Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Beth Kanter

It has been ten days since Hurricane Maria has devastated the Island of Puerto Rico. Where should be donate? Even if you don’t have a lot of money to donate, every little bit helps. And, as blogger Vu Le says, donating to organizations on the ground can be a form of self-care. I’m not alone, according to Pew Research, 22% of Americans have donated to a crowdfunding campaign. Here’s my giving strategy for Puerto Rico.

Giving Tuesday #Inspo: 14 Donation Pages That Know What They’re Doing

EveryAction

But one of the easiest things you can check off your to-do list is perfecting your donation page. The reality is, an organization’s donation page is often its own greatest enemy. Below, we chronicle 14 donation pages, providing takeaways from each one, so you can apply some of these strategies to your own fundraising campaigns as you close out the year. Holocaust Memorial Museum has a clean and effective donation page and does something incredibly powerful—it tells a story.

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Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen

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Last year disaster relief once again became the main focus of our organization as we activated and served over 4 million meals in Peru, Houston, Puerto Rico, and California. And it worked really well in Puerto Rico - we’ve served over 3.6 World Central Kitchen was founded in the aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake and since then you’ve been one of the names synonymous with the Puerto Rico relief efforts.

New Software Donations from Autodesk

Tech Soup Blog

This new philanthropic program will provide software donations to nonprofit organizations in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico that are directly using design to create a better world. If you are selected for the donation, the software is download-only. software donations CAD autodesk In late September at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York, Autodesk launched the Autodesk Technology Impact program.

Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 3 

Connection Cafe

Like other areas of disaster philanthropy we’ve explored, how you measure the outcomes of the contributions your organization has made greatly depends on the timing of such funding or donations. Members of the program donate at various contribution levels to essentially pre-invest in disaster relief. Maria’s aftermath in Puerto Rico has shown us that when technology is lost, it is extremely difficult to communicate and provide the help needed in affected areas.

Ready for Year-End? Here Are 10 Easy Things You Can Do to Raise More Money

EveryAction

Only one-click from your homepage to your donate form. Have a big DONATE button on all your Year-End emails and forms. The image below is from World Central Kitchen, and it shows the impact of their work providing over 1 million meals in Puerto Rico! We won't waste your time with a lengthy intro. With #GivingTuesday and Year-End fundraising rapidly approaching, we'll get straight to the point. Below are some quick and easy things you can do to raise more money.

A Jargon-Free Guide to Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3C)

NonProfit Hub

Though L3Cs are socially conscious, they’re not tax-exempt , and donations and investments are not tax-deductible. As of December 2015 , L3Cs are only recognized in 10 states, three tribes and the territory of Puerto Rico, so if you are building your organization in one of the following places, yes you can! The federal jurisdictions of the Crow Indian Nation of Montana, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Navajo Indian Nation and Puerto Rico.

TechSoup: Now Serving the U.S. Territories

Tech Soup Blog

Territories of A merican Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. You can now request technology product donations through TechSoup.org. Organizations in the territories are subject to the same program eligibility and donor partner restrictions as organizations based in the 50 United States and are able to participate in the Microsoft product donation program as well as many others.

Why nonprofits should send cold emails

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But might it actually generate more donations? Cold emails are very effective at generating donations because you can personalize them. . Army Reserve Puerto Rico, reads a book to children during a storytime event.

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How To Get Started With Mobile Giving To Reach Fundraising Goals

Nonprofits Source

Leading the pack is mobile giving, which accounts for 25% of all online donations made. Text-to-give donations. Online donation pages. Now, your supporters can donate to your cause at any time, from anywhere (not only while at your event). Rather than writing down bids on a paper sheet and checking a bid every few minutes, users of mobile fundraising technology receive instant notifications when they have bid or submit a donation. Easy donation process.

The Surprising Truth About Donor Fatigue And What Nonprofits Can Do To Avoid It

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: With the hurricanes, gun violence, and fires, I gave generously, including donations to Global Giving funds. After hearing anecdotal reports of the recent disasters receiving wildly different donation totals (like this and this and this ), my team at GlobalGiving looked into data from our own crowdfunding community to determine if whether we’re seeing donor fatigue. There isn’t a decline over time in disaster donation totals from the past two months.

[Opinion] Millennials and the Fight Against Hate

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Delayed help to Puerto Rico after devastating hurricanes. Just writing that word makes me a little nervous and a lot uncomfortable. Hate defined is “intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury.”.

In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl

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If you order In Search of Hope on Glamour.com , Glamour will donate 100 percent of the book's proceeds and royalties to charities (listed below) selected by the women who were profiled. "[N]ow I have an answer for my son, who lost his father to blind hatred. Yes, there is hope in the world, and it isn't naive or even idealistic. It is real."--Mariane Mariane Pearl, In Search of Hope.