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 You Need to Broaden Your Organization’s 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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5 Ways Nonprofits Can Negotiate for More Funding

NonProfit Hub

Here are five proven ways you can get your donors to increase funding for your nonprofit. Donors and board members are your partners, and, in most cases, your organization needs long-term relationships with consistent funding over the years. Featured Fundraising Grant Writing

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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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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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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.

Emergency Funding: Where to Find It and How to Get It

NonProfit Hub

It’s no secret that nonprofits struggle to find funding more than businesses and corporations do. You want to make sure you have enough emergency funding on deck to keep your organization running and your employees happy. Featured Fundraising Grant Writing

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Relationships That Raise Funds: 5 Tips for Creating Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

NetWits

Whether it’s your first fundraising event, or tenth, helping supporters be great peer-to-peer fundraisers is always on the mind of successful event fundraising organizations. The more we can provide our fundraisers, the easier we make it for them to fundraise.

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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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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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.

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.

Livestream Fundraising 101: What is Livestream Fundraising?

Connection Cafe

There has been a lot of buzz lately around “livestream fundraising” but what exactly does that phrase mean? It turns out that adding the phrase “fundraising” into the mix is when things get a little more complicated. . Recently, I was able to spend two days with 24 nonprofit leaders either successfully running livestream fundraising campaigns or actively looking to start one of these programs. Organizational Livestream Fundraising.

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

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).

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 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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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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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.

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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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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8 Best Practices for Nonprofit Event Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Okay, so you’ve decided you’re going to throw a nonprofit fundraising event… virtual high fives. And while charity events can be important for raising funds for your cause, it’s no secret they can also be a lot of work. 6) Add social fundraising to your event.

What Fundraisers Can Learn from Direct Marketing

Connection Cafe

Fundraisers who can take these best practices and reinvent them for university fundraising will more effectively raise money for their organizations. Annual giving teams already know the power of person-to-person fundraising.

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.

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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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

Nonprofit Hub’s Favorite Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

Here at Nonprofit Hub, we believe the most successful fundraisers are hybrids of innovation and tried-and-true ideas. Dinner galas and silent auctions are effective to an extent, but when someone asks you, “What’s the best fundraiser you’ve ever been to?” Featured Fundraising

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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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.,

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.

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.”.

T-Shirt Fundraising: A New Take on Crowdfunding

NonProfit Hub

If your nonprofit is looking for a new fundraising idea that will get your supporters excited to make a donation, then t-shirt fundraising could be exactly what you’re looking for. What is T-Shirt Fundraising? Benefits of T-Shirt Fundraisers for Nonprofits.

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?

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.

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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The Best Way to Thank Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Fundraisers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Any fundraiser worth their salt knows they should be thanking people who donate or fundraise for their cause. However, there seems to be confusion around the best way to thank Facebook fundraisers, with many nonprofits not thanking them at all. The Best Way to Thank Fundraisers.

Diversifying Fundraising Programs: A Q&A with the CEO of Emancipet

Connection Cafe

In the Blackbaud Institute’s report, The Right Mix , Anne Wallestad spoke about the Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness framework that quantifies the risk associated with a lack of diversification in fundraising.

How to Include Matching Gifts in Your Fundraising Plan

Connection Cafe

A clear and well-planned fundraising strategy is key to successfully raising the funds you need and retaining more support year over year. One untapped way to boost your fundraising and bolster your entire strategy?

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