7 Secrets to Increasing Online Fundraising Results and Wowing Donors

NetWits

Download the complete 2011 Online Fundraising Report to learn more about the 13% YoY growth, double-digit growth since 2009 and the top reasons your nonprofit should invest in its online fundraising program. Analyze what you request of your donors.

Romancing the Donor

Connection Cafe

The same is true for donors. So I’ve tapped the Casanovas of Convio for a whole array of ideas for sweeping your donors off their collective feet. The greatest gift we can give our donor is the gift of being known by us. Author: Cheryl Black.

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Top 4 Online Fundraising Tactics Your Nonprofit Can’t Live Without

NetWits

Download the complete 2011 Online Fundraising Report to learn more about the 13% YoY growth, double-digit growth since 2009 and the top reasons your nonprofit should invest in its online fundraising program. Online donors contributed significant amounts, too.

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What's Different One Year After Haiti? | Nonprofit Trends with.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking What’s Different One Year After Haiti? The earthquake occurred at 4:53pm EST and the epicenter was 16 miles west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Nonprofit organizations responded to the disaster and so did their supporters. Since that day many nonprofits have changed and improved how they respond to these kinds of disasters.

7 Most Costly Sins of Donation Forms [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

When I see donation pages out there that irritate, frustrate, and even frighten donors, I’m heartbroken. Let’s continue to make the nonprofit web better, my people. #1 of donors and 19.6% Better accessibility always equals better usability for all your donors. #3

25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on May 10th, 2011 The Chronicle of Philanthropy is not only a great publication, but they also publish some excellent research about online fundraising trends. For several years now they have gathered giving data from some of the largest nonprofit organizations.

Donors needed for our friends in Japan. Will you help?

Connection Cafe

Already the NonProfit Times is reporting that charitable donations are lower for the response to the disasters in Japan than to the earthquake in Haiti. The public is following the story almost as much as they did the quake in Haiti, but so much more of what is being reported in Japan is about the economic impact and particularly the impact on technology and the auto industry than it is about individual stories. Author: Molly Brooksbank.

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How Social Media Influencers Fuel your Fundraising Goals

NetWits

Fortunately, research is weighing in with some great information that gives us insight into our social donors and potentials. Think of your Key Influencers as citizen journalists, those who write for a mass market, and engage their friends and followers who in turn will become your donors.

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Are Qwerty Monsters the Nonprofit Donors of the Future?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

To avoid getting seduced by “ shiny object syndrome &# get educated about Mobile Campaign Basics for Nonprofits and spend some time reflecting those strategic questions. Are Qwerty Monsters the Nonprofit Donors Via Mobile Phones of the Future?

Online Giving Potential: How to Bounce Back From Months of Decreased Fundraising

NetWits

Download the complete 2011 Online Giving Report to learn more about the 13% YoY growth, double-digit growth since 2009 and the top reasons your nonprofit should invest in its online fundraising program. Turn One-Time Donors Into Regulars.

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Nonprofits: Time to Get Mobile

Frogloop

So in times of natural disasters like the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti and affected more then two million people, can a mobile strategy help raise money in times of crisis? Shortly after news spread about the devastating earthquake in Haiti the American Red Cross launched a “text to donate&# campaign where individuals in the US can text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross to support Haiti relief efforts.

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Helping Haiti: Places to Donate, Creative Fundraising Ideas, and Being a Smart Donor

Have Fun - Do Good

When I posted about How to Help Haitian Earthquake Survivor s on Tuesday evening, there wasn't much information out yet about how to help, but now there are lots of posts and articles with lists of organizations you can donate to like: Helping Haiti.

How Nonprofits Can Avoid Online Credit Card Fraud | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking How Nonprofits Can Avoid Online Credit Card Fraud Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on January 20th, 2011 Nonprofit organizations are a big target for online credit card fraud. But there are some things that organizations can do to protect themselves and donors. There is no way to completely prevent all types of online fraud, but nonprofits can protect themselves and donors.

Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011

NTEN

How should nonprofits position themselves in this ever changing world of technology? To answer these questions and more, we at Smart Online™ used this last quarter of 2010 to try and unravel the ‘Technology Trends for Nonprofits’ in 2011.

Making the most impact for Haiti relief: Avoiding Fundraising Fraud during Crisis

Connection Cafe

In the past 8 days, the surge of generosity for Haiti relief has been amazing. In less than a week, nonprofits using Convio systems have raised over $100 million through email appeals, websites and social media outreach and many other organizations are raising record amounts. And while every donor should take measures to be as savvy as possible when it comes to giving to organizations, there are many resources available to make this a simple task. Author: Jordan Viator.

7 Tips to Help Your Organization Make the Biggest Difference for the Haiti Relief Efforts

Connection Cafe

Hijack your homepage to make Haiti the focus if it is a significant fundraising effort. Particularly note any past work in Haiti or any teams already on the ground. There are two problems with this: 1 – savvy donors will question where the money is going and 2 – other donors will assume it is going to Haiti. If they are donating specifically to the Haiti effort make that clear. Author: Molly Brooksbank.

How Did You Decide to Help Haiti for the Rest of 2010?

Have Fun - Do Good

Last week in my post, Keeping Your Balance While Helping Haiti , I suggested that you research organizations working in Haiti that you would like to support by donating, volunteering, or helping in some other way throughout 2010.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing

SocialFish

And that includes nonprofits, membership associations and organizations. Ever since the American Red Cross and Humane Society adopted a texting campaign to raise awareness and collect donations for the Haiti Earthquake in 2010, other nonprofits have followed suit and to great success.

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New Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Study

Beaconfire Wire

One of the best studies of how nonprofits are using online communications is Convio’s annual report. percent of advocates on file were also donors, up from 5.9 Haiti relief played a strong role in growing aggregate online fundraising. The vertical most impacted by the Haiti event was the Disaster & Relief vertical, growing 38 percent from 2009 to 2010. Here’s a link to download the Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study (in PDF

New Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Study

Beaconfire Wire

One of the best studies of how nonprofits are using online communications is Convio’s annual report. percent of advocates on file were also donors, up from 5.9 Haiti relief played a strong role in growing aggregate online fundraising. The vertical most impacted by the Haiti event was the Disaster & Relief vertical, growing 38 percent from 2009 to 2010. Here’s a link to download the Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study (in PDF

eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Reveals Latest Metrics for Advocacy, Fundraising and Social Media

Frogloop

Do you know the average click-through and open rates on action alerts and fundraising appeals across the nonprofit sector? Are nonprofits experimenting with mobile more? Check out the 2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study from M+R Strategic Services and NTEN which surveyed 40 nonprofit organizations and analyzed all of this data and more. Key Benchmarks: How Did Your Nonprofit Measure Up ? Nonprofits need to pay special attention to this stat.

Online Giving Trends from 2009 and the Haiti Earthquake

NTEN

I want to provide some updated findings for the entire year, as well as discuss the importance of online donations to support the Haiti earthquake relief efforts. 2009 proved to be another important year for online giving by nonprofit organizations. Haiti Earthquake and Online Giving.

How Much Money is Raised through Online Giving?

NonProfit Trends

The year-over-year growth was in large part due to the tremendous amount of online giving towards the Haiti Earthquake. The 2010 Online Giving Report revealed that the size of the nonprofit makes very little difference in what percentage of total fundraising comes from online giving.

Improve Online Fundraising Results and Wow Donors with These 7 Obvious Secrets

Tech Soup Blog

Online fundraising has become a popular method for increasing revenue and acquire new donors. While it does not yet amount to the bulk of fundraising for most nonprofits, online giving grew by 13 percent from 2010 to 2011. Analyze what you request of your donors.

Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

Ushahidi, an open source project originally deployed in Kenya to report post-election violence has since been downloaded and deployed for many other events and disasters, including Haiti, Chile, and Japan.

Spring Ahead, Fundraising Look Back

Frogloop

The report includes online giving data from over 1,400 nonprofits. 88% of nonprofits had at least one online gift of $1,000 or more. Haiti-related giving had a big impact on online giving trends. What this means for your nonprofit. Your major donors are online.

Emergency Response Guide

Connection Cafe

Rapid response is a top-of-mind topic for nonprofits of all shapes and sizes right now. Being prepared for an unforeseen surge of donations is something every nonprofit should be positioned for, and the swell of attention doesn’t need to come only from a natural disaster. The lesson far too many nonprofits learn the hard way is how to be prepared for unplanned events. Share them here so the nonprofit community can be better prepared the next time the need arises.

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Part 2: How To Generate More Nonprofit Website Traffic

TechImpact

In part 1 of this blog series , we discussed how essential posting and maintaining quality content on your nonprofit’s website is to generating traffic. How can your nonprofit increase its exposure on the seemingly impenetrable Internet advertising bubble.

7 Ways for Nonprofits to Use Mobile Phones to Rake in Cash Monies

NTEN

If you’re like most people working at a nonprofit, you probably had a “Holy Mobile!” moment in January, 2010, when an outpouring of donations followed the devastating Haiti quake. million messages valued at ten dollars each, 95% of which were from first-time donors. Where did all of these donors come from? Using this simple method, your nonprofit advertises the availability of your designated fundraising phone number to potential donors.

Book Review: Cause for Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m getting a jump on my summer reading! Colleagues Kari Dunn Saratovsky and Derrick Feldmann have published a new book called Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement. The book is a great read for nonprofit leaders of all generations.

New on SSIR: How does celebrity impact your fundraising?

Amy Sample Ward

Two recent reports share data about the actual role celebrity connection plays in nonprofit fundraising and both say the same thing: forget celebrities. The 2011 Millennial Donor report , the second in an annual series, focuses on engaging Millennials in fundraising. A compelling video won over 12% of donors, while fundraising contests only 42% inspired 5% to give. My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up.

2010 Online Giving Trends

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2010 Online Giving Trends Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on February 15th, 2011 Blackbaud released its 2010 Online Giving Report today. The 2010 Online Giving Report combines findings from The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving with additional multi-year giving data to provide the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector.

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Youth Programs Benefit from Microsoft Donations

Tech Soup Blog

demonstrates what nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries around the world are doing with their TechSoup Global software donations to further their missions. " Nonprofit Education in Haiti. ATCAC operates a school in Guyotin-Coco, one of the poorest rural communities in Haiti.

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Disaster Giving and The Blackbaud Index

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Disaster Giving and The Blackbaud Index Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on March 15th, 2011 The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving have been updated to show results for the 3 months ending January 2011 through the same period in 2010. This is the first time that the indices have included fundraising data related to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Video Can Help Boost Donations in End-Of-The-Year Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And since, the busy season is coming up for all you nonprofit fundraisers – year end giving and Network for Good has just announced a Year-End Giving Challenge , I thought a guest post from Michael Hoffman about you can incorporate video to power your campaigns was in order.

5 Questions for Jay Frost

NonProfit Trends

This is a continuing series of 5 Questions for experts from across the nonprofit sector: 5 Questions for Jay Frost. Is the use of prospect research becoming more mainstream or still just a tool for large nonprofits? I think prospect research has always been in the mainstream of nonprofits large and small. Of course, a true prospect research unit would do far more than this in qualifying a prospect or profiling a donor.

Consumer Attitudes Toward Mobile Giving

NTEN

Early last year, mobile giving evolved from an emerging technology to mainstream awareness with Haiti earthquake relief, raising approximately $45 million for victims of that natural disaster. Despite the continued growth of the medium and tens of millions of dollars raised for North American nonprofit organizations, very little research has been performed on consumer attitudes toward mobile giving. On average, donors would contribute up to $23 using mobile giving.

4 Simple Online Fundraising Tactics Designed to Increase Giving

Tech Soup Blog

Along with strong growth in online fundraising we found that online donors. nonprofit should have in place. Most people who do online fundraising are looking to both acquire new donors and keep those donors giving on a regular basis.

Text-to-Give TweetChat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup recently held a tweetchat to discuss how nonprofits can best take advantage of text-to-give campaigns, as well as to answer specific questions related to mobile giving. To begin with, the aforementioned high open rate applies to donor bases that might be otherwise hard to reach, such as teens and seniors. ASPCA converts subscribers to donors. Mobile phone ownership is reaching a critical mass worldwide.

Needs & Offers for Haitian Relief

VisionLink

VisionLink has launched a web-based Needs & Offers management solution for PQMD, the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations, to help with their relief efforts in Haiti. PQMD helps to coordinate the work of pharmascetical firms and nonprofit partners around the world who provide more than $4 billion dollars in medical equipment, medicines, and other related contributions to more than 150 nations around the world every year.