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.

Maximizing Multichannel Fundraising for Higher Education

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If you haven’t watched fundraising expert Joe Garecht’s Heating Up Multichannel Fundraising webinar or read his Raising Money through Multichannel Communications white paper, we highly recommend you do so. Tip 1: Master your direct mail fundraising. Fundraising emails.

3 Steps to Creating Your Perfect Advocacy Fundraising Moment

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In the 400-odd days since Donald Trump’s inauguration, fundraising in the nonprofit space has been more competitive and chaotic than ever before. With so much competition, organizations can no longer rely on #GivingTuesday or year-end pushes to meet their fundraising marks.

The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist

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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.

Your Spring Fundraiser Checklist

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Spring fundraising season is upon us and the pressure is on for nonprofits to hit their goals at upcoming galas or events. Leading up to your gala or big fundraising event, give attendees a sense of the flow of the evening, including a call for donations. Featured Fundraising

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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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?

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.

5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End

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5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End. Having one alumni ask their social networks of former classmates to donate is another flavor of peer-to-peer fundraising. In 2016, higher education institutions saw 17.7% of total giving occur in December.

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.

[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.

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!

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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Performing Arts Fundraising: How to Target Life-Long Supporters

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Fortunately, there is a way to help you target your marketing and arts fundraising resources and begin fostering relationships with potential donors. There is a fundraising adage that says that all fundraising begins with a relationship.

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Social Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

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The term social fundraising or peer-to-peer fundraising describes a style of fundraising where a nonprofit organization recruits volunteers to solicit donations from their friends and family on behalf of that nonprofit. Sign up today for our webinar on May 8 on P2P fundraising.

7 Tips to Increase Your Online Fundraising Success

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Here are a 7 tips for donation page optimizations to help you increase online fundraising success : 1. Ensure that Online Fundraising Pages Are Secure. Online fundraising is a useful tool and your software should mimic your fundraising needs and attract your target audience.

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Valuable Fundraising Lessons We Learned in 2017

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The challenge ahead is how to adapt and develop your fundraising practice based on the trends we can see now, and still be agile moving forwards. This is vital to any fundraiser. The desire to know the who, wha t and why is a massive driving factor for truly successful 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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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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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.

3 Keys to Lasting Participant Retention in P2P Fundraising 

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If you’ve been in peer-to-peer fundraising for any length of time, you don’t need a study to tell you how valuable repeat participants are to your event and your organization. This year’s Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study shows retention rates declining for Walks and 5Ks.

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.

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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?

A Fundraiser’s Secret Weapon: Data Analytics

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The reality is that I collaborate with strong partners on data and the associated analytics then spend the time needed to understand and evaluate our fundraising programs at Project HOPE. Data to create context, how our fundraising stacks up to peer programs. Nonprofit Fundraising

[Tips for Nonprofits] The Art and Science of Persuasive Fundraising

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Being in the nonprofit sector, it is no different, whether seeking fundraising dollars or volunteer help. So, let’s break down each of the ideas in this book to better understand how we can be better (and more persuasive) fundraising professionals in the nonprofit industry.

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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.

Improving Fundraising Outcomes Requires Emotion Not Just Logic

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A recent webinar was entitled, “Using Neuroscience to Improve Your Fundraising Results.” Several studies lately have delved into modern science to help fundraisers be more effective in engaging donors in the cause.

Four Ways to Engage Your Employees with Fundraising Technology

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Re-ignite the tradition and give it new meaning by adding a fundraising component to casual Fridays. These groups often support a cause that is aligned with the group’s common interests, and they might already be fundraising by using tools outside the corporation’s ecosystem.

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.

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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Kick-start Your Year End Fundraising with Two Persuasive Techniques

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Year end fundraising is a big deal. About one-third of all charitable giving … Online Fundraising end of year fundraising event fundraising Friends Asking Friends fundraising kickstarter peer-to-peer fundraising persuasion scarcity Social Fundraising social proof

The Essence of Fundraising Ethics at Year-End

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With just weeks remaining in 2016, many fundraisers will adopt the stance, “Ask early, ask often, and ask boldly.” It’s the time of year when we really crank up the volume (quantity and intensity) of our fundraising messages, knowing that how the year ends will greatly impact 2017.

Boost Your Fundraising Potential with Team Fundraising

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Online fundraising is one of the most effective, low-cost ways to raise funds for your organization. Online fundraising tools can elevate your fundraising goals, since donors can give at anytime, anywhere, with a mobile device. Improve peer-to-peer fundraising efforts.

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24 Nonprofit Resources for your Mid-Year Check In: A Smart Fundraiser’s Summer Reading Checklist

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The weather is warm, summer camps are in full swing, BBQs are a weekly occurrence, and as the sixth month of the year wraps up, some organizations are already gearing up for end-of-the-year asks and setting up holiday campaign fundraising goals.

The New Normal in EOY Multi-Channel Fundraising

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No longer does multiple-channel fundraising mean a home page mention and few Facebook posts during online campaigns. Multi-channel fundraising has evolved to include more donations driven from a nonprofit’s home page, digital advertising and social ambassadors.

Fundraiser, Heal Thyself!

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.