How to Hype Up Your Next Fundraising Event

NonProfit Hub

If you want your next big fundraising event to be a success, you’ve got to put in the time to make sure it happens. An integrated promotion approach for your next fundraiser is going to give you the most payoff. When it comes to marketing your fundraiser, you’ve got a new best friend.

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Group Texting: Useful or Hype?

Frogloop

Or perhaps you are attending your organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year, and need to be in constant contact with your fundraising team and board members who are doing a lot of networking to raise money. During conference season, the tech and social media community gets really excited about “break out&# products and apps. In 2010 it was location based apps like Foursquare and Gowalla.

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Nonprofit Hub’s Favorite Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

Here at Nonprofit Hub, we believe the most successful fundraisers are hybrids of innovation and tried-and-true ideas. Dinner galas and silent auctions are effective to an extent, but when someone asks you, “What’s the best fundraiser you’ve ever been to?” Featured Fundraising

The 5 Rules for Supercharged Year-End Fundraising

Connection Cafe

In working with dozens of nonprofit organizations on year-end giving programs, I have found that there are five basic rules that must guide your strategy if you want to steadily increase year-end fundraising each and every year: Rule #1: Make Sure Your Message is Consistent.

Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

NonProfit Hub

Modern nonprofit fundraising is more than writing an appeal letter and waiting for donations to pour in. Of course, fundraising letters are still important and valuable tools, but donors and supporters often need more incentive to support your organization. Elevate fundraising products.

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Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!

NetWits

Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. They work because we know that very successful peer to peer participants exhibit behavior that correlates to higher fundraising.

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Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough

NTEN

Whether those applications are impact measurement, social media, new fundraising solutions, they'll be built with cloud technologies and/or on cloud platforms. In the charity sector's 15 year technology adoption cycle, we're still years away from the cloud being a solid solution for everything charities do from core functions (CRM, fundraising, accounting) to specialized ones (case management, grants management, etc.). David Geilhufe, NetSuite, Inc.

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Trends for 2015

SocialFish

Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising Trends to Watch in 2015 from John Haydon. Debunking the Hype Featured Industry Insider Potluck

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Apples, Honey, and End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Hype Services, Like Services Some organizations who provide a service see a huge spike in online giving around the High Holidays (think of tickets to services for college students or the planting of a tree in Israel ). Author: Emily Goodstein.

Tips for Using the Web, E-mail and Social Networking to Net Wired Wealthy Donors : By Abny Santicola : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Tips for Using the Web, E-mail and Social Networking to Net Wired Wealthy Donors : By Abny Santicola : FundRaising Success: "In the session 'Taking Leadership Online: What's Hype and What Works in Online Fundraising' at Fund Raising Day in New York 2009 presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater New York Chapter in early June, presenters Nancy Haitch, deputy vice president

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How to Leverage Social Media for Your Next Big Fundraising Event

NonProfit Hub

Especially when you’re trying to get the word out about a fundraising event on social media. At the AFP International Conference on Fundraising, Ritu Sharma presented on how we can leverage social media to make those steps a success. Featured Fundraising Social Media

How to Measure CRM ROI for Your Nonprofit

SocialFish

CRM has a direct impact on fundraising effectiveness, marketing reach, and general productivity, so it’s no wonder decision-makers go to painstaking lengths to choose the best software for their teams. Conversion rates from marketing campaigns, organic web traffic, fundraising events.

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Nonprofits: The Case for Integrating Email & Social

SocialFish

According to the 2013 eBenchmark Report , 2012 saw a 21% decrease in response rate on fundraisers, 8% on advocacy emails. Increase fundraising. Debunking the Hype Industry Insider Risk and Social Media Useful Data

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Visual Content, The Seven-Point List, and Allyson Kapin Talks Crowdfunding.

Connection Cafe

Maybe it was the hype ads or maybe we all just love rooting for the underdog. What about creating hype messages for your mission. Jeff Brooks says that Everything you need to know to be a great fundraiser can be found in a seven-point list.

Key Takeaways From The 2014 Luminate Online Benchmark Report: Sustainers Going Strong!

Connection Cafe

We held our breath a little as the results for our Luminate Online clients’ sustainer giving this year were revealed…did they live up to the hype? Online sustainer gifts accounted for 8.59% of total online fundraising, which represented an 8.08% increase over previous years. .

#GivingTuesday: No Organization too Small

Connection Cafe

Start planning now for #GivingTuesday so that you don’t lose site of the goal in the hustle and bustle of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all of the other hype that comes during this time of year.

3 Ways to Use Social Media for Higher Education Fundraising Success

NonProfit Hub

Follow these three guidelines to let social media work for your higher education fundraising success. Forget Direct Fundraising (For Now). As an experienced fundraiser, you know that fundraising dollars don’t roll in unless you have a relationship with those people first.

3 Ways to Use Social Media for Higher Education Fundraising Success

NonProfit Hub

Follow these three guidelines to let social media work for your higher education fundraising success. Forget Direct Fundraising (For Now). As an experienced fundraiser, you know that fundraising dollars don’t roll in unless you have a relationship with those people first.

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup:The Pyramid Is Dead, Treating Donors Like Heroes, and 2015 Trends

Connection Cafe

But I’ve gotten past all of that—except the BBQ thing— and have come to appreciate July 4th for things beyond the hoopla and commercialized hype. Gail Perry outlines the Top 10 Major Donor Fundraising Trends for 2014-2015 to help your organization achieve major fundraising success.

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Get a Special Rate on the 2nd International Fundraising Conference

NTEN

The 2nd Annual International Fundraising eConference is coming up May 11-13, and simply because you're reading this blog, you qualify for 25% off. Fundraising: How We Combine Email, Social _Media, and Phones to Reach. Trends in Online Fundraising: What We Can Learn From the Data .

Nonprofits Should Consider SMS Fundraising With Eyes Wide Open

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It closely follows Gartner's Technology Hype Cycle. The Haiti crisis demonstrated that text to give fundraising can be a powerful tool, particularly as an "early responder" fundraising technique in disaster. When will we see a Network for Good for text fundraising campaigns?

10 Reasons to be at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference (#14NTC)

Connection Cafe

The official hashtag, #14NTC , is starting to buzz on Twitter, and I’m getting hyped about connecting with nonprofit leaders from around the globe! The beauty of NTC being in March is that you have the rest of the year to take action on fundraising and technology ideas evoked by NTC.

The Right Way to use Social Media for Fundraising: Wildlife Direct

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you want to be successful using social media in your fundraising strategy, remember: Build your network before you need it. In the next decades, we’ll see rapid adoption of social media for many nonprofit purposes, including fundraising and as gen y's come into their own as donors.

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Predicting the Future of Social Media and Fundraising.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The question: "When will online fundraising using social media and social networks become more than just a niche source of income?" for many nonprofit purposes, including fundraising and as gen y's come into their own as donors.

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The 5 Rules for Supercharged Year-End Giving

Connection Cafe

Avoid the gimmicks and the hype. This is extremely important… your organization needs to treat the year-end giving season like a fundraising campaign, instead of one ask. Faith Communities Faith-based fundraising Faith-centered year end giving

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Reflection and Analysis: Gnomedex Real-Time Social Fundraising Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My most recent experiment involved Twitter, fundraising, and an integrated offline component at the Gnomedex Conference in Seattle. I've been a little shell shocked for the past few days, but wanted to share this reflection and analysis of the Gnomedex fundraising experiment.

The Ultimate Guide to Promoting Your School’s Giving Day

Connection Cafe

These tips will help your school meet and exceed its fundraising goals. From branded animated gifs to graphic updates and even hype videos, your options for developing creative content are endless. You can create the landing page on the school’s website or through an online fundraising platform. If that doesn’t sound like enough email outreach for your audience, consider offering an “opt-in” list where donors can elect to receive more frequent fundraising communication.

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Your Nonprofit’s Guide To Promoting Events Via Social Media

TechImpact

Your nonprofit’s next event, big or small, will likely be announced and hyped up using social media. This is especially a good idea when you’re running a fundraising event. Image courtesy of Jeff Hurt Blog.

Free Webinar on July 25! 12 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your organization’s return on investment (ROI) from using social media is directly related to whether your staff fully understand each sites’ unique functionality and toolset as well as how to best integrate these tools into your long-term online communications and fundraising strategy.

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Top 10 SXSW Interactive Panels Your Nonprofit Should Attend - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

#GivingTuesday Lights Up Generosity (and Time Square)!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The interview also discusses a concerned that has been raised by nonprofits that #GivingTuesday will just increase giving on a “over hyped” day of giving and not increase giving overall. My experience as a fundraising champion for NTEN was positive. Fundraising

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nfp 2.0 » The Next Google

Rebooting Charity

Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

10 Tips to Jumpstart Your Nonprofit Social Media Plan

Connection Cafe

Not all fans are equal – fundraising differs between different channels and demographics so stay in tune with where the opportunities and right audiences are. Author: Jordan Viator.

Free Webinar on September 27! 12 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your organization’s return on investment (ROI) from using social media is directly related to whether your staff fully understand each sites’ unique functionality and toolset as well as how to best integrate these tools into your long-term online communications and fundraising strategy.

Upworthy Type Headlines: To Like or Dislike?

Frogloop

Please do not run out and start using Upworthy like subject lines on your online advocacy and fundraising appeals. Just like you were never the Obama campaign when their fundraising tactics were all of the rage.

Artificial Intelligence for Good: A Few Good Articles To Read #AI4Good

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But as my colleague, Steven MacLaughlin points out, “We should keep in mind that AI is a “how” and not a “why” or “what” — but that gets lost in a lot of the hype.” ” So many of these ideas could be applied to AI-enhanced fundraising strategies or tools.

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Free Webinar on June 6! 10 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your organization’s return on investment (ROI) from using social media is directly related to whether your staff fully understand each sites’ unique functionality and toolset as well as how to best integrate these tools into your long-term online communications and fundraising strategy. This webinar cuts through hype and demonstrates clearly where the ROI is from social media – and where it is not. Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: Free.

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Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Training for Nonprofits in New York, NY

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit communications and 15,000+ hours spent utilizing social and mobile media over the last six years, this training cuts through the hype and narrows in on the most important best practices and tools useful for your nonprofit.

Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits and other Social Good Organizations

Connection Cafe

This is a different approach than a lot of the hype we hear about using big data and AI. For example, Blackbaud has been using AI and machine learning to surface recommendations to fundraisers directly in their software applications.

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Training for Nonprofits :: Collingswood, NJ

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit communications and 15,000+ hours spent utilizing social and mobile media over the last six years, this training cuts through the hype and narrows in on the most important best practices and tools useful for your nonprofit.

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Training for Nonprofits in Chapel Hill, NC

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit communications and 15,000+ hours spent utilizing social and mobile media over the last six years, this training cuts through the hype and narrows in on the most important best practices and tools useful for your nonprofit.

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Free Webinar on July 25! 12 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your organization’s return on investment (ROI) from using social media is directly related to whether your staff fully understand each sites’ unique functionality and toolset as well as how to best integrate these tools into your long-term online communications and fundraising strategy.

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The Zen of Nonprofit CRM

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology The Zen of Nonprofit CRM January 19, 2007 I was reading about the GetActive/Convio merger, and I have some thoughts about it… It is clear that the CRM/Fundraising space is getting interesting, first with the entry of Salesforce , and, now, the mergers of GetActive and Convio , and Blackbaud and Target.

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