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. And now we have people pouring water on each other all in the name of fundraising.

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Donor-Advised Funds: Philanthropy’s Hot-Button Issue

Connection Cafe

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) have become one of the hottest tools in philanthropy over the last few years. While the funds have been around for decades, the 1990s ushered in an increasing interest in DAFs as financial planning and planned giving tools.

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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. Fundraising is the practice of securing charitable gifts.

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Join the Crowd(funding): Strategies for Successful Non-Profit Campaigns

Byte Technology

Indeed, if done correctly, such a campaign can see full funding for a particular effort or event. No crowdfunding effort has ever been fully funded using a ‘set it and forget it’ strategy,” writes Garecht. Digital Resources Fundraising Web Design

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P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

Connection Cafe

Peer-to-peer fundraising or P2P fundraising is a style of fundraising where an organization recruits supporters to solicit donations from their friends and family on behalf of that nonprofit. Your supporters expect fundraising tools that are accessible via a mobile device.

5 Bits Of Advice For A Crowd-Funding Campaign

TechImpact

Crowd-funding websites allow individuals and organizations to create a page on their website and promote donations for a cause, product, or service. Here are a few tips from The Fundraising Authority to make the most out of this technology: Promote a specific project or campaign.

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Infographic: How Technology Increases Funding

TechImpact

In 2011, 35% of online revenue came from emails, however, this past year email fundraising decreased by 40%! The post Infographic: How Technology Increases Funding appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Did he engage with a recent fundraising email? Many organizations offer regular direct bank account withdrawals, or Electronic Fund Transfers, in lieu of recurring credit card charges - ideally, your donation processing software will give you options.

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Changing The Way We Look At Tech, Nonprofits And Foundations Come Together To Solve Funding Gap

TechImpact

A lot of times, though, organizations can get stuff in an old way of thinking and consider technology funding as a costly expense, not as a promising investment. Blog Fundraising Leadership Tech budgeting funding funding gap technology

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Honoring both Funders and Fundraisers on National Philanthropy Day

Connection Cafe

In 2009, when I was serving as the President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter , I found myself in front of a group of 400 generous, deeply caring people. Happy Thanksgiving…a week early.

Program Sustainability is Not Just About Funding

NonProfit Hub

In fact, the promoters of program sustainability read like many best practices for operating a non-profit: diversified funding, program champions, evaluation and performance measurement, and collaborative partners. We now know that program sustainability is not just about funding.

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Top 3 Fundraising New Year’s Resolutions

Connection Cafe

Annual Fund Stewardship Donor Acquisition donor retention fundraisingThere are three - yes just three! ways we raise more money. And you can do them all.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them. But it isn’t enough to have a rough idea of messaging, an incomplete timeline, some scheduled tweets, and an arbitrary fundraising goal.

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The Future of Fundraising is Already Here. Stop Fundraising! Start Inspiring!

Connection Cafe

When asked about what I think the future of fundraising looks like, my best advice? STOP FUNDRAISING! In the ever-evolving world of philanthropy, your success is not in the tools you use to fundraise, but in your donors. Donor Advised Funds (DAFs).

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! Fundraising

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It’s Results that Matter in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

If you remember nothing else from reading this post, remember this: It’s the … Annual Fund Direct Mail Fundraising #nptech end of year fundraising fundraising Online Fundraising writing for fundraising

Online Fundraising Spotlight: Holt International

Connection Cafe

It feels too early to think about year-end fundraising, but the truth is the campaign activities throughout the year play an important role at year-end. Annual Fund Stewardship end of year fundraising Holt International Online Fundraising

What I Learned From Grantmakers About Funding Technology

Idealware

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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The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist

Connection Cafe

Fundraising events are an exciting and useful tool for exposing your mission to the community. Fundraisers allow you to bond with prospects and donors, whether it’s formal or informal, strengthening your relationship. The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist: 1.

Make Mobile Donations Easy Or Risk Losing Funds

TechImpact

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.

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.”.

Buy Me! Support the 11NTC Scholarship Fund

Amy Sample Ward

I’m really happy to be part of the 11NTC Scholarship fundraising campaign this year. campaigns fundraising 11ntc auction ntc nten scholarship

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Casting Vision for Fundraising Success in 2019

Connection Cafe

Your fundraising goals matter for a reason – life change – remember to share stories to reignite the emotional fire within your community of donors, staff, and volunteers. If you want a thriving organization, you need to champion your fundraising campaigns. ­.

Does online fundraising have to mean restricted funding? | Rachel Beer | 101fundraising

AFP Blog

Does online fundraising have to mean restricted funding?

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DIY Fundraising – Easy Money for Your Nonprofit?

Connection Cafe

“Do-it-yourself” (DIY) fundraising has long taken a back seat to more traditional run, walk, or ride fundraising events. Others see the growth of programs like The Alzheimer’s Association’s Longest Day and the World Wildlife Fund’s Panda Nation and look to emulate them.

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Finish the year with a fundraising bang!

Connection Cafe

Annual Fund Direct Mail end of year fundraising Social MediaAccording to Network for Good’s research, 33% of all donations are given in December. Here are three things you can do now to end the year strong.

10 Best Practices for Planning Successful Crowd Funding or Giving Day Campaigns | Beth’s Blog

AFP Blog

10 Best Practices for Planning Successful Crowd Funding or Giving Day Campaigns | Beth’s Blog : "Giving Day Campaigns and Crowd Funding Campaigns Are Than Dollars Raised When nonprofits marry tried-and-true fundraising techniques with social media and online networks, they are able to tap into the power of crowd funding." ''via Blog this''.

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Top Three Tips for End-of-Year Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

Recently I had the opportunity to sit in a room with some smart … Annual Fund Fundraising #nptech end of year fundraising fundraising

Crowd-funding campaigns gaining popularity with Canadians | News | National Post

AFP Blog

Crowd-funding campaigns gaining popularity with Canadians | News | National Post : TORONTO — A burlesque troupe, a film about female Palestinian race car drivers and a bullied American bus monitor — as diverse as those topics are, they all share a common Canadian thread. All three projects sparked crowd-funding campaigns, an Internet-based trend thrust into the spotlight recently by a Toronto man’s wildly successful fundraising effort for a Rochester, N.Y.,

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. Successful crowd funding depends on great storytelling.

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Improving Peer-To-Peer Fundraising

TechImpact

Peer-to-peer fundraising has changed the way nonprofits raise money, especially when the strategy is combined with online efforts. But according to a recent article from Bloomerang, many organizations struggle to optimize new relationships that arise from peer-to-peer fundraising.

5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising

EveryAction

EOY (or end-of-year) fundraising can be a critical time for nonprofits. You need to create personal, targeted appeals that show donors how they fit into your fundraising and how their gifts impact the recipients of your aid. fundraising prospect research donor research

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What The Crowd Is Telling Us About P2P Fundraising – Double Down on DIY

Connection Cafe

As we discussed in part one of this series , the surge in crowdfunding has resulted in a populace who is accustomed to the idea of setting up a fundraising page. We must create exciting and marketable experiences that rival GoFundMe or Kickstarter-style fundraising.

Elevating Employee Voice with Social Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Social fundraising has grown to include individual driven peer-to-peer fundraising, crowdfunding and more. As companies look to evolve their CSR strategies to speak to the modern workforce, social fundraising can offer an element of transformational engagement.

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How Are Your Participants Fundraising Online?

Connection Cafe

In my previous posts, I shared how NEXT Worldwide and AIDS Arms encourage their participants to use centralized fundraising tools, but how do you know if your participants are using these tools? Are your participants personalizing their fundraising page with their own story and image?

Make No Mistake: Fundraising IS Mission

Connection Cafe

But then, later in the summer, I found myself in different rooms filled with people who were just learning about nonprofits and fundraising, rooms where the thinking was different. We have more room to tell the story and build understanding that fundraising is not separate from mission.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Fundraising Note from Beth: Give Local America , powered by Kimbia’s technology, is an effort to coordinate giving days on one platform. Last year, Give Local America raised more than $53 million from more than 306,000 gifts in 2014.

117 Ways to Improve Your Event Fundraising Results Today

NetWits

According to the Run Walk Ride fundraising council “The top thirty “thon” event fundraising programs generated $1.69 There are thousands of smaller nonprofits who run peer-to-peer fundraising events. Getting Started With Event Fundraising in 5 Quick Steps.

How Technology Increased Non Profit Funding in 2011 (Infographic)

VisionLink

Here is a wonderful infographic we discovered on how both email marketing and social media were able to increase Non Profit Fundraising in 2011! There are some extremely interesting statistics here.

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Year-End Giving Prep: 21 FAQs Answered by Fundraising Experts

Connection Cafe

Recently, Brock Warner (Senior Manager, Fundraising at War Child) and I hosted a webinar regarding end of year fundraising for nonprofits —the things we need to stop doing and things we should be doing instead. What are the 5 W’s for a fundraising appeal?

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5 Standout Strategies for Year-End Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

For nonprofits, the year-end fundraising season always seems to creep up when you least expect it. Summer fades, the leaves start to change, and before you know it, it’s time to kick your fundraising strategies into high gear again! Fundraising software. Now get to fundraising!

Knock Your Third Party Fundraiser Out of the Park

Connection Cafe

Baseball season is in full swing this time of year and so are multitudes of fundraising events. Alongside the rides, walks and runs, many organizations are utilizing Third Party or Independent Fundraising Events (IFE) to raise money for specific campaigns.