Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities? -

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Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities? "Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities?Epic Epic Change, a charity raising money for a school in Tanzania, is a finalist in one of a mushrooming number of contests that enable Web users to vote for nonprofit groups.

Pepsi Contest Faces More Charges of Cheating -

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Pepsi Contest Faces More Charges of Cheating - "Pepsi Refresh, the online fund-raising contest with a $20 million giveaway for charitable causes and nonprofit groups, is again receiving complaints that its results are being manipulated

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Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I wrote a post about Nonprofits and Instagram , asking if it was valuable for nonprofit marketing. How much good will is generated by those contributed and by the winners of the contest whose works will be posted on the Nature Conservancy’s FB and Tumblr.

Should We Just Blow Up Nonprofit "Vote for Me" Social Good Contests ?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today, I stumbled across another reason why I'd like to blow up online contests that use "vote for me" or popularity to make funding decisions. If a contest or program does not lead with social outcomes and if big money is thrown on the table, it encourages social innovation of another kind.

Pepsi Charity Contest: Learning From Mistakes and Level Playing Fields

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Pepsi Refresh Contest is the boldest experiment. 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.

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


Most nonprofits need to raise money to survive. 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. 1,200 Participating nonprofits.

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Nonprofit Mission Poetry Contest: Win $10,000

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: A couple years ago, I organized a “ Nonprofit Social Media ROI Poetry Slam &# at SXSW. To win, you have to channel your creativity to write an original four- to eight-line poem or stanza that reflects the work or mission of your nonprofit. The contest is open to all nonprofits in the United States, Canada and the UK. Panelists told their case studies as poems.

Charities Cry Foul on Chase Facebook Charitable Giving Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Chase Community Giving contest on Facebook is one of the biggest online contests thus far, open to more than 500,000 charities. The groups say that until Chase made changes to the contest, they appeared to be among the top 100 vote-getters.

Food & Water Watch Raises Tap Water Awareness With SMS Campaign

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Food & Water Watch (FWW) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for common-sense policies to provide access to healthy, safe, and affordable food and drinking water. The results of not only contest participation were impressive, but in actions taken outside of it.

Lessons Learned From Social Fundraising Contests


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.

Minnesota Open Idea: Crowdsourcing Contest For Social Change Done Right

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Minnesota Open Idea is an example of an online social good contest that works. In this interview, Jennifer Ford Reedy , VP for Strategy and Knowledge Management, at the Minnesota Community Foundation shares the how they designed this online social good contest for success.

Heartland Pride: Winner of the #npfail Little Bets Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last month, during the Nonprofit Technology Conference plenary session on placing little bets and learning from failure , we issued a challenge to 1,000 nonprofits in the audience.

Chase Community Giving Contest: The Organizations on the Leaderboard Go Up and Down

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

launched a contest on Facebook. At the time, it was one of the biggest online contests thus far, open to more than 500,000 charities and offering over $5 million in prizes. (In In other contests, the leaderboard has been updated in real time.

Is Your Nonprofit Crowdrisking?

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Each day nonprofit organizations must calculate risks. An individual could claim to be raising money for a good cause while pocketing the money for themselves. While a crowdfunding site only helps one person in need, nonprofits are prepared to help many.

Online Fundraising Contests: Effective or Digital Litter?


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. The problems with using social channels heavily for things like vote-raising events like this is that it floods one’s channel with that kind of promotion. In the good old Web 1.0

Contests Help Nonprofits Get Buzz and Build Community

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For nonprofits, a well-run contest is often enough to raise a significant amount of money in ticket sales, entry fees and straight-forward donations But what about those contests that don't have an entry fee or other fundraising tool connected with them? Contests are staples in the nonprofit marketing toolbox for very.(

How Community Engagement Helped DC Area Nonprofits Raise $2M


Last week, I had the privilege to serve as General Manager of Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington , an online fundraising event that raised $2 million for 1200 local nonprofits from almost 18,000 donors.

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44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

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Supporters can raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization. It’s crucial that you encourage your supporters to use social media to raise awareness for their fundraising efforts. 50 gift card for $5,000 raised). Hold contests.

8 Best Practices for Nonprofit Event Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Okay, so you’ve decided you’re going to throw a nonprofit fundraising event… virtual high fives. And while charity events can be important for raising funds for your cause, it’s no secret they can also be a lot of work. But, in reality, nonprofits have many reasons for hosting an event.

American Giving Challenge Raises $2.1 Million Dollars for Charity


If your nonprofit has been contemplating entering online fundraising contests, check out the 2009 American Giving Challenge report released by the Case Foundation. The challenge raised $2.1 million dollars for nonprofits from over 105,000 donations. Contest participants rated the following as most useful: Tags: Nonprofit Events Online Fundraising Volunteering

Scanning for Good – How Nonprofits Can Use QR Codes


If you’re looking for a fun, interactive, easy-to-implement hook for your nonprofit’s next campaign, you might want to check out QR codes. They created the Be Rare Contest , which used QR codes as the focus of a city-wide scavenger hunt.

A Closer Look at Giving Contests: Free White Paper Examines "Give to the Max DC"


In a new white paper, " How Giving Contests Can Strengthen Nonprofits and Communities ", long-time NTEN Member Geoff Livingston takes a look at the next level: coordinated integration. You know about integrated fundraising campaigns.

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Book Review: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

Amy Sample Ward

I recently got my copy of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit by Beth Kanter and Katie Delahaye Paine. One that really speaks to me is the point that “measurement helps nonprofits understand and improve their social networks.”

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8 Online Social Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

And this applies to nonprofits in a big way. That’s why when nonprofits encourage the act of social fundraising, they not only empower supporters to share their love of the cause, but they also leverage their vast personal networks to grow in so many ways.

10 Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the second post in a year-long blog and webinar series called 101 Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield. Please sign up for Nonprofit Tech for Good’s email newsletter to be alerted of new posts.

How “Give Local America” Raised Over $51 Million In 24 Hours

John Haydon

Give Local America (Tuesday, May 6, 2014) raised over $51,641,978.98 We want to build something that nonprofits across the country can use every year. Our focus is putting a face on the missions and work of nonprofits in communities across the country. More than anything we focus on training and encouraging nonprofits to develop strong visual content that tells stories. Community foundations work with local nonprofits serving their communities throughout the year.

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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How Will Your Nonprofit Raise Money in 2012?


With the global financial crisis at its peak and a recession looming, many nonprofit managers are probably asking themselves, "How will my nonprofit raise money next year?" " I suspect fewer fundraisers are asking themselves, "How will my nonprofit raise the money it needs four years from now?" Current best practices will serve nonprofits just fine in 2009. Raising money in 2012 will require creativity and foresight.

Raise Money on Facebook: Four Strategies You Need to Know About


As of September 2009, scores of Facebook applications have been developed to support the nonprofit sector in one way. According to the Facebook Causes blog , the application has helped raise more than $12 million for nonprofits based in the U.S. Over $5 million has been raised in 2009 alone. To help tech-savvy nonprofits make use of Facebook, this brief guide includes four strategies. 1) Raise Meaning B efore Money. Peter Deitz, Social Actions.

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How to Incorporate March Madness in Your Nonprofit Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

Your nonprofit can get in on the excitement of the Big Dance. Since most people are willing to put up a little money to participate in a pool, it should be an easy sell to get them to participate in your nonprofit’s pool.

Social Actions Wins Reddit's Contest (plus A Thank You to Donors)

Social Actions

Thanks to everyone who voted for our submission in Reddit's contest and has donated to our $20.09 Yesterday, we learned that Social Actions is officially the top vote getter in the contest. Our goal is to raise $20,009 by 2/2/2009.

Social Actions Wins Reddit's Contest (plus A Thank You to Donors)

Social Actions

Thanks to everyone who voted for our submission in Reddit's contest and has donated to our $20.09 Yesterday, we learned that Social Actions is officially the top vote getter in the contest. Our goal is to raise $20,009 by 2/2/2009.

Announcing Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Book

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Keo Savon, the young Cambodian woman supported by Measuring Networked Nonprofit book royalties. We are honored to have Laura Arrillaga-Andreeseen, Author of Giving 2.0 , write the foreword and it articulates from the donor perspective why nonprofits need to embrace measurement and learning.

Shameless Ask, Looking for SXSW 2012 Nonprofit Votes!


This interactive panel will showcase nonprofit case studies about advanced social media campaigns with multi-channel marketing strategies linked to CRM services. Leading nonprofits practitioners will share all about how they use measurement to improve strategy and prove results.

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3 Mistakes Nonprofits Make When Crowdfunding

NonProfit Hub

Gretchen Barry is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. When crowdfunding campaigns are run correctly, nonprofits can realize incredible returns versus traditional fundraising methods. The post 3 Mistakes Nonprofits Make When Crowdfunding appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Every Baby Has A Story: March of Dimes Prematurity Awareness Raising Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

March of Dimes: PSA Video Contest. Last year, The March of Dimes ran a flickr photo contest to help draw attention to premature births. This year, The March of Dimes continues to be a creative and innovative nonprofit user of social media with its Every Baby has a Story Tour project.

Passing the Word: Getting Supporters to Share your Cause

Byte Technology

The fundraiser—whether it’s an inspired event, online appeal or one-time contest—should of course be considered an important component of any non-profit’s campaigning effort. Create a timeline contest that encourages people to craft videos and photo sets boosting your fundraiser.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Obama – Online Fundraising Case Study

See What's Out There

On the one side you have the traditional way to raise money — rich people asking other rich people to give. The Obama campaign is raising money differently. They have raised lots of money from those small donors. The internet didn’t raise the money.

3 Nonprofit Success Metrics That Your Organization Needs to Be Tracking

NonProfit Hub

Roy Cheran is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. Roy is the Vice President of Marketing at DonorPro , an innovative software company that helps nonprofits grow their fundraising revenue by an average of 37 percent each year.

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. Take for example the Haagen-Daz campaign to raise money on TwitCause for honeybee research. .

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How Two Nonprofits Use Social Media To Help Save Fish – #keepemwet #SaveMarinsCoho

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What a passionate, amazing group of people who are running these small and mid-sized nonprofits, many in remote and rural wilderness locations in the US. I learned of two terrific examples of small nonprofit leveraging social media and user created content for their campaigns.

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Giving Tuesday: Steps to Create a Stellar Campaign

Connection Cafe

nonprofits on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. There is money to be raised and good to be done! Is your campaign simply about raising money, or are there actions you want your supporters to take like donate clothing, sign a petition, or make a pledge? Raise $10K in one day?

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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