

Stories. Entire civilizations have been built off of, held together by and divided by stories. ” Stories have the power to bring together and to push apart –to distinguish and to extinguish. But who has time to tell stories? The pictures told a story.

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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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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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5 Content Marketing Success Stories Your Nonprofit Needs to Imitate

NetWits

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Leverage video to tell your story. Along the way they’ve used content in the form of life changing stories to help shed light on how they’re making a difference. Charity:Water – Empowering staff be creative.

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. Feature donor stories in your broadcast.

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How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

Connection Cafe

Despite spending a lot of time and energy to pull it all together, on a good day, this would be the best we could do: However, as the bar began to be raised and we were increasingly asked “So what?” How have our employees helped local charities where they live and work do more?

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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. Raise money through the power of knowledge.

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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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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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U.K. cancer charity fundraiser teen Stephen Sutton dies - National | Globalnews.ca

AFP Blog

cancer charity fundraiser teen Stephen Sutton dies - National | Globalnews.ca : TORONTO – A British teen who raised over $5.86 million (CDN) for charity and inspired people around the world has passed away, his family has announced. Related Stories Stephen Sutton surpassed his bucket list fundraising goal after posting his "final thumbs up."

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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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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.

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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5 Ways to Give Your Charity Auction a Social Twist

SocialFish

Charity auctions have been a popular staple of event fundraising for decades, and for good reason—they work! One of the most crucial steps of the charity auction planning process is procuring auction items. Curate guests’ snaps to feature in your Snapchat story.

Alan Barnes is proof that charity can thrive online - Telegraph

AFP Blog

Alan Barnes is proof that charity can thrive online - Telegraph : "Only the truly steely-hearted could fail to be moved by the story of Alan Barnes. Five days on, it has raised more than £300,000. The 67-year-old, born disabled after his mother contracted German measles while pregnant, was knocked to the ground by muggers outside his home in Gateshead and broke his collarbone.

CharityVillage? Research: Seven Social Fundraising Stories for the Holidays

AFP Blog

CharityVillage Research: Seven Social Fundraising Stories for the Holidays : It's an understatement to say that the end of the year is a busy time for the charitable sector. Many charities and nonprofits can anticipate raising a third of their annual overall online donations in December alone. Be inspired by these seven stories of holiday fundraising on web and social channels

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.

‘Give 10? Every Day: An Inspiring Story of Giving Back

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When I was in Cambodia last summer, John hosted a blogger’s meet up. When learned about Giving Tuesday , he offered to share an inspiring story about giving back. Give 10 Every Day: An Inspiring Story of Giving Back – Guest Post by John Weeks.

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

Connection Cafe

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. Do: Tell A Story.

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19 Ways to Raise More Money From Your Donation Pages

John Haydon

Use less words – Only focus on your story and your call-to-action. Use pictures – You know your stories are worth 1000 words each. But not just any picture, a compelling picture that tells a story. And why would you want to raise less money?

112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories from 2013 You Can’t Miss.

Connection Cafe

Baldrick’s Foundation shares expert story-telling advice. Creating share-worthy content means understanding your audience and the story they want to tell. Twitter and Facebook serve different functions, but two things should always be consistent: your ask and your story. Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising has adapted Donald Murray’s Writing to Deadline to give nonprofits 9 ways to tell an old story in a new way. Stories. Tell stories.

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An Interview With Paull Young from Charity:Water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

TechSoup's DigiToolbox for Digital Story-Making: Vine

Tech Soup Blog

less to tell your story. Here are some interesting ways nonprofits and charities are using Vine in the UK and abroad : By UK charity, Tenovus. roathcardiff Living in #Cardiff and want to donate clothes to #charity ?

Project Agape raised $2.5 million in first year of operation | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Online Fundraising , Project Agape Causes raised $2.5 million in first year of operation 05.30.08 | 3436 8 Comments [link] Causes+raised+%242.5+million+in+first+year+of+operation The Causes audience, to date, has raised $2.5 Causes on Facebook and MySpace has become a gateway for people seeking to take action in support of causes and issues they care about, as well as raise funds to sustain positive change. 3436 8 Comments [link] Causes+raised+%242.5+million+in+first+year+of+operation

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The Tipping Point: Raising Money and Generating Action

Frogloop

What was the tipping point the last time you donated money to charity or signed up to volunteer? For me it’s always personal stories or experiences someone shares with me, like when Stacey Monk, co-founder of Epic Change told me what inspired her to quit her corporate day job, travel to Africa, and start Epic Change after her world came crashing down when her brother died of an overdose.

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Mission Statements, Roadblocks, and Working the Room.

Connection Cafe

Whatever your goals may be- raising more awareness, building deeper relationships, telling better stories- the posts below will help you stay on track. It’s not always easy to keep supporters caring about your cause- breathing new life into the story you tell can help.

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Hey man, I'm fundraising for this awesome charity

Connection Cafe

How many times have you gotten the phone call or email that says "Hey man, I'm raising money for XXX and I want you to give!" Use that information to develop a peer-to-peer initiative that will appeal to them and get them excited to raise funds for you. Encourage your fundraisers to share their personal story as it relates to your cause and to really sound like themselves (tip: restrain yourself from over-editing their appeals or web pages. Author: Cheryl Black.

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.

Keynote from My Charity Connects Conference at NetChange Week

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My Charity Connect: Netchange Week. I stayed the weekend to travel to Toronto, to give a keynote on Monday morning at the My Charity Connects Conference. It was nice to meet Shawn Admed again in Toronto after sharing his story at Personal Democracy Forum last week.

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

Tech Soup Blog

If you're looking to raise some extra capital for your nonprofit, selling online can be a great way to go — generating publicity as well as funds for your cause. Tell a Compelling Story. As humans, we are brought to action through stories.

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

Rebooting Charity

lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money. Way back in the 1930s for example, the Society was one of the first charities in the UK to screen fundraising films in cinemas.

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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.

Data and Story Telling: 6 Ways to Use Data to Move Your Mission

Influence

One effective way to transform your data from an afterthought into a powerful communications product is through visualizations that help tell your story. Here are 6 ways to tell your stories with data that you can apply to your own web and communications work: 1. Focus the Story.

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Personal Fundraising in Second Life: Yonder Doesburg Raises Money for Make A Wish

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Make A Wish Donation Box in Second Life On the Web, you can become a messenger for your cause by adding a charity badge or fundraising widget to your blog or web site. Although the amounts raised in Linden Dollars sound impressive, the USD amounts are still modest.

nfp 2.0 » Not-for-profit’s have the gift of stories

Rebooting Charity

lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money. But when the system worked and the fourth estate was functioning properly, we sometimes, just sometimes, had an amazing power on our side: the power of the true story.

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

Rebooting Charity

lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money. whitewater widgets yak shack February 6th, 2007 Charities: Are you cool or old school? With which image do you most associate your charity?

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » The Chronicle of Philanthropy – Telling Moving Stories

See What's Out There

The collection of two- to three-minute spots will run on the group’s Web site, and the charity will also post video clips of interviews with volunteers on the popular online video site YouTube. full story here Der Beitrag wurde am Monday, den 12.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » The Chronicle of Philanthropy – Telling Moving Stories

See What's Out There

The collection of two- to three-minute spots will run on the group’s Web site, and the charity will also post video clips of interviews with volunteers on the popular online video site YouTube. full story here Der Beitrag wurde am Monday, den 12.

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

Tech Soup Blog

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. Prospect Research Success Story. Read more success stories here. Kathleen Rogers has been the NOZAsearch managing director and product manager since 2007.

I'll Comment for Food Donations, Ten Cents for Woman's Shelter, and Other Interesting Social Media Charity Trends

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tyson's strategy has inspired bloggers and other companies to use this technique to give to charity. First Book has teamed up with Disney to celebrate the release of "Bedtime Stories," a holiday movie. Yesterday, I caught a story on NPR about charity giving trends and social media use.