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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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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Can Nonprofits Really Raise Money With 5Ks?

Connection Cafe

According to the 2015 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Benchmark Study , 5K events are struggling to recruit participants and raise funds. Revenue declined by 13%, participation decreased by 12%, and online fundraising was down 19%. Later registrants must fundraise more.

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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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Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

NonProfit Hub

Modern nonprofit fundraising is more than writing an appeal letter and waiting for donations to pour in. Of course, fundraising letters are still important and valuable tools, but donors and supporters often need more incentive to support your organization. Elevate fundraising products.

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

Byte Technology

Crowdfunding—also known as crowdsourcing—has become a potent and viable means of raising money for thousands of non-profits around the globe. Indeed, if done correctly, such a campaign can see full funding for a particular effort or event. 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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7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online

NonProfit Hub

Raising money for charity is such a rewarding experience, but it can be challenging even at the best of times. Everyone needs a bit of inspiration to uncover new and wacky ways to raise money for a good cause. These days you can fundraise online. Online Fundraising Websites.

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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.

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.

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.

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. Any money leftover after operating costs is usually put toward helping those in need, and that’s something to be proud of. Featured Fundraising Grant Writing

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How Nonprofits Can Raise Money Using YouTube

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also, on February 19 in collaboration with Nonprofit Tech for Good, she’ll be presenting a free webinar about how nonprofits can use social media to raise money online. Community fundraisers. 2) Share compelling fundraising videos.

6 Ideas for Using the Instagram Donation Sticker to Raise Money

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also, on October 8 in partnership with Nonprofit Tech for Good, Julia will be presenting a free webinar about how nonprofits can use social media to raise money online. It allows eligible nonprofit and individual accounts to raise money without leaving Instagram! .

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Donor Retention: The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Raise

Connection Cafe

There’s a crisis brewing in the fundraising world. Here’s the typical treadmill for many fundraising professionals: You work so very hard to bring in new donors, but your current ones are flying out the window. A sustainable funding base: the holy grail for nonprofits.

Top 3 Fundraising New Year’s Resolutions

Connection Cafe

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

Elephant in the Sanctuary: Talking Money in Church

Connection Cafe

The church decided to do a big campaign to raise funds for the needed repairs and updates. As time went on, I realized that my church and thousands of other churches don’t fundraise or talk about money the same way most social good organizations do.

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How Can I Raise More Money with My 5K?

Connection Cafe

The 2016 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study released this month give us some interesting insights into different types of fundraising events. A great example is the tale told by this graphic, Where does the money come from?, Ask 5K participants to fundraise.

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How to Raise More Money at Your School’s Next Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Connection Cafe

Post by Joe Garecht, The Fundraising Authority. . Here are 5 tips for raising more money at your school’s next golf tournament event: 1. The first focus for your school’s fundraising team and volunteers as you plan your golf tournament should be on sponsorships.

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7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online

BoardAssist

Think your nonprofit has tried every possible way to raise money for their good work? 7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online. Raising money for charity is such a rewarding experience, but it can be challenging even at the best of times. Fundraise With Venmo.

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Crazy Fundraising Events To Raise Money For Charity

SocialFish

There is nothing like surfing the net for amazing and crazy stories of how people have raised money for charity to actually cheer the soul. Who knows, it may even inspire you to do something crazy to raise money for a charity yourself!

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How to Tell Your Donors Where Their Money Is Going

NonProfit Hub

If people decide to part with their hard-earned money, they want to know where it ends up. Start by breaking down your fundraising goals into “micro-goals,” because sometimes it’s hard for donors to wrap their minds around large, abstract figures.

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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).

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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How Can I Raise More Money with My 5K?

Connection Cafe

We got a sneak peak at the 2013 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study this week. The stats and analysis give us some interesting insights into different types of fundraising events. A great example is the tale told by this graphic, entitled Revenue: Where does the money come from?

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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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Getting Started with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns are popping up everywhere as they continue to grow in popularity. By now, most people have encountered several peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns whether they realize it or not. Peer-to-peer fundraiser. Peer-to-peer fundraiser. Donating to a friend’s Facebook Birthday Fundraiser ? Peer-to-peer fundraiser! sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 107: The State of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising. What Is Peer-to-Peer Fundraising?

Nonprofit Budgeting: Making Money Go Further

NonProfit Hub

You have to spend money to make money, as they say. Keep in mind, board members and constituents will look for red flags, but if you’re operating your 501(c)3 as a business, you know you need some money to sustain programs and plan for the future. Your fundraising.

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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.

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Raise More Money at Year-end

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Year-end giving is a vital piece of the nonprofit fundraising puzzle, and the time when many organizations reap the harvest of the fundraising seeds they have sown all year long. 28% of nonprofits raise between 26-50% of their annual funds from the year-end ask.

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What Fundraisers Can Learn from Direct Marketing

Connection Cafe

Did they substantially improve your ability to raise money? Fundraisers who can take these best practices and reinvent them for university fundraising will more effectively raise money for their organizations.

Mo Money for Men's Health through Movember

Connection Cafe

The objective of the Movember Foundation is to raise awareness of men’s health issues and to raise funds for orgs that are doing work to improve the state of men’s health. If you’d like to donate to support me personally, you’ll find my fundraising page at: [link

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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

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Behavioral Science is a powerful area of study, and can be a serious tool in the world of nonprofit fundraising. for Online Fundraising. Here are five tips for using behavioral science theories to engage your supporters and raise more money for your NPO: 1.

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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.

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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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.

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. Consider these comments that I have heard in the last few weeks alone: “Our constituents know that we need money.”. “We The post Is Social Media the Fund Development Professional’s Magic Bullet?

Is There Any Grant Money?

Tech Soup Blog

Talk to anyone associated with a nonprofit organization, and they will tell you that there isn't enough grant money. And this increase is of vital importance given the uncertain future of government funding levels. Be aware that grant funding is available.

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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.

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.