The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 125: How Dorri McWhorter Future-Proofed the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Connection Cafe

Long standing social good organizations have developed foundational fundraising and engagement methods that have provided for them for decades or more. Topics Discussed in This Episode: How Dorri modernized the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

Chicago Philanthropy Examiner: Why social media works for nonprofits

AFP Blog

Chicago Philanthropy Examiner: Why social media works for nonprofits: "Thursday night, I, along with 100 plus people combined our virtual camaraderie to raise some real cash for charity. We attended Twestival, a fundraiser organized through the social networking site Twitter to benefit Charity: water.

‘DOONESBURY’ PULLED BECAUSE OF CHARITY: Trudeau responds to Chicago Tribune’s decision not to run DonorsChoose cartoon - Comic Riffs - The Washington Post

AFP Blog

‘DOONESBURY’ PULLED BECAUSE OF CHARITY: Trudeau responds to Chicago Tribune’s decision not to run DonorsChoose cartoon - Comic Riffs - The Washington Post : Last Friday, the Chicago Tribune chose — for the second time since last September — not to run a “Doonesbury” strip. The reason this time, according to the Tribune: The comic “broke from its satirical mission” so it could ”deliver a direct fundraising appeal for a specific charity” — DonorsChoose.org.

Five Ways to Become a Better Fundraising Professional

Connection Cafe

The more I engage with clients the more I find myself wishing I knew what I know now when I was on the fundraising staff at a nonprofit. It is easy to be overwhelmed so I recommend you are strategic in your learning: Five Things You Can Do To Become a Better Fundraising Professional.

A Lesson from the Fundraising Roundtables

Connection Cafe

Last year and again this year I’ve had the pleasure of joining the Fundraising Roundtables with many of you across the country. For a digital fundraiser like me, it’s the mental equivalent of being a kid in a candy shop without mom to rein you in.

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Online Fundraising Ideas (7 Strategies & 63% More Donations)

Nonprofits Source

I’m going to share 7 insanely easy online fundraising ideas that are making a huge impact for nonprofits. Then I’ll break down how you can apply 6 additional nonprofit fundraising strategies to grow your revenues TODAY. 7 Online Fundraising Ideas (That Actually Work): 1.

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Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!

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Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. They work because we know that very successful peer to peer participants exhibit behavior that correlates to higher fundraising.

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Social Networking and Web Tools for Chicago Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social Networking and Web Tools for Chicago Nonprofits. Paul Baker, Webitects; Kara Carell, 501 Tech Club Chicago/Interfaith Youth Core; Todd McMeen, CitizenPowered.org. What are the specific social networking sites in Chicago?

3 Proven Ways to Wow Your Fundraisers and Keep Them Coming Back for More

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Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Click Here to Sign-Up and get 5 FREE Event Fundraising Whitepapers! Experience shows us that only 40% of your 2011 fundraisers will return for next year’s event.

When to Say “No” to “Me, too!” in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

When I was growing up in Chicago, my dad used a variation on the parental cliché: “Just because everybody else is jumping into Lake Michigan doesn’t mean you should, too.” A fundraiser’s job is to raise money.

Britt Bravo and I will be at Making Media Connections in Chicago June 11-12th

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

in Chicago. " We'll also be at the, "Blogging Birds of a Feather Meet-Up: Green/Social Change" on Friday, July 18th at the BlogHer Conference in San Francisco and I'll also be on a panel on personal fundraising.

With Respect to Abraham Lincoln, Not All Are Equal in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

If you have no idea what I mean by that, you’re clearly not a product of the Chicago Public Schools.). That poses a dilemma for fundraisers. But woe to the fundraiser who tries to do it all for everyone—he or she will end up exhausted.

Online 3rd Party Fundraising Done Right

Connection Cafe

In recent weeks, I’ve been hearing more and more interest from event fundraisers on providing online tools to support their third-party or Independent Fundraising Events (IFE.) This topic came up earlier this month at the Run Walk Ride Roundtable discussions in Chicago.

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Using Data to Overcome a Museum Membership Myth

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Chicago Museum of Industry Community Data Leadership Mark Mathyer nptech nten Strategy Fundraising Mark Mathyer. Development and Membership Services Manager. Museum of Science and Industry. The Museum of Science and Industry's membership program had a large gap where very few people were contributing. It was simply understood that "Nobody gives between $250 and $1,000."

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season. Chicago, Illinois: Net Neutrality. Chicago, Illinois: It's Never Too Late: How Your CRM Can Save End-of-Year Fundraising. fundraising event

Nurture Online Efforts with Offline Activities

Connection Cafe

When we discuss peer-to-peer fundraising our focus often is on the online components; however, the offline activities surrounding our event allow us to improve relationships and connections with our supporters, thus potentially improving our online outcomes.

5 Ways to Use Crowdfunding to Rally Your #GivingTuesday Supporters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

More than a passing fad, crowdfunding is a lucrative fundraising tool that connects your community and builds toward a common goal. Simplicity : DonorPerfect Crowdfunding makes it super easy for people to create individual fundraiser pages and donate online. Sponsored Post Fundraising

3 Nonprofits Aim to Better Connect with Donors

Connection Cafe

Fundraising is getting personal. Whether big, small or mid-sized, nonprofits are looking for ways to better understand donors and focus their fundraising on creating opportunities for donors to support the particular causes and interests they care about.

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

and all over the world, that focus on essential topics like: Fundraising & Grants. From communications to fundraising to technology to leadership skills, the conference offers something for everyone. International Fundraising Conference - IFC 2016. Fundraising & Grants.

The $13 Billion Closet That’s Making Fashion a Force for Good

Connection Cafe

The seeds were planted in high school and college, when Anna started nonprofits and hosted fundraisers of her own and became well-acquainted with the struggles facing the giving industry.

Get Your Peer-to-Peer Facetime in 2015

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It may be that time of year when you are planning professional development opportunities for either your staff or yourself, and looking for opportunities to get out of the office, out from behind your desk, and into the classroom with your peers in P2P fundraising. This is the top conference in the P2P industry that focus solely on P2P events and fundraising. New York, Chicago | Stay tuned for exact dates and location details! June 25 – Chicago, IL.

5 Ways to Become a Better Fundraising Professional

Tech Soup Blog

This guest post was authored by Nancy Palo, a senior consultant on Blackbaud's strategic services team with an emphasis on peer-to-peer fundraising. The more I engage with clients, the more I find myself wishing I knew what I know now when I was on the fundraising staff at a nonprofit. With that said, I decided I should write a series of blog posts with the hope that the lessons I have learned will make you a better fundraising professional, too.

We ? Relevancy: How P2P Events Spread the Love This Valentine’s Day

Connection Cafe

As someone with an affection for Peer to Peer fundraising and email marketing, I’m head over heels in love with relevancy. Much like consumer-based companies hijacked Valentine’s Day, I watched with interest to see what my friends in P2P fundraising would do.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Participants will acquire a foundational understanding of this increasingly important component of fundraising strategy and will be able to identify and distinguish between the most common planned giving vehicles. Fundraising.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season! Not a fundraiser? RSVP now for the events in Chicago, Dallas, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

27 Online Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop. Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Facebook Fundraising Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Social Media Twitter YouTube

48 Online Stores That Benefit Nonprofits and the Greater Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

4) Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop :: shop.artic.edu. The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop sells unique and beautiful objects from around the world in support of the arts. Fundraising

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » The 2nd Annual DoGooderTV Nonprofit Video Awards

See What's Out There

Our background in video production, web development and nonprofit marketing and fundraising are combined to create campaigns with emotional appeal that compel target audiences to action.

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Embracing the Rush: Preparing for the Arts and Cultural Busy Seasons

Connection Cafe

Last week Ginny Fitzgerald, the Director of Visitor Services and Membership at Chicago History Museum, joined us to host a webinar about how she prepares her team for peak attendance times. Chicago History Museum defines their summer season as June 1 through August 31.

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How a Fan of Nonprofits Teaches Tech and Fundraising

Tech Soup Blog

After college, my daughter and I took our bags to the big windy city, Chicago, where the nonprofit tech space was absolutely shaping into this magnet of energy and do-goodness.

Activating the Millennial Generation

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MCON 2015 is happening June 24-25 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Nonprofit News Advocacy cause enthusiasts future of fundraising MCON millennialsConsider this: Within the next 10 years, Millennials will be the leaders of your company or organization.

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Delegating online fundraising

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Betsy consults with non-profits on development strategy and online fundraising. It didn't take long to find it here: On August 23rd, Betsy wrote about a technique that is new to me: personalized fundraising pages. They can set their own fundraising goal for the page, and provide a link for donation entry right there. Betsy used it to set up a page to raise money for the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago.

5 Tips for the Perfect Online Donation Form

Connection Cafe

Newbie fundraisers sometimes believe, mistakenly, that donors make charitable donations the way they write thank-you cards or pay their monthly bills—i.e., Saturday Place, a Chicago-based nonprofit for children, does this well: With anchoring, the key is to let the biggest number lead.

29 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Art Institute of Chicago. Fundraising Mobile Media Social Media The National Retail Federation is projecting that the average American holiday shopper will spend on $738 this holiday season generating more than $602 billion in total sales.

Maximizing Your Membership Program: Tips from the Experts

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Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago. Tony Infusino, Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago. Kohl Children’s Museum in Chicago has 600+ visitors coming in one morning during their member only time.

Five Ways to Ensure Your Event Makes Headline News

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Here’s an example from a small local event: We posted this story to the “Trib Local” (a Chicago Tribune local news blog). They gave Dozer a ceremonial finisher medal and set up a fundraising webpage for Dozer.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Fundraising. Fundraising / #casesmg / @CASEAdvance. Fundraising. Participants will acquire a foundational understanding of this increasingly important component of fundraising strategy and will be able to identify and distinguish between the most common planned giving vehicles.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

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Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% Chicago. Fundraising blackbuad luminate online most generous cities Online Fundraising online giving

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Donor-Advised Funds: Insight from the Experts

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This was the topic of the Gurin Forum, a 90-minute session hosted by The Giving Institute and the Giving USA Foundation this past November in Chicago. . Nonprofit Fundraising donor advised fund Giving USA Foundation Grants National Philanthropic Trust

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48 Online Stores That Benefit Nonprofits and the Greater Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

4) Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop :: shop.artic.edu. The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop sells unique and beautiful objects from around the world in support of the arts. Fundraising

See3 Welcomes Shirley Sexton as Director, Interactive Marketing and Fundraising

See What's Out There

See3 Communications Names Shirley Sexton Director, Interactive Marketing and Fundraising. Leading provider of new media services to nonprofit community adds experienced online fundraiser and strategist to manage expanded service offering. Sexton lead the creation of Easter Seals online infrastructure of over 140 Web sites, and established their Online Fundraising program, bringing their online income from virtually nothing to over 1.5 Tags: fundraising see3 09NTC

Great reads from around the web on November 11th

Amy Sample Ward

– Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media – frogloop – "According to the study, “women at every income level give to charity more often than men do. Microcredit processes with mobile phones worked because of effective microfinance organizations…" YMCA of Metro Chicago Launches Facebook « Chicago YMCA's IT Space – Great resource from Steve Heye, thanks for sharing your facebook manual! "How

4 Ways AI is the Next Big Game-Changer in Museum Membership & Attendance

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The time nonprofit fundraisers expend on the first two activities of donor cultivation – consistent activity and customized communications – greatly limits the time they can spend on effective short and long term strategy.

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