Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!

NetWits

Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. A key point to remember is that these contests are about encouraging people to take specific actions, not always about the amount of money people raise.

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Kickstart Your Supporters with 5 NEW Fundraising Contest Ideas

NetWits

It’s a great time to start fundraising contests if you’re managing or helping run a fall fundraising event. But as you go about your planning this season, I’d like to get you thinking about contests a little differently. What other task based contests can you run?

17 Steps to Creating Explosively Successful Facebook Contests

John Haydon

Facebook contests can increase your fan-count and engagement. You can also build your email list with contests. Fortunately, ShortStack created a pretty snappy infographic with 17 steps for creating explosive contests (see below).

What’s the ROI of Online Voting and Fundraising Contests?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the third and final Conversational Case Study on America’s Giving Challenge from Allison Fine and I, we pose a question rather than answer one: Is there a “special sauce” for successful participation in online fundraising contests ? Contest Sponsor. Source: Extreme Foods.

How To Successfully Run An Instagram Contest

TechImpact

The post How To Successfully Run An Instagram Contest appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Fundraising General Social Tech donation donations donors fundraising mobile Mobile Fundraising Mobile Technology nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech social media supporters technology

Facebook Timeline Contests – Everything Your Nonprofit Needs for Success

John Haydon

We’ve built a totally free Timeline Contest Management app that you can try out here to help you run sweepstakes, Quizzes and Photo Contests without the burden of checking likes and comments manually or in a spreadsheet! The 411 on Facebook timeline contests.

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.

3 Steps to Creating Your Perfect Advocacy Fundraising Moment

Connection Cafe

In the 400-odd days since Donald Trump’s inauguration, fundraising in the nonprofit space has been more competitive and chaotic than ever before. With so much competition, organizations can no longer rely on #GivingTuesday or year-end pushes to meet their fundraising marks.

7 Fall Fundraiser Ideas

NonProfit Hub

With a new season upon us, we present you with seven wallet-friendly fall fundraiser ideas that will help you meet your #GivingTuesday goals and get you into the spirit of the most charitable (and the spookiest) season of the year! Pumpkin carving contest. Featured Fundraising

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117 Ways to Improve Your Event Fundraising Results Today

NetWits

According to the Run Walk Ride fundraising council “The top thirty “thon” event fundraising programs generated $1.69 There are thousands of smaller nonprofits who run peer-to-peer fundraising events. Getting Started With Event Fundraising in 5 Quick Steps.

Lessons Learned From Social Fundraising Contests

Frogloop

There are some great takeaways for nonprofits thinking abut social fundraising and communities considering organizing giving day events of their own. How Giving Contests Can Strengthen Nonprofits and Communities , authored by Geoff Livingston, was commissioned by the Case Foundation and presented in conjunction with Razoo. A new report is out today that explores the impact of Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington , which was held for the first time in November.

How To Integrate Social Media Into Your Nonprofit’s Online Contests

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Not only by entering the contest may you win a trip of a lifetime, but by entering you can also study how the contest promotion and entry process can be applied to your own nonprofit’s contest promotions and email fundraising campaigns. The Contest Entry Process.

Small Non-Profit Uses Social Media Win Online Fundraising Contest :: PNNOnline ::

AFP Blog

Small Non-Profit Uses Social Media Win Online Fundraising Contest :: PNNOnline ::: "Critical Exposure, a small D.C.-based based nonprofit organization that empowers low-income students through photography and advocacy training, used an array of social media channels -- including Twitter, Facebook and crowdsourcing -- to mobilize hundreds of supporters and prevail over larger, more-established

Scary Nonprofit Contests, Social Media Content, and Campaigns: Happy Halloween!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Halloween offers a great hook for your nonprofit’s content strategy, a campaign theme , or special fundraiser. Halloween is a big opportunity for promotional contests according to this infographic , 30% of people enter them.

Online Fundraising Contests: Effective or Digital Litter?

Frogloop

world, cause marketing contests such as Pepsi Refresh and Chase Community Giving have caused a different kind of ruckus. Because in cause marketing contests, charities and ordinary citizens are encouraged to reach out to their online networks and ask people to vote for their favorite charities. Are online fundraising contests effective or are they turning into digital litter campaigns? Online Fundraising Social Networking Trends Web 2.0In the good old Web 1.0

Turning Low-dollar Fundraisers Into Money Raising Superstars

NetWits

Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Have you ever thought to yourself, “ hummm, I wish I could turn my non-fundraising participants or low-dollar fundraisers into money raising superstars! ”?

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11 Fail-Proof Ideas for Holiday Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

These holiday fundraisers are sure to help you spice up your year-end giving season! While the concept of giving money to jump into a freezing body of water may not sound very appealing to some, this fundraising trend has become wildly popular in recent years. Cookie decorating contest.

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44 Ways to Turn Your Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

NetWits

Register for our Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Newsletter. One that's passionate about a cause and ready to be a fundraising super star! Turning your everyday supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars?

Can You Crowdsource Your Next Big Fundraising Idea?

Connection Cafe

Last week, I cast my first-ever vote for a contestant on The Voice. If one of my favorite contestants wins or releases a song, you can bet I’ll download the single, tweet about it, and maybe even buy tickets to their concert someday.

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8 Online Social Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Gary Wohlfeill , Director of Marketing at CrowdRise , who works with partners to develop highly engaging fundraising campaigns and leads the marketing team in developing the CrowdRise brand. But what exactly is social fundraising? . Sponsored Post Social Media Fundraising

Turning Fundraising into a Game: Groupon, Zynga and Care2 do it, Why Don’t You?

NetWits

Register for our Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events Newsletter and get a monthly dose of quality content. Groupon , Care2 , Zynga and the like are already using gaming elements to drive fundraising, engagement, word-of-mouth sharing and stickiness amongst other things.

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4 Nonprofit Tech Strategies For Better Fundraising

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Fundraiser Help. It is impossible to ignore the importance of technology in today’s competitive nonprofit fundraising climate. Every dollar is tightly contested by other nonprofits whose missions are often equally as noble as your own.

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The #1 Way to Raise More Money Through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

NetWits

Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Many summer peer-to-peer fundraising events will be opening registration in the upcoming months (hopefully, yours included). Superstar fundraisers.

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Social Media Contests a Big Risk for Small Non-Profits?

Wild Apricot

Tags: Non-profit technology Fundraising nptech Social networking crowdsourcing social media contests

Best Practices for Contest Campaigns: AGC Lessons Learned

Wild Apricot

Lessons learned can be replicated by other non-profits, both for contest campaigns and for general social media outreach.( Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest Fundraising nptech Marketing Best practices Social networking case studies Non-profit Communications research social media contests Results of a detailed evaluation of the 2009 America’s Giving Challenge competition have been released in the “must-read” 2009 AGC Assessment and Reflection Report.

Heartland Pride: Winner of the #npfail Little Bets Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Gifted Learning Project: Whenever you plan a fundraising event, double check the calendar and dates in all your external communications. Fundraising. The Piedmont Environmental Council: Proof your fundraising emails before you send them out.

450 Email Subject Lines From End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

For several years now, January 1st not only means the beginning of the New Year, but also an opportunity to look at trends in year-end fundraising emails from nonprofit organizations. Here is the 2015 edition of my annual review of year-end nonprofit fundraising email subject lines. (Be

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Are Online Vote-for-Me Contests A Good Idea?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: There has been a variety of criticism of contests. Nonprofit consultant Hildy Gottlieb has been a vocal skeptic and is deeply philosophically opposed to online contests as a method of change in the social sector.

Golisano Children's Hospital holds photo contest to promote new giving site

AFP Blog

Golisano Children's Hospital holds photo contest to promote new giving site: "The URMC Golisano Children’s Hospital recently made public its new “giving” site. The site makes it easy to give individual and specialized gifts to the hospital and even tells you how you can organize a fundraiser, find various ways to volunteer, or become a corporate sponsor.

How Online Fundraising, Gamification and Social Media Helped Raise over $2 Million Dollars in One Day

NetWits

And because fundraising continues to shift from offline to online nonprofits are faced with a growing need to find new and innovative ways to do fundraising through online sources. One-day fundraising events (i.e. Making Online and Social Fundraising the Focus.

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How to Raise More Money at Your School’s Next Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Connection Cafe

Post by Joe Garecht, The Fundraising Authority. . The first focus for your school’s fundraising team and volunteers as you plan your golf tournament should be on sponsorships. The second primary focus for your golf tournament fundraising should be selling foursomes.

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Join me on the 100th Episode of Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

Amy Sample Ward

events fundraising contest guest radio socialmedia tony martignettiTony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio , a weekly online radio show that Tony hosts, is Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%.

A Fundraising Success Checklist for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits is a comprehensive 256-page book packed with more than 500 best practices that includes a companion “Mobile and Social Fundraising Success Checklist” at the end of the book. Online Fundraising.

LOLseals: Flickr API Contest Gets HSUS Over 3,000 Entries - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

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Great reads from around the web on August 24th

Amy Sample Ward

" Direct Energy | Direct Energy Contest | Reduce Your Use for GoodReduce Your Use – "Nonprofits, you know it: small changes can make a big difference. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Intuit's Love a Local Business Contest

Tech Soup Blog

Intuit , the company that produces the favorite accounting software QuickBooks and financial management software Quicken (and TechSoup donor partner) is running a contest for small businesses (and nonprofits) to win a total of $35,000 in products, cash and free advertising. The process is pretty straightforward on their contest site, but the deadline for entrants is midnight Pacific time on February 28. Tags: Finances Fundraising Grants for Technology

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New on SSIR: How does celebrity impact your fundraising?

Amy Sample Ward

—– I’ve recently shared a couple interviews exploring two case studies of really successful online fundraising campaigns: SXSW4Japan Raises Over $120,000 and $100,000 in Three Days with #TeamAutism. Two recent reports share data about the actual role celebrity connection plays in nonprofit fundraising and both say the same thing: forget celebrities. The 2011 Millennial Donor report , the second in an annual series, focuses on engaging Millennials in fundraising.

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever – Guest Post by Joe Waters. A college grad researching a career in fundraising recently asked me what’s changed since I started in the field. Disrupting Fundraising Since: 2000. Fundraising

How to Incorporate March Madness in Your Nonprofit Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

They unveiled Brackets for Good , a local nonprofit challenge where nonprofits go head-to-head in a week-long fundraising battle. Or if you want a simpler route, consider a free-throw contest and other skills challenges like dribbling through cones or precision-passing contests.

How to Hype Up Your Next Fundraising Event

NonProfit Hub

If you want your next big fundraising event to be a success, you’ve got to put in the time to make sure it happens. An integrated promotion approach for your next fundraiser is going to give you the most payoff. When it comes to marketing your fundraiser, you’ve got a new best friend.

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Fundraising Roundup

Frogloop

But as Frogloop reported last month , online fundraising grew overall by 4.5% What’s the ROI of Online Voting and Fundraising Contests? Beth Kanter has a terrific post about evaluating nonprofit commitment and investment in sponsored fundraising contests. Tags: Online Fundraising Charitable Giving Dropped 5% in 2009. The bad economy had a big impact on nonprofits and charitable giving in 2009.

Razoo's Speedgranting and Change Your World Contest

Have Fun - Do Good

To celebrate their beta launch, they are offering a $10,000 Change Your World Contest Prize to the social change group or organization (this includes non-profits, student groups, volunteer networks, fundraising groups, or other networks organized around social issues) that starts a group on Razoo, and recruits at least 100 members by September 15th.

Great reads from around the web on January 26th

Amy Sample Ward

Social Media: A Bubble About to Burst – Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media – frogloop – "Are your nonprofit staffers addicted to social media? Love of Philanthropy Photo Contest « Vivanista | Living Well. – "Join Vivanista in sharing the love of philanthropy by participating in our Love of Philanthropy photo contest that showcases images of what it means to be philanthropic."

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