But Does All The Information Really Mean Anything?

Connection Cafe

As I have been completing the research phase of my doctoral project, one thing has become evident: nonprofit leadership, staff and consultants do not lack for information. As a regular provider of information, I find myself convicted. It’s relatively easy to spew out information.

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Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: Data-Informed Fundraising!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Also think about the data and analysis that a development professional would perform on the donor data base to analyze multi-channel fundraising campaigns. Tools that mash up public data allow nonprofit fundraisers to do benchmarking and a better analysis of market conditions.

Dirty data be gone! Five tips to spring-clean your database - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders

AFP Blog

Five tips to spring-clean your database - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders : "What about your database? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to run a mailing list or generate a report knowing that the information could immediately be sent to the mail house or presented to your senior leadership team? Dirty data be gone!

Fundraising at the Speed of Life

Connection Cafe

Maybe you’ve felt the effects of reduced alumni participation, or maybe you’re worried about the sustainability of a fundraising model that draws wealth from a few, volatile sources. For most fundraisers, it’s a dream. The future of fundraising.

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

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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The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist

Connection Cafe

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.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about. Rising email spam rates Many nonprofits depend on email as the backbone of their digital fundraising programs. fundraising nonprofit tools

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Three Tips for Common-Sense Fundraising

Connection Cafe

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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2014 Mid-Year Fundraising Trends

Connection Cafe

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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The Future of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Connection Cafe

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.

5 Ways to Keep Your Fundraising Strategy Fresh

Connection Cafe

If you’re looking at your organization’s fundraising strategy and trying to find areas where you can improve it before the year-end rush, you’re in luck! With each new year comes improved technology and plenty of new ways to enhance your fundraising. Peer-to-peer fundraising.

What Fundraisers Can Learn from Direct Marketing

Connection Cafe

Fundraisers who can take these best practices and reinvent them for university fundraising will more effectively raise money for their organizations. Many direct markers amass vast troves of personal information about their markets.

How Are Your Participants Fundraising Online?

Connection Cafe

In my previous posts, I shared how NEXT Worldwide and AIDS Arms encourage their participants to use centralized fundraising tools, but how do you know if your participants are using these tools? Are your participants personalizing their fundraising page with their own story and image?

5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising

EveryAction

EOY (or end-of-year) fundraising can be a critical time for nonprofits. You need to create personal, targeted appeals that show donors how they fit into your fundraising and how their gifts impact the recipients of your aid. fundraising prospect research donor research

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Why Healthcare Nonprofits Need Analytics-Driven Fundraising

Connection Cafe

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. And speaking of that… Analytics inform the use of resources.

Cutting Through the Noise| A Fundraiser’s Strategy for Sorting It Out

Connection Cafe

Back in the Jurassic period of fundraising — oh, about the early 1980s — things were different… If we wanted information, we subscribed to a magazine, bought a book, or paid to travel to and attend a seminar. If the fundraiser was fortunate, he or she could get some resources at the local library, but being proficient with microfiche and the Dewey Decimal System were important search tools. The bottom line is that Huntsinger was a fundraiser. .

What’s to Come in Digital Fundraising?

Connection Cafe

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?

AI-Driven Fundraising Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Network For Good hosted a virtual conference today called “ Fundraise Like Netflix: Engaging Donors in a Subscription-Driven World ,” that included several hours of online presentations about strategy and tools for getting repeat donors.

Nonprofit Fundraising Basics: Matching Gifts

EveryAction

Here's a handy breakdown from Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation, which outlines some of the easiest ways to incorporate matching gifts into your fundraising. If the employer does, then donors can view more specific information. Fundraising events.

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Your Spring Fundraiser Checklist

NonProfit Hub

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

Knock Your Third Party Fundraiser Out of the Park

Connection Cafe

Baseball season is in full swing this time of year and so are multitudes of fundraising events. Alongside the rides, walks and runs, many organizations are utilizing Third Party or Independent Fundraising Events (IFE) to raise money for specific campaigns.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Did he engage with a recent fundraising email? With that information, you can then make a tailored ask to turn that occasional gift into a monthly donation.

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The Best Way to Thank Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Fundraisers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Any fundraiser worth their salt knows they should be thanking people who donate or fundraise for their cause. However, there seems to be confusion around the best way to thank Facebook fundraisers, with many nonprofits not thanking them at all. The Best Way to Thank Fundraisers.

5 Standout Strategies for Year-End Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

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!

Three Ingredients for Successful Year-End Fundraising

NetWits

Year-end fundraising is here. Yes, that’s right – up to 40% of donations come in at the end of the year for many nonprofits that have a solid year-end fundraising plan in place and an engaged list of supporters. Looking for some good data and examples for your fundraising team?

More fundraising software = more data headaches

3rd Sector Labs

Let’s face it … there is a direct relationship between the number of fundraising software systems we are using and the data problems we are creating for ourselves. More fundraising software = more data headaches. What sort of fundraising software are we talking about?

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The Biggest Digital Fundraising Trends of 2018 (And How To Use Them This Year)

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Digital fundraising is area that has seen huge advances recently, and is expected to continue growing. In the sphere of digital fundraising, the patterns observed in 2018 will continue to inform how nonprofits should build their fundraising strategy for 2019 and the coming years.

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5 Fundraising Resolutions for 2016

Connection Cafe

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. If you provide too little or too much information, ask them their preference.

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

Connection Cafe

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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Maximizing Multichannel Fundraising for Higher Education

Connection Cafe

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.

5 Ways To Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The unfortunate reality is that the average fundraising page completion rate is only 17%, according to the M+R 2017 Benchmarks Study. This blog post was taken from our Guide to Successful Year-End Fundraising! End of Year fundraising

5 Versatile Fundraising Strategies for Small Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

If your nonprofit is just getting started, it’s easy to be daunted by the challenges that arise with fundraising efforts. With the right fundraising strategies, your small nonprofit can find donors who share your mission and want to form lasting partnerships with your organization.

82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Fundraising Stats. of overall fundraising in 2018 came from online giving ( Charitable Giving Report ). The number of new retained donors dropped 14.9% ( Fundraising Effectiveness Project ). Email Fundraising. Peer-to-Peer Fundraising.

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3 Keys to Lasting Participant Retention in P2P Fundraising 

Connection Cafe

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.

7 Tips to Increase Your Online Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

Here are a 7 tips for donation page optimizations to help you increase online fundraising success : 1. Ensure that Online Fundraising Pages Are Secure. Your organization’s software must protect all of their personal and financial information using encryption technology.

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8 Online Social Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Gary Wohlfeill , Director of Marketing at CrowdRise , who works with partners to develop highly engaging fundraising campaigns and leads the marketing team in developing the CrowdRise brand. But what exactly is social fundraising? . Sponsored Post Social Media Fundraising

Performing Arts Fundraising: How to Target Life-Long Supporters

Connection Cafe

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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The 2 Key Elements of Successful Fundraising Campaigns

NetWits

— When creating any fundraising campaign there are two items that should always be on your short list list. So, what are the 2 key elements of successful fundraising campaigns? Oh, and improved fundraising results. Increase YOUR Fundraising Results by 10%.

7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time. Follow these steps to make sure your event is a fundraising success rather than a financial flop. Set a Fundraising Goal. fundraising donors Development

How to Harness the Fundraising Power of Twitch

Connection Cafe

There are four main ways Creators fundraise using Twitch: Single Creator live streams. Creators are motivated by several factors when choosing a charity to fundraise while streaming: The charity addresses a cause they are passionate about. Less collected information is better.

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How to Include Matching Gifts in Your Fundraising Plan

Connection Cafe

A clear and well-planned fundraising strategy is key to successfully raising the funds you need and retaining more support year over year. One untapped way to boost your fundraising and bolster your entire strategy?

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

Connection Cafe

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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12 Online Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This year’s featured online fundraising tools tap into emerging trends, such as Bitcoin and crowdfunding, but also utilize tried-and-true fundraising tactics such as tribute giving and e-cards. See their FAQ for nonprofit s for more information. Fundraising

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