5 Facts About Online Average Gift Size

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I used to believe that online average gift size was a vanity metric. Over time I’ve learned to love the online average gift size metric. billion in online gifts in 2016 from more than 4,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States. I have a confession to make.

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Raising Awareness of Matching Gifts

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One of the most commonly asked questions we receive at HEPdata is, “How do I make my donors aware of the benefits of matching gifts?” Nonprofits need to educate donors on the benefits of matching gifts. Approximately 1 in 10 gifts to nonprofits can be matched.

Major Gifts: Defining and Enhancing Your Strategy

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Over $400 billion in combined charitable donations were given to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. Online giving is growing exponentially year-over-year as younger donors become supporters and older donors adopt the easy-to-make-a-donation strategy. Benchmarking Major Gifts.

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5 Ways Matching Gifts Can Turn Donors into Major Gift Donors

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As a nonprofit professional, you’re well aware of all the fundraising benefits of corporate matching gifts. But what you know may not know is that promoting matching gifts can also help cultivate donors into major donors. Reaching out to donors about matching gifts establishes trust.

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Major Gifts and a $260,000 Online Donation

NetWits

Guest post by Bill Connors , author of Fundraising with The Raiser’s Edge: A Non-Technical Guide. >> Join his free webinar on 4/17/12 @ 2pm ET - Making a major impact with your major gifts program. — Larger and larger gifts are being given online.

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Understanding the Rage-Donation: How to Engage Beyond the Episodic Gift

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The rise of Activgiving and the Rage-Donation. We are seeing how activating and rage-donations are accelerating how people move from a just hearing about the causes they care about to quickly supporting them with a gift. Engaging Beyond the Rage-Donation.

7 Essential Matching Gift Steps to Take in the New Year

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As we approach the end of 2017, it’s time to look forward for ways to increase donations in 2018. What if you could significantly increase your donations with no extra money actually coming from your donors themselves? Research local companies with matching gift programs.

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4 Ways to Optimize Your Donation Pages to Grow Monthly Giving

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With online giving now a major component of most organizations’ monthly giving programs, it’s imperative that your donation forms are fully optimized. It’s also important to ask for the donation you want. And trust me—you want monthly gifts!

Optimized Mobile Donations Now with Apple Pay

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Despite this increase in mobile traffic, up from 44% last year, mobile users accounted for just 30% of gifts, and 21% of revenue. With web traffic clearly trending towards mobile, the visibility of nonprofit mobile donation pages is set to increase year over year.

Taking Major Gifts Online: Tactics for Going Digital

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Like many organizations, we worked in silos and the Director of Major Gifts wanted nothing to do with online strategy because it wouldn’t count towards her goal. Depending on your technology, you can set up a donation form to enable donors to make pledges.

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Budgeting for Your Company’s Matching Gifts Program

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At Blackbaud, we take a unique approach to our employee matching gift program, one that is popular amongst other corporate giving programs. Will you match donations to a wide range of organizations or will you only match to certain focus areas?

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Give a Little More…We’re Talking Average Online Gifts

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One idea was to increase the average online gift. I shared that if they increased their average gift by $2 that would generate $3 million in new revenue. The next logical question was asked “how do you increase the online average gift?”

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Four Easy Ways to Land Corporate Donations

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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.

Is Your Online Donation Form Turning Off Donors?

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If there is one thing that is almost entirely unique to the world of nonprofit websites (compared to the for-profit companies I have assisted for the past 10 years), it is the part of the donation form (or response device) we call the gift array. DECREASE in gifts , AND a 11.3%

5 Ways to Optimize your Donation Forms for Giving Tuesday

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As you start planning messaging and emails for Giving Tuesday, spread a little love to your donation forms too. The five best (and easiest) ways to optimize your donation forms are : Eliminate all unnecessary fields. Create large, tappable buttons for your donation amounts.

Nonprofit Fundraising Basics: Matching Gifts

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New to matching gifts or interested in understanding the basics a bit more? Here's a handy breakdown from Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation, which outlines some of the easiest ways to incorporate matching gifts into your fundraising. What are matching gifts?

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Last-Minute Gift Guide for Social Impact

Amy Sample Ward

When budgets are small or time is running out, many people turn to Do-It-Yourself options for holiday gifts. This year, I thought about my options, and decided to try something a bit different: giving gifts that support others. community diy gifts local razoo

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Your Brand Story: Change the Fundraising Game by Driving Donations and Building Relationships

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Fundraising professionals continuously seek better methods to cultivate individual donors and obtain major gifts. After reading it from cover-to-cover, the donor reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out a pre-written check for $10,000 – his annual gift.

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Facebook Gifts Now Supports Charitable Donations | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

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Facebook Gifts Now Supports Charitable Donations | News & Opinion | PCMag.com : Facebook today launched a new feature that allows you to make charitable contributions through Facebook Gifts. The test feature is launching with about a dozen partners, including the American Red Cross, Blue Star Families, Boys & Girls Club of America, DonorsChoose.org, Girls Inc., Kiva, Livestrong, Oxfam America, RAINN, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and Water.org.

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5 Tips for the Perfect Online Donation Form

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First things first: There is no such thing as a perfect donation form. Mighty Citizen has designed dozens of donation forms—certain donation form designs work better than others. Your Donation Form Should Exist on Your Homepage. Same goes for donation forms.

Legacy Gifts: What They Are and How to Get Them

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Legacy giving, sometimes generally referred to as “ planned giving ,” is a donation made by an individual through a will or other formal designation. Legacy gifts are typically prepared with a financial planner and are meant to reflect the values and desires of the donor.

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7 Most Costly Sins of Donation Forms [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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.

How to Identify the Right Partner for Employee Matching Gifts Programs

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Increasingly, though, employees are asking to have a voice in their matching programs, wanting their donation and associated match to go to an organization close to home (physically or emotionally). Social Good csr employee giving matching gifts

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20 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For environmentally friendly and socially conscious holiday shoppers that prefer to give donations to nonprofits as holiday gifts, the 20 holiday gift programs listed below are a good starting point for your holiday shopping. Audubon Society Gift Catalog. Oxfam Gifts.

Enhancing Your Major Gift Fundraising Strategy with Analytics

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The role of these projects with all your programs and initiatives is to help you identify and strategize the right individuals and target audience for specific types of gifts , as well as how much to ask for and who to prioritize.

Giving the Gift of Accessibility

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From: Pavi Mehta Sent: Monday, December 21, 2009 11:36 AM To: Bookshare Team Subject: Thank You Notes from the Volunteers Hi All, Just wanted to send out these snippets of appreciation from volunteers (in response to what Carol Lake’s donation made possible). What a wonderful gift!!

Securing Your Patients’ Next Gifts with Donor Welcome Kits

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As most hospital foundations might know, getting the first donation from a patient is often the easy part 1. Where it gets difficult is securing the second and successive gifts. . Welcome Letter: The purpose of this document is to correct the transactional nature of the first gift.

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Why We Chose Double the Donation’s Matching Gift Database

Donor Search

We knew that we wanted to include a matching gift database in our platform, but we also knew that we had to be absolutely sure that we chose the right provider before creating an integration. At DonorSearch, we take our technical integration partners very seriously. Like every other product decision we’ve made, we wanted to… About DonorSearch Nonprofit Software

3 Steps to Securing Major Gifts Sponsorship

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Most people in the fundraising or nonprofit space are aware of the importance of major gifts. While these are not always the easiest to identify and secure, major gifts can be some of the most impactful donations to your organization each year.

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Matching Gift Basics—How Does Your Nonprofit Benefit?

NonProfit Hub

Adam Weinger is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the President of Double the Donation, a company which provides tools to nonprofits to help them raise more money from corporate matching gift and volunteer grant programs. _. Matching gift programs. Matching Gift Basics.

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How To Get More Online Donations With Content Marketing

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But did you know that writing content for donor intent can be used to target people ready to donate online content can also be used to target donor intent? In this post, I’m going to show you how to get online donations with content marketing. Donate my car”. Donate A Car.

#GivingTuesday Online Donations Grow 52%

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million in online donations on #GivingTuesday 2015 and this surpassed all prior years since the movement began in 2012. There was a 15% increase in the number of nonprofits that received an online donation on #GivingTuesday.

The Major Gifts Advice You Majorly Need

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As nonprofiteers, we often focus on the seemingly “attainable” gifts that are less scary than the elephant…major gifts. With the proper expectations, cultivation and approach to making the ask, major gifts are also entirely attainable. Determine what a major gift means to you.

The Top 10 Most Effective Donation Form Optimizations You Can Make

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Simple math tells us that: If you get 1,000 visits to your donation form and 1% convert into donors, you’ll have 10 donors. But. . If you get 1,000 visits to your donation form and 3% of them convert into donors, you’ll have 30 donors. Online giving was up 13.5%

The Gift of Reading, a Circle of Life

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That’s why a group of Benetech supporters recently came together to give the gift of reading in honor of our long-time board member Jim Kleckner. With the Skoll Foundation’s support, your gift will have far more impact on our users around the world.

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Are Employee Matching Gift Programs Really Engaging Your Staff?

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It’s common for companies with corporate philanthropy initiatives to have employee matching gifts programs. Some matching gift programs succeed in increasing employee engagement and making employees feel more connected and proud of their company.

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11 Donation Form Optimization Stats You’ll Wish You’d Known Yesterday [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Donation for optimization is a key part of online fundraising success and a great way to boost donor acquisition. I also suggest that you read: The Top 10 Most Effective Donation Form Optimizations You Can Make. Happy donation form optimization! donate).

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Gift Type Parity: An Emerging Best Practice for 2014

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But what does Dylan’s changin’ times have to do with gift type parity? Despite this growth, many organizations fail to create an equal playing field for the recurring giving gift type on their donation forms. What do I mean by gift type parity?

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What prompts an online gift?

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Do you have a website where I can donate? I tell them, “Yes, I would like to make a gift this year, however I would prefer you save the stamp and I’ll go online to make my gift. As the number of touch points grows, it will become more and more important for organizations to determine which channels are prompting the gifts they receive. Historically, it was fairly easy to track donations via a single channel like direct mail. Author: Taylor Shanklin.

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19 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As follow-up to 29 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits , below are 19 nonprofits that are offering symbolic gifts and adoptions this holiday season. Assured to make an impact, the gift programs listed below are meaningful gifts for family and friends of any age.

5 Ways To Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Improving your website donation pages is the single best way to raise more money during the year-end giving season. You’ve already invested so much effort in attracting supporters to your donation page - it’s important to take a few final steps to make sure that they complete the process.

“Getting Real” with Donors: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy for Securing Unrestricted Gifts

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In fact, I would argue they are the ideal opportunity for a donor to prove his or her commitment to your organization’s mission and these sort of gifts should be celebrated and recognized to the utmost extent. This is not only untruthful, but also perpetuates funders’ dislike for providing donations towards general operating expense. But what if there was a way to inspire donors to make unrestricted gifts?

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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. The nonprofit was notified of the gift on Jan. An online donation made on December 31st to a different charity.