Museum launches social media fund-raising campaign -

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Museum launches social media fund-raising campaign - : The Edwardsville Children’s Museum is trying to raise $100,000 by the end of the year through a social media campaign, #SaveOurMuseum

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How to Raise Funds Through Crowd Funding Platforms | Social Media Today

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How to Raise Funds Through Crowd Funding Platforms | Social Media Today. NPCrowdfunding

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

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

NetWits

Below are a few suggestions for ways to recognize constituent’s efforts: Create recognition opportunities for reaching key benchmarks, such as size of team, number of event recruits, and amount of money raised. Raising More Money Online with Independent Fundraising Events.

Summit County Boy Scouts using technology to raise funds | SummitDaily.com

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Summit County Boy Scouts using technology to raise funds | SummitDaily.com : The new program, Buy Local with the Boy Scouts, is similar to Groupon but with a twist: 70 percent of collected fees go to the Scouts. If successful, its creators hope to benefit not only local troops and packs, but residents and businesses with deals and exposure. Breckenridge Troop 187 assistant scoutmaster Chris John calls the model a “triple win

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Complete Guide: How to Raise Funds on Facebook (with examples)

Wild Apricot

In this article, I will provide an up-to-date overview of the 5 main ways you can leverage Facebook’s suite of free fundraising tools to drive donations to your nonprofit. Facebook

Fishing for Funds

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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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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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Facing $600K in cuts, Philadelphia-area high school seeks to raise funds through eBay listing

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Facing $600K in cuts, Philadelphia-area high school seeks to raise funds through eBay listing : LANGHORNE, Pa. A cash-strapped high school near Philadelphia hopes to raise money by auctioning itself on eBay. Forget magazine drives and candy sales. The starting bid of just under $600,000 for The Learning Center in Langhorne, Pa., is designed to offset steep budget cuts.

Largest U.S. Fund-Raising Software Company Expands Overseas - Philanthropy.com

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Fund-Raising Software Company Expands Overseas - Philanthropy.com: "Largest U.S. Fund-Raising Software Company Expands OverseasIn its latest effort to expand its fund-raising services globally, the Charleston, S.C., Largest U.S. nonprofit software company Blackbaud announced on Thursday that it has acquired RLC, a privately owned software company in Almere, the Netherlands.".

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

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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

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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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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. How much have you raised?

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Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities? - Philanthropy.com

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Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities? Philanthropy.com: "Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities?Epic Epic Change, a charity raising money for a school in Tanzania, is a finalist in one of a mushrooming number of contests that enable Web users to vote for nonprofit groups.

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.

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

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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

The Top 10 Fund-Raising Tweets - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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The Top 10 Fund-Raising Tweets - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "The Top 10 Fund-Raising Tweets June 16, 2011, 4:27 pm By Raymund Flandez At Fundraising Day in New York last week, Margaret Holman, a fund-raising consultant offered a light-hearted punch by offering a made-up list of her favorite fund-raising tweets at the event’s lunch.

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Effective Internet Searching | BLACKBAUD'S Prospect Research Blog for Non-Profit Fund Raising

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Effective Internet Searching | BLACKBAUD'S Prospect Research Blog for Non-Profit Fund Raising : Late last year, I presented a session for my local AFP chapter entitled Prospect Research for the Non-Researcher. My intent was to focus on the basics: What is Prospect Research? What types of information can a researcher typically find/not find out about a prospect? How can a frontline fundraiser quickly, and for free, begin to do their own online research?

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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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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Fund Raising at the Speed of Twitter - Philanthropy.com

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Fund Raising at the Speed of Twitter - Philanthropy.com: "Fund Raising at the Speed of TwitterTwitter — mini-blogs updated via text message — can raise money fast from the technologically savvy.Beth Kanter and 250 bloggers, podcasters, and other technology enthusiasts at a Seattle conference raised $2,657 to pay for Leng Sopharath, an orphan in Cambodia, to go to college this year, using the new

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Mud, Color, Glow, Run, and Raise: The Rise of Multi-Charity Events

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Fundraising color run crowd funding everyday hero mud run multi-charity events Peer to Peer Fundraising This article was originally published in npENGAGE magazine. Go here to subscribe. . Athletic event-based fundraisers are growing in popularity. .

Nonprofits tap online networks to raise funds | Philly | 05/15/2009

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Nonprofits tap online networks to raise funds | Philly | 05/15/2009: "Nonprofits across the country - more than 85 percent use social media, according to a new survey - want to replicate that success. In an economy where purse strings are triple-knotted, the strategy has particular appeal.But even though some national groups, such as the Humane Society, have had huge success reaping donations

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Colleges Weigh 'Yes We Can' Approach to Fund Raising - Chronicle.com

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Colleges Weigh 'Yes We Can' Approach to Fund Raising - Chronicle.com: "Now the strategic-consulting and technology firm, Blue State Digital, is courting colleges. Some are welcoming the political rainmaker inside their wrought-iron gates. The University of Florida has signed on, swayed by Blue State's promise of sharper outreach and new-media tools to motivate a broader group of donors.

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Who Makes Better Funding Choices: Crowds or Experts?

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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

Incentives are motivators that influence your donors to give and influence your fundraising teams to raise more. 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.

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Is Mobile Technology Better for Communication Than Fund Raising? - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Is Mobile Technology Better for Communication Than Fund Raising? That study found 20 percent of nonprofits were using mobile technology only to engage supporters, and about 50 percent were disappointed with their fund-raising results through the medium

Soliciting Funds From the Crowd? Results Will Vary - NYTimes.com

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Soliciting Funds From the Crowd? Individual artists have been soliciting donations from the public for years, using Internet fund-raising platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Razoo to defray the costs of producing their work. Museums, long reliant on corporate sponsorships, gifts and bequests, have been more hesitant to raise funds digitally because the substantial commitment of staff time required for such campaigns does not always produce a big financial win

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. A sustainable funding base: the holy grail for nonprofits. That’s where sustainable funding comes from— these wonderful, lovely, loyal supporters.

Raise More By Avoiding “One Size Fits All” Email Appeals

NetWits

How much the event raised that year. For example, if you’ve sent an email alert on lung cancer research, recipients who clicked-through that message may be interested in lung cancer funding opportunities in your next email appeal. Ever buy something that’s “one size fits all?”

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AFP > Resource Center | Resource tools > Tapping Into Social Networks—Raise Funds, Build Community

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This link provides easier access to the underlying stories.AFP > Resource Center | Resource tools > Tapping Into Social Networks—Raise Funds, Build Community: "Tapping Into Social Networks—Raise Funds, Build Community(March 9, 2009) This week AFP featured social networking/web 2.0

Raising Awareness and Funds With Social Fundraising

Wild Apricot

Getting more "social" with fundraising can have real impact. Here are some ideas on and examples of social fundraising. social giving Fundraising nonprofit blog carnival

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. . Hope For Paws has already raised $262K using YouTube Giving tools. 5) Raise money using Facebook Live.

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How Can I Raise More Money with My 5K?

Connection Cafe

The most common way to grow revenue from a 5K is to raise the registration fee or to expand the size of the field. But if you’ve raised the fee to the level the market will bear and/or if your number of participants is limited by the course you’re running … how then to expand your revenue?

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

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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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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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The Secret to Raising $1M During Your First-Year Fundraising Event

Connection Cafe

The event took place in November and I’m super exited to share that it attracted 6,000+ participants and raised over $1M in personal fundraising and sponsorships, more than double the revenue originally projected in our financial forecast.

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Charities Use SMS to Raise Funds and Help Tornado Victims Rebuild

Mobile Commons

In response, charities such as World Vision and Save the Children turned to SMS to raise the vital funds to help these communities. Text-to-Give can be extremely helpful after a major disaster, when a large amount of media attention raises the public’s awareness.

Buy Me! Support the 11NTC Scholarship Fund

Amy Sample Ward

And, as you may know, every year, NTEN tries to raise $10,000 to send staffers from small nonprofits to the conference who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend. I’m really happy to be part of the 11NTC Scholarship fundraising campaign this year.

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Online Giving Up 14% in 2009, Fund-Raising-Software Firm Finds - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Online Giving Up 14% in 2009, Fund-Raising-Software Firm Finds - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "Online Giving Up 14% in 2009, Fund-Raising-Software Firm FindsOnline giving increased 14 percent in 2009, according to the latest index on Web-based fund raising by the software company Convio, which provides fund-raising.

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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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