Make Mobile Donations Easy Or Risk Losing Funds


According to a recent post from ThirdSector, about half of the people who attempt to give to a charity or nonprofit on a mobile device never actually get to … Continued The post Make Mobile Donations Easy Or Risk Losing Funds appeared first on Tech Impact.

Donor-Advised Funds: Insight from the Experts

Connection Cafe

Donor-advised funds are a hot topic. According to a study released this fall by the National Philanthropic Trust , the assets held in these charitable funds increased almost 24% last year to a whopping $70.7 Further, contributions coming out of these same funds grew by 27%.

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The Crowd is Funding, the Crowd is Funding!

Connection Cafe

The other morning I heard a disturbing report about people asking friends, family and strangers to fund their weddings through a certain crowdfunding site. Nor does it mean that I made the donation that I promised.

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5 Bits Of Advice For A Crowd-Funding Campaign


Crowd-funding websites allow individuals and organizations to create a page on their website and promote donations for a cause, product, or service. Crowd-funding websites are not for your seasonal fundraisers or annual appeals.

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Why You Need to Broaden Your Organization’s Funding Horizons

Connection Cafe

For all the attention paid to how nonprofits raise funds, there is very little public understanding about the practice of fundraising and the various income streams nonprofits rely on.

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7 Most Costly Sins of Donation Forms [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

The humble donation form has but one purpose: to capture a gift. When I see donation pages out there that irritate, frustrate, and even frighten donors, I’m heartbroken. To that end, here are 7 of the most revenue-draining donation form sins we need to keep fighting.

Apple to Donate Proceeds from 27 Apps to World Wildlife Fund | Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

Apple to Donate Proceeds from 27 Apps to World Wildlife Fund | Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly : "Apple said on Thursday, April 14th, that it would donate its proceeds from 27 apps and games, including some of its most popular downloads, until April 24th to the WWF. Apple hasn’t said how much it hopes to donate through the program, called Apps for Earth.

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Why Nonprofits Need to Broaden Their Funding Horizons

Connection Cafe

For all the attention paid to how nonprofits raise funds, there is very little public understanding about the practice of fundraising and the various income streams nonprofits rely on.

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Four Easy Ways to Land Corporate Donations

Connection Cafe

For most non-profit organizations, corporate donations only make up a fraction of fundraising efforts. nonprofit donations in 2011. Corporations have a tendency to donate to organizations whose missions align with their own.

Funding Innovation for Skoll Social Entrepreneurs

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

But not just any money -- we talk about the most difficult money to raise: the unrestricted funding that is the lifeblood for a social entrepreneur. That way, there's more of a connection with the innovations being powered by the Fund, both the successful ones and the unsuccessful ones.

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Sandy Hook School Support Fund Link


The United Way of Western Connecticut has established a support fund for the families and the community of Newtown. To donate go here. Children: Charlotte Bacon, 6 Daniel Barden, 7 Olivia Engel, 6 Josephine Gay, 7 Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6 Dylan Hockley, 6 Madeleine F.

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Nonprofit Crowd Funding Success Formula: Robust Planning, Networks, and Blessings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

After publishing this post about Save the Children’s Crowd Funding Campaign – where I mentioned the Dalai Lama Foundation’s successful campaign , I noticed this tweet in my stream from Brian Rusch the former deputy director for the DLF : Woohoo!

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Year-end donation processing

Robert Weiner

As the calendar year draws to an end, charities (and ideally, donors) are focused on year-end donations and tax deductions. Let's say the following donations will be processed by different nonprofits in the United States on Jan. A voice mail donation via credit card left December 29 (yes, it happens). An online donation made on December 31st. An online donation made on December 31st to a different charity.

What I Learned From Grantmakers About Funding Technology


Over the years, I’ve talked to a lot of foundations about funding grantee technology. But our recent three-part course How to Get Your Technology Project Funded: Tips from Grantmakers revealed more than a few interesting takeaways. Most funders don’t fund technology, per se.

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Soliciting Funds From the Crowd? Results Will Vary -

AFP Blog

Soliciting Funds From the Crowd? Individual artists have been soliciting donations from the public for years, using Internet fund-raising platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Razoo to defray the costs of producing their work. Museums, long reliant on corporate sponsorships, gifts and bequests, have been more hesitant to raise funds digitally because the substantial commitment of staff time required for such campaigns does not always produce a big financial win

The Nonprofit Technology Conference Scholarship Fund: Why I Donated

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What's amazing about it is that the scholarship fund is something that the community supports. I've been a proud member of the Nonprofit Technology community since, yikes, 1993 and a part of NTEN/NTC community since the early days.

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Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When a natural disaster strikes, I make a donation to my go to national or global charities for disaster relief Team Rubicon, Save the Children , and/or Global Giving. So, I’m donating there as well. Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Buy Me! Support the 11NTC Scholarship Fund

Amy Sample Ward

You can also support the 2011 NTC Scholarship Campaign by donating an item to the auction. Then you can view all the items donated to the 2011 NTC campaign. I’m really happy to be part of the 11NTC Scholarship fundraising campaign this year.

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How Nonprofits Can Get More Donations

The SocialPath

And many of these organizations depend on donations to further their vision and their mission. In fact, many of these social service organizations would close if it weren’t for the gifts and money they receive from donations and fund-raising events. However, our customers and many other nonprofits are not using their website as an effective tool – a tool that could generate even more donations. Many of our nonprofit clients have their own websites.

Online Fundraising Ideas (7 Strategies & 63% More Donations)

Nonprofits Source

First I’ll show you how the Environmental Defense Fund used their email list in a creative way to increase online donations by 63%. Result: 63% more donations, 55% higher conversion rate and a 2X ROI. Lapsed donors : Members who have donated, but not in the last year.

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Designing an Online Donation Page: The Basics

Wild Apricot

Are you asking for donations through a variety of methods, or are you limiting yourself to a couple of tactics? funding Fundraising abby qgiv donation donateWhat does your organization’s fundraising strategy look like?

How Canadian Cancer Society Increased Donations by 78% During #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

million raised, a 63% increase in total donations over 2013 according to the Case Foundation. Cancer research funding is very competitive right now, but because of their strategic approach, CCS was top of mind by the time #GivingTuesday rolled around.

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Complete Guide: How to Raise Funds on Facebook (with examples)

Wild Apricot

In this article, I will provide an up-to-date overview of the 5 main ways you can leverage Facebook’s suite of free fundraising tools to drive donations to your nonprofit. Facebook

5 Lessons Learned from Donating to 25 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you have donated to a nonprofit within the last 12 months, then please take the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report ! One nonprofit that I could not donate to was missing the address field so the donation could not be processed.

10 Best Practices for Planning Successful Crowd Funding or Giving Day Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The next day, I facilitated a workshop on Best Practices for Crowd Funding that blended traditional instruction with innovation lab facilitation techniques. Giving Day Campaigns and Crowd Funding Campaigns Are Than Dollars Raised. Consider setting the minimum donation $25.

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How Can Nonprofits Make the Most of Overhead Funds?

ASU Lodestar Center

Many funders, including individual donors, are averse to funding these indirect costs, preferring to support direct program expenses: food for hungry people, medical care for the sick, and childcare for working parents. Grantor agencies also eschew funding these necessary expenses.

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Is Social Media the Fund Development Professional’s Magic Bullet?

NonProfit Hub

And consultants are hotly debating the role of social media in a fund development plan. I don’t have time to get out of the office… I have spent lots of time posting our request for funds on our Facebook page and I have created a new, cool Donate section of our website.”.

4 Reasons Why Donating Online Can Be Safer


Most organizations dealing with financial information online follow these 4 standards to ensure donations make the biggest impact. Donations are protected. Some consumers are concerned about being scammed by a “nonprofit” or their donation being misused.

Will Give Local America Be The Largest Crowd Funding Event in History?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This program encourages advocacy and promotion online rather than hard donations to inspire word of mouth. They are also starting to use mobile phones as their donation device of choice.Our giving day sites have a responsive web interface designed to make giving via a smartphone easy.

Relationships That Raise Funds: 5 Tips for Creating Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers


We may also need to educate users about fundraising tools like Blackbuads Friends Asking Friends – Teaching them things like how to customize their personal fundraising page, how to import contacts for emailing, and how to enter offline donations.

Creative credit card donation scam

Robert Weiner

I would like to make everyone aware of a recent situation here that is most likely a scam to launder stolen credit card funds, appearing as a gift. Most likely the originating credit card is stolen, and by having us charge it and then remit most of the funds to another card, we would be “laundering” the funds for the scammer. A friend forwarded the following description of a scam aimed at a well-known college. Fortunately, they didn't fall for it.

[New Report] Giving in an Uncertain Year

Connection Cafe

In the same theme, the ways in which people donated throughout 2017 continued to shift the donor into the driver’s seat. Giving platforms and other intermediaries such as donor-advised funds (DAFs) continued to proliferate, allowing donors even more avenues for giving.

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SafeNight: App That Helps Domestic Violence Nonprofits Crowdsource Funding for Shelter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s what she wrote and why I donated: I know I’ve shared the work we’re doing on SafeNight ( [link] ). It’s an app that helps fund a hotel room for people leaving violent situations. If you can, please donate in increments of $25 through TechSoup.

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Please Donate to Help Nepal’s Earthquake Victims Now

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Please donate to help Nepal’s Earthquake Victims now. ” Next of course, my attention went to the question of “Where to donate?” I donated to Save the Children. This sparked a few other recommendations from friends about where to donate.

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Testing Your Donation Form Part 2: Designing Your Test

Connection Cafe

In the first part of this series , we talked about why you should test your website and donation form with real supporters. How quickly can visitors understand where donations go? What questions do they ask before making a donation? Task #3: You are ready to make a donation.

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7 Online Donation Tools to Delight Your Donors [Updated]

NonProfit Hub

Online fundraising garners millions in charitable giving for the nonprofit industry every year, but with so many options, it can be difficult to find the right online donation tools for your organization. Paypal Donations. Fundly. It’s absolutely free to launch a Fundly campaign.

Spot.Us: Community Funded Reporting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Spot.Us - Community Funded Reporting Intro from Digidave on Vimeo. He is also the founder of Spot.Us, an open source project, to pioneer “community funded reporting," funded by the Knight Foundation News Challenge.

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Strategies for Successful Patient Engagement

Connection Cafe

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FEC Allows Text Donations to Political Campaigns

Mobile Commons

The FEC just ruled to allow text donations to political campaigns. Text donations have become a major part of non-profit fundraising, and have long been used by 501C3s to spur mass numbers of small donations. Read here how This American Life makes excellent use of text donations ). FEC approval was the first step to making political text donations a reality. All Posts Blog Mobile Resources and Research mobile donations SMS donations text to donate

15 Lessons Learned from Donating Online to 32 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The 32 nonprofits were bookmarked for a donation and selected because they were effective at grabbing my attention and sparking an inspiration to give through their tweets. That said, donating online to 32 nonprofits is tedious! International Fund for Animal Welfare.

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7 Tips on Asking for Donations — It’s Intimidating, We Get It

NonProfit Hub

When it comes to asking for donations, most of us head for the hills. But until then, you won’t have to sweat your fundraising ask if you follow these seven tips: Download the 7 Tips on Asking for Donations infographic here! .

The Art of Increasing Online Donations for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Anyone involved in nonprofit organizations or running fundraisers knows that getting donations is not always easy. Many professional fundraising groups have found new patrons by accepting online donations in addition to the traditional methods of receiving money.

Let Your Networking Lead to Donations

NonProfit Hub

Rather than gaining funds by selling a product or service, nonprofits rely on donations. Some of your biggest donations will come from close friends and people who care about you and your mission, but that doesn’t happen overnight. Don’t worry: the donations will come as long as you focus on building those relationships. The post Let Your Networking Lead to Donations appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.