Why Use Widgets Anyhow?

Idealware

I'd like to thank new Idealware blogger Debra Askanase for the inspiration for this post, which actually take from her idea for a post around fundraising and advocacy widgets, and which she graciously let me run with due to my slight obsession with widgets. There are many great resources and experts out there on viral strategies that apply to using widgets and I won't try to cover all that here. Why use widgets anyhow?

nfp 2.0 » A toast to fundraising with widgets!

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Wild Apricot Blog : A Charity Badge to Raise Dough?

Wild Apricot

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nfp 2.0 » Mapping your donors with a widget

Rebooting Charity

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nfp 2.0 » An interview with the Widget King

Rebooting Charity

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Change.org joins the ranks of widget makers | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Social Entrepreneurship , Startups , change.org , npwidget Change.org joins the ranks of widget makers 03.16.07 | 3141 23 Comments [link] Change.org+joins+the+ranks+of+widget+makers 2007-03-16+14%3A42%3A15 Allan+Benamer Change.org is now the THIRD Flash-based widget maker for the nonprofit sector. Below is from Ben Rattray’s e-mail to me regarding the widgets: As compared to Chipin’s widget, I think there are three things that make us different.

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

Frogloop

These social-media widgets have fast become wallpaper on almost all charitable sites. To answer this question, get a sense of how much money nonprofits are actually raising via social media and garner some advice on best practices in using these tools, I went straight to the expert.

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Screencast: Using Widgets to Build Community on Blogs Featured on NTEN Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My screencast on widgets is featured in this month's NTEN newsletter in a section pointing to " How To Build Online Community." " The link will take you directly to the screencast , but I also went to the trouble of putting together some extensive program notes that will help you explore widgets in more depth and provides credits to all the wonderful cc licensed material I used in the screencast. You need to think about these questions first, widgets second.

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

Rebooting Charity

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Network for Good Launches Charity Badges!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

via Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog Network for Good today launches their charity badges with some great support from Yahoo! Having implemented a successful campaign to raise the money to support a young college student named Leng Sopharath in Cambodia that raised $872 using the ChipIn widget, I set up a charity badge over at Network for Good to support the Sharing Foundation's educational programs which provide educational opportunities for over 1,300 children.

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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 » Charities: Are you cool or old school?

Rebooting Charity

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

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nfp 2.0 » Two Minute Silence Podcast

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nfp 2.0 » A billboard of protest

Rebooting Charity

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nfp 2.0 » A Chicken is not just for Christmas

Rebooting Charity

Widgets of the world unite… You’ve been promoted to “Buzz Director” Recent Comments bbm : This year I have donated money to rescue an animal from the clutches of a poor peasant in. lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money. whitewater widgets yak shack October 6th, 2006 A Chicken is not just for Christmas Darren Rowse is a six-figure blogger.

nfp 2.0 » Cause and Effect

Rebooting Charity

Widgets of the world unite… You’ve been promoted to “Buzz Director” Recent Comments bbm : This year I have donated money to rescue an animal from the clutches of a poor peasant in. lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money. It’s right that a charity mobilises and directs (donated) funds where it identifies there is greatest need. Some have a personal connection to a charity or cause (e.g.

9 Social Media for Social Good Sites You Should know About

NetWits

Crowdrise is an innovative, crowd-sourcing community of volunteers and fundraisers that are answering the call to service, raising money for charity, and having the most fun in the world while doing it.&#. To date they’ve seen close to 10 Million dollars raised this way.

Money Matters: Creating a Donation Form for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

And it’s also no great surprise that the organizations most successful at raising money are those that give supporters the ability to donate directly via their website, with an easy-to-use form that visitors can quickly and intuitively utilize. Now you’re ready to place the donation form on your site: do this by placing a donation widget in your page’s sidebar or footer or by going to “Pages, Add New” and clicking on the “Add Form” button.

Does Your Business Need a Custom Corporate Philanthropy Platform?

Givinga

For example, Givinga’s custom workplace giving software has every 501c3 charity in the US in its database, which means employees don’t have to spend time researching and vetting potential donors.

7 Online Donation Tools to Delight Your Donors [Updated]

NonProfit Hub

Fundly’s user-friendly platform enables anyone to set up a fundraising page to raise money for projects or causes they’re passionate about. You can u se Razoo to set up fundraising pages, or make use of Razoo’s donation widget to easily process donations on your own website or blog.

Stand Up 2 Cancer Rises for SXSW

FI Space

Now at South by Southwest (SXSW) through March 26th, Stand Up To Cancer is battling it out in the first ever Social Media Smackdown for charity to raise as much money as possible online for their cause, which aims to attack cancer once and for all by pushing promising scientific breakthroughs to the finish. The winning team’s charity will receive an additional donation from PayPal, thus the need to smack down the other celeb teams and be the ultimate winner.

Designing Nonprofit Experiences

Connection Cafe

Figure 3: ALS Association Community of Hope P2P Fundraising page showing dollars raised. We also like to include social commenting widgets on the participant’s fundraising pages to create an instant conversation.

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Don’t Think Social Media Results in Online Donations? Think Again!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Source: Social Good: Charity and Technology in the Online Universe. To this day — but for how much longer no one knows — a click in an e-newsletter is still the greatest source of traffic to your Donate Now page and by far the most successful means to raise dollars online.

Book Giveaway: Inbound Marketing Book (and some advice)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I discovered it because of a charity challenge they're running on Twitter to raise awareness of their book, plus raise some money to help Room To Read. Now, a few critical thoughts about their charity challenge.

Have Fun Do Good Link Love: Volunteerism on TV, Theatres Using Social Media & Tons of Contests

Have Fun - Do Good

19-25 Make a Difference Day: October 24th Step Up Women's Network: WE Volunteer Charity of the Month And 1 new post on the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship blog: 5 Ways Theatres Can Use Social Media LINK LOVE Did you know that now you don't need an iPhone to micro-volunteer with The Extraordinaries? Check it out at www.beextra.org/widget. You could win a $5,000 or $2,500 donation in your name to the charity of your choice.

nfp 2.0 » Job tagging as a recruitment tool

Rebooting Charity

Widgets of the world unite… You’ve been promoted to “Buzz Director” Recent Comments bbm : This year I have donated money to rescue an animal from the clutches of a poor peasant in. lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money.

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New Report The Wired Fundraiser: How technology is making fundraising ???good to go.???

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Most of the findings of the recent Network for Good report follow my experience with personal fundraising, especially the point "You can raise more than you think." Technology Makes a Difference: Widgets and social networks make existing personal fundraisers more effective. (I

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

Tech Soup Blog

It is open to creators from all backgrounds – from charities to video game developers to artists. Kickstarter makes it clear that it isn't for direct charity or cause funding, but about project creation. – to raise money for your cause.

nfp 2.0 » The Next Google

Rebooting Charity

Widgets of the world unite… You’ve been promoted to “Buzz Director” Recent Comments bbm : This year I have donated money to rescue an animal from the clutches of a poor peasant in. lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money.

11 Donate Now Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Pundits and bloggers in the nonprofit sector often lament the inability of social media to raise money for nonprofits. widgets and apps have yet to raise large amounts in online dollars for most nonprofits, but that doesn’t mean that social media is not resulting in large amounts of dollars raised online. Monitor Your Charity Ratings and Reviews. The Better Business Bureau also reviews national charities through its BBB Wise Giving Alliance program.

nfp 2.0 » Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do…

Rebooting Charity

Widgets of the world unite… You’ve been promoted to “Buzz Director” Recent Comments bbm : This year I have donated money to rescue an animal from the clutches of a poor peasant in. lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money.

nfp 2.0 » Going (RED) for World AIDS Day

Rebooting Charity

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Amazon Is Sharing the Cart Checkout Wealth … with 501(c)(3)s

Tech Soup Blog

In the spirit of helping others, Amazon recently announced a new option for gift giving that benefits nonprofits and charities. AmazonSmile even highlights particular charities, rotating them periodically, and any charity can apply for consideration.

nfp 2.0 » Whose cause is it anyway?

Rebooting Charity

Widgets of the world unite… You’ve been promoted to “Buzz Director” Recent Comments bbm : This year I have donated money to rescue an animal from the clutches of a poor peasant in. lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money.

Relationships Matter Most (The Big Finding from the 2010 Online Giving Study from Network for Good and TrueSense Marketing)

NTEN

By Katya Andresen, COO, Network for Good When we think about giving online, we tend to focus on the latest new bell, whistle or widget for fundraising. But raising funds online is not about technology, any more than raising funds through the mail is about paper. Just as the strength of the donor-charity relationship heavily influences offline giving, the online giving experience has a significant impact on donor loyalty, retention, and gift levels.

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

Rebooting Charity

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nfp 2.0 » More than just the bacon

Rebooting Charity

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nfp 2.0 » How to keep them coming back for more

Rebooting Charity

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nfp 2.0 » Social bookmarking on steroids

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Social Change Apps on Facebook to Support Breast Cancer, Environment, and Aids

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dank Apps (creators of the popular Lotto app ) has launched a new series of Social Change applications that allow Facebook users to raise money for a cause through advertising revenue. For every new user install on a Social Change application, Dank Apps Inc will donate 2 cents to the charity. Okay, that's about what the Causes application has raised to date for this charity.