Resilient Fundraising: Show Donors the Love

Connection Cafe

In a Pre-COVID world, Dr. Jen Shang of the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy demonstrated this time and again. Join Katrina on Wednesday, April 22 at 1pm ET to dig into the key strategies which support Resilient Fundraising. Mother Nature just ripped our shorts off.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Fundraising Strategy Fresh

Connection Cafe

If you’re looking at your organization’s fundraising strategy and trying to find areas where you can improve it before the year-end rush, you’re in luck! With each new year comes improved technology and plenty of new ways to enhance your fundraising. Peer-to-peer fundraising.

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3 Principles Fundraisers Should Adopt from Service Providers

Connection Cafe

I left private legal practice for nonprofit fundraising to get away from the less relational aspects of the service provider-client relationship. I thought nonprofit fundraising was the opposite of lawyering. But the provider-client model is potentially valuable to fundraisers, too.

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How Nonprofits Can Use Instagram for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Here are four strategies your nonprofit should keep in mind when using Instagram for fundraising: 1. These posts provide both an emotional connection for the audience and a material demonstration of the impact the nonprofit’s work is having. Fundraising Guest Post Instagram

How to Include Matching Gifts in Your Fundraising Plan

Connection Cafe

A clear and well-planned fundraising strategy is key to successfully raising the funds you need and retaining more support year over year. One untapped way to boost your fundraising and bolster your entire strategy?

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Northeast Denver Housing Center Uses Esri ArcGIS Maps to Demonstrate Housing Needs

Tech Soup Blog

"We also used maps to demonstrate to funders and city officials our impact in our Healthy Homes Initiative, where we provide home improvement assistance to reduce risk from lead poisoning and asthma triggers in low-income homes."

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.

Northeast Denver Housing Center Uses Esri ArcGIS Maps to Demonstrate Housing Needs

Tech Soup Blog

"We also used maps to demonstrate to funders and city officials our impact in our Healthy Homes Initiative, where we provide home improvement assistance to reduce risk from lead poisoning and asthma triggers in low-income homes."

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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Using Social Science to Strengthen Your Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

At its core, fundraising is a persuasive craft. While fundraising communications are often counterintuitive to people outside of the field, the reality is that it most of its best practices are grounded in time-tested techniques and principles of classical rhetoric ?defined

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Did he engage with a recent fundraising email? You can show Susan that the feeling is mutual by tracking her interests and sharing stories that demonstrate how her support moves your work forward.

How Fundraisers Can Use a Social Norms Approach to Increase Giving

Connection Cafe

Many fundraisers can attest to the power of social norms. The report offers several key findings that fundraisers can leverage to tap into social norms — a powerful fundraising force. . . Facebook Fundraisers are a great example, too.

15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounted for seven-percent of total fundraising in 2016. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle.

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.

March of Dimes: A Networked Memorial Service Demonstrates Ambient Intimacy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The March of Dimes sponsors a fundraiser called " March for Babies " where teams of supporters, many parents of premature babies who are fighters or who didn't survive, raise money to support research that will help find the answer to serious problems that threaten babies.

Optimize Your Nonprofit Fundraising Team with Human Data

Connection Cafe

Only 8% of nonprofit employees were provided with a full career development plan, demonstrating that most staff lack clear career paths to grow their skills, let alone grow within their organization.

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4 Ways Smart Integrations Can Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits rely heavily on online fundraising campaigns, but raising money can sometimes feel like throwing things at a wall and trying to see what sticks. For example, let’s say an annual donor recently attended a fundraising event for a particular cause.

Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

NonProfit Hub

Modern nonprofit fundraising is more than writing an appeal letter and waiting for donations to pour in. Of course, fundraising letters are still important and valuable tools, but donors and supporters often need more incentive to support your organization. Elevate fundraising products.

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What Humans of New York Can Teach You About End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

What does HONY have to do with your nonprofit’s end of year fundraising campaign? This is a great way to make your stories even more personal and demonstrate the significance of every donor’s support. Your volunteers and your front line fundraisers have stories.

Fundraising is all about people connecting with people. The question is, how well do you know yours?

Connection Cafe

How do they demonstrate support? Carving out time to really get to know your donors can have a profound impact on your fundraising performance. Then, use that intel to improve your fundraising performance like never before. How well do your know your audience?

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What Fundraisers Need to Know About How Women and Men Give During Retirement

Connection Cafe

What do nonprofit fundraisers need to know about how this growing population approaches charitable giving during retirement? This is certainly good news for fundraisers, who may be inspired to do a database review and identify opportunities to cultivate or deepen relationships with retirees.

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The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Current donors are a curated universe who have already demonstrated a belief in your organization’s mission, and willingness to take action toward it. According to the 2 018 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report , the average donor retention rate was 45.5%

3 Things To Make Your Fall Fundraiser Stand Out

TechImpact

” But don’t let this time go to waste with mediocre fundraising tactics. Many nonprofits rely on boilerplate emails, letters, and often don’t demonstrate their organization’s value to a donor.

15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounts for seven-percent of total fundraising and has seen double-digit growth over the past four years. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle.

10 Nonprofit Marketing Experts’ Best Fundraising Strategies

NonProfit Hub

Marketing and fundraising at a nonprofit is tough. . your most important fundraisers have been canceled or shifted online, you’re managing a remote team now, board members are growing concerned and the community you serve still needs your help. .

How Statistics Can Turn Your Fundraising Appeal Into A Real Bummer

John Haydon

New research from the University of Oregon shows that demonstrating a huge need with statistics – for example, “805 million people go hungry each night” – is a real bummer for donors. Donors Prefer Fundraising Appeals That Feel Good.

My Favorite Fundraising Email

Museum 2.0

Tis the season for end of the year fundraising letters. I thought about "effective altruism" in a new light today when I received a fundraising email from Machine Project , an amazing experimental art space in LA, entitled "Another Year, Another (Even Larger) Hole in the Floor."

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Year-End Fundraising Checklist for Nonprofits

John Haydon

December is the hands-down most powerful month to fundraise and to strengthen relationships for the year to come. Fundraiser Gail Perry cites that studies show 40% of online donors make their gifts in December, and that 40-60% of those gifts are made the last two days of the month.

How to Run Facebook Fundraising Ads: 5 Simple Steps

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Digital fundraising professionals face a significant new challenge when it comes to fundraising on Facebook. Running Facebook fundraising ads is an excellent way to reach your target audience and optimize for donations while generating data that allows you to measure your success.

4 Ways To Convince Your Nonprofit Board to Invest in Fundraising Tools

Everyaction

Convincing your board to invest in something new, however, can be another question altogether, and t his is especially true for fundraising and technology related issues, where in-depth knowledge may be required to truly understand the important details.

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Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 202 — The Advanced Course

NonProfit Hub

Incentive-based fundraising puts your donors first. If you’re just learning the basics of incentive-based fundraising and want some ideas on how you can incorporate it into your organization, you can check out our first guide, Incentive-Based Fundraising 101.

Preparing Your Nonprofit Board for a Fundraising Campaign

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One of the many ways that BoardAssist placements make an impact on the boards they join is by spearheading the fundraising campaign of the nonprofit boards they join. And that running a fundraising campaign is all about strategy and management – not just working your rolodex.

How Affiliate Storefronts Are Changing Fundraising for the Better

NonProfit Hub

We’ve all done a little fundraising in our lives. Today, fundraising is a little different. In 2013, online fundraising grew by 13.5 Affiliate storefronts are a great way for both to take advantage of the online fundraising trend. Featured Fundraising Nonprofit Technolog

10 Fast Tips to Boost E-newsletter Performance - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

7 Common Mobile Fundraising Mishaps and How to Avoid Them

SocialFish

Luckily, your organization doesn’t have to spend years cultivating your mobile fundraising strategy the way a chef would work meticulously on his caramelizing. Ignoring peer-to-peer fundraising as an option. Ignoring peer-to-peer fundraising as an option.

Best Practices to Kickoff 2012 Online Fundraising

Frogloop

When is the last time you sat down and analyzed your donation page completion rates - meaning the number of people who clicked to your donate page from an online fundraising appeal but did not complete the donation? The Overachiever's Guide to Online Fundraising: 9 Steps to Kick Start 2012.

Amicus Wants To Socialize Nonprofit Fundraising And Outreach, Raises $580K Itself | TechCrunch

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Amicus Wants To Socialize Nonprofit Fundraising And Outreach, Raises $580K Itself | TechCrunch : You can see Amicus’ founders demonstrate the product in the video below, but the basic idea is that fundraising phone calls and emails are a lot more effective when they come from someone you know.

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8 Key Aspects for a Successful Sustainer Donor Program

Connection Cafe

Having a well-designed plan and data flow is step one before launching any new fundraising program, and sustainers are no exception. Demonstrate to the donor how her commitment will provide continuous and measurable impact on mission.

Making the Case for Technology Investments : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

From Fundraising Success MagazineMaking the Case for Technology Investments : FundRaising Success: "One of the best ways fundraisers can communicate the benefits of a technology investment to their organization is by demonstrating that it will save time and increase revenue.In their session “The ROI Question: Demonstrating the Value of Technology to Your Organization” at the NTEN 2007 Nonprofit.

Don’t Fear the Peer: 6 Tips for Nonprofits Exploring Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

SocialFish

New to peer-to-peer fundraising? You might be a superstar fundraiser, but you can’t do it all yourself. For some organizations, just the thought of peer-to-peer fundraising sets off alarm bells. However, many successful nonprofits engage in peer-to-peer fundraising.

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Top 10 Fundraising Trends and Predictions for 2016

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Fundraising guru Gail Perry shares them all with us in this week’s guest post starting with donor loyalty, something we should all be working harder at! Top 10 Fundraising Trends and Predictions for 2016. Times are changing, and fundraising is evolving too.

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How to Write a Social Media Fundraising Strategy for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. The act of writing a comprehensive social media fundraising strategy is an essential first step in being successful on social media. Step 2: Write a Social Media Fundraising Strategic Plan.

Mobile Fundraising: A Great Opportunity for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Note there are other options for mobile fundraising to explore if qualifying is an issue. A level of dedicated resources and focused effort to not only use mobile for one time fundraising, but to integrate the products into the organization will produce better results.