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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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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Trending Sources

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. Because people raising money for their wedding is not the same thing as raising money for your charity.

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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. Bonus: Google will cover all of the processing fees so that registered nonprofits receive 100% of all funds raised!

Fishing for Funds

AFP Blog

Fishing for Funds : This year we ventured into crowdfunding, another nontraditional model that enables people to share their causes and raise small amounts of money from a large number of people. Select projects receive matching funds of up $5,000, thus ensuring that potential donors know that we put our faith and money in our members’ initiatives

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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. 5Ks have been historically difficult to raise funds through, but they seem to be having a particularly tough go of it lately.

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5 Ways Nonprofits Can Negotiate for More Funding

NonProfit Hub

First, nonprofits have to ask for money from people who don’t directly use their services. Here are five proven ways you can get your donors to increase funding for your nonprofit. Otherwise, the overhead and administrative costs may far outweigh the donor funds applied for.

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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.

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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.

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Funding Innovation for Skoll Social Entrepreneurs

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The constant theme is raising money for our social enterprises. But not just any money -- we talk about the most difficult money to raise: the unrestricted funding that is the lifeblood for a social entrepreneur.

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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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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.

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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. Where does the current fund money go?

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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.

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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. If you want to go the extra mile, you can create charts and graphs that show how you allocate funds. For example: “Why are so many of your funds being spent on administration and supplies?”).

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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.

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Donor Retention: The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Raise

Connection Cafe

Getting your donors to renew their gifts is the easiest way to raise money for any nonprofit. That means they know your organization; they like you; they understand your mission; and they once voted with their money that they wanted to join your bandwagon and boost your good work in the world.

Who Makes Better Funding Choices: Crowds or Experts?

AFP Blog

Who Makes Better Funding Choices: Crowds or Experts? Crowdfunded projects perform as well as expert-funded ones, study finds, but the ''art'' of raising money from crowds may be slightly different

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Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

NonProfit Hub

Leaderboards show your top fundraising teams or individual fundraisers based on how much money they’ve raised. They’re great opportunities to raise funds for your cause. The post Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101 appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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Kicking off SOCAP16 at the Intersection of Money and Meaning

Connection Cafe

For those of you unfamiliar with SOCAP16, here is a brief overview: SOCAP16 is “a conference at the intersection of money + meaning.” Impact investors fund organizations that sell products that lead to positive social outcomes. Greetings from San Francisco!

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Funding your nonprofit: Money’s out there if you know where to look

ASU Lodestar Center

There are so many opportunities for nonprofits to receive funding. Many funding opportunities are based around several themes. The categories that offer the most funding are “health” and “social & economic.” and send out submissions for funding opportunities.

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Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money? | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

AFP Blog

Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money? | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News: "Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money?By By Jacob Berkman  July 9, 2010The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Prospecting blog is running a series called “Fund-Raising Videos that Work.'

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Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money? | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

AFP Blog

Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money? | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News: "Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money?By By Jacob Berkman  July 9, 2010The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Prospecting blog is running a series called “Fund-Raising Videos that Work.'

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Fund-Raising Challenge Raises Money for Arts Groups -- and Ire - Philanthropy.com

AFP Blog

Fund-Raising Challenge Raises Money for Arts Groups -- and Ire - Philanthropy.com: "Fund-Raising Challenge Raises Money for Arts Groups -- and IreAn online matching-grant challenge brought in $3.75-million for Detroit-area cultural groups — but not without technical difficulties and some angry donors, reports the Detroit Free Press.The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan put up $1-million

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

A great example is the tale told by this graphic, Where does the money come from?, Practical Ways to Raise More Money with Your 5K. Could you make it clearer that the intent of the event is to raise funds for the mission?

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

28% of nonprofits raise between 26-50% of their annual funds from the year-end ask. Here are 5 ways that you can use social media to raise even more money at year-end. . My biggest piece of advice to nonprofits at year-end is not to spend money reaching complete strangers. .

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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. Author: Corey Pudhorodsky.

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The Balancing Act of Governmental Funding

ASU Lodestar Center

The reality of the nonprofit sector is that many organizations must rely on state and federal funding to advance their missions. Without this funding, many organizations would not be able to provide services to the population they seek to serve. What could be bad about more money?

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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. Think about the email sequence and how you can tell a story to raise funds.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By understanding how people make the decisions they do, your NPO can take strategic steps to raise more money and drum up more support, without running yourself ragged in the process.

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How Can I Raise More Money with My 5K?

Connection Cafe

A great example is the tale told by this graphic, entitled Revenue: Where does the money come from? Could you make it clearer that the intent of the event is to raise funds for the mission? We got a sneak peak at the 2013 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study this week.

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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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New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit data nerds will love this new resource from Media Impact Funders and Foundation Center called “ Foundation Maps for Media Funding ,” a free, interactive mapping and research tool that shows the full scope of philanthropically funded media projects worldwide since 2009.

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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!

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

NetWits

Plan and prepare to provide incentives for achieving certain goals and acknowledge the great work all fundraisers are doing by giving of their time, money, resources and energy. Raising More Money Online with Independent Fundraising Events.

Can Nonprofits Raise Money on Social Media?

Frogloop

Does senior leadership at your organization ask “why can’t we raise money on social media? You don''t have access to every news outlet, generating millions of dollars worth of earned media, or the funds to spend millions of dollars on advertising and marketing.

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Ten Ways to Fund Your Non Profit

FI Space

Check out this great article from our friend over at The Bridge Span Group about raising money for your Non Profit. An exerpt from the great article: Money is a constant topic of conversation among nonprofit leaders: How much do we need? That’s because nonprofit leaders are much more sophisticated about creating programs than they are about funding their organizations, and philanthropists often struggle to understand the impact (and limitations) of their donations.

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Why You Should Stop Relying on Grants to Fund Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit and the plan is to use grants alone to get it funded—think again. So many first-timers think grants are the way to go as their main funding source. But remember to treat these people as partners in your mission, and not just money machines.

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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.

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EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The acquisition empowers EveryAction’s clients to raise more money and furthers EveryAction’s strategy of bringing innovation in revenue generation to its SaaS products. “We DonorTrends uses actionable data and analytics to empower nonprofits to raise more money and retain more donors.

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