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!

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. Ask for a Pledge to Increase Conversions.

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Can Nonprofits Raise Money on Social Media?


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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Are Crowd Funding Platforms the New Patrons of Independent Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In 2008, she asked for advice about raising money to go to Africa to help support the first community access television station opening in Ghana. And, this month, Sam is raising money to support a new documentary called Wisconsin Rising on the kickstarter platform.

Nonprofit Starter Pack and Money

At a recent gathering of nonprofit-focused Salesforce developers, we got into a deep discussion about how to best track money in Salesforce. isn’t an accounting system, but thousands of organizations use it to track money.

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Kickstarter: Funding Creativity in a New (Old) Way

Museum 2.0

How would you fund it? Kickstarter is a website for creative folks to find funding for their dream projects. Funding goal. Kickstarter is an "all or nothing" funding scheme. If you make or exceed your goal in the timeframe you set, you get the money. Pledge levels.

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Quieting a Ticking Clock

Connection Cafe

Here’s a simple checklist to make sure you don’t leave money on the table. A gift received on July 1 won’t help you make this year’s Annual Fund goal. So, have each one verify that every prospect in his or her portfolio has been invited to support the Annual Fund.

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. Higher Conversion Rates = Raising More Money.

$100,000 in Three Days: An Interview about #TeamAutism

Amy Sample Ward

The initiative set about to help raise awareness and funding in support of medical research, services and treatment programs for children with autism. Samsung pledged to contribute up to $100,000 through this social action challenge, providing a donation of $5 to the Dan Marino Foundation each time someone pledged their support of autism awareness by sharing an infographic with their Facebook friends or sending a tweet with the hashtag, #teamautism.

Social Innovation Camp at MPS09

Amy Sample Ward

And then find people to support and fund; particularly important when funding entirely new things. We do this through scouting and in the weekends as they are high pressure and fund and collaborative so you can really, really see how people work. What do you need other than money? How do we change the different ways we distribute money? We also have to find new sustainable ways to fund projects. It needs a different way to be funded.

The Keys to Conducting Feasibility Studies for Fundraising Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Overall, the feasibility study’s objective is to determine the viability of your project before you invest significant time and money into your fundraising campaign. Together, we developed the strategy for a Student Opportunity Fund as part of the revised case for support.

A Nonprofit Guide to DIY Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

When schools raise money for a cause, they usually do it via a student run or walk event. The school will rely on the students to go door to door asking individuals to pledge money that will then be collected once the run is completed.

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3 Weeks Until #GivingTuesday! Is Your Organization Ready?

Connection Cafe

Leverage #GivingTuesday as a day to ask potential new supporters to engage with you in easy, low-pressure ways such as holiday email raffles or signing a pledge that aligns with your organization’s mission.

Mobile Fundraising: A Complete Overview — Pt. 2 of 3

NonProfit Hub

Many nonprofits use mobile fundraising in order to raise extra money or to benefit an immediate need. But apart from just raising more money on the go, there are five main uses of mobile fundraising. Make pledges more simple. Your donors can pledge in an instant! #4.

3 Annual Giving Strategies for 2019 

Connection Cafe

When it comes to resources, most annual giving teams have limited time and money for annual?giving?appeals. pledge?than successful annual fund appeals?to?careful new donors, retain the support of old friends, and raise more money in 2019.? . money?by?over-appealing.

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Maximizing Lifetime Value Part 1

Connection Cafe

Sustainers are where the money is. Pledges are donations made to an organization for a specific period of time (until the election) or for a specific project (help us accomplish this goal during the next two years). are asking for a pledge vs. an open-ended gift.

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Turning Pain into Gain for a Cause

Connection Cafe

The runner or walker or biker becomes a means to the end of raising the profile and funding for that cause. When supporters pledge $35, $50 or $100 toward a friend or colleague’s personal goal, they’re acknowledging a one-to-one connection with that person.

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Nothing for Nothing: Kickstarter vs. IndieGoGo


Crowd-sourced fundraising sites have been getting a lot of attention recently: we hear success stories about organizations putting up projects on these online tools, and spreading the call for funding through their networks, friends, and their friends' networks. First up is Kickstarter , which we’ve previously talked about , a website to find funding for arts, music, video, and other creative projects.

Did Facebook Just Change the Game for P2P Fundraising (Again)?

Connection Cafe

Paper pledge forms were compelling enough to drive donations back in the P2P olden days. Instead of directing donors to paper pledge forms, fundraisers were now able to direct them to a website.

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5 Ways to Get Parents Involved in School Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

Many schools decide to focus on running peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, in which the students (along with the help of parents and guardians) take on the responsibilities of raising money for their school. The more money a student raises, the greater the incentive they receive.

Non-Profits and Political Campaigns Turn to Mobile Fundraising


———————— If merchant services can go mobile with credit card processing, why can’t non-profits and politicians tap some of that technology to raise money? It can also accommodate people who want to pledge but don’t own a smartphone.

It’s Time to Go Beyond the Usual Suspects in Planned Giving

Connection Cafe

This is all understandable — but it leaves a massive amount of money on the table. And many organizations have far less funding than they could as a result. Experienced nonprofit managers and leaders tred a well-worn path when thinking about planned giving.

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Cake in Face

Connection Cafe

Movember is a "moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health.” This blog post is about my month long experience of raising awareness & money for men's health, as I grew my Mo. Author: Jonathan Weldon.

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Smac! Cancer Where it Hurts.


it, by pledging your financial support here. Funds pledged to my SMAC! Where’s the Funding) for Lung Cancer?” You get some sweet rewards for pledging. Funds will be directed to lung cancer research. Pledge here! Pledge today!

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6 Ways To Make Your Nonprofit’s Holiday Campaign Successful


Everyone is out there looking for funding, especially around the holidays. So make your nonprofit stand out with an interesting way of raising money and awareness for your cause. Image courtesy of DoJiggy. The holiday season is meant for giving.

3, 2, 1… How to Successfully Launch a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Connection Cafe

Or, consider offering a silly pledge—like throwing a pie at your executive director—each time a fundraiser meets a specific goal. however, here are a few key metrics to get you started: how many people have registered to raise funds. how much money each fundraiser has raised.

Good Budgeting Sets the Stage for a Good Year

Connection Cafe

It’s a time when you get to step back and think about all the things you want to do and then consider which ones you can fund. And it’s a time to reflect on what didn’t live up to expectations, what wasn’t worth the money you invested. Budgeting time?

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Finding the Right Donor Database for Your Nonprofit (Updated)

NonProfit Hub

But just because money might be tight doesn’t mean you should sacrifice comprehensive donor management tools! Fundly CRM. Best of all, Fundly CRM can grow with your nonprofit, so you won’t have to restart your search for a new CRM anytime soon.

3 Ways to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

NonProfit Hub

Generosity Water asks you to gather 16 friends and each pledge to give $3.33 At the end of the three months, you’ve raised $5,000, which is enough to fully fund a water project. This means that, to the majority of them, assets such as time, money, skills, etc.,

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82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Donating money has increased in 2017 among those donors from developed nations (from 40% in 2016 to 42%), but has declined among developing countries (from 25% in 2016 to 24%). 84% text-to-pledge gifts are fulfilled ( MobileCause ). Fundraising Stats.

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CEO’s Update: Fall 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

More and more of my time is spent around both raising money and raising awareness of how much more could be done with technology to increase social impact. It’s not too late to pledge your support for our work.

The Business Model: How Your Nonprofit Can Operate Like a Business (and absolutely OWN it)

NonProfit Hub

We’re all money-chasers in this world. The difference between businesses and nonprofits is what we decide to do with that money. Think about it—if a nonprofit is doing good but not making much money, they won’t be able to exist for long.

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The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist

Connection Cafe

It’s up to your organization to decide if the return is worth the investment of funds, time and energy. Is it to raise money, increase awareness or extend your network? Benefactors will help fund your fundraising event and, in turn, receive public recognition.

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, we haven’t been raising money with the Internet for very long,” I said. ” From its humble beginnings, has cumulatively raised $335 million and funded nearly 600,000 classroom projects. So is giving money.”.

The Art of Increasing Online Donations for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Many professional fundraising groups have found new patrons by accepting online donations in addition to the traditional methods of receiving money. However, gaining these levels of funding is not as simple as putting up a website and waiting for the money to come to you.

Five Winning Attributes of Winning Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

Sell the cause by showing how they can make a difference and the money will follow. (3) I must have passed his tests, because he committed to a pledge of several hundred dollars.

How to Use Local Giving Days to Boost Your Donations

NonProfit Hub

While I haven’t exactly been showered with gifts (it’s still early) the community has rallied around hundreds of nonprofit to help raise money and awareness. Thanks to the work of the Lincoln Community Foundation, they can be more than just the amount your donors pledge.

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Once Just Isn???t Enough| How to Keep Constituents Engaged Beyond their First Visit

Connection Cafe

For example, if you directed her to a landing page as part of an appeal for getting a new penguin habitat at your aquarium, make sure your call to action is about ways to get additional information or additional funding for that penguin habitat.  Accessibility: Make your call to action easy to get to. Have a major donor pledge to donate money as a matching gift for emails sent, clicks, orFacebook likes from your website.

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7 Rules for Successfully Soliciting Board Members


Asking board members for money is one of an Executive Director’s least favorite tasks. How can they ask for money too? And also many Executive Directors feel uncomfortable because they work for the board – asking for money from your boss seems weird.

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6 Simple Tips to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Phone Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

Don’t Ask for Money, Show How to Make a Difference. Don’t simply ask for money for your organization. Nobody wants phone calls from strangers after work asking for money, especially if they don’t have reason to or don’t feel good about it. The money will follow.

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Great reads from around the web on September 13th

Amy Sample Ward

"Jolkona ran a Groupon deal as an experiment to try to raise money for a specific campaign using Groupon. Jolkona partnered with the Seattle International Foundation (SIF), which pledged to match every donation, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. Starting July 26th, Groupon Seattle’s G-Team allowed subscribers to join Jolkona and SIF in making an investment in women’s leadership by pledging support in increments of $10.

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising in the Real World


She eventually conceded that young folks do give—and they give online—but not very much, making an end-of-year annual direct mail piece the best way to raise a lot of money for a nonprofit. The campaign is associated with #GivingTuesday, so any pledges made aren’t visible until December 3.

Finding the Right Donor Database for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

You’ve got a little bit of money to invest in donor management, and your number of constituents is growing. One database manages your supporter relationships and their gifts, pledges and payments. Raiser’s Edge offers tons of different giving options all in one place—major giving, annual fund giving, planned giving and online giving. Track everything from finances to pledges, donor relationships, all donor touches and more.