Life after Common Ground: Part 2 – Click & Pledge

Judi Sohn

I started this series by talking about the Nonprofit Starter Pack , now I’m going to focus on Click & Pledge. Click & Pledge isn’t just a Salesforce application, it’s a platform. Click & Pledge lets an organization do semi-automatic matching.

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'Naive' Twitter pledge leads to UK lawmaker donating $21,150 to charity | Digital Trends

AFP Blog

Naive' Twitter pledge leads to UK lawmaker donating $21,150 to charity | Digital Trends : During Friday night’s biennial Comic Relief Red Nose Day event on the BBC, where comedians and other entertainers come together to help raise money for various charities, Fiona Mactaggart, a lawmaker from the country’s main opposition Labour Party, tweeted to her 2000 or so followers that she would donate 1 ($1.50) to Comic Relief for each retweet

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Jack Dorsey Pledges Fifth of Tech Firm Square to Charity - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Jack Dorsey Pledges Fifth of Tech Firm Square to Charity - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Tech mogul Jack Dorsey has launched a foundation to aid needy communities around the world and will give it a nearly one-fifth stake in mobile-payments company Square, Quartz and the St. Mr. Dorsey, Square's chief executive officer and biggest shareholder, revealed the donation in the firm's filing Wednesday for an initial public offering valued at $275 million." 'via

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Hugh Jackman makes $100,00 charity pledge on Twitter - Telegraph

AFP Blog

Hugh Jackman makes $100,00 charity pledge on Twitter - Telegraph: "Australian actor Hugh Jackman has asked fans on microblogging site Twitter to help him choose a charity worthy of a US$100,000 donation

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I'm Taking the Pledge Against Hunger, Won't You?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As our nation's needs soar, and charitable donations plunge, it is taking its toll on the nonprofit sector. Cash and food donations are dropping, budgets are being cut, and with unemployment rising there is more demand than ever at food banks. It's hard times.

Calling all techies: Donate your skills

AFP Blog

Calling all techies: Donate your skills : But this year, Technically Philly co-founder Brian James Kirk is focusing on something beyond his usual promotion of entrepreneurship and networking. Thursday at Temple University''s 1810 Conference Suite, his website-and-event company will unveil its new initiative, the "Commit Pledge of Service." The idea: push the technologically skilled to donate help to nonprofits that desperately need it

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Supermarkets donate profits from #icebucketchallenge to MND Association

AFP Blog

Supermarkets donate profits from #icebucketchallenge to MND Association : Tesco has announced that it will donate the profits made from an increase in sales of ice to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, which has now received over 3m through donations from the ice bucket challenge. The supermarket giant, which sold more than 36 million ice cubes over the last week alone, has so far pledged to donate 20,000 to the charity.

Let’s Get Personal: How to Ask P2P Participants to Make a Donation

Connection Cafe

But over the past few years, there’s been a surge in those who go the extra mile and make their own donation. This can mostly be credited to enhanced strategic presence of the donation option and increased attention on participant donations by nonprofit staff.

Ebola fundraising appeal sets record for most individual online donations | Guinness World Records

AFP Blog

Ebola fundraising appeal sets record for most individual online donations | Guinness World Records : "A Chinese appeal to provide aid for those affected by the Ebola outbreak in Africa has set a new record for most individual donations for a campaign on a single online platform in 24 hours.

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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.

$100,000 in Three Days: An Interview about #TeamAutism

Amy Sample Ward

Samsung pledged to contribute up to $100,000 through this social action challenge, providing a donation of $5 to the Dan Marino Foundation each time someone pledged their support of autism awareness by sharing an infographic with their Facebook friends or sending a tweet with the hashtag, #teamautism. That’s a whole lot of donations in just 3 days! Have you tried a Twitter campaign with donations per tweet?

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. This network effect makes EveryAction donation pages some of the highest-converting in the industry.

The Convergence of Social Activism, Donations, and Social Media: Episodic Giving In A Post Truth World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” It is no more the debate about how to get from a click to a donation, they are donating. Planned Parenthood reported receiving nearly 80,000 donations just three days after the election.

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Three Ways to Increase Donations with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

After welcoming your supporters, sending creative messages that engages them on a personal level, and keying them into your campaign’s overall narrative, you’re ready to start using text messages to increase your donations. Send a simple text message reminder to make a donation.

Tweet To Donate to Fire Victims in Texas

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You sign up and pledge to donate an amount per tweet to be donated to an organization (I selected Austin Disaster Relief ) – so everytime I tweet in the next day, I’m donating some small change to the effort! Why not join me?

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Tweetathon: Jerry Lewis Meets PBS Pledge Drive To Promote Twitter Book and To Support Clean Drinking Water On Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On the Water is Life site there is not a fleshed about "About" page that tells me anything about the organization's board, founding, budget, or a donation link. And it looks like they have a previous relationship with Joel Comm who has donated copies of an earlier book for donation incentives.

How to Use Local Giving Days to Boost Your Donations

NonProfit Hub

You’ll learn cool features of the page (like donation boosting or how to make donations ahead of the day). Then, setup your donation page to include the proper information so you’ll have a link to share with the world. Even a $10 donation makes a difference.

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4 Simple Ways that Mobile Messaging Can Drive Donations

Mobile Commons

You ask your supporters to send a text with a keyword to donate $5 or $10 to your organization. The donation amount is then added to their cell phone bills. Send a Link to a Donation Webpage Text 2 Give is really just the tip of the mobile fundraising iceberg.

5 Things Donors Want To See On Your Website Before Donating


Storytelling is a huge part of convincing potential supporters to donate to your cause. Particularly younger generations are more interested in seeing the results of their donation. The flexibility to donate an amount the supporter can afford. Image courtesy of

O2 makes text donations free for charities - Civil Society - IT - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits

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O2 makes text donations free for charities - Civil Society - IT - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits: "O2 has become the second mobile operator to pledge to deliver 100 per cent of all text donation value to charities in a move which could signal an industry-wide shift.Mobile operator O2 announced today that from 1 August this

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Text to Donate Campaigns for Social Change


It’s not surprising that after the widely publicized success of the 2010 Red Cross "Text-to-Give" campaign for Haitian earthquake relief, social change organizations wanted to hop on the text-to-donate bandwagon. With each donation, there is a $0.35 percent of the amount donated. The real kicker, however, is that with this kind of text-to-donate campaign, an organization can only give donors the option of giving $5 or $10 at a time. By Debra Brown, COO,

Go Mobile with TechSoup Donations and Resources

Tech Soup Blog

With a mobile-optimized website: Donors can access your fundraising page and make donations any time and from any device, easily, without a lot of awkward pinching and scrolling. TechSoup Donations are Here to Help! Collect donations via text messaging service (SMS).

APRIL FOOLS: A Few Good Donation Assurance Tools


Donation Assurance Systems are a cost-effective way to track donor pledges and collect and process transactions through one central database. For tech-savvy donors and organizations, the ability to pledge and make donations online is not just essential, but expected.

Why Cultivating Sustained Giving Makes Our Nonprofits Better

Connection Cafe

We throw big events, encourage birthday pledges, and send out plenty of direct mail. There is no Model #3: Spend extravagantly on a one-time donation that barely covers your costs… then expect to grow and thrive and make a significant impact. By npEXPERT Marc Koening.

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6 Ways To Make Your Nonprofit’s Holiday Campaign Successful


This is what many nonprofit fundraisers and donation campaigners are banking on. Engage donors, or potential donors, with evidence—facts, figures, and testimonials from those who have benefited—that demonstrates how their donation affects your mission. Image courtesy of DoJiggy.

In this post we’ll look at renewing major donors, and how to follow up on pledges that have been made by donors, but for which payment has not yet been received. If a new or recurring donor commits to give, we record the pledge as one of the last steps in the ask process.

Hidden TechSoup Product Donation Gems for Faith-Based Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

Since the fall of 2013 when Microsoft made its product donations available to 501(c)(3) faith-based organizations including churches, synagogues, and mosques lots of faith-based organizations have been discovering TechSoup. TechSoup Product Donations for Faith Based Organizations.

A Bold Experiment in Micro Donations: $2 from 12, 500 Twitter Users To Fund Clean Water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, she's come up with this micro donation campaign: I don’t want to ask much of any one person. You have an option to pay your pledge right there using your paypal account. I figured, I go back and donate the remaining $3.

Bora Vuth and Samphy Y for your birthday donation - 1 day till my birthday!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Thankyou to everyone who has donated so far and I'll be sharing a reflection about this campaign in the coming days for sure. I pledged to donate 10 x my age or $520 if the Sharing Foundation's Cause get's to $5,200 my by birthday. Donate on Facebook or Network for Good.

I'll Comment for Food Donations, Ten Cents for Woman's Shelter, and Other Interesting Social Media Charity Trends

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Tyson Foods has perfected a social media strategy that leverages blog comments for food donations as noted on the Fast Company blog , (part of its innovative giving series which included a profile of me !) Mizfit is donating a dime per comment to a local women's shelter.

How HelpAttack Can Raise Money for Your Nonprofit with Facebook Updates and Tweets

John Haydon

basically they turns social media updates into donations for nonprofits. Then they ask their supporters to donate their updates during a campaign. emails supporters who pledge throughout the campaign to let them know how they’re doing.

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Birthday Cause Wrapped Up

Amy Sample Ward

THANK YOU to all of you who donated and supported my Birthday Cause ; it means SO much to me! Its what your friends will see when they go to the page, and what will help them decide if they want to donate or not. Thank Your Friends For Donating.

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Have Phone, Will Donate: How to Get People to Give on the Go

Tech Soup Blog

They'll cover how you can create a simple, easy mobile donation experience using Network for Good's newest version of DonateNow, the leading giving platform for powering your cause. How can I optimize my organization's mobile website for giving and pledging? There are more than 1 billion smartphones on the planet. That means one in seven people on the earth have the ability to do so many things at their fingertips.

Mobile giving grows up - smartphones, Mobile Apps and Services, internet, e-commerce, e-business, consumer electronics - Computerworld

AFP Blog

Now, people make all kinds of charitable donations and pledges through wireless smartphones and tablets -- and the donations don't have to be done by text, according to industry officials. Mobile giving grows up - smartphones, Mobile Apps and Services, internet, e-commerce, e-business, consumer electronics - Computerworld : Since the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake, mobile giving has moved beyond disaster aid.

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5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Behavioral Science to Raise More Money Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Using Behavioral Science can boost your online donations. Once we have set something in place, such as a monthly donation, we tend to leave it in place. Ask for a Pledge to Increase Conversions. Asking for pledges is a great way to secure more future, predictable donations.

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YouTube Giving Tools: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For now, and perhaps always, YouTube is covering the donation processing fees and the tools are as follows: 1. Fundraisers allow individuals to donate to creator-led campaigns directly on YouTube via a “Donate” button. Donations Processed by Network for Good.

Life after Common Ground: Part 4 – Soapbox Engage

Judi Sohn

Previously, I highlighted favorite features in Nonprofit Starter Pack , Click & Pledge and Causeview , now I’m going to talk about my favorite parts of Soapbox Engage.

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Life after Common Ground: Part 1 – Nonprofit Starter Pack

Judi Sohn

I’ll highlight what should make you smile in Nonprofit Starter Pack , Causeview , Click & Pledge , Soapbox Engage , Conga Composer , Apsona , Volunteers , and more if I can. True confessions: I never liked the way Common Ground handled Pledges and Recurring Gifts. Common Ground defined a pledge as a repeating gift with a fixed number of payments and end date.

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Maximizing Lifetime Value Part 1

Connection Cafe

Pledges are donations made to an organization for a specific period of time (until the election) or for a specific project (help us accomplish this goal during the next two years). When you know the end date and the total amount committed, it's a pledge, rather than a sustaining gift.

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5 Strategies to Implementing a Successful Employee Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

Gone are the days of just sending out pledge forms in interoffice mail and expecting people to respond. The main responsibility of the Champions is to track the pledge forms to employees and make sure they receive a form back from every staff member on their teams.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Playing the Match Game

See What's Out There

I will donate. I made that pledge, but I didn’t return the envelope. But why is it important that I donate now. A typical match program will get a high-net-worth donor to conditionally pledge some money, say, $75,000. Make a donation and show your support.

Year-End Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Making sure that online donations are possible on your website is very important. Sites such as Network for Good ( and Click and Pledge ( are easy ways to incorporate online giving onto your site.

5 Mobile Fundraising Apps for Do-Gooders and Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

An app that encourages users to pledge to make lifestyle changes (such as giving up a cup a coffee each week) and then enables users to donate the money not spent to nonprofits. An app that enables users to donate $1 a day to their favorite nonprofits.

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