Community Building begins with Community Organizing

Amy Sample Ward

We focused on principles for community building and community organizing, as well as examples of both short-term and long-term engagement. Principles of Community Organizing. And maybe the community wants to endorse a specific candidate, and your organization doesn’t.

P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

Connection Cafe

Peer-to-peer fundraising or P2P fundraising is a style of fundraising where an organization recruits supporters to solicit donations from their friends and family on behalf of that nonprofit. Your supporters expect fundraising tools that are accessible via a mobile device.

Livestream Fundraising 101: What is Livestream Fundraising?

Connection Cafe

There has been a lot of buzz lately around “livestream fundraising” but what exactly does that phrase mean? It turns out that adding the phrase “fundraising” into the mix is when things get a little more complicated. . Recently, I was able to spend two days with 24 nonprofit leaders either successfully running livestream fundraising campaigns or actively looking to start one of these programs. Organizational Livestream Fundraising.

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Fundraisers often lament that board members are shirking their commitment to helping fundraise. Teach them that fundraising isn’t about asking for money; it’s about giving people the opportunity to give back and improve their communities. fundraising

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DIY Community Engagement Metrics

Amy Sample Ward

I had a lot of fun yesterday giving a webinar for the Nonprofit Webinar series ; it was a whole hour discussing community engagement! DIY Community Engagement Metrics. Community Mapping. >> Step 1: Identify all the groups within your community.

Protecting Community Resource Data

VisionLink

We believe that organizations should be compensated for the creation, organization, maintenance, and updates of community information data, especially in the nonprofit space. The more that community resource information is used, the more good that can result.

The Year-End Survival Guide for Community Foundations

Connection Cafe

This is especially true for community foundations. This blog has tips you need to help you and your community foundation colleagues finish the year strong. So grab a glass of eggnog, a plate of holiday cookies, and enjoy our 5 Community Foundation Year-End Survival Tips!

Nonprofit Hub’s Favorite Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

Here at Nonprofit Hub, we believe the most successful fundraisers are hybrids of innovation and tried-and-true ideas. Dinner galas and silent auctions are effective to an extent, but when someone asks you, “What’s the best fundraiser you’ve ever been to?” Featured Fundraising

44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

Connection Cafe

Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. It requires the right combination of fundraising expertise, engaged staff members, and savvy technology. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Offer rewards for fundraising levels achieved.

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Technology and Community: Strategic Options for Movement Building. How many people hear that word and think it is just as generic as the word community? To that end, siloed brands are replaced by unifying goals that rally more than select individuals but entire communities.

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3 Ways Community Foundations Can Become the Donor’s Choice

Connection Cafe

So, how does your community foundation become the donor’s choice? Second, they may not know what organizations and nonprofits exist in the local community or the impactful effects they’re having. Donors need to know that you genuinely care about your community and its needs.

How To Put Social Fundraising On Steroids: Community Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How To Marry Social Media with Fundraising. Social fundraising is when your nonprofit integrates tried and true fundraising techniques with social media to inspire your supporters to raise money from their networks on your behalf. Enter online fundraising contests.

Use Case: The Community-Driven Social Impact game for Community Media Centers

Amy Sample Ward

Last month, at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference , I had the opportunity to run the Community-Driven Social Impact game in a session workshop. One of the participants was Ericha Hager, the Regional Collaborative Coordinator for Community Media Access Partnership.

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Online Community Organizing: Start small, think big!

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared’s February series exploring “Online Community Organizing” includes three different interviews; I’m really excited to participate! Q: What does “online” add to the community organizing? Q: What makes a community?

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Did he engage with a recent fundraising email? Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a blowout affair, your donor management software is also an important tool you can use when planning a fundraising soiree for Marta and her f ellow major donors.

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them. But it isn’t enough to have a rough idea of messaging, an incomplete timeline, some scheduled tweets, and an arbitrary fundraising goal.

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Social Community Impacts Volunteerism

Connection Cafe

Establishing a Discussion Group - When your volunteers can post and reply to messages to events they have an interest in, it facilitates a type of community in which volunteers feel more connected with their peers and committed to the cause. Author: Guest Blogger.

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Why Healthcare Nonprofits Need Analytics-Driven Fundraising

Connection Cafe

The most successful healthcare nonprofits and foundations are laser focused on this and have shifted from fundraising for “nice to haves” to focusing on day-to-day priorities. Few industries have seen as much change in the past decade as healthcare.

Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

As End of Year Fundraising quickly approaches we've started to think of what you can do now to ensure a successful fundraising season. No matter what’s on your fundraising to do list this fall, there’s one must have that you can’t afford to leave off that to-do list – stories.

Diversifying Fundraising Programs: A Q&A with the CEO of Emancipet

Connection Cafe

In the Blackbaud Institute’s report, The Right Mix , Anne Wallestad spoke about the Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness framework that quantifies the risk associated with a lack of diversification in fundraising.

7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time. Follow these steps to make sure your event is a fundraising success rather than a financial flop. Set a Fundraising Goal. fundraising donors Development

5 Standout Strategies for Year-End Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

For nonprofits, the year-end fundraising season always seems to creep up when you least expect it. Summer fades, the leaves start to change, and before you know it, it’s time to kick your fundraising strategies into high gear again! Fundraising software. Now get to fundraising!

Year-End Giving Prep: 21 FAQs Answered by Fundraising Experts

Connection Cafe

Recently, Brock Warner (Senior Manager, Fundraising at War Child) and I hosted a webinar regarding end of year fundraising for nonprofits —the things we need to stop doing and things we should be doing instead. What are the 5 W’s for a fundraising appeal?

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Casting Vision for Fundraising Success in 2019

Connection Cafe

Your fundraising goals matter for a reason – life change – remember to share stories to reignite the emotional fire within your community of donors, staff, and volunteers. They need to know they are part of a larger community who is passionate about the same things.

7 Techniques for Event Fundraising Success

NetWits

Register for our monthly Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Starting too late tends to result in participants raising an average of 27 percent less online than if they were given six months or more to fundraise.

How the Latino Community Foundation Used Learning and Pivoting to Get Better Fundraising Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Would you stop doing crowd funding, social media infused fundraising and revert back to traditional methods of fundraising? That’s exactly what the Latino Community Foundation did. The Latino Community Foundation (LCF) is the premier Latino fund in California.

5 Fundraising Resolutions for 2016

Connection Cafe

The same trends that are changing the world around us at a rapidly accelerating rate are impacting the fundraising profession in new and exciting ways. In 2016, fundraisers will need to focus on tying the impact of gifts to the cause itself in order to retain and gain supporters.

7 Spring Fundraisers to Delight Your Donors

NonProfit Hub

Spring is in full bloom, which means a whole new season of fundraising opportunities are headed your way! By taking advantage of the sunshine, gorgeous weather and plentiful holidays spring has to offer, you can make spring fundraisers the best of the year. Community Picnic.

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Curating Content: How to Leverage Stories from Your Community

Connection Cafe

Through this, we have gotten great insight into the inner-workings of a variety of nonprofits and charities, and the creative ways that they connect with and reach out to their communities. We are constantly moved by the motivations of our community.

Can Collective Community Action Lead To Fundraising Success?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In April, the Knight Foundation and Monitor Institute published a new report called “ Connected Citizens ” that looks at the impact of networks on communities, and asks, what do these emerging networks mean for community change? Free Agent Fundraising Housekeeping

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How Independent Fundraising Momentum is Reshaping Traditional P2P

Connection Cafe

The peer-to-peer fundraising marketplace has undergone a transformation with momentum rapidly shifting toward individually directed fundraising and “DIY” or independent campaigns. What’s the Future of Traditional Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events?

New on SSIR: How to Build Trust with Your Community

Amy Sample Ward

The conclusion was that building trust with your constituents is the closest you can come to a silver bullet for fundraising – not slick online tools or celebrity endorsements. It doesn’t just happen with the flip of a switch, but you can start today by changing small things, and even big things, to make your organization a trusted part of the community. Empower community advisors. Connect program staff with community.

Elevating Employee Voice with Social Fundraising

Connection Cafe

We’re the most connected we’ve ever been – with our friends, social networks and even strangers near and far having constant influence and involvement in our daily lives through messaging, social media, in app social tools, online communities and more.

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Online Community Building: Gardening vs Landscaping

Amy Sample Ward

My current job title includes the term “Community Builder” and I get asked nearly every day just what that means: how do you build community? where is the community you want to build? how can I be a community builder online? I want to take a break from all the hard work building community (does that get a wink?) to share some of what I believe is the core of successful community building (on or offline). Community building” is about a lot of things.

Why Fundraising Asks are Essential to Your Faith-Based Organization

Connection Cafe

Many faith-based organizations worry about making fundraising asks. These organizations avoid making direct or face-to-face fundraising asks, usually because they don’t have experience with these types of conversations. You Can Make Direct Fundraising Asks While Honoring Your Mission. You need to fundraise. Without making asks, there is no fundraising, and without fundraising, you don’t get to continue carrying out your mission.

12 Online Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This year’s featured online fundraising tools tap into emerging trends, such as Bitcoin and crowdfunding, but also utilize tried-and-true fundraising tactics such as tribute giving and e-cards. Funraise is an all-in-one CRM software with an impressive suite of fundraising tools.

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5 Versatile Fundraising Strategies for Small Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

If your nonprofit is just getting started, it’s easy to be daunted by the challenges that arise with fundraising efforts. With the right fundraising strategies, your small nonprofit can find donors who share your mission and want to form lasting partnerships with your organization.

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

EveryAction offers a best-in-class Digital, Fundraising and Organizing SaaS products, with a unified customer relationship management (CRM) platform that is able to effectively serve large and small nonprofits, as well as campaigns through its NGP VAN brand.

Bitcoin for Nonprofits: Cryptocurrency Fundraising for the Future

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Those nonprofits that have an active strategy to engage the cryptocurrency community has seen significantly are the most likely to succeed in the early adoption phase. Guest Post Cryptocurrency Fundraising

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6 Tips from Valencia College Foundation for Virtual Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

This year the foundation took their six-week fundraising campaign online using peer-to-peer fundraising to supplement their offline campaign activities. Hey, this is our yearly fundraiser, won’t you gives us money to help current students have a great experience at our university?

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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.

6 Best Practices for Your Nonprofit Run, Walk, or Cycle Fundraiser

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Endurance events have always been a mainstay in the nonprofit fundraising world. They bring together communities, create unmatched energy, and tend to be big money makers and great at spreading awareness. Encourage team fundraising. Add social fundraising to your event.

24 Nonprofit Resources for your Mid-Year Check In: A Smart Fundraiser’s Summer Reading Checklist

Connection Cafe

The weather is warm, summer camps are in full swing, BBQs are a weekly occurrence, and as the sixth month of the year wraps up, some organizations are already gearing up for end-of-the-year asks and setting up holiday campaign fundraising goals.