Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities? - Philanthropy.com

AFP Blog

Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities? Philanthropy.com: "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.

Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!

NetWits

We’ve touched on task-based event fundraising contest here before, but because this way of motivating your supporters is so effective we thought it was time to0 revisit the topic in more details. donations of $60 each resulting in $450 raised in a single day. .

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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. We’ve all see and likely implemented the typical “raise $100 this week and be entered into a drawing to win a prize”. What other task based contests can you run?

Pepsi Contest Faces More Charges of Cheating - NYTimes.com

AFP Blog

Pepsi Contest Faces More Charges of Cheating - NYTimes.com: "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

Turning Low-dollar Fundraisers Into Money Raising Superstars

NetWits

Have you ever thought to yourself, “ hummm, I wish I could turn my non-fundraising participants or low-dollar fundraisers into money raising superstars! ”? Include a sample email and talk about the impact of gifts ( Did you know just raising $25 can provide sick kids with a toy this holiday?).

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Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The post summarized why it may be important, best practices, and a few nonprofit examples. One of my blog readers, Sarah Mowry, Outreach Director for the Deschutes Land Trust pointed me to Nature Conservancy’s Instagram contest , an image scavenger hunt. Caption Contest.

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

NetWits

Superstar fundraisers respond differently than those who raise the minimum. Komen Global Race for the Cure was able to increase their average amount raised per fundraiser and overall amount fundraising (despite fewer participants). Fundraisers raised an average of $32 more in 2010.

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Two Contests Spur Online Giving - washingtonpost.com

AFP Blog

Two Contests Spur Online Giving - washingtonpost.com: "That tech savvy and energy were enough to win the group $50,000 in one of two national contests aimed at increasing charitable giving through the use of Web-based tools.The 21 winners, announced yesterday, raised more than $1.7 The two contests, which ran.

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.

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

NetWits

Most nonprofits need to raise money to survive. Giving Day’s) like those held in Minnesota, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Ohio and Texas have raised tens of millions of dollars and generated significant publicity for their nonprofit communities. 1,886,434 dollars raised.

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

Connection Cafe

Because tourneys are so resource intensive, it is important that you raise as much as possible at your next golf outing. . Here are 5 tips for raising more money at your school’s next golf tournament event: 1. Post by Joe Garecht, The Fundraising Authority. .

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Using Facebook Photo Contests to Engage People and Raise Money (VIDEO)

John Haydon

Chris Davenport and I recently had an opportunity to make this video for Movie Mondays. And if you’re not already a Movie Mondays subscriber, you can fix that right here. Facebook howto video

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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

Mobile Commons

As a part of “Take Back the Tap,” FWW launched a nationwide text messaging college contest for colleges called “Tap-a-palooza.”. Over 60 colleges participated in Tap-a-palooza, and many of the students who pledged took to social media to share their efforts and promote the contest’s shortcode.

Nonprofit Mission Poetry Contest: Win $10,000

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The contest is open to all nonprofits in the United States, Canada and the UK. Note from Beth: A couple years ago, I organized a “ Nonprofit Social Media ROI Poetry Slam &# at SXSW. Panelists told their case studies as poems. So, when I heard about this grant program, I just couldn’t resist having a guest post about it. Guest post by Juan A. Garcia Cid, Marketing and Media Manager Community TechKnowledge. How often does your organization step back and remember your mission?

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.

Lessons Learned From Social Fundraising Contests

Frogloop

How Giving Contests Can Strengthen Nonprofits and Communities , authored by Geoff Livingston, was commissioned by the Case Foundation and presented in conjunction with Razoo. Some of the elements the report identifies as contributing to Give to the success of Max Day: Greater Washington include: Contest Structure - the built gamification and prizes created a sense of urgen cy and excitement.

Heartland Pride: Winner of the #npfail Little Bets Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dr. Mani Children Heart Foundation : To raise money using social media as part of your strategy, you need a group of champions with tight connections to your mission and voluntary opt-in email works well for this.

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.

How Community Engagement Helped DC Area Nonprofits Raise $2M

Frogloop

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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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. 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

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 For a couple of months leading up to Give Local America we organized social media contests to generate buzz in advance of the big day: a GLA Social Media Day on March 6, and a Tweet-a-Thon April 8. These contests got our community foundations’ creative juices flowing, and they came up with some really great shares! For example, last fall Communities Foundation of Texas raised $25.2M

How Community Engagement Helped DC Area Nonprofits Raise $2M

Frogloop

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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American Giving Challenge Raises $2.1 Million Dollars for Charity

Frogloop

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 Contest participants rated the following as most useful: Tags: Nonprofit Events Online Fundraising Volunteering Over the course of 30 days, individuals competed for donors donations and matching awards for their favorite charities.

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

NTEN

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. A key part of a giving contest like this is the creation of a sense of unification or regional identity.

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Contests Help Nonprofits Get Buzz and Build Community

Wild Apricot

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.(

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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America’s Giving Challenge 2009 Assessment and Reflection Paper

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is their second online competition that encouraged people to leverage their social networks to raise money and awareness and recruit supporters for the causes they care about most. We look forward to more lively discussions and sharing of ideas about online contests.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

Join DonorsChoose's 2009 Social Media Challenge to raise money for education. NEWS I'll be speaking about podcasting at the Community Technology Network Meetup in San Francisco on October 22nd. I have 3 new posts up on WE tv's WE Volunteer blog : 60+ Network TV Shows Highlight Volunteerism Oct.

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

NTEN

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. 1) Raise Meaning B efore Money. Raising meaning before money can take many forms, including joining a Fan page, creating a Cause, "liking" a status update, posting a link, or simply referencing your nonprofit or cause in a status update. Peter Deitz, Social Actions.

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

Social Actions

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

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

Social Actions

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

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. Cooper and Emily just reminded me that November is Prematurity Awareness Month.

How Will Your Nonprofit Raise Money in 2012?

NTEN

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?" Raising money in 2012 will require creativity and foresight. Raising money in a micro-philanthropic environment will come naturally to these groups.

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.

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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117 Ways to Improve Your Event Fundraising Results Today

NetWits

billion raised in 2011 (with an expected growth of 10% in 2012). 3 Unique Ways to get Friends Asking Friends so you can Raise More Money Online. Relationships That Raise Funds: 5 Tips for Creating Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » America’s Giving Challenge

See What's Out There

Beth Kanter , friend and blogger, is raising money for the Sharing Foundation, which supports kids in Cambodia. Watch the video Beth did with her son: Now, if you give $10 you can help Beth raise $50,000 through a competition called America’s Giving Challenge.

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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The Permanent Disruption of Social Media | Stanford Social Innovation Review

AFP Blog

There are programs to run, decisions to make, funds to raise—all higher priorities than the online world of status updates, tweets, pins, and check-ins. As a participant in Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington, FLOC rallied its supporters to donate $87,000 during the one-day competition, earning it additional prize money from contest organizers for having raised the most donations.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Elements of Effective Storytelling

NonProfit Hub

In 2015 and 2016, the minds behind the annual giving holiday #GivingTuesday created #MyGivingStory , a campaign that aims to raise awareness by using storytelling as a marketing tactic. Storytelling is such an important feature for those looking at new ways to market themselves.

7 Fall Fundraiser Ideas

NonProfit Hub

Get creative and raise money while cheering on your favorite team! Pumpkin carving contest. Set up a cider stand and raise money by selling everyone’s favorite fall beverage.

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

NetWits

Team in Training has raised over $1 billion by rewarding the fundraising efforts of nearly half a million people. If you’re not offering incentives beyond an initial default goal, you may be missing out on an opportunity to raise more for your cause.

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