P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

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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.

Peer to Peer Fundraising is Changing—Are You Keeping Up?

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Last week Blackbaud released the results of our 2016 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising study. The study takes a deep dive into the metrics, statistics, and trends of four different peer-to-peer fundraising event types: cycling, endurance, 5Ks and walks.

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44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

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Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. It requires the right combination of fundraising expertise, engaged staff members, and savvy technology. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Offer rewards for fundraising levels achieved.

5 Fundraising Resolutions for 2016

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The same trends that are changing the world around us at a rapidly accelerating rate are impacting the fundraising profession in new and exciting ways. In 2016, fundraisers will need to focus on tying the impact of gifts to the cause itself in order to retain and gain supporters.

The Future of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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It’s safe to say that our peer-to-peer fundraising world is different today than it was ten years ago—or even two years ago. So what’s a fundraiser to do? These warm leads have the potential to be great fundraisers; they just may need more coaching on why their support matters.

15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

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Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounted for seven-percent of total fundraising in 2016. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle.

The New Wave of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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During the past decade, we’ve seen a massive explosion in the number and types of activities that comprise peer-to-peer fundraising —the practice of having a nonprofit’s supporters reach out to their friends, family members, and colleagues for donations through their participation in activities.

5 Standout Strategies for Year-End Fundraising Success

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For nonprofits, the year-end fundraising season always seems to creep up when you least expect it. Summer fades, the leaves start to change, and before you know it, it’s time to kick your fundraising strategies into high gear again! Fundraising software. Now get to fundraising!

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3 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Ideas for Higher Ed Institutions

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Recently Blackbaud UK’s Customer Engagement Director Dan Keyworth spoke at the Global Leaders Summit about Social Fundraising for Educational Institutions. He highlighted three different peer-to-peer fundraising opportunities specifically for higher education institutions.

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Three Tips for Common-Sense Fundraising

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Fundraising is certainly not exempt from this problem; we base decisions too often on expediency rather than an analysis of long-term consequences. As fundraisers, facts are the basis of much of our work, especially with the direct response portion of our program.

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[New Report] 3 Key Findings for University Fundraising

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Blackbaud recently released its fifth annual Charitable Giving Report, and it offers major lessons for institutions of higher education looking to increase fundraising capacity over the coming years. Online Fundraising is Creating Big Opportunities for Schools.

2014 Mid-Year Fundraising Trends

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Wondering how fundraising is performing so far in 2014? Using data from The Blackbaud Index , we are able to provide the first insights into fundraising trends for the first six months of 2014 compared to 2013. billion in fundraising revenue. billion in online fundraising.

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Why Healthcare Nonprofits Need Analytics-Driven Fundraising

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The most successful healthcare nonprofits and foundations are laser focused on this and have shifted from fundraising for “nice to haves” to focusing on day-to-day priorities. Few industries have seen as much change in the past decade as healthcare.

When Fundraising Programs Stop Running Like Clockwork

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The intricacy of the clock movement is much like our fundraising programs. If you’re a fundraiser who loves your work because of the action and the often-immediate results, it can be painful when chaos meets fundraising. Some fundraisers won’t stick around to fix it.

19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts

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If you’re looking for Fundraising Ideas you’ve come to the right place. The npEXPERTS e-book includes Forbes’ most influential, top bloggers, CFRE/ACFREs, animal lovers and association pros, pioneers and innovators, peer-to-peer fundraisers, and direct response agitators all in one place.

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Why Advanced Analytics Are ?Critical for Healthcare Fundraising Improvement 

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Understanding how organizations can leverage analytics and data is critical to fundraising success. . This information will help your healthcare organization develop more efficient and effective fundraising strategies , which is critical in today’s competitive market. .

A Nonprofit’s Guide to #GivingTuesday and End of Year Fundraising

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To help you finalize your route to end of year fundraising success, I’ve broken down steps you can take to drive acquisition, cultivation, and participation, both during the holiday season and as 2018 begins. Are you ready to navigate the busiest giving season of the year?

Technology and the Shift to Donor-Centric Fundraising

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On December 31st, 2015, the busiest day of the year for online fundraising, we had just one email queued up to go out from NTEN. But NTEN is certainly not the only organization leveraging advances in technology to make fundraising a donor-centric process.

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Make No Mistake: Fundraising IS Mission

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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.

Predictive Modeling for Future Peer to Peer Fundraising Events

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This growth pattern is relatively similar event to event, regardless of size, which makes it possible for you to use the model to track the real-time health of your event based on the number of days out from your event, number of people registered and total fundraising (excluding sponsorships.).

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5 Myths of Mobile Fundraising, Debunked [INFOGRAPHIC]

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I’m a designer who, up until recently, held some pretty naïve opinions about mobile fundraising. At the end of the 2014 giving season, we completed a mobile fundraising study across 343 nonprofit websites to help separate our facts from our opinions. I have a confession.

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Creating Your Own Lens: 4 Tips for Evaluating Fundraising Advice

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If you’re like me, you probably receive a number of e-newsletters related to fundraising , as well as a print publication or two. But even a casual review makes one thing clear— not everyone agrees on everything, not even in fundraising. Where have they honed their fundraising skills?

DIY Fundraising – Easy Money for Your Nonprofit?

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“Do-it-yourself” (DIY) fundraising has long taken a back seat to more traditional run, walk, or ride fundraising events. No matter the reason, I’ve never heard more chatter about DIY fundraising than I have over the past year.

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The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

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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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Developing Fanatic Discipline to Meet P2P Fundraising Goals

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As we prepared to produce this year’s Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study, I decided to dust off my copy of Great By Choice and re-read it. What does Great By Choice have to do with nonprofit organizations and peer-to-peer fundraising? Life is unpredictable.

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3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

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Campaigns push staff, vendors, and consultants to stretch and test the limits of best practices and tools in communication, fundraising, advertising, branding and targeting. Lesson One: Online Organizing and Fundraising. And who could forget Howard Dean’s turkey sandwich fundraiser?

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How to Nail the Soft Skills of Fundraising: The Face-to-Face Ask

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Take heart fellow fundraiser, practice makes perfect. Solid Face-to-face fundraising requires: A true understanding of your donor. Does the thought of making a six figure ask make your palms sweat? Or, to put it another way, confidence breeds competence.

2015 Charitable Giving Report: Fundraising Continues to Grow

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billion in total fundraising and $2.2 2015 was another big year for digital fundraising. Both Environment and Animal Welfare nonprofits and International Affairs organizations experienced double digit online fundraising growth in 2015.

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How Independent Fundraising Momentum is Reshaping Traditional P2P

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The peer-to-peer fundraising marketplace has undergone a transformation with momentum rapidly shifting toward individually directed fundraising and “DIY” or independent campaigns. What’s the Future of Traditional Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events?

Fundraiser, Heal Thyself!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Last week, I had the honor of teaching a master class at the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) on avoiding burnout for fundraisers with Corinne Aartman in Amsterdam. Fundraiser, Health Thyself! Fundraiser burnout is such an important subject.

What’s to Come in Digital Fundraising?

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This milestone got me thinking about how fast time flies, but also about the huge changes the company has seen in the digital fundraising space. The digital fundraising space has changed so much in the last ten years, what will the next ten hold?

Year-End Giving Prep: 21 FAQs Answered by Fundraising Experts

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Recently, Brock Warner (Senior Manager, Fundraising at War Child) and I hosted a webinar regarding end of year fundraising for nonprofits —the things we need to stop doing and things we should be doing instead. What are the 5 W’s for a fundraising appeal?

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Strengthen Fundraising Before the Next Recession

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Whether or not a recession is here, coming, or somewhere in the far distant future, one thing can’t be ignored: fundraisers need to manage a program that—while maybe not recession-proof—is constructed in such a way that one more recession won’t force the nonprofit organization out of business.

[New eBook] Fundraising Matters: Building a Culture of Philanthropy

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Fund released Underdeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising. And this culture cannot be achieved if the only people pushing for it are fundraisers—the very people whose time and resources are already stretched thin.

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4 Fascinating Facts about Online Fundraising (and some ideas to help boost your fundraising results)

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If you had to guess how much charitable giving grew in 2012, what … Online Fundraising 2012 Charitable Giving Report by Blackbaud fundraising best practices fundraising ideas fundraising tips

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

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I recently returned to Blackbaud after a 3-year stint working for a large cancer hospital where I established a brand new institutional P2P fundraising event—The Boot Walk to End Cancer. 3 Reasons Why Leadership Volunteers Are Pivotal to a Successful P2P Fundraising Strategy: 1.

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The Secret to Achieving 3X Better Fundraising Results [INFOGRAPHIC]

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If you’ve been in the nonprofit industry for a while, you’ve likely heard that “direct mail is dead” or that offline fundraising is on the decline. That online fundraising is the way for your organization to break through its fundraising ceiling and raise millions of dollars tomorrow.

Lost the Luster? 3 Steps to Bring Back the Joy of Fundraising

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I was the proverbial mouse on the wheel, constantly racing to “keep up” with everything I needed to know and thought I should do in fundraising. In short, I had lost the joy of fundraising because I was bogged down in the job of fundraising.

4 Ways Smart Integrations Can Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Results

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Nonprofits rely heavily on online fundraising campaigns, but raising money can sometimes feel like throwing things at a wall and trying to see what sticks. For example, let’s say an annual donor recently attended a fundraising event for a particular cause.

10 Ways to Offend Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

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Motivating peer-to-peer fundraisers—whether they’re event or DIY (Do-It-Yourself) fundraisers —is one of the top ways to accelerate peer-to-peer fundraising. But motivating peer-to-peer fundraisers is a bit of an art.